Royse City family wins Progressive Breeder of the Year Award


ROYSE CITY, TX – Nov. 6, 2020 – Marc and Tracey Laughery and family of Royse City were honored with a Progressive Breeder of the Year Award by the Texas Shorthorn Association at their annual meeting. Kyle Lewis, association president, presented the award.

The family’s journey began in 2013 with children Madisson and Makenzie showing a Shorthorn steer purchased from Stanley Springer, and heifers purchased from Lone Star Cattle Company, Paula and Jim Archer. Younger son Cooper tagged along. The family fell in love with the Shorthorn breed and started purchasing top genetics from across the United States. The LSA herd now numbers 24 head with cow families like Augusta Pride, Cumberland, and Lucky Charm. Sire genetics have come from Trump, Aviator, Red Reward and Hot Commodity.

Son Madisson is now studying to be an electrician and was married in the fall of 2019 to Melissa. Daughter Makenzie, a top soccer player, served as Texas Shorthorn Lassie Queen in 2019-2020, and is attending college. Son Cooper is 11 and attends school in Royse City.  Marc is a director of the Texas Shorthorn Association. Tracey, a former school teacher, is vice president/queen chairman of the Texas Shorthorn Lassies. The couple helps the local 4-H Beef Club put on a yearly jackpot calf show. The goal of LSA Shorthorns is to raise top quality Shorthorn cattle for market and show.

Submitted story by Texas Shorthorn Association, M. Bass, Publicity Officer.

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