TEXAS LONGHORN TRAITS & ADVANTAGES
A breed unique from any other, Texas Longhorns have helped pave the way for the future of the cattle business while preserving their own uniqueness as a breed. Texas Longhorns - the old breed with a new future!
Lean Meat - The breed produces naturally less fat and lower cholesterol for today’s health conscious public.
Fertility - Longhorns are renowned for their high fertility level. Heifers cycle early and cows breed breed late into their teens giving you a calf every year. This is a great advantage for those using artificial insemination.
Longevity - Texas Longhorns breed well into their teens. More live calves over the years mean more dollars.
Browse Utilization - Less supplemental feed is needed because the cattle take advantage of the forage available.
Disease/Parasite Resistance - A natural immunity developed over the centuries means fewer veterinarian bills and less maintenance for today’s cattleman.
Reproductive Efficiency - Large pelvic openings and low birth weights result in live calves.
Docility - Longhorn cattle are intelligent, easy to work and to handle.
Adaptability - The breed thrives in climates from the hot, damp coastal regions to the harsh climate of northern Australia; Texas Longhorns also thrive in the colder regions of the country. They truly are cattle for all seasons.
Hybrid Vigor - Heritable quality enhances your present breed and gives you a new and unique genetic pool.
Unique - No two Texas Longhorns are alike. They all differ in colour pattern, size, horn length, and personality.
Seedstock - This is the obvious reason for a registered herd. The seedstock producer furnishes the start-up stock for many new breeders.
Commercial Bulls - Texas Longhorn bulls are the bull of choice for first-calf heifers. The commercial cattleman knows that the lower birth weight of the calves puts less stress on the mother. It also gives him a live calf to sell at market the first-time out.
Commercial Females - Many cattlemen utilize the inherited genetics of the Texas Longhorn female with their breed of bull to produce live, vigorous, profitable calves for the market.
Recreational Stock - There is a ready market for Texas Longhorns for both roping and cutting stock. The cattle are quick, agile, and long-lasting.
Lean Beef - Today’s health conscious consumer is demanding leaner beef so many Texas Longhorns have found a niche for the beef they produce.
Tradition & Nostalgia - The Texas Longhorn is the living symbol of the Old West. Wherever the western influence is desired-front pasture, cattle drive, or tourist attraction-you’ll find a demand for this magnificent breed.
Horns & Hides - The Texas Longhorn is worth money even after it has outlived its usefulness as a beef producer. Top dollars are paid for the horns, skulls, and mounts that are used in the popular Southwestern decor of businesses and homes.
Pure Pleasure - Intelligent and easy to work with, the Texas Longhorns are easily trained to exhibit in the show ring, lead or drive in parades, pull wagons, and yes, even to ride!
....adapted from Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America website.