we have a bunch of beautiful long-horned Texas Longhorns
walking around to prove that point!
But as you go to sales and scout around on websites for animals
to add to your herd, don't lose sight of all of
the special qualities and characteristics that have made this breed so magnificent
With so much emphasis today on just selecting for the longest-horned animals,
Longhorn Ranch are working to bring you a “total package”
of strong traits and genetics that make for some of the highest-quality
registered Texas Longhorns around.
It takes some great foundation animals to produce top quality offspring.
We endeavor to select and breed for cows that are exceptionally large-framed,
with very deep and long bodies. Our senior herd sire is one the more massive
bulls in service today and, at seven years old, already stands over 61"
tall at the hips and has 66" of total horn. His outstanding height
is richly complemented by tremendous framing, muscling, and top conformation.
Our junior herd sire is maturing into another massive young bull who produces
top conformation and size on his offspring. Early horn growth on some
of his young calves is very promising that he will follow in the footsteps
of his famous sire to produce beautiful long-horned daughters.
Our adultfoundation females are large-bodied also and will average in
weight from 900-1,400 lbs. while still maintaining very feminine qualities
and appearance. Combined with strong traits from a top sire, these large-sized
mamas will consistently deliver big-framed, well-muscled, and deep-bodied
Hardiness & Top
It's pretty simple. If she can't milk, she won't raise a big, healthy
calf. All of our foundation cows have superb milking ability and it's
easy to see the importance of this quality when you look at the babies
they wean. We also have some of the most devoted mama cows you can find.
They're robust, healthy, calve easily, breed back regularly, and have
outstanding dispositions. These are the traits you want to be passed on
year after year to successive generations.
We make sure each of our foundation cows brings a strong line of genetics
to our herd. Many of these young females are daughters and grand-daughters
of well-recognized grand dams who are still producing beautiful calves
while now in their twenties. And, each one of our foundation cows and
our herd sires has notable bloodlines that can be traced back to some
of the most important and legendary herd sires in the Longhorn industry.
You can't build anything of worth without a strong foundation.
It’s said that Longhorns come in "every color of the rainbow"
and we love to see lots of distinctive color and flash on our calves.
Our last two calf crops have brought us an exciting explosion of colors
with everything from brindles and roans to fancy black & whites and
gorgeous line backs. Each calving season brings a new set of rich and
Those big, beautiful horns are what make this breed so special and unique
and you can easily bet we're out to produce some nice, l-o-n-g horns.
However, we also expect our cows and bulls to "measure up" on
all of the other valuable and desirable Texas Longhorn characteristics.
By all means, keep your tape measure handy if you enjoy those awesome
long horns. But as you search for new stock, look for— and learn
to select for—the many superb traits and characteristics that have
made Texas Longhorns such a valuable and magnificent breed throughout