Texas Longhorn Cattle

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Texas Longhorn Cattle

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Texas Longhorn Cattle

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About Texas Longhorns

Interestingly enough, Texas Longhorns did not originate in Texas.  They first arrived in the North America’s in 1493 by Christopher Columbus to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.  They are the descendants of the first cattle in the new world. 

The breed neared extinction in the early part of the 20th century, but they were kept alive because small herds were held onto by a few Texas ranchers for sentimental reasons.  The Texas Longhorn is now making an incredible return and no longer faces extinction.

Below you will find some interesting facts along with items for sales such as necklaces, shirts, paintings, ornaments and much more!

 

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About Texas Longhorns

Interestingly enough, Texas Longhorns did not originate in Texas.  They first arrived in the North America’s in 1493 by Christopher Columbus to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.  They are the descendants of the first cattle in the new world. 

The breed neared extinction in the early part of the 20th century, but they were kept alive because small herds were held onto by a few Texas ranchers for sentimental reasons.  The Texas Longhorn is now making an incredible return and no longer faces extinction.

Below you will find some interesting facts along with items for sales such as necklaces, shirts, paintings, ornaments and much more!

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Frequently Asked

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About Texas Longhorns

Interestingly enough, Texas Longhorns did not originate in Texas.  They first arrived in the North America’s in 1493 by Christopher Columbus to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.  They are the descendants of the first cattle in the new world. 

The breed neared extinction in the early part of the 20th century, but they were kept alive because small herds were held onto by a few Texas ranchers for sentimental reasons.  The Texas Longhorn is now making an incredible return and no longer faces extinction.

Below you will find some interesting facts along with items for sales such as necklaces, shirts, paintings, ornaments and much more!

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Texas-Longhorn-Skull

Skulls

The bull skull is a representation of life-long protection from natural elements, according to some Native American tribes.  Currently it is a symbol of courage, toughness and agility. Contrary to belief it was not intended to represent fear or death directly.

Banned from Kansas

At one point, Texas ranchers began to drive the cattle.  Some were exposed to Spanish fever from ticks, which led to the banning of the animal from Missouri.  The banning was later abolished.

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Longhorns brought Texas out of economic depressions

After the civil war, the sales of Texas Longhorns brought the state of Texas out of economic depression.

Their horns can span up to an amazing 10 feet wide.

They were raised for meat 

Texas Longhorn Cattle are also known as the American Longhorn.

Sports Mascot

The Texas Longhorn first emerged as the mascot for the University of Texas in 1912.  Named “Bevo” which is a play on the plural term for beef “beeve.”

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Horns

Unlike other species, both males and females have horns.

Extinction

In the late 1920’s Longhorns fell near to extinction level.  The guidance from the US government has now brought the population back to abundance.

Fun Facts About Texas Longhorns

Longhorns brought Texas out of economic depressions

After the civil war, the sales of Texas Longhorns brought the state of Texas out of economic depression.

Their horns can span up to an amazing 10 feet wide.

They were raised for meat 

Texas Longhorn Cattle are also known as the American Longhorn.

Texas-Longhorn-Skull

Skulls

The bull skull is a representation of life-long protection from natural elements, according to some Native American tribes.  Currently it is a symbol of courage, toughness and agility. Contrary to belief it was not intended to represent fear or death directly.

Banned from Kansas

At one point, Texas ranchers began to drive the cattle.  Some were exposed to Spanish fever from ticks, which led to the banning of the animal from Missouri.  The banning was later abolished.

Max Weight

Horns

Unlike other species, both males and females have horns.

Extinction

In the late 1920’s Longhorns fell near to extinction level.  The guidance from the US government has now brought the population back to abundance.

Sports Mascot

The Texas Longhorn first emerged as the mascot for the University of Texas in 1912.  Named “Bevo” which is a play on the plural term for beef “beeve.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Are they Aggressive?

Riding-Texas-Longhorn-Cattle

Typically Longhorns can be aggressive, but with proper training and time spent they can become rideable.  Caution is always suggested with any animal.

How Tall are they?

Texas-Longhorn-height

The Longhorn Cattle can get up to 5-6 feet tall and they range in a variety of colors.

How Long are the Horns?

Texas-Longhorns

Texas Longhorn Cattle can have horns that extend up to 55-65 inches from tip to tip.

What do they Eat?

Texas-Longhorn-Feeding-7

The diet of a Texas Longhorn typically is hay, but they are known to graze on wild grass as well.

Max Weight?

Texas-Longhorn-with-baby-4

A longhorn can reach up to a staggering 2500 pounds.  At birth they will weigh around 50-60 pounds.

Do they Taste Good?

Longhorn Steak

Longhorn beef is lower in calories and cholesterol than chicken as well as lower than most saturated fat in beef.  It is not marbled like most meat, but does not lack in flavor. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are they Aggressive?

Riding-Texas-Longhorn-Cattle

Typically Longhorns can be aggressive, but with proper training and time spent they can become rideable.  Caution is always suggested with any animal.

How Long are the Horns?

Texas-Longhorns

Texas Longhorn Cattle can have horns that extend up to 55-65 inches from tip to tip.

Max Weight?

Texas-Longhorn-with-baby-4

A longhorn can reach up to a staggering 2500 pounds.  At birth they will weigh around 50-60 pounds.

How Tall are they?

Texas-Longhorn-height

The Longhorn Cattle can get up to 5-6 feet tall and they range in a variety of colors.

What do they Eat?

Texas-Longhorn-Feeding-7

The diet of a Texas Longhorn typically is hay, but they are known to graze on wild grass as well.

Do they Taste Good?

Longhorn Steak

Longhorn beef is lower in calories and cholesterol than chicken as well as lower than most saturated fat in beef.  It is not marbled like most meat, but does not lack in flavor. 

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You can often find Texas Longhorn Cattle relaxing on your ranch or farm.  Many agricultural enthusiasts have them strickly for the beauty they add to the land.  They have been coined “agricultural ornaments” due to how they add a certain nostalgia to the properties they live.  

Texas Longhorn Cattle get a bad reputation for being really aggressive.  Although the wild animals themselves can get territorial, the cattle that are raised with proper care, touch and time can often become quite good farm animals that are very friendly.  

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You can often find Texas Longhorn Cattle relaxing on your ranch or farm.  Many agricultural enthusiasts have them strickly for the beauty they add to the land.  They have been coined “agricultural ornaments” due to how they add a certain nostalgia to the properties they live.  

Texas Longhorn Cattle get a bad reputation for being really aggressive.  Although the wild animals themselves can get territorial, the cattle that are raised with proper care, touch and time can often become quite good farm animals that are very friendly.  

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You can often find Texas Longhorn Cattle relaxing on your ranch or farm.  Many agricultural enthusiasts have them strickly for the beauty they add to the land.  They have been coined “agricultural ornaments” due to how they add a certain nostalgia to the properties they live.  

Texas Longhorn Cattle get a bad reputation for being really aggressive.  Although the wild animals themselves can get territorial, the cattle that are raised with proper care, touch and time can often become quite good farm animals that are very friendly.  

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