LEARN MORE ABOUT LONGHORNS

From horn sizes to pedigree. Learn everything you need to know about jumping in to the longhorn business.

Learning Longhorns // Episode 1: The Basics

 

There’s a big misconception that all longhorns that have horns are bulls. Well this isn’t necessarily true! Sexes of female and male all have horns in longhorns. Longhorns are so unique in the shape of their horns in so many different variations! Some go up, some go down, some go straight out, some look like a goal post, and some even have a twist or a corkscrew fashion from the head out to the furthest tip!

Generally across the market when it comes to buying a longhorn, the tip to tip measurement is one of the most sot-after, easy ways to measure the value of the longhorn. Body condition, size, back-line and color all come into play with the value, but the tip to tip measurement is the first thing most ranchers look at. Heifers and cows normal sot-after tip to tip measurement is 30 inches at 12 months old.

Check out Episode 1 of Learning Longhorns for more and subscribe to our Youtube channel for exclusive content!

 

Learning Longhorns // Episode 2: Calf Types

 

One of the most exciting things about being in the longhorn industry is the fact that you never know what you’re gonna get in a calf. You may have a red bull with some white marks on him bred with a heifer that is white, black or brown and you get a completely different calf out of it! It’s one of the most exciting things in the longhorn world, trying to predict what the calf is going to look like! There’s such a randomness to it that it becomes sort of an addiction for breeders in the longhorn world.

Color, pattern, horns, shape, size, and back line! Every characteristic is a variable to take into consideration when buying or selling a longhorn.

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