Description: The Texas longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns. Texas Longhorn horns can have a slight upward turn at their tips or even triple twist. Texas Longhorns are known for their extreme diversified colouring and lean beef. The Texas Longhorn is also utilised for their many excellent qualities adding hybrid vigour and easy calving abilities when crossed with other breeds. However, they continue to represent the romance of the Old West and are often retained for their beauty and intelligence.
Length: They can extend to 120 inches tip to tip for steers and exceptional cows and bulls in the 70 to 80 inch tip to tip range.
Other Names: Bostaurus
Food: Grass, Hay and Fresh fruit and vegetables
Where Found: Open habitat primarily in grassland.
Habits and Breeding: Longhorn cattle have a strong survival instinct and can find food and shelter during times of rough weather. Longhorn calves are very tough and can stand up sooner after birth than other breeds. Longhorn cattle can breed for a long time, well into their teens. There have been cows that have bred for up to thirty years.