It's All About the Horns - 1

It's All About the Horns - 1

It's All About the Horns - 1

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This Texas Longhorn steer is quite the impressive fella with his Texas “twist” style horns.  I was acquainted with this steer for about 10 years.  He was a resident trophy steer and one of six breeds of bovine at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Longhorn horns are the most recognizable trait of this breed.  The horns can span four to six feet from tip-to-tip.  There has been a recent record of an 11-foot span.  Three different types of horn growth affect a cow’s maturity: 1) speed of growth, 2) natural horn curl, and 3) a backward twist.  As a matter of interest, no horn grows perfectly straight.  But, in order to raise the type of longhorn desired, breeders have to utilize bloodlines where every animal in the pedigree for three generations back is very superior.  Superiority prevails.  In any event, there are so many factors about horn type and horn growth, which, I believe, make these animals so incredible.

    $3,000.00Price