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I would like to start a small herd (about 30) of Longhorn in Central Texas. I know Longhorn calf easily and are tough against disease and inclimate weather. What about meat quality, how much will they bring in at slaughter time and what age and weight are the best to sell them at? Also, what is the best strategy at getting started, should I buy a young bull and several heifers or a bunch of heifers and rent a bull. There is no hurry in getting to a herd of 30 so can anyone offer some suggestions? thanks
 
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Longhorns are small and very lean. They don't bring a lot of dollars for beef. Most raise them for the horns and roping calves.

If you want to get started, look at bred heifers, or young cows with calves bred back. This way you won't need a bull right away.

Jason Trowbridge Southern Angus Farms Alberta Canada

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> I would like to start a small herd
> (about 30) of Longhorn in Central
> Texas. I know Longhorn calf easily
> and are tough against disease and
> inclimate weather. What about meat
> quality, how much will they bring
> in at slaughter time and what age
> and weight are the best to sell
> them at? Also, what is the best
> strategy at getting started,
> should I buy a young bull and
> several heifers or a bunch of
> heifers and rent a bull. There is
> no hurry in getting to a herd of
> 30 so can anyone offer some
> suggestions? thanks

My advice is get you a bull after about 75% of your herd is established. Good quality Bulls are readily available. I have leased bulls and have even sent cows off for 90 days to be bred.

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