Management Tips

A Key to Success

A Key to Success

In just few paragraphs we will discuss one of the most vital factors in the successful production of Texas Longhorn cattle.

The AI Advantage

The AI Advantage

Artificial Insemination is a tool available for small producers to be competitive with established mature herds.

AWOL (Chain Your Trailer)

AWOL (Chain Your Trailer)

Take every measure to keep your cows off the highway. The police typically shoot them dead.

Branding

Branding

Hot iron cattle brands have friends and foe. Cattle rustlers hate a clear ID and holding brand.

Cattle Feeders - USA Strong

Cattle Feeders - USA Strong

Are you tired of cheap junky feed store cattle feeders? Build your own durable feeders for less money.

Draw Down Technique

Cattle Transport For Safety and Comfort

The Draw Down Technique is an old timer's rope technique. This method of laying a critter down is low budget and humane.

Cattle Transport

Cattle Transport For Safety and Comfort

Cattle Transport For Safety and Comfort

Herd Health

Herd Health — Optional or Mandatory?

Herd Health -- Optional or Mandatory? DCC Health and Shots regimen.

Hypothermic Calves

Hypothermic Calves

Preventing and treating hypothermia calves. Keep your baby calves warm!

Ears Horns & Tags

Ears Horns & Tags

Don't allow your veterinarian install metal tags at the top of your horned cattle's ears.

Entry Level Inventory

A Key to Success

Developing a business plan is the most important thing to consider, right off the bat, when going into a new venture.

Fix a Broken Horn

Fix a Broken Horn

Has your Texas Longhorn cow broken a horn? Here is how to fix it.

Jargon Translation

Jargon Translation

Some jargon in the Texas Longhorn business can be confusing. Here is a guide for new breeders.

Longevity Fences

Building Fences for Longevity

Building Fences for Longevity

Managing for More Horn

Managing for More Horn

Here are some good tips for managing your herd to achieve their maximum horn growth.

Marketing Texas Longhorns Offroad

Marketing Texas Longhorns Offroad

Showing your cattle to visitors can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some tips.

Messing With Minerals

Messing With Minerals

Feeding minerals to your cattle is a necessary part of herd health. Build your own sturdy feeders.

Mysterious Cattle Deaths

Mysterious Cattle Deaths

Sometimes mysterious cattle deaths have a simple explaination. Read this article and save your cows.

NAIS and Hot Branding Irons

NAIS and Hot Branding Irons

A Hot Brand is a real permanent ID. Electronic tags and government programs are not.

Panel Safety

Panel Safety - To Save a Live

Paying attention to panel safety can save a life.

Quality Longhorn Equipment

Quality Longhorn Equipment

Quality equipment is absolutely essential for working safely for cattle and owners alike.

Receiving New Cattle

Receiving New Cattle

Consider some things that roll around in the mind of your freshly purchased valuable bovine investment.

Roll 'Em (transportation)

Roll 'Em (transportation)

Safety starts with equipment purchasing. How to be more professional with your cattle hauling.

Starting A Texas Longhorn Herd

Starting A Texas Longhorn Herd

Get set up and running quickly with Texas Longhorns. Here is a list of 12 essentials that every new breeder should study.

Building A Texas Longhorn Herd

Building A Texas Longhorn Herd

This is Part 2 to help new enthusiasts get up and running quickly with Texas Longhorns.12 more essentials that every new breeder should know.

Synchronization Programs

Synchronization Programs

Do synchronization programs really work? Are they cost effective? Are natural heats better?

To Build A Ranch

To Build A Ranch

This article has many tips for building a ranch on a budget.

Texas Longhorn University - Ranch Tour

Texas Longhorn University - Ranch Tour

Here are a few tips on ranch tour etiquette to ensure that you will always be welcome for a return visit.

To Train A Cow

To Train A Cow

Cattle can be baited, tricked, coerced and manipulated with less sweat and muscle than the old brute-force methods.

The Trail And The Trial Of The Squeeze

The Trail And The Trial Of The Squeeze

This is a brief history on the progress of squeeze chutes ove rthe years.

Video Archive

Video Archive

Video archive of historic and current VHS/DVD's.

Who Cares About Animal Care

Who Cares About Animal Care

Who really cares the most about your animals? The government, the activists, PETA, or you?

Who Wants To Be A Steer

Who Wants To Be A Steer

Each year decisions are required -- what to do with Texas Longhorn bull calves?

Video - Breeding, Care, and Marketing of Texas Longhorns

Breeding, Care, and Marketing of Texas Longhorns

by Darol Dickinson ITLA Houston Chapter on 4/9/05. This 18 point presentation deals with correct matings, going for the high dollars, positioning, evaluating, weighing, measuring, some history of bree ...more

Video - Bry Chute

Bry Chute

Innovative and affordable side squeeze chute designed for horned cattle. ...more

Video - Cattle Corral Designs - Efficiency, Safety and Economy

Cattle Corral Designs - Efficiency, Safety and Economy

This film is an accumulation of these 54 years of learning experiences. Some great old cowmen had ideas that worked well and have been tested by the years. An idea here and a new design there -- life ...more

Video - Cattle Handling II

Cattle Handling II

Includes how to build a $555,000 corral with taxpayer's money that will work 150 head of cattle with less than 40 employees per day and no injuries or loss of life to people; how to work 700 cattle pe ...more

Video - Evaluating Pedigrees II

Evaluating Pedigrees II

In 1994 the Evaluating Pedigree I film was produced describing in detail the many different types and interpretations of Texas Longhorn pedigrees. Now, more than any time in history, understanding ped ...more

Video - Herd Health & Rusty Needles

Herd Health & Rusty Needles

by June Cohron DVM. Dr. Cohron practices at Stuarts Draft, Va. Although specializing in companion animals she is a major Texas Longhorn producer. This power point presentation deals with diagnosing yo ...more

Video - Tax Tips For The Longhorn Rancher

Tax Tips For The Longhorn Rancher

Tax tips by Margie McClanahan will help every producer to be more profitable. Her experienced information help in corporate structure formation and reducing unnecessary tax burdens. Presented in 1999 ...more

Video - Texas Longhorn Frozen Semen Sire Video

Texas Longhorn Frozen Semen Sire Video

There are nearly 300 historic graphics, & over half are the first time published. This sire catalog video will make breeding decisions a very scientific calculation for serious Texas Longhorn prod ...more

Video - Texas Longhorn Semen Sire Documentary

Texas Longhorn Semen Sire Documentary

Filmed in 2003. Over 400 still and action graphics show 29 of the leading sires ancestry, pedigree and progeny. What 8 cows and 8 bulls changed the breed. The most colorful, informative film ever prod ...more