Mating Strategies

35 Year Genetic Plan

35 Year Genetic Plan

Creating a genetic plan to move forward to desired outcomes. Set a goal and make a plan.

Breeding For Value Colors

Breeding For Value Colors

Spotted cattle are considered more valuable than non-spotted cattle. Colorful cattle are easier to sell.

The Generic Longhorn Nightmare

The Generic Longhorn Nightmare

The sadness of raising generic Texas Longhorn Cattle

Genetic Defects

Genetic Defects

Watch for and be aware of Genetic defects. The good and bad in a registered herd.

Growing Really Big Horn

Growing Really Big Horn

Every Texas Longhorn producer takes pride in big horn.

Long Range Herd Planning

Long Range Herd Planning

20x more breed improving quality are created from producers who have a long range genetic plan.

Acquiring the Perfect Bull

Acquiring the Perfect Bull

The elusive hunt for the perfect bull is very difficult. Every professional Longhorn producer must concentrate on it.

Selecting The Correct Bull

Selecting The Correct Bull

Many of the great sires of the industry have originated in the Dickinson herd. DCC works diligently to use only the best sires in the industry.

Substance and Bone

Substance and Bone

"Why do we want increased bone size in Texas Longhorn cattle? You can't eat the bone!"

Texas Longhorn Mating Strategies

Texas Longhorn Mating Strategies

Strategies for planned matings to realize the best outcomes. Superior genetics are not accidental.

Traditional Cattle

Traditional Cattle

Traditional Texas Longhorn Cattle - Maybe not a compliment after all.

TL Breed Evaluation

TL Breed Evaluation

This chart was designed to evaluate and judge Texas Longhorn Cattle.

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 - 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 - Mating Longhorns Successfully for Breed Improvement - 1992

Mating Longhorns Successfully for Breed Improvement - 1992

Includes fraudulent misrepresentations and court documents on blood typing for purity in mating; proven successful mating combinations to produce world class Longhorns; eight genetic value traits; ble ...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

Video - The Importance of a Breeding Plan to Produce High Value Texas Longhorns

The Importance of a Breeding Plan to Produce High Value Texas Longhorns

by Bill Burton (2005 ITLA BREEDER OF THE YEAR) If you want to learn how to trap bear, talk to the guy with the bear hides on the wall. Bill, who raised the exciting $81,000 cow of Legacy fame tells al ...more