Taking Great Pride in Our Passion

Making Dreams into Realities

 Russell and I acquired Our first longhorn on July 7th, 2012 and had no idea where this journey was about to take Us.  I thought I was getting a large pet to have around the house and Russell thought that He was doing something to make me smile.  Well, a few short years later, We have pasture full of longhorns  Our third year of babies hitting the ground and my smile couldn't be any bigger.  We have so much to learn and have found that the Longhorn Community is full of wonderful people.  Thank You for visiting and stop back to follow along on Our wonderful journey.
  1. TLBAA
    The majestic Texas Longhorn is an icon of Texas and the Southwest culture. It represents ranching, the American cowboy and the pioneer. Our history and the Texas Longhorn are inseparable. That’s why the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America is dedicated to preserving this symbol of our heritage by protecting its pedigree, supporting and recognizing our breeders and continuing our research and education on the benefits the Texas Longhorn brings to the rancher, to the public, and to our modern way of life. The Texas Longhorn became the foundation of the American cattle industry by claiming first rights in the untamed, newly discovered Americas more than 500 years ago. In 1690, the first herd of cattle was driven north from Mexico to land that would eventually become Texas. By the Civil War, millions of Longhorns ranged between the mesquite-dotted sandy banks of the Rio Bravo to the sand beds of the Sabine. Most of the Longhorns were unbranded, survivors of Indian raids, scattered by stampedes and weather, escaped from missions or abandoned after ranch failures. Less than 40 years later, the Longhorn was closer to extinction than the buffalo. In 1927, the Federal government stepped in to help preserve the Texas Longhorn and a great part of our American heritage. Congress assigned forest service rangers, Will C. Barnes and John H. Hatton, to the task and these two men put the first herd together for Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Gradually, more breeders started raising private stock, recognizing the value of Texas Longhorns. The need grew for breed standards and a direct line of communication between the Longhorn breeders. From there, the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America was formed. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) is a nonprofit organization working to protect the integrity of the Texas Longhorn by providing guidelines for desirable breeding practices, promoting public awareness of the breed, advancing the scientific knowledge of historical and future breeding practices, recognizing breeders and increasing the number of breeders registered with the organization. It’s our goal to preserve the legacy and distinct characteristics of the Texas Longhorn while ensuring its purity and posterity. The TLBAA is an organization made up of Texas Longhorn enthusiasts who’ve made it their life’s work to protect the cultural heritage, pedigree, research and breeding practices of the Texas Longhorn, and to increase the public’s knowledge of this exceptional breed of cattle.
  2. ITLA
    The purpose of the INTERNATIONAL TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION is the development, registration, and promotion of the Texas Longhorn breed of cattle. It is believed the Texas Longhorn breed of cattle can make an important contribution to the improvement of the cattle industry throughout the world. This purpose may be obtained by; A, establishing breed standards, B. adopting means to assist, encourage, and educate those breeders engaged in the breeding and propagation of Texas Longhorn cattle, and to assist, encourage, and educate others of the benefits of Texas Longhorn cattle, C obtaining and maintaining records of the breeding and origin of all Texas Longhorn cattle through an INTERNATIONAL TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION REGISTRY, and to collect, preserve, and publish data and documents relating to the same. D. to engage in such other and further lawful activities as shall be in the furtherance of the foregoing purposes or incidental thereto, and which activities shall be not for profit to the INTERNATIONAL TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION.
  3. TLMA
    In 2007, a group of prominent Longhorn breeders formed the Texas Longhorn Marketing Alliance. The purpose of the organization is to promote the Texas Longhorn breed, attract new people to the industry and create a series of events that will provide an enjoyable and rewarding working atmosphere for all Longhorn breeders. Since its inception, the TLMA has experienced explosive growth in membership, has acquired and revived the Texas Longhorn Journal magazine, and has created the Longhorn World Championship and eLonghornsales.com. TLMA MISSION STATEMENT To preserve the dignity and integrity of the Texas Longhorn Breed and to serve as voluntary stewards of the Longhorn Legacy. To sponsor an alliance among owners of Texas Longhorns that encourages respectful communication, fun events and a positive environment. To promote, advertise and market Texas Longhorns for the express purpose of enhancing their value and marketability.

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