Updated on July 7th 2016
Just My Thoughts and Observations From over 35 years of Working with TEXAS LONGHORNS
I find it hard to realize that June of 2015 marked my thirty fifth year of being involved with the Texas Longhorn Breed. It was at the young age of 12 years old that I developed my passion for this wonderful and majestic breed. That passion still burns deep within me today and I couldn't image myself without Longhorns in my life. God has blessed me with the ability to work with these great cattle as a way of make a living. God not only blessed me with being able to work with a breed of cattle that I love but in the process, He has blessed me with many wonderful friends. All I can say is it has been an awesome journey!
Over my 35 years of working with Longhorns I have accumulated a pretty large collection of Longhorn magazines and sale catalogs. On rainy and dreary days I sometimes enjoy going through my collection and reflecting on the history that I have had the honor of witnessing in the breed. I thought it would be nice to give the new breeders and those interested in the breeds history a chance to see where this breed has come from I have attached pictures of the pages from sale catalogs from 25 to 30 years ago. The interest in the cattle was high and the numbers of registered Texas Longhorn cattle were very low back in the 1980's. As you look over these catalog pages, you will notice that there are a few names that you will be familiar with and others that you will not know or may have only heard mentioned by another long time breeder. A lot of Texas Longhorn breeders, Longhorn enthusiast, collectors and hobbyist that have come before us. Some had a major impact on the breed while others just simply enjoyed the breed and had little too no long term impact on the breed. Some of the cattle in these catalogs can be found in the pedigrees of today's cattle.
From Sale Catalogs in 1980's....CLICK FOR COMPLETE STORY