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. The TLBAA is dedicated to preserving this symbol of our heritage by protecting the pedigree, supporting and recognizing breeders, and educating the public on the numerous benefits the Texas Longhorn offers cattlemen.
FROM CATTLE DRIVES TO TODAY’S MARKETS
The same characteristics that the Texas Longhorn developed through the years of neglect are in demand by the cattlemen of the 21st century- calving ease, fertility, disease resistance and longevity. The number of uses and markets for this resilient breed are much more varied in today’s industry.
The TLBAA has a World Qualifying Show Circuit with both youth and open shows. Through showing, youth cn be a part of the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow (TLBT) and learn much about herdsmanship, sportsmanship and friendship.
Whether processing a few head for friends and family or supplying restaurants and Farm To Table outlets, this producing Longhorn beef benefit from the natural leanness developed by years of being shaped by nature.
Many choose to raise quality registered Texas Longhorns to be a part of preserving and insuring a future for this special breed of cattle and to enjoy the agricultural lifestyle with their family.
Longhorns have been used as riding animals in parades and special occasions, used as roping cattle and simply enjoyed as pasture art.