Starting A Texas Longhorn Herd - 2

by: Darol Dickinson

The series prepared for entry level producers HOW TO START A TEXAS LONGHORN HERD part 1 gave the start up, history, and beginnings. This is an accumulation of articles that will move the next step forward and deal with safe hauling, receiving, fencing, minerals, and several ideas on good entry level marketing. This series of two dozen articles is a mini-college course not offered at any cattle auction or by other ranches.

At Dickinson Cattle Co our 51 years in the business allowed time to make all or most of the mistakes. By these articles we hope to help you not fall into the pits we fell in. Be safe -- enjoy.

 

Click on each photo below for articles.

Longevity Fences

Building Fences for Longevity

Building Fences for Longevity

Receiving New Cattle

Receiving New Cattle

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

Cattle Transport

Cattle Transport For Safety and Comfort

Cattle Transport For Safety and Comfort

Messing With Minerals

Messing With Minerals

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

Panel Safety

Panel Safety - To Save a Live

Paying attention to panel safety can save a life.

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.

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.

Naming For Value

A Key to Success

Valuable registered livestock must have great names. Names of value, power, depth and symbolism can add recognition.

Entry Level Marketing

Entry Level Marketing

12 actions that EVERY Texas Longhorn owner must do as a bare minimum for marketing.

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?

To Consign or not Consign, This is the Question

To Consign or not Consign, This is the Question

Consignment sales only promote the breed when they are professionally managed and good prices result.

Signs Of Sucessful Marketing

To Consign or not Consign, This is the Question

Consignment sales only promote the breed when they are professionally managed and good prices result.