SINCE 1494, over 500 years, the Texas Longhorn breed has flourished in North America with little or no medical assistance. Millions of Longhorns were born and never viewed by human eyes; perhaps coyotes, buzzards and rattlers, but otherwise unseen. Over this 500 years the most perfect birthing, mothering, and humane delivery evolved.
No breed of cattle calve easier with less pain than Texas Longhorns. This is due to hundreds of years of unassisted births. Do they calve easy, YES, or they died and there would be no genetics today from the deceased ones. Due to brilliant birth perfection, the Texas Longhorn breed is famous for calving ease. Longhorn bulls are purchased for breeding first calf heifers to assure safe humane calving. Many breeds still require birth assistance and cesarean section surgery. Data from the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) of Clay Center, Neb. found a 99.7% unassisted birth rate when Texas Longhorn semen was used on 8 non Longhorn cow breeds.
This Easter season at DCC we pay tribute to the wonderful God perfected Texas Longhorn cow. Now, compliments of Senators Choice, at just a few days before her 15th birthday she gives birth to her 14th calf. Pretend you are in the DCC pasture, it is early morning, the Canadian geese are flying over and birds of all types sing their unique songs: