Longhorn Producers Say Lean Times Are Good Times
CROTON, OH -----Texas Longhorn producers gathering for the 15th Annual Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Association Show, say the famous breed of cattle has helped them make a profit during confusing political and difficult economic times.
To quote A. J. Bayatpour of WICD, an ABC TV affiliate, "Owners say it's because Texas Longhorns bring in extra money from all kinds of sources. It's not only about meat; breeders sell their cattle for high quality lean beef use, special breeding of top quality stock, polished skulls and for unique enjoyable pasture pets." The sale of polished skulls with the long twisty horns is often $180 to $600 on a Texas Longhorn. That makes a nice extra profit over regular beef breeds.
Longhorn lovers throughout the Midwest will gather Saturday at the Hartford Fairgrounds, Grubb Arena, for a show offering over 40 judged classes. The show starts at 10 AM, July 13 with Canadian ITLA Certified judge Bryan Gilvasy making the hard decisions. (Croton is a beautiful area of Ohio directly north east of Columbus.)
Exhibitor Darla Rohy said, "People think because of the size of their horns, they can be mean. But, the truth is, they're a very gentle breed." Longhorn youth shows sponsored by the International Texas Longhorn Assn. are held in 37 different states or locations. The huge annual ITLA Championship Show will be at the Cox arena in downtown Oklahoma City, OK on September 19 to 21.
ORVTLA president Tim Mills of Perrysville, Ohio says, "People are watching what they eat. Cuts of Longhorn beef usually consist of 94 to 97% lean while other generic hamburger is often over 30% fat." Health is a big eating factor and that is the place Longhorns really excel.
Exhibitors are entered from 7 states. The public is invited to attend this colorful show and the admission is free. Enjoy meeting those who own, love and will be competing with their top specimen Texas Longhorns.
Caption: The annual Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Show will be held at Hartford Fairgrounds, Croton, Ohio, on July 13, starting at 10 AM. Bry Dickinson will be competing in the Pee Wee Class and was a serious contender in the 2012 show. Admission free. The public is welcome -- especially children. Photo by June Cohron DVM.
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