Love My Breed: Texas Longhorn Cattle

We asked Hobby Farms readers to tell us what they love about Texas Longhorns, a smart, sociable and attractive breed. Check out what one keeper had to say!

by Hobby Farms HQ
PHOTO: Cathy Valle

We asked you to tell us about your beloved livestock breeds, and you answered. Texas farmer Cathy Valle wrote in to tell us all about keeping the Texas Longhorn breed of cattle!

Almost 20 years ago, we acquired a few longhorns in order to maintain our agricultural exemptions for our ranch in Texas. Over the years, however, we have developed a profound admiration for this iconic breed. 

In our experience, we have found that our Texas Longhorn cattle are aesthetically pleasing, smart, sociable and a pleasure to have around. We have learned so much from our herd that a few years ago we started a blog to share our ranching experiences as well as our knowledge of the breed. 

In comparison to many other breeds of cattle, Texas Longhorns are relatively easy to maintain, hardy and disease-resistant. And as long as they have adequate nourishment and water, they can look after themselves for the most part. 

—Cathy Valle, GVR Longhorns, Dublin, Texas

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2022 issue of Hobby Farms magazineEmail us your thoughts (~250 words) and a photo of you and your livestock to (subject line: I Love My Livestock!). We’ll publish our favorites in upcoming issues. 

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