Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Survival of the Fittest

Texas Longhorn cattle are the end result of "survival of the fittest". Shaped by a combination of natural selection and adaptation to the environment, the Texas Longhorn is the only cattle breed which is truly adapted to America. Had there been any aid or interference by man they would not have been what they were.

By 1900, crossbreeding had nearly erased the true Longhorn. Beginning in 1927, the US Government started preserving the breed. With further help from the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association and some concerned small ranchers, the Texas Longhorn as been rescued from extinction.

Hook 'em horns.

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