Wednesday, July 3, 2019

OK, that's long!

I was amazed to come across this video, during our recent travels, of the world record Texas longhorn bull.

I've seen some cars and pickups here in Texas with longhorns mounted over the front of the vehicle, presumably to make a statement of some kind (cattle cars, perhaps?).  However, I reckon those horns would be far too wide for some of the traffic lanes on farm roads around here!



Old NFO said...

Um... NOT the normal longhorn... Largest set of horns on my uncle's place was about 72 inches.

Obligato said...

I found out recently that the most common beef cattle in Britain at the start of the 19th century was the longhorn. But by the middle of the century it'd been replaced by shorthorns - the reason? The method of moving cattle to market in the cities had changed. In 1800 it was cattle drives (England is still crisscrossed with drover's roads or 'green lanes') but by 1850 it was the railways and longhorns didn't fit well into cattle trucks.

waepnedmann said...

The Witchita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, near Ft. Sill, has quite a herd of longhorns (don't honk at the old bull buffalo napping on the road).

Orvan Taurus said...

"Big Moo"