Israel Longhorn Project

Help bring Texas Longhorn Cattle home to Israel
A 501c (3) Non-Profit

For more information, contact:
Robin Rosenblatt, M.Sc., (650) 631-9270

Benefits of Longhorn Cattle

Fertility & Reproduction

  • No calving difficulties. (calving ease)
  • No calving deaths
  • Cow protects it calf and will baby-sit other cows calves as their mothers graze.
  • Calf stands immediately after birth.

Libido

  • Bulls impregnates 98% to 100% of heifers and cows. One bull is able to cover 50 to 100 breeding heifers and cows.
  • Strong sturdy legs and feet, able to cover great distances for breeding, feeding and water.

Browse Utilization

Shrubs, tree leaves, cactus and weeds, able to thrive in poorer conditions where other cattle decline.

Medical vet costs

  • None
  • Highly disease resistant due to genetic factors.

Longevity

  • Texas Longhorn cows will produce calves until their early twenties.
  • Needs fewer replacement female.
  • Bulls breed well into their mid-teens.

Adaptability

  • Extreme heat, high humidity and extreme cold.
  • Texas Longhorns thrive and survive in almost any condition with minimal maintenance.

Docility

  • Very docile, easy to work.
  • Able to work cattle on foot.

Meat

  • Lean, low cholesterol

Crossbreeding

  • Longhorn cows crossbred with good results.
  • Longhorn bulls bred to Hereford heifers with good results.

Average weight

  • Birth weights: 55 to 69 lb
  • 205 day weights: 350 to 620 lb (no special feeding)
  • Adult cows: 950 to 1200 lb
  • Adult bulls: 1200 to 2000 lb

Use here in Israel:

  • Help to maintain and clear open space by grazing on unwanted vegetation in the Galilee.
  • Decrease thefts of cattle and calves.
  • Improve meat quality, Increase meat production and lower meat costs.
  • Increase Ranch security and reduce fire danger on public lands.