Next batch of Certified Longhorn Beef will be
available on November 14, 2023
Vinewood Ranch is a Boutique Craft Breeder of Texas Longhorn Cattle and a Certified Longhorn Beef Producer located in Central Texas. As members of the TLBAA & ITLA, we focus our breeding program on (1) Coloration, (2) Overall Size, (3) Horn Size & Shape, (4) Conformation, and (5) Temperament using some of the finest genetics anywhere - via both artificial insemination (AI) and pasture breeding. In our herd you'll find carefully chosen genetic lines that include: Cowboy Tuff Chex, Drag Iron, Cut'n Dried, Jamakizm, VJ Tommie, Victory Lap, JP Rio Grande, M Arrow Houdini, Senator and some of the finest females including Dragon Pearl, Working Woman, Amazon's Loretta, Bayou Princess, Lucky Lady and Jamoca.
-- Longhorn Beef will be available Mid November 2023 --
Grass Fed - Grain Finished
One look at our herd and you'll know why we say 'Happy Cows. Healthy Beef.' They are well-cared for and well-fed with high quality organic forage... and no hormones or antibiotics! At 90 days prior to butcher, we move our cows to a smaller pen to limit their movement (which makes for a more tender product). We change their diet to include high volumes of a grain based feed along with all the Coastal Bermuda Hay they want. This diet adds a tremendous amount of fat & flavor to the final product.
In today's world of exorbitant beef prices, unknown beef sources and heavy use of GMO, hormones & antibiotics, more and more consumers are concerned with the quality of their beef and are looking to the independent rancher instead of the chain grocery store for healthy, all-natural, locally raised grass-fed lean beef.
All beef is from fully registered longhorn cattle that have been raised at our ranch in Central Texas. They are humanely treated & processed at either a USDA or Texas Health & Human Services facility and come in labeled & weighed vacuum sealed packages. When available, cuts include Ground Beef, Roasts (Chuck, Rump) and Steaks (Rib Eyes, T-Bones, NY Strips, Sirloin, Tenderloin).
Our beef is available directly from us and...
Add Something Special to your Herd
All cattle offered for sale are located in central Texas, an hour south of Austin. Mature animals offered for sale are usually registered and as such, branded. Younger animals and weaned calfs are from registered cows and are able to be branded and registered under your ranch & brand. Pick up at the ranch in your own trailer or delivery can be arranged.
As members of the TLBAA & ITLA, we focus our breeding program on (1) Coloration, (2) Overall Size, (3) Horn Size & Shape, (4) Conformation, and (5) Temperament using the finest genetics anywhere via both artificial insemination (AI) and pasture breeding. In our herd you'll find carefully chosen genetic lines that include: Cowboy Tuff Chex, Drag Iron, Cut'n Dried, Jamakizm, VJ Tommie, Victory Lap, JP Rio Grande, M Arrow Houdini, Senator and some of the finest females including Dragon Pearl, Working Woman, Amazon's Loretta, Bayou Princess, Lucky Lady and Jamoca.
We take great pride in the cattle we offer for sale.and we welcome you to visit the ranch and see our herd for yourself prior to any purchase.
The majestic Texas Longhorn is an icon of Texas and the Southwest culture. It represents ranching, the American cowboy and the pioneer. Our history and the Texas Longhorn are inseparable. While they might not be the official state animal of Texas, that's what you think of when you see a Texas Longhorn cow. Their sheer grandeur with their large, symmetrical horns, unique & multiple color & pattern variations and their gentle disposition makes them the single most desirable 'Pasture Ornament' anywhere (we've never heard of anyone wanting to put an ordinary cow in their yard for looks).
The Texas Longhorn became the foundation of the American cattle industry by claiming first rights in the untamed, newly discovered Americas more than 500 years ago. In 1690, the first herd of cattle was driven north from Mexico to land that would eventually become Texas. By the Civil War, millions of Longhorns ranged between the mesquite-dotted sandy banks of the Rio Bravo to the sand beds of the Sabine. Most of the Longhorns were unbranded, survivors of Indian raids, scattered by stampedes and weather, escaped from missions or abandoned after ranch failures.
Less than 40 years later, the Longhorn was closer to extinction than the buffalo. In 1927, the Federal government stepped in to help preserve the Texas Longhorn and a great part of our American heritage. Congress assigned forest service rangers to the task and these men put the first herd together for Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Gradually, more breeders started raising private stock, recognizing the value of Texas Longhorns. The need grew for breed standards and a direct line of communication between the Longhorn breeders. From there, the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association (TLBAA) was formed.
No two Texas Longhorns are alike. They all differ in color pattern, size, horn length, and personality. No other cattle breed has the disease & parasite resistance of Texas Longhorn. A natural immunity developed over the centuries and that means fewer veterinarian bills and less maintenance for today’s cowman. They are highly adaptable to any environment: the breed thrives in climates ranging from hot, damp coastal regions to harsh northern winters. The Texas Longhorn is the living symbol of the Old West. Wherever the western influence is desired—front pasture, cattle drives, or tourist attraction—you’ll find a demand for this magnificent breed. They are intelligent and easy to work with, which is the reason why they are exhibited in show rings, lead or drive in parades, pull wagons, and yes, even to ride.
And of course, Beef! Lean Beef! The breed naturally produces leaner cuts of meat that can lower cholesterol. Today’s health-conscious consumer demands leaner beef, which gives Texas Longhorn beef a niche advantage in the meat market.
And after it’s outlived its usefulness, their horns, skulls, & mounts are in high-demand as elements in chic, southwestern décor for both homes and businesses.
Texas Longhorn Cattle - so much more than just a cow!