A Lot of bull (Not Politics), but $380,000 worth

Eugene, Oregon
February 26, 2018 2:10pm CST
That is the auction price paid for a Longhorn cow (no bull) at a livestock auction in Ft. Worth, TX . This is a hobby, really. Longhorns aren't raised for their beef, but for the length of their horns. The ones in the photo I used here must be young ones, not ready for a prime time showing. I will attach a link to the article about the real thing with horns of 129.5 inches tip to tip. The article does go on to say that the horns can get so heavy if the animal is not big enough to carry them that they weigh the poor thing down. I have a photo somewhere that I took in the 1950s of some Longhorns in west Texas, but could not find it. Some people collect tea cups.
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@DianneN (77844)
• United States
26 Feb
I was amazed the first time I saw longhorns in person. I would prefer collecting shoes. lol
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Feb
What a surprise, @DianneN!
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@DianneN (77844)
• United States
27 Feb
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@LadyDuck (156835)
• Switzerland
27 Feb
@DianneN You too Dianne? I love shoes.
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@amadeo (65592)
• United States
26 Feb
that is interesting there.Tea cups do not want to touch that one.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Feb
I guess I collect books, sure have a lot around here.
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@amadeo (65592)
• United States
26 Feb
@JamesHxstatic do you collect older books.What kind of books do you collect
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Feb
@amadeo I have some older ones, but I mean that I seem to collect more than I can read.
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@FayeHazel (17912)
• United States
27 Feb
Oh my goodness. That is amazing. I'm in the wrong business
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Feb
No kidding, but those things must eat a lot of hay.
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@FayeHazel (17912)
• United States
27 Feb
@JamesHxstatic and they space they must take up with those horns
@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
26 Feb
That's amazing that someone was prepared to pay that sort of money for a cow. She can only have one calf a year - if it was a bull at least there could be numerous offspring.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Feb
I guess it's all about genetics.
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@kobesbuddy (46151)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Feb
What are these horns used for? Are they suppose to be valuable for something?
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Feb
I guess that it must be bragging rights about who owns the one with the biggest horns. They leave the horns on and show the animals at livestock expos.
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@MALUSE (40040)
• Germany
26 Feb
You can store teacups in a cupboard. Where do you store horns of that size?
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar
There is a farm not too far from us that has a herd of longhorns, Also close by are some Highland cattle and their horns are a sizeable length too.
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Mar
That is quite interesting, importing longhorns and other breeds.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar
@JamesHxstatic I don't think there are too many breeds of any livestock that aren't represented in Australia. Did you know we export camels to the Arabian states?
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@Hannihar (35965)
12 Jul
@JamesHxstatic I would not like to get myself caught in their horns whether they are short or long.
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• Eugene, Oregon
12 Jul
Nor would I!
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@LadyDuck (156835)
• Switzerland
27 Feb
Poor animals, I did not know that the horns can be a problem for them.
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@db20747 (8032)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
27 Feb
Are they related to bulls, I've seen some people hanging those horns on the wall. What happens when the horns are removed?!
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@teamfreak16 (41150)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Mar
Oh, those wacky rich guys and their hobbies!