We raise 100% grass-fed Longhorn cows and — although their horns may seem intimidating — their beautiful coloring and gentle nature make them a joy to be around.
Longhorns have roamed the south since early settlers brought these tough and heat tolerant cattle over from Spain. But after more ‘modern’ breeds were introduced from Europe and India, the Longhorns’ days seemed numbered. Forget about flavor — this new type of cattle had larger frames for more meat — and that’s why ranchers made the switch. As a result the Longhorns declined in popularity and are now on The Livestock Conservancy’s ‘Critical’ list.
But today, at Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm, Longhorns are free to roam. These formidable animals graze on a large variety of our pasture grasses, and are easy to keep, being blessed with great health and disease resistance. We rotate them through our paddocks, providing constant access to fresh pasture, which also gives the land time to recover.
The Longhorns’ naturally lean meat packs tons of flavor, and tons of health benefits too. For instance, meat from grass-fed animals has two to four times more omega-3 fatty acids than their grain-fed cousins. These omega-3s are called “good fats” because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. Research has found that people with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from things as varied as depression and schizophrenia to Alzheimer’s disease and heart attacks.Cattle Pigs Chickens Garden