Who We Are

Who We Are

Founded in 2005

Meet Our Directors

Our mission is to safeguard the integrity of the old-time, traditional Texas Longhorn for future generations by educating the public about the value of conserving this naturally evolved breed of cattle and providing resources for continued research into understanding their unique, genetic traits. 

Cattlemen’s Texas Longhorn Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (EIN 05-0618099) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.


We are working with Bioinformatics Specialist Ted Kalbfleisch, PhD and Shavahn Loux, PhD of Invictus Informatics in Louisville, KY on a cutting-edge research project using single nucleotide variants to discover the genetic signature of the conservation Texas Longhorn.


The Cattlemen’s Texas Longhorn Conservancy houses a comprehensive collection of conservation semen that is available for use by members of the Cattlemen’s Texas Longhorn Registry.

We also serve as a library for published scientific and historical papers, historical photos and offer educational resources for teachers of Fourth and Seventh-Grade Texas History and Social Studies and High School Biology.

We wish to thank our benefactors:

David Karger
David Holmgren
Double D Ranch
Debbie Adams
Don & Debbie Davis
James & Debby Farr
Granite Harbor Advisors
Robinson Holmes Van Norman PLLC

Special thanks to :
Andrea Crenshaw with
Rodeo Spot Mkt. Co.

Robert with Esosoft Corp.
for their help with web design formatting issues.

Steven Hurza with High Tech Services for shop building, trouble-shooting and ongoing maintenance issues.


The difference between preservation and conservation is preservation keeps safe by setting aside and not using (like a museum). Conservation is ensuring the integrity through sustainable use. CTLC promotes the educated use of traditional Texas Longhorn genetics to secure their industry demand.


CTLC in cooperation with Cattlemen's Texas Longhorn Registry has goals to future-proof the breed by effecting the practice of raising conservation Texas Longhorn cattle into a profitable business for producing drought hearty breeding stock and highest quality beef. The conservation Texas Longhorn is the "cow for the future."


Cattlemen's Texas Longhorn Conservancy