The Building Fund is closer than ever to reaching it's initial goal of $600,000. In order to begin construction, the organization needs to raise $175,000. Every donation counts, there is no such thing as a donation that is too small or too large.
If you haven't had a chance to look into our Building Fund Cattle Program, you should go take a look! The program has an amazing list packages featuring some outstanding bulls.
If you would rather make a cattle or semen package donation, please visit
Many members have asked how to describe the color choice for their Longhorns. When you are registering on HORNS, you will see a question mark (?) beside the color description. Once you click on the question mark (?) it will give you the acceptable words that can be used to describe the color for your Longhorn. We recommend that you do not become too detailed in your information but rather keep it simple.
An example would be; white body with red specks, brown with white muzzle and white spots on body. Questions about color descriptions?
Using the diagnostic lab in summer pneumonia cases part 1: Reasons and tissue sampling
By Russ Daly, SDSU iGrow July 28, 2015 | 11:04 am EDT (Cattle Network) Pneumonia in pre-weaned beef calves continues to vex cattle producers and veterinarians every summer. Because it occurs in well-vaccinated and managed herds as well as in minimally managed herds, and because of its unpredictable nature, summer pneumonia can be frustrating.
Veterinarians have some tools at their disposal when itâ€™s warranted to investigate these outbreaks more closely. Itâ€™s a good idea for cattle producers to know how some of those tools work and whether they make sense for their situation.
In particular, the tools weâ€™re talking about are diagnostic techniques to identify bacteria and viruses that may be contributing to a summer pneumonia outbreak. Veterinarians have close connections with veterinary diagnostic labs, such as the SDSU ADRDL (contact info below), that can employ these techniques.