Longhorns produce a very lean beef. Research from Texas A&M
University has shown that Longhorn steaks have about 30% less muscle fat
and 15% less saturated fat than steaks from a British beef breed,
however, the marbling, quality grade and flavor are similar.
Welcome to T&M Longhorns;
home to EOT Super Blue Boy and his Longhorn harem, a trio of Paint
horses, a musical Quarterhorse, a henhouse of chicks, a Saint,
a couple of kitty mousers, two rowdy boys, and finally...the
caretakers, Darby Thomas and Melisa McCelvey!
No, T&M, in this case, does NOT
stand for 'Time & Measurement' or 'Time & Materials' (I guess
both of which apply from time to time...as measuring Longhorn horns is
quite an undertaking in all three aspects).
We named the Ranch 'T&M'
to represent both of the proprietors 'Thomas & McCelvey' (your
truly) as well as our motto...'Time AND Money'. Someone much wiser than me said, "POOR people spend time to save money; RICH people spend money to save time." As with many ranchers, it seems as though we usually have "Time OR Money", our goal is to have both, so be sure and check our SALE page to help us with our quest!
We moved to the RANCH
to allow our boys to have room to roam and to have a home for our
horses, then we decided to get a "few" Longhorns. As with many breeders,
a few Longhorns never ends up being enough. You need some of this
color, some of those horns, some of that rump, another one with...well,
you get the picture, a "few" Longhorns quickly becomes a HERD! Finally, you decide you just need more land! There goes more of that Time & Money again!
Our breeding program's mission is, "Raising Texas
Longhorns...Big 'n' Horny ('n' Colorful)! We aim for correct and solid
conformation, interesting and loooooong horns, along with diverse and
unique coloring. To learn more about the breed and its history, our LORE pages
have a plethora of information. For those times when they just don't
'measure up', they're destined to be, "BEEF, It's what's for dinner!" If
you aren't aware of the great nutritional qualities of Longhorn beef,
or you want to check the current availability, get the inside scoop on
our BEEF page.
We hope you enjoy flippin' through our website and checking
out Blue Boy and his harem. If you see something you like, give us a
ring, or use the CONTACT link, and we'll swap some Time AND Money!
~Darby & Mel