A Family Legacy
DH Longhorn is a family owned and operated business. We are 4th generation descendants of ranchers on family owned land. Started many years ago by Pete Linquist and his son Nels, the family acquired land and bought a herd of cattle. Nels' son Don Linquist and his wife Charlotte, along with their two children, Don Jr and wife Rachel and Terri Barger and husband Dave, have carried on the family tradition, and are now raising Texas Longhorn Cattle. DH Longhorn believes in quality meat. No hormones and antibiotics are administered ONLY when necessary. Our records will always be available to our customers. We want to provide the quality of beef that we get here in Nebraska to others who are interested in eating healthier.
Less than 10% of our cattle’s diet consists of grain. Texas Longhorn cattle prefer pasture grasses, prairie hay, and other forage over grains. We supplement their diet with small amounts of grain, a mineral supplement, and a liquid protein supplement to maintain a healthy animal throughout the animal’s life cycle. They roam on the family’s 1400 acre ranch, and drink from the natural spring fed creek that runs through the pastures. We feed them forage during the winter months, and during the spring, summer, and fall seasons, they graze on Nebraska’s native prairie hard grass. Our cattle never set foot in a feedlot, simply for this reason: A feedlot cow will finish out the last few months of their lives living on corn and grains, supplements, hormones, and antibiotics. The end result is a growth spurt of sorts, which equals more weight on the cow for processing. This speeds up the time you would normally wait for your beef by about a year. This cuts cost and boosts fat levels, which are far higher in grain fed cattle than in grass-fed cattle. Our cattle take more time to mature, which, in turn, provides our customers with a more flavorful and lean product.
A Healthier Choice
Grass-fed beef cooks about 30 percent faster than grain fed beef because it is low in fat and higher in protein. This is one of the many reasons we chose to raise longhorn cattle- it has fewer calories, fat, and cholesterol than even chicken and turkey.
DH Longhorn is registered with the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, the Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association, and we are part of the Nebraska Beef in Schools Program.