Bentwood History

It all began with a Longhorn Steer

Jeanne and I began our Longhorn journey in 2000 when she gave me a Longhorn steer for my birthday to celebrate my years at The University of Texas.  At the time, we were raising Charolais.  It wasn't long before our eyes always turned to the color and unique personality of Stormy, our Longhorn steer, and the Charolais soon became bland and uninteresting.  Within two weeks, we dispersed our Charolais herd and began our fascinating and rewarding experience raising Registered Texas Longhorn cattle. 

It has been exciting and rewarding finding just the right cross to produce that one of a kind cow or herd sire, and our quest for "horn" will never end.  It has also been incredibly rewarding making new friends who share our passion for the breed and protecting its integrity.  Every Longhorn breeder we've met is eager to share his or her expertise in creating the ideal herd, and helping newcomers achieve their personal breeding program and goals.  This camaraderie and love of the breed is truly unique to Longhorn breeders. 

The gate is always open and the runway is always clear at Bentwood Ranch, and you have a standing invitation to visit our Longhorn family and Paint horses any time you are in our neck of the woods.  We are located in beautiful Fayette County, halfway between Houston and Austin off Hwy 71.  If you are a long-time breeder or new to the Longhorn breed, we hope you'll stop by for a tour and some Bentwood history.