Israel Longhorn Project - It is Time to Stand Up for Israel’s Farmers

Texas Longhorn cattle fit and thrive in desert environments. This is an educational, cattle-crossbreeding and research project that is helping Israel, Jordan and East Africa.

1. Longhorns can eat invasive shrubs and cacti (decreasing fire hazards).

2. Longhorns have higher reproduction rates and very low loss rates.

3. Longhorns have excellent calving and mothering abilities.

4. Longhorns solve the problem of rising feed costs.

5. Longhorns protect their calves from predators.

6. Longhorns are highly resistant to diseases.

Problems in Israel Beef Cattle industry

1. Their European cattle are failing to thrive in Israel’s desert environment.

2. Poor disease resistance, genetic diseases and high losses due to predators.

3. Soaring feed costs, as they do not eat shrubs, tree leaves, or cactus.

4. Calf losses as high as 30% and low reproduction rates.

5. Poor mothering skills and birth complications.

To solve these problems and others we are creating a self-sustainable herd of Texas Longhorn cattle.

To do this we need your donations of $18, $36, $100, $1000, $5,000, $10,000 and $50,000 to reach our goal of $375,000 to start the project. (We can start with less if we have to)

Later we will need the rest of the funds to a total of $575,000. That, remaining $200,000 will be needed throughout the years 2 to 5. The project is setup to be self-supporting by the 5th year.

We will be using 22nd century cattle handle methods called, Stockmanship and ecological grazing techniques called Strategic Grazing. Both will be taught to Israeli, East Africa and Jordanian Ranchers. See below…

Stockmanship or a Method of Creating Happy Cows or Cattle

A method of moving cattle without stress, it is a method that uses the cow or herd’s body space. Just like with people when someone gets to close to you, you move away from the pressure. Cattle do the very same thing. We use pressure and release with the cattle simple by moving into their personal space and then releasing the pressure by moving out. This causes then to yield to the pressure and move off in the direction we asked for. This can be use for any kind of herd animal. Once the pressure is released the animal feels relief and stays in the pasture section where you placed them, until you move them again. Animals demonstrate a positive and pleasurable response to this method of movement, “Stockmanship”.

This method of animal handling also improves meat quality, increasing tenderness, increasing meat quantity. It decreases disease, meat deformity and discoloring. There are fewer dark cutters therefore, more kosher cattle.

Strategic Grazing

A rotating method of grazing using every part of your pasture, one section at a time allowing grass and plant life to restore itself.

Dividing your pasture into equal parts and graze your herd in each area separately before moving on to the next. Resting grazed areas for days, weeks or even months, restores plant life. This can be done with electric fencing or even better with “Stockmanship”.

This project is self-sustainable and will support its self in 5 years.

Project supporters: The Israeli Border Police, the New Shomrim, Israel’s Agriculture Department, the Prime Minister’s office and Chaim Dyan of AMBAL. (Israel cattle breeders Association) and Migal – Galilee Technological Center, in Kyriat Shmona. Karei Deshe Range Station.

We are creating a self-sustainable herd of 300 head of pure breed Texas Longhorns.

The few slaughtering of the Texas Longhorn will be done humanely.

For International Transfer of Funds

Wells Fargo Bank

420 Montgomery St.

San Francisco California 94104

Bank routing # 121000248

Account # 2526430067

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For Domestic Transfer of Funds

Wells Fargo Bank

420 Montgomery St.

San Francisco California 94104

Bank Routing # 121000248

Account # 2526430067

 

Israel Longhorn Project

Robin Rosenblatt, M.Sc.

Director – The Longhorn Project

Address: 815 Hill Street, # 5

Belmont, CA 94002

Tel: 650.631.9270 / 03.722.6108

robin@longhornproject.org

http://longhornproject.org

Nonprofit 501(c) 3 #74-3177354