Longhorn Tours ~~ Eighth Season
Starting June 1 the eighth season for Longhorn Tours will begin of Dickinson
Cattle Co. A number of special features will make the new tour season live
up to the expectations of an estimated 8000 visitors this season.
Here is how it works. Ranch guests board one of the ranch buses
and ride the range for a 75 minute narrated educational excursion through
some of Appalachia's most beautiful scenic hillsides. One of 3 narrators
present an informative history of the area, and famous local celebrities
of years gone by. Of course the origin of the ranch, and it's unique bovine
residents with their pointed appendages is a western history treat.
Longhorn Tours are open to the pubic from June 1 to September 1.
Special rates are given for groups of 20 - 40 with the season extended from
May to October by appointment. Regular guests include senior groups, special
students, excursion buses, families, school groups and a wide range of ages
and types of people. In recent years the Longhorn ranch has been very popular
for Amish tour groups. Cattle are trained to come right up to the bus by
a "beep" of the horn and guests can feed them from the bus windows
with special cow candy. Cameras and videos are welcome.
Featured cattle on the tour are Over Kill, a Texas Longhorn bull,
Pretoria, one of the largest horned African Watusi bulls in the nation, Moojambi,
85 inch tip to tip horned exhibition white steer, Dip Stick a 2300 lb. Buelingo
bull, and, the world famous International Champion Texas Longhorn cow, Jester.
Texas holds nothing on the BUCKEYE state. Jester was born and raised
on Dickinson Cattle Co. (DCCI). Nestled in the Appalachian foothills with
an abundance of rich minerals in the soil, DCCI has produced many championship
cattle. This special cow is the fastest horn growing cow in North America!
Large horns are a purity trait of registered Texas Longhorns. Jester is 6
years in May and will be well over eighty inches this year.
Pavilion and tables are available for paying guests. A new wooded
park was developed for groups that want to prepare their own meals in a beautiful
Longhorns Head To Tail Store hours are 10 AM to 5 PM each day and
2 PM to 6 PM on Sundays. For more information on DCCI check www.dickinsonlonghorn.net.
For tours check www.longhorntours.com. For other places of interest in Belmont
County check www.belmontcountytourism.org.
Caption: U2734 Longhorn Head To Tail Tours are now starting the eighth
season. Located in the Appalachian Foot Hills near Barnesville, Ohio, the
Dickinson Cattle Co. ranch tour buses will slowly stampede through the pastures
with hundreds of beautiful Texas Longhorn, Dutch Buelingo and African Watusi
cattle. Tours are narrated with historical and educational dialog for the
75 minute "bouncy" serpentine drive over beautiful reclaimed grass
lands. For information www.longhorntours.com. Do the ranch -- do the tour!
Med Res Photo attached
High Res photo: http://www.longhorntours.com/PR/U_2734.jpg