Did you know the Upper Snoqualmie Valley is home to a cattle company? If you didn’t, you do now. And it’s not just any run of the mill cattle being raised here – it’s the iconic Texas Longhorn.
The Snoqualmie Cattle Company was founded in 2003 by the Vincent family. They raise Texas Longhorns, the leanest cattle breed, which graze the upper Valley at the base of Mount Si.
The cattle company was featured in 425 Magazine, for their exclusive focus on the Texas Longhorn – and their way of raising the cattle. The Vincent’s Snoqualmie Valley-raised Texas Longhorns are 100% grass-fed, with no hormones or antibiotics – ever. The end result is a lean and healthier beef option for local consumers.
Local Longhorn Wins Big, How Long is that Horn?
The weekend of October 8th, the Vincent’s won multiple awards for a prized member of their Longhorn herd.
Tsunami, a 23-month old bull, won all three categories in his age division at the 2014 Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) Horn Showcase in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to a Facebook page announcement, the Vincent’s were very humbled by the award, one which many competitors try to achieve at the annual October TLBAA Horn Showcase event.
Tsunami, who weighs in at about 1,000 pounds, won the Tip to Tip, Total Horn and Composite Horn categories.
The Vincent’s said they decided to enter the young bull after looking over 20 years of past champions and realizing his horns would’ve won the competiion every year. So they made the long haul journey with Tsunami to the satellite measuring site in southeastern Oregon.
Tip to tip, Tsunami’s [long] horn measures over 5 feet, at exactly 63 1/8 inches. But don’t let that horn scare you off. The Vincent’s said via social media that Tsunami is very friendly and likes to be scratched on the head.
To say the Vincent family is just a little bit happy would be an understatement. Heather Vincent said they are “out of this world” happy. She said Tsunami’s award is more than they thought could have happened in just 10 years of raising cattle.
Heather added, “We would’ve been so pleased had it been accomplished in 40 years.”