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Even Cowboys Count Calories

Texas longhorns went the way of cattle drives and frontier justice, right? Nope, pardner, they're back -- in supermarket meat departments from Colorado to Texas. The breed is in demand again, thanks to Texas A&M research showing that longhorn meat is lower in saturated fats. The animals, named for their 6- ft. horn spans, descended from Spanish and Mexican herds and became the basis of the U.S. cattle industry. Hardier and more adaptable than English cattle, the longhorns were able to walk hundreds of miles to frontier railheads. Now ranchers are making plans to rapidly increase the longhorn herd, which stands...

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