Fort Worth Herd
The Fort Worth Herd was created as part of the city’s sesquicentennial celebration. A herd of 17 Texas Longhorns, each steer representing one decade from Fort Worth’s colorful past, and a diverse team of drovers clad in authentic 19th century clothing were acquired to create the Fort Worth Herd. On June 12, 1999, in front of 15,000 spectators, the Fort Worth Herd made its first cattle drive to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Since then the cattle drive happens twice daily, unless there is lightning in the area or ice on the ground. Otherwise, the drive goes on.
The longhorns reside in the corral located behind the Livestock Exchange Building where they eat, sleep and are well cared for.