Israel’s got lots of problems – terrorism, bad P.R., not enough water, rough neighborhood, etc.
But it also has something of a beef crisis.
Israeli cattle were originally imported from Europe. But the European cows had been inbred for generations and were, thus, less hardy and more susceptible to disease, predators and vulnerable to the dry climate of the Middle East.
The obvious answer? Texas Longhorns – tough cows with better genes and acclimated to the more arid conditions in the southwestern U.S.
The late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was all in for some experiments, but then came his stroke, eight years of coma and, finally, his death in 2014. It seemed like Texas Longhorns were never going to make Aliyah, become Israelis and help produce some good kosher beef.
But, in 2016, there was a new initiative. Israeli cowboys Erez Cahaner and