Welcome to San Pedro Ranch

The San Pedro Ranch is located in Dimmit and Maverick Counties, 30 miles southwest of Carrizo Springs, Texas. Twenty-six different soil types, spanning over 23,000 acres, support a very diverse plant and animal community. The ranch is low fenced, and offers some of the best fair chase hunting opportunities for native white-tailed deer. Over the years, state of the art wildlife management practices have produced some of the highest quality trophy white-tailed deer in Texas, as measured by the Boone & Crockett Club.

Visit the San Pedro Ranch, and you will see approximately 325 head of hardy, gentle, registered Beefmaster cattle. We have genetically selected our cattle to thrive in an arid, oftentimes, harsh environment. Our San Pedro Beefmaster bulls reflect such distinguished lineage as LBar 5502, Ranger’s Pride, Casey, Tres Hijos, Frenzel, and Nolan Ryan bloodlines. Our heifers descend from cows who have consistently weaned a calf every year, even in difficult drought conditions.

At the San Pedro, we try to make the most of nature’s bounty by practicing holistic management; weighing each decision against the over-arching goal of improved native habitat and a healthier ecosystem. The San Pedro Ranch converts sun, soil, water, plant, and livestock resources into a valuable food source. We like to say that we help nature do what she does best. Please enjoy exploring our website for additional inforamtion.

Happy Friday to all! Is spring finally here, or will winter surprise us again? We, as well as other farmers and ranchers, sure hope this Spanish Dagger is right!
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As the sun rises this morning across the ranch, we are thankful for its light and warmth. For Texans, this past week has been a tough one for all. Whether you live in one of the states largest cities or on a large ranch miles from from anywhere, we each had our struggles with the extreme cold. Some worked extremely hard this past week to keep animals fed and life moving forward, while others will be working for weeks to come to fix pipes and repair homes and businesses. It’s difficult at times such at these to find the silver lining, but as we have learned in ranching, no matter how bad the situation seems, there is always something positive to take away from everything that happens in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were dealt a bad hand; however, as indicated by this sunrise, each passing day brings new opportunities and blessings. We hope everyone has a warm Sunday!
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We thought the contrast of “red” Beefmasters on a rather dim landscape was beautiful. However, we would prefer red on green! Temps next week are forecasted to be in the mid 70s....we don’t know who will be happier, us or all the critters! To all the farmers and ranchers out there, we are almost through this!!
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words....this one will be talked about for many years here at the ranch. We understand this is a common scene for the farmers and ranchers to our north, but for us, this is a first! We have been raising Beefmasters for nearly 30 years and this is the first time we have had to bust “significant” ice on water troughs; the cattle have been able to keep the troughs open in the past. We tip our hats to those who do this for several months out of the year. Think about a farmer and rancher next time you eat a meal...there is more to that meal, than just cooking it.
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I know we aren’t the only ones in the state right now doing this...but this is a little out of our job description! Thankfully we have plenty of help! Here’s to all the farmers and ranchers that are braving the elements to keep their animals in good spirits.
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Will we wake up to this tomorrow? One thing is for certain...farmers and ranchers across the state tomorrow won’t be taking a day off, they don’t get weather days! How is this crazy Texas weather where you live?
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Welcome to the world little guy...we sure hope you have a thick coat! We are primarily fall calvers, but do have a set of spring calvers within our fall herd. Of course, they had to start calving during the coldest winter storm we have seen in years!
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People often ask where we are located? If you draw a straight line from Laredo NW to Eagle Pass, we are just a mile east of the Rio Grande River in between the two cities. In other words, we are on the far western edge of South Texas. The mountains on the horizon beyond the ranch Headquarters in this photo are the Sierra Del Burros; the northern most extent of the Sierra Madre Oriental range in the Chihuahua Desert. These mountains are roughly 70 miles away in a straight line. When the weather conditions are just right, it almost seems as if these mountains are just outside our back door. We have quite a few plants here on the ranch that are endemic to the Chihuahua Desert. It can be a brutal and unpredictable environment (one of the reasons we raise Beefmasters); however, it can also be one of the most diverse from an ecological standpoint when it does rain! Managing this ecosystem is not easy, but it is very rewarding.
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Just a few weeks left in MLDP season here in Texas....anyone still chasing that one buck that has been one step ahead of hunters all season?
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