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.

Whether you are a rancher, farmer, engineer, or run your own business, today we remember those who make what we do on a daily basis, possible. It doesn’t matter if you grow crops or build buildings, we should all be thankful that we live in a free country. More importantly, regardless of your religion or beliefs, let’s not forget that freedom comes at a cost. So thank you, to those individuals who paid the ultimate price to ensure we remain a free country. Furthermore, thank you, to the family members who supported and stood by those who paid the ultimate price to protect this great country. Today is not about an extra day off work or a backyard barbecue, it’s about remembering the individuals who have made America what it is today. This ranch and it’s people wouldn’t be here without their sacrifice.
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As land stewards/wildlife biologists we tend to focus our management on more “charismatic” wildlife species. For example, here in Texas, management efforts are heavily focused on whitetail deer and bobwhite quail. However, there are less charismatic, often forgotten species, that are a key component of ecosystem function. The Dung Beetle, is no exception! Besides removing dung from the environment which reduces fly loads, they play a critical role in soil structure, nutrient recycling, and help aerate the soil. And boy, are they hard workers! Check out this time lapse of dung beetles making quick work of fresh cow manure! Don’t forget, every little critter has its place.
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RAIN. It is often said that one doesn’t understand the importance of something until you depend on it. For dryland ranchers across the world, rain is their lifeline. Whether you run 20 cows or 2,000, or manage for a certain wildlife species, rain drives your success....correct? Or does it? How do you manage for something you can’t control? As ranchers, we can’t control when the rain comes or how much falls, but we can manage the land in a way that we make the most of the rain when it hits the ground. Managing the land is comparable to money management...you don’t manage for the highs, you manage for the lows so you can be sustainable, and so the highs are that much better. When you are working with Nature she can be a strict teacher, but a good one. We have made plenty of mistakes along the way and will continue to do so. We are still learning to work and ranch with Nature.
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It has been a long time, 31 months to be exact, since we have seen this! San Ambrosia Creek, which is a tributary of the Rio Grande River, flows through the heart of the ranch for nearly 6 miles. The creek provides a very unique habitat type and we tailor our management to help preserve this riparian corridor. We received 1-2” of rain across our rain gauges; however, it obviously rained more somewhere in the watershed of the San Ambrosia. We are very thankful that this creek is now full of water! Send us your rain reports, we would love to hear them! 🎥 @t_worlow
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There is no greater love than that of a mother. It’s an instinctual act that has and will always be, the foundation of life. Today we recognize the hardest working beings in this world. Thank you, to all the moms out there...everyday should be Mother’s Day.
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It’s the weekend! Get outside and let the sunlight warm your body and mind. We are thankful to have the opportunity to work outside with nature, on a daily basis. John Muir said it best...”Keep close to nature’s heart and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
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Despite the historic drought, this is arguably our most uniform group of heifer calves that we have weaned. They were lighter than normal, which was expected with the range conditions they were raised on since birth, but it is hard to argue their uniformity. The next set of fall born calves will start being born in September, and we will work to do it all over again in hopes that the next set is better than this one. We still have a great deal of room for improvement!
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It’s hard to believe this set of calves have never heard thunder. They were born in Sept/Oct of 2020 and have only seen 3” of moisture since birth, much less experienced a thunderstorm. We finally have some storms projected over the next couple days so we moved them into some smaller pens since we just weaned them. Here’s to hoping the forecast holds true and as the old timers say, these calves get a little water on their backs. We are thinking about and praying for all the ranchers and farmers experiencing this drought, it is no joke! Hang in there, as with each passing day we are one day closer to the next rain.
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Line em up...its the weekend! We hope everyone has a great weekend.
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Earth Day 2021. Regardless if you are a rancher or a farmer, the earth provides us with everything we need to get through each day. We are lucky to be part of the agriculture business and tied directly to the land each and every day. As a society, we must learn to respect and appreciate all that the earth does for us, no one is making another earth. Aldo Leopold said it best, “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
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Wildlife Wednesdays. What is the common name for this bird? Also, the old timers here in South Texas have another name for this bird, besides it’s common name, any guesses?
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