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.

BULL POWER. This particular bull is not even 3 yrs old yet (33 months) and excelled in every facet of development. His BW, WW, YW, SC, and REA ratios were 107, 119, 128, 116, and 106 in very large contemporary groups (65+ peers in each category to compare against). He is out of an 11 yr Pacesetter cow, has breed leading EPDs, scurred, and is long and super thick. His pedigree is a blend of El Sombrero and Catalyst on the bottom side, and Colonel Tom on the top side. He is arguably one of top performing bulls we have raised in regards to growth on range conditions. He also gained nearly 5 lbs/day on feed during the @isabeefmasters bull test last fall. We collected this bull at @elgin_breeding_service and have semen available for sale at a very reasonable price. We AI’d heifers to him in December and used him as a cleanup on cows this past fall. He is currently being used as a cleanup on our spring herd. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the email address in our bio if you are interested in semen.
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Happy Memorial Day to all. A heartfelt thanks to all of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our countries freedom so we can enjoy sunrises such as these. We will forever be indebted to your service. Thank you!
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A sound every farmer and rancher loves to hear....rain on a tin roof. Radar is showing widespread storms right now, we hope everyone is getting in on the action!
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This was a first for us! A pair of Texas Horned Lizards mating! Guess they are taking advantage of the current range conditions like everything else. Has anyone else witnessed this? We thought it was pretty cool.
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Here is an example of our branding that we use for our females. The top number, in this case a 3, represents the year of birth; whereas, the bottom 3 numbers (790) represent the tag number of her dam. Then our brand (double muleshoe) goes under the 3 numbers. This particular female was born in 2013 and her dam’s tag number is 790. Therefore, this female is currently pregnant with her 6th calf as a coming 7 yr old; she will calve in Sept/Oct. We breed our females at 14 months of age and expect them to have their first calf at 2 years old. When we palpate each year we cull all open females, a culling criterion we have been using for nearly 30 years. It has paid huge dividends for us in regards to fertility and longevity as 22% of our herd right now is 8 yrs old or older. It is hard for a female to be profitable if she doesn’t stay in the herd at least 5 years.
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Don’t look back at the week, look ahead to the weekend! We hope everyone has a great Memorial Day Weekend with family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those and their families, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, so that we can continue to live in this great country and enjoy our freedom. Be safe.
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Rise up, make the most of this Thursday!
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RESILIENT. It’s incredible how harsh the environment in which we ranch, can be. Extreme drought and temperatures in excess of 110° 3-4 months out of the year, makes for a very tough environment. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for us to see temperatures in the low 20s to upper teens at times during the winter. However, add a little bit of moisture, and it is arguably one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. In this environment you don’t manage for the good times, you manage for the bad times. By doing so, the good times are that much more productive.
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Tuesday Trivia! Can anyone name this small, perennial forb native to South Texas? It grows on sandy to caliche soils, is very palatable to white-tailed deer, and produces a seed that is readily eaten by quail. When we took this picture, we took it from a quails perspective....6” of the ground. Do you ever think about how smaller critters see the world? What is a tiny little plant to us, is an entire ecosystem to some critters! Comment below with your best guess! Will post answers this evening.
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