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.

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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It’s Monday, make the most of the upcoming week! Don’t let anything stand between you and where you want to be...no matter how tall the obstacle.
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Weaning has gone well thus far, and despite only 4.5” of rain since August 1, 2020 (8.5 months), these calves are a nice uniform group. These calves have never seen a thunderstorm since they were born in Sept/Oct 2020. For those ranching in the western states and in south Texas, this long term drought is getting VERY old! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the farmers and ranchers who need rain badly. The one factor that they can’t control, rain, is arguably the most important factor to their success.
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As a cattleman, the most difficult trait to measure when purchasing a bull is libido. In other words, the will to breed and compete for females, in a large multi sire herd. While this trait may not be necessary in a small herd, it is very important to us as we turn out 10–15 bulls with a large number of cows. Although it doesn’t solve the problem of measuring a bulls libido prior to purchase, collecting DNA on calves does shed light on his “will to breed” once that bull has had the opportunity to breed cows. The table in this picture shows how many calves each bull sired over two breeding seasons here at the ranch. There is more to this than just total number of calves sired. For example, the first two bulls highlighted in green were prolific breeders, but their calves were mediocre at best. The next two bulls highlighted in orange, were solid breeders and their calves were above average. On the flip side, the bottom bull highlighted in yellow had outstanding EPDs and performance on paper, but only sired 3 calves over two years...so he was a very poor breeder. It really is a knives edge and is more about balance than anything. The highest selling bull at a sale may not have the libido to match his performance and EPDs. On the other hand, a bull can have a very strong libido and breed a lot of cows, but his calves do not fit the bill. Don’t we all wish we could guarantee that a bulls libido would match his performance?!
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Weaning starts Monday. This is always a special time of the year for us. Fall born cows are palpated, vaccinated, and wormed...and their calves are weighed, vaccinated, and weaned. We will also work our spring cows and dehorn/collect DNA on their calves. Stay tuned next week for updates and stories. We hope everyone has a great weekend.
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