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.

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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It’s that time of the year. The start of a new beginning in so many ways. Spring is full of life, get outside and enjoy it!
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Today and everyday we are thankful for the farmers and ranchers that keep this great country fed and moving forward. I think they would all tell you that there are better ways to make a living, but not a better way to make a life. Happy National Ag day!!
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Flying into the week! We hope everyone has a great Monday and gets the chance to spend part of their week outside, enjoying nature and all things wild! We are blessed to live in a state that understands the importance of wild places. Furthermore, we are extremely thankful for organizations such as @texasparkswildlife and @texaswildlifeassociation that work tirelessly to keep Texas WILD! So, get outside and take advantage of their work!!
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Happy Friday to all! We sure like the contrast of green mesquite leaves on Beefmaster replacement heifers!
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all. Here’s to hoping that spring and summer lead to green pastures!
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What is your cattle breed of choice and why? We have been raising Beefmasters now for almost 30 years. The environment in which we ranch is unforgiving to say the least, and can be very difficult on cattle. However, the hardiness, longevity, and ability to thrive on range conditions with no supplement, are why Beefmasters fit our program. Drought is inevitable here and can last a long, long time. With that being said, there is a silver lining in each drought we experience, as it helps us identify those females that flesh easy, raise a good calf and rebreed, regardless of range conditions.
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Almost that time again! Hard to believe we are just over a month away from weaning. It seems like just yesterday we were collecting birth weights and tagging newborn calves!
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