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.

We turned bulls out yesterday on our replacement heifers. We have really been pushing uniformity in our calves, and it is finally starting to show itself. For those who have been in the cattle business for any length of time, you understand that there will always be room for improvement and progress…it’s never ending.
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At times it can be difficult for us to define exactly what we are trying to accomplish here at the ranch. Is it conservation? Land stewardship? Holistic management? Generational ranching? It is likely all of the above with the goal of keeping this ranch “working” for the next 100 years.

Just as this spider web is a connection of one water droplet to another, each decision we make is connected to the next, whether good or bad. Tear apart the strand of material that connects two water droplets, and you have two droplets going in opposite directions. Same holds true for the decisions we make at the ranch, if our team can’t agree on the link between decisions, then our goals/objectives are going in opposite directions.

Furthermore, it’s much easier for us to handle the clearly identified, large scale problems such as the large spines on this cactus…but rather it’s the small, day in and day out distractions that tend to knock us off course. Should you have the unfortunate event of running into a cactus, the large spines are easy to remove, but it’s the small hair-like spines that drive you crazy for a week.

Who would have ever guessed that a photo of a spider web covered in dew on a prickly pear cactus would provide so much insight? Funny how nature has a way of doing that if we can just take the time to see it.
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The only “Black Friday” deal we are chasing! Hope everyone has a chance to follow up Thanksgiving with couple days in the outdoors before getting back to work. On a side note…one of the oldest bucks we have ever photographed. Any guesses on age?
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As the sun rises this morning, we are beyond blessed to be part of this incredible ranch. Five generations have called this ranch home, and we are hopeful five more can do the same. Ranching is not easy, and it’s even more difficult to keep the same ranch in the same family for 90 years. To say we are thankful, would be an understatement. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends…as we have learned that it’s not what you have, but who you can share it with that matters the most.
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Here is to a full stomach…and time spent with family and friends. We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. A big “thank you” to all those who we get the pleasure to interact with throughout the year. Here at the ranch, we have so much to be thankful for!
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Replacement heifers are right on track for breeding season…averaged 778 lbs on November 7. Developed solely on range conditions with the exception of creep feed during weaning. We will put bulls with these girls the first week of December for 45 days.
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Today we are fertility testing herd bulls, and tomorrow, gathering our females for their pre-breeding working. The past 4 days we have been sharing a deer blind with long time friends. What do all 3 of these events have in common…freedom, or our privilege to live in a country of free speech and choice. To all those who made the choice to serve and protect this great country, we thank you. Without your sacrifices, we wouldn’t be able to live this life.
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Moved our replacement heifers on a lease we have near Dilley to fresh pasture. These girls were raised and have been developed on range since birth…beautiful, uniform set. These Beefmaster females are easy keepers!
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