The Ranches

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The ranches participating in the Ranch Round Up are carefully selected.  Each ranch must be approved by a selection committee. Among aspects the committee considers, the ranch must be a current working cattle ranch, must still be worked by the family that founded the ranch and the ranch must have historical significance – a long history and a positive reputation for contributing to the ranching community.

Economically, most of the ranches have grown – expanded and diversified operations to remain financially viable and independent.  They have steadfastly continued, however the working cattle operations.  The ranch families have continued to embrace the ideals of the American cowboy passed down to them through the generations.  Even the youngest generations seem unable to imagine any ambition beyond continuing the family ranch.  The ranch pages listed under this menu include videos reflecting these family traditions to uphold the honor of the “cowboy” culture.

The number of ranches participating has fluctuated throughout the year’s.  The original ranches that started the event were:

R. A. Brown Ranch from Throckmorton, TX

Circle Bar Ranch from Seymour, TX

Double U Ranch from Post, TX

Lewis Ranches from Clarendon, TX

Moorhouse Ranch Company from Benjamin, TX

Renderbrook-Spade Ranch from Colorado, TX

Scharbauer Cattle Company from Midland, TX

Swenson Ranches from Stamford, TX

Tongue River & Spur Headquarters from Dumont and Spur, TX

U Lazy S Ranch from Post, TX

W. T. Waggoner Estate from Vernon, TX

Additional ranches that have been invited through the years include:

Burnett Ranches from Guthrie and Iowa Park, TX

Coldwater Cattle Company from Borger, TX

Green Land & Cattle Company from Albany, TX

J. A. Cattle Company from Palo Duro Canyon, TX

Johnson Ranches from Amarillo, TX

King Ranch, Inc. from Kingsville, TX