Tag Archives: ranching

Why I Ranch…Ray Pfeuffer

I dedicated a series on West Texas ranchers called “Why I Ranch.” Each month I will highlight a rancher in West Texas and ask them to share their story about the ranch life. Ray Pfeuffer Ray and Sandra Pfeuffer make Ranch Life look easy. They have raised a beautiful family. They work hard. They are active in 4H. And, oh yea, they ranch in West Texas. Here is the other half to Ms. Sandra’s answers ūüôā How did you get your start in ranching? My family has always… Read More →

Why I Ranch…Sandra Pfeuffer

Sandra Pfeuffer Did you know that Texas female operators have increased approximately by 50% and the number of acres they manage by about 15% since 1997?¬† For August we are featuring Sandra Pfeuffer.¬† Sandra and her family ranch just outside of Christoval in Schleicher County.¬† Her family is extremely active in 4-H and there isn’t much that this woman doesn’t do.¬† As I am sure you could say about all women ranching and raising families in Texas – they do it all.¬† Here is Sandra’s story… How did… Read More →

Outside the Fire…Duff Hallman

The Duff Ranch, located in Tom Green, Schleicher and Irion counties, received the Texas Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Family Land Heritage Award last fall for continuous operation by the same family for 100 years. The Duff Ranch was established in 1904 by Sam Houston Henderson¬†13 miles east of Eldorado. Sam accumulated more than 100,000 acres during his lifetime, where he ran 6,000 head of cattle. Today,¬†Duff Hallman and Trip Hallman have operated the ranch since 1975. Duff is a licensed and insured private prescribed burn manager through the Texas… Read More →

Meet a CEA…Lisa Brown

Meet Lisa Brown – Menard County Extension Agent!¬† Lisa recently won the top Professional Category Award for Plant ID at the Texas Section Society for Range Management meeting in San Angelo earlier this month! Why did you become a County Extension Agent?¬†Growing up in a ranching family here in Menard the local ranchers are close to my heart so the opportunity to work with them was exciting. I also knew working with the youth here in Menard‚Ķbringing agriculture into the classrooms of the hallways in which I used… Read More →

Why I Ranch…

Frank and Sims Price Ranch In 2012, Price Ranch was recognized for their range management when they were presented the Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship Award by the Texas Section, Society for Range Management and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. And it was recognized as a 2013 regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winner during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. How did you get your start in ranching?¬†The Price family began ranching in 1876. Frank Price has managed¬†his family‚Äôs ranch for 40 years, first in partnership with his… Read More →

Jimmie Powell – Thee Man

Mr. James L. Powell accepted the Foy Proctor Memorial Cowman’s Award of Honor in Midland last week and some of the greatest stories of West Texas were shared. I first met Mr. Powell on a prescribed burn south of San Angelo and the man is just cool. ¬†He is humble, gracious, hard-working, not to mention, a legend. He even has his own chapter in the Texas Cattle Barons book. ¬†But in my book, he is right up there with John Wayne and other cowboy heroes.¬† The following is… Read More →