After Becky Smith took over the B-C Ranch in Alpine, her all-women team took a different approach to wrangling cattle.
McDonald’s, Chipotle, and countless other restaurants around the world.
Across U.S. highways and country roads, Wilson was determined to move cattle in a way that honored the men that came before him.
Most American steaks come from young cattle. HeartBrand, in Harwood, is trying to create a market for cuts from more mature animals.
Life on the ranch was hard enough already, and full of uncertainty. Then a string of dead calves turned up, and everything pointed to murder. But why? And how? A Longview mystery.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Hungerford, seventeen-year-old Logan Goudeau and her community came together to save their livestock. By helicopter.
How a Koch brother and a Texas rancher got crosswise.
In the midst of a storm that brought heavy rains and flash flooding to parts of Central Texas, a herd of cattle was swept away from their pasture.
For the last several centuries, Texas was cattle country. Now, with worldwide demand for goat meat growing, and drought threatening to put cattle ranchers out of business, should Texas be goat country?
Did a genetically modified grass kill a herd of Texas cattle, or were they just another casualty of the ongoing drought?
With demand for beef high and herd sizes still low, ranchers are looking to buy more cows.
And it will affect the steak-loving citizens of the state, as beef prices could jump up to ten percent this year.
Washington D.C.’s Pork Barrel BBQ strikes back at PETA by asking the small Panhandle town to rename itself “Barbecue” instead of “Tofurky.”
Bad as the current drought is, it has yet to match the most arid spell in Texas history. Nearly two dozen survivors of the fifties drought remember the time it never rained.
The King Ranch saga: how one family conquered, tamed, loved, toiled on, and fought over a great piece of Texas.
The word probably makes you think of rhinestone-studded jeans, floppy-brimmed hats, and Nashville queens, but “cowgirl” ought to stand for the tough pioneer women who built ranches and went on cattle drives and the hardy rural women who are out there today doing their fair share of the work, usually invisibly,
If he was asked what he did for a living, Roddy Dean Pippin would smile and say something about the cattle business. But he didn’t exactly buy and sell cows. He stole them. And right up until he was caught, he was as good as any such thief had ever
Did Richard King cheat his partner's heirs out of a chunk of the King Ranch nearly 120 years ago? He may have—and if the Texas Supreme Court permits Chapman v. King Ranch, Inc., to go to trial, the past could come back to haunt the state's most storied spread.
For the first time in its history, the world-famous King Ranch is being run by someone other than a descendant of its founder. Can the mythic institution survive a changing of the guard?
The verdict is in: Oprah loves Texas—and Texas loves Oprah. The queen of daytime talk swept into the Panhandle, turned the tide of public opinion, and had courtroom watchers asking, Where’s the beef?
The drought drives cattle ranchers online.
PITY THE POOR COWMAN. All his life he has been told to raise bigger and better cattle. More meat on the hoof meant more dollars in his pocket—which is why Texas ranchers have turned away from smaller British breeds like Angus and Hereford in favor of heftier continental breeds like
The Federal Express of the cattle business.
In no other state were the turbulent thirties documented as exhaustively as in Texas, where Farm Secirity Administration photographers such as Dorothea Lange and Russell Lee took more than five thousand pictures of Depression and pre-war life . When the agency became the Office of War Information, some of its
John L. Guldemann scorns claims that Longhorns damage the natural area.
Tastes in livestock are as whimsical as tastes in fashion. This year petite is in.
The cattle are dying, the grass is gone, the ranchers are selling their land. The center of Texas is in a drought that may be the worst in a hundred years.
You may have played on one when you were a kid, but it’s no fun for cows.
Or, my life as a Texas gardener.
At the Fort Worth stockyards, cattlemen buy and sell amid the last vestiges of the Old West.
Selling a herd of prime cattle can be tricky business. And it takes professionals to do it right.