The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo
would not possible without the generous donation
of livestock from these area livestock producers.
We cannot thank you enough!
The Jim Dyer Family
From Fort Davis, Texas
James and Jan Dyer established Rancho Espuela Cattle Co. in the 1960’s when they bought land west of Fort Davis. Though they each grew up in other parts of Texas, both of them fell in love with the Big Bend area, and with each other for that matter, while they attended college at Sul Ross State University. James and Jan got married while at Sul Ross and then moved back to James’ parents on their ranch in Baird. They both couldn’t quite shake their love of the Big Bend and ended up moving back to Alpine in the 1960’s, where James was able to lease some ranches in the area and eventually buy his own land. James comes from a long line of cattlemen. His grandpa was a trail boss on the Chilsolm Trail and his parents ranched in Baird where James grew up.
The Dyers raised Hereford cattle until the late 1960’s, when they made the transition to Limousin cattle. They had the first half blood Limousin bull born in the United States and were active in the Limousin Association for years. More recently, the family has begun crossing their herd with Akaushi cattle, which are known for their quality grade. James and Jan’s children are con-tinuing the family tradition and keeping the ranching heritage alive.
The Roddy Schoenfeldt Family
From Alpine, Texas
Roddy & Sissy Schoenfeldt, dba 4S Ranch, started operating in 1984 with 3 Brahman bulls and 100 Hereford cows from J. D. Holman ranch. It has continued as a family operation through 3 droughts, one fire and a few unhappy situations, but our family loves the heritage, country and ranching community we grew up in, and will strive to continue as a supporter of the ranching life as long as possible.
Thanks from all of us for preserving the ranch heritage in the Big Bend area. Sissy, Shad and Staci Schoenfeldt & family, Shay and JJ Coleman family.
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The Bodie Means Family
From Valentine, Texas
The Means Y6 Ranch was established in 1886 by John Z. Means and his wife Exa Means. In the very beginning, the ranch started as a cow/calf operation. They also raised their own ranch horses. Today, that tradition still stands. Bodie and Shelly Means, along with their daughter Evan Means, are the fifth generation living on the ranch. They are still raising cattle and breeding good ranch horses.
Irion Munson Ranch
From Barnhart, TX
The Irion Munson is owned by the David M. Munson Family in Dallas, TX and operated by Barry and Beckie English. Along with raising Superior Ram-bouillet Sheep, the ranch consists of an Angus cow/calf operation and Spanish goats. Barry was born in Alpine and Barry and Beckie feel blessed to be able to give back to the community.
Special Thanks for our Feed Providers
Johnson’s Feed & Western Wear
Power Post Driver
Baeza’s Feed & Surber Ade
Thank You for the Hay & Range Cubes