Essays by Elmer Kelton, Photography by Kathleen Jo Ryan.
In Texas Cattle Barons, Their Families, Land and Legacy thirteen families discuss the reality of owning and working some of the largest land holdings in the state of Texas. Most have owned some or all of their land for generations, others bought into their properties over time, all have risen to the challenge of taking the cattle industry into the next millennium.
Learn firsthand from ranchers like Al and Mike Micailef, Jim and James McAllen, and Jon and Jackie Means about the hard work, discipline, and faith required to make a cattle ranch work in this age of big business. Join the owners of the Broseco, Moorhouse, and Williams ranches as they discuss breeding programs, grazing patterns, and the pursuit of the ultimate “beef animal.” Listen as the Gibsons and the Ryans reveal their passion for the land and their hope for the future.