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King Ranch Continues to Demonstrate Leadership

For more than 150 years, King Ranch has proven its leadership as a steward of the land, but resting on their laurels is not a common attribute of Captain Richard King’s descendants. Today, King Ranch Inc.’s land holdings total 911,215

The Land Report 100

For more than 150 years, King Ranch has proven its leadership as a steward of the land, but resting on their laurels is not a common attribute of Captain Richard King’s descendants. Today, King Ranch Inc.’s land holdings total 911,215 acres, which puts its firmly at No. 7 on the Land Report 100.

In the last century, King Ranch produced the first registered American Quarter Horse and a Triple Crown winner. It has leveraged this storied heritage into a nationally recognized brand–not the kind just seen on cattle but the kind visible on Ford trucks. Today, King Ranch is committed to a wide-ranging number of endeavors, including the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management at Texas A&M Kingsville and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, as well as programs for environmental stewardship and brush management. And don’t overlook the cattle that wear the Running W brand. The ranch that produced the Santa Gertrudis, aka first breed of cattle in the U.S., also developed a new composite breed of cattle, the Santa Cruz.

Other operations include its majority-owned interest in the largest citrus producer in the U.S., Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership; a 60,000-acre farming operation in South Texas; sugarcane and vegetables in Florida; one of the country’s largest pecan shelling operations; the largest turfgrass operation in the State of Texas; a John Deere dealership; and the world-famous King Ranch Saddle Shop, a retail store, catalog, and Internet website specializing in high-end leather goods.

Download the 2010 Land Report 100 HERE.

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