No. 14 Lykes Heirs
With more than half of the family acreage nestled in Glades and Highland counties in Florida, heirs of Dr. Howell Tyson Lykes (1846–1906) maintain a thriving a cow-calf operation centered on the Brangus breed. Other business interests around the Sunshine State include forestry, farming, water resources, and recreational hunting. In Texas, where the family has received the prestigious Lone Star Land Steward Award, the Lykes own the 264,555-acre 02 RANCH, which encompasses portions of Brewster and Presidio counties in the Big Bend region.