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The King Ranch, one of America's most storied ranches, has a 150-year history of shaping the beef industry. It continues to change, grow and thrive thanks to dedication, innovation, vision and a people-first philosophy.
Located at Kingsville, TX, the King Ranch raises Santa Gertrudis and Santa Cruz cattle.
King Ranch Timeline
1824: Captain Richard King is born in New York.
1853: King Ranch is founded.
1869-1884: King revolutionizes the cattle industry, shipping more than 100,000 head of cattle north to feed the country's expansion and spur the development of ranching interest throughout the West.
1916: King Ranch begins a highly successful quarter horse and thoroughbred program that eventually produces countless stakes winners and a Triple Crown champion.
1920: Years of experimentation in cross-breeding culminate with the birth of Monkey, a deep red bull calf who became the foundation for the Santa Gertrudis line of cattle.
1953: Ranch acquires 50% interest in Running W Citrus Growers Limited partnership, which controls 13,000 acres of Minute Maid Citrus Groves in south Florida.
1997: Rancher's Renaissance is founded.