All Gone

The cattle are all gone and now we have time to reflect.  Looking back, having a sale during a pandemic and when cattle prices were down all over the country, was risky.   We knew that the cattle were in great shape and when Dustin asked us right before the catalog was going to print, what we wanted to do, we …

Clearing cedars and other pasture improvements

Cleaning up pastures For the past three years we have been working at clearing cedar trees on the property where we live in Hamilton.? Much of the native pasture had a thick cover of cedar trees.? Some were very large and some large bunches of smaller trees under beautiful oaks.? Our hardworking hand, Garrett, worked tirelessly with a chainsaw and …

Hidden Oaks Gate

We are looking forward to welcoming our Hereford friends through this gate on May 16, 2020 for our Herd Dispersal Sale.  I designed our gate in about 2005.  The image of the two heifers in the center of the gate, was taken from a picture that I gave to the gate welder.  I don?t recall anything in particular about the …

Hidden Oaks Ranch | Hamilton, Texas | Quality breeders of Hereford cattle, located in the beautiful Texas hills country.

The Story of Sweet Tart and Skittles

The Story of Sweet Tart and Skittles In our family of four kids, getting everyone a good heifer to show was never easy.? Seems like most of the time the heifers were picked according to age of siblings.? Oldest kid gets first pick on heifer and as one aged out another moved up to get first pick. When a heifer …

Hidden Oaks Ranch | Hamilton, Texas | Quality breeders of Hereford cattle, located in the beautiful Texas hills country.

Retirement Dispersal Sale May 2, 2020 EDIT-Date changed to May 16

EDITED: DATE CHANGE TO MAY 16, 2020.? We have been in the Hereford business for over 20 years. Our herd has improved and also grown in those 20 years. After much thought and consideration, Keith and I have decided it is time to disperse what we have and begin again. That being said, on May 2, 2020 we will sell …

Hidden Oaks Ranch | Hamilton, Texas | Quality breeders of Hereford cattle, located in the beautiful Texas hills country.

A lot of family and a New Year

Starting the new year with something new.? Hidden Oaks Ranch has been dear to my heart for more than 20 years.? I am not a writer, so I expect it?s not going to be perfect.? Hoping to have the kids contribute when possible since we are a family operation.??A house full of family is the best way to spend Christmas …