We used to quip that the best Brahman cattle in Texas weren’t actually “in” Texas, they were “in” Florida. We’d visit the big Brahman shows in Texas such as the annual Texas State Fair, and we’d do really well with our Brahman bulls and heifers, both red and gray. We love and respect our friends in Texas who are Brahman cattle breeders – in fact, so much so, that we now have a Brahman cattle ranch in Texas at 1438 Shield Road, in Frost, Texas, to be specific.
So, now we have to say that the “best” Brahman cattle for sale in Texas actually now are in Texas, or at least they have a permanent home in Texas at Moreno Ranches Texas. We’re excited about this new era in Moreno Ranches as we shuttle between our Florida Ranch and our Texas Ranch. Two of the greatest Southern states are now “home” to Moreno Ranches. At this point, we’re getting to know Texas a whole lot better, including the town of Frost, Texas. Here’s an excerpt from our friends at the Texas State Historical Association:
Frost, at the junction of State Highway 22 and Farm Road 667, twenty miles west of Corsicana in northwestern Navarro County, was established in 1881, when the St. Louis Southwestern Railway built from Corsicana to Hillsboro. The town was named for Samuel R. Frost, a local politician and attorney for the railroad. The tracks bypassed the nearby settlement of Crossroads, and within a short time all of the businesses in Crossroads moved to the new town. A post office opened in 1887, and Henry Jones established a school the following year. In 1890 Wylie N. Jones built a waterworks to supply the town from a nearby lake. He also built a small steamboat, at the time one of the few on an inland lake in Texas. By the early 1900s Frost had six cotton gins, an oil mill, several butcher shops, seven grocery stores, a number of dry-goods stores, two banks, and three drugstores; the estimated population in 1910 was 702. The town continued to prosper during the 1920s and reached a peak population of 913 in 1929. In 1930 a tornado killed twenty-two people in Frost and injured more than fifty. Much of the business district was destroyed. During the 1930s the community declined, partly because of the Great Depression and residents’ flight to the cities. By 1945 Frost had a population of 671 and twenty-five businesses. The decline continued during the 1950s and 1960s, to a low of 495 in 1966. In 1990 Frost had a population of 647 and eight businesses. In 2000 the population was 648. Source: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlf31
That’s pretty interesting. We’re getting to know the Lone Star state, including its very hot summers (a bit less humid than a Florida summer, we have to say), and it’s cool or even cold winters (a bit cooler than a Florida winter, we have to say). We’re starting to develop a taste for Tex-Mex, and for ice-cold LimeAid’s at Sonic (the closest one being in Italy, Texas). OK, we just have to say, ITALY – Texas? That’s more than a bit weird. So, as we work on our Texas Ranch and bring a new era of incredible genetics to the Brahman industry in Texas, we’re really enjoying the whole “Lone Star State” thing, but we’re getting a bit conflicted as to which state in the Union is better – Texas or Florida. For now, we’ll just waffle on that one, but we’re pretty sure where you can find the best Brahman cattle in Texas and the best Brahman cattle in Florida – here at Moreno Ranches!
Oh, and if you’re up for it, reach out for a Ranch Visit to our Texas ranch. We’d love to show you around!