At Leaning Cedar Ranch we breed and raise the finest representatives of the Dexter and Texon breeds of cattle, and Dorper sheep. Our Dexters are true to their heritage , horned, full bodied, even tempered, well built, and dual purpose. We do not chase vanity show qualities or food trends.
We strive to give our stock all they require to reach their maximum potential - you see them at their best. We are extremely selective and strive to uphold the highest standards of the respective breed associations. Contact us to learn more about our natural, pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic free Dexter, Dexter / Longhorn cross, and Texon cattle, and Dorper sheep and lamb. Whether you need seedstock, or ideally sized beef or lamb for your freezer, Leaning Cedar Ranch is the place to explore.
Leaning Cedar Ranch is located in historic Washington County, the birthplace of Texas. We are a short 10 minute drive north of Chappell Hill, Texas. We are a dedicated cattle and sheep ranch. The business is veteran owned and operated, and uses best practices in husbandry, as well as proven new technologies in animal health and well-being.
Guiding Principles of our Business
- Breed and raise the finest cattle and sheep
- Keep accurate and detailed records, in accordance with best quality assurance practices - including genetic testing
- Honest and forthright negotiations with all clients
- Client tours always welcome
We interact with our animals several times a day, inspecting them carefully each time. Our cattle and sheep are docile and can often be fed by hand. We practice low stress handling techniques, do not use barbed wire, and do not supplement feed with antibiotics, hormones or growth stimulants. We do treat sick and/or injured animals as recommended by our veterinarian - we are meticulous, and keep individual health histories on each of our animals. Our animals are naturally raised, pastured, and allowed to range. All animals on the ranch have shelter, and free choice access to forage or hay, clean / clear water and minerals. They are always humanely treated. We constantly work to increase the staff’s knowledge and skill through the Texas Beef Quality Assurance Program. We have an established relationship with a local veterinarian who helps guide our practices and visits the ranch frequently. We abide by standards set by the Global Animal Partnership for beef cattle, and sheep.
Handling, Rearing, Genetic Testing
All our cattle are handled using low stress techniques. We allow calves to stay with their mothers as long as possible - at least 7 months. "We will halter-break any animal if desired by the new owner. All cattle are brushed, touched, and in human contact daily. Our Dexter herd are tested for all characteristics, including color, polled, and Beta Casein; test results are available upon request."
"All our calves are fully vaccinated, accustomed to feed troughs and water troughs, and are docile, welcoming to visitors, pets and people. Most take hand-feeding readily and accept brushing, pour-ons and handling."
Contact us to learn more about our natural, pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic free Dexter & Texon cattle, and Dorper sheep and lamb. Whether you need seedstock, or ideally sized beef or lamb for your freezer, Leaning Cedar Ranch is your source. We announce all new births on Facebook the day they arrive… please check often for new arrivals.