McAllen Ranch continues to experiment in cross breeding by introducing new lines of Gelbvieh, Balancer, and Wagyu type cattle


McAllen Ranch wins the prized National BBU Environmental Conservation Award for wildlife conservation and awareness


The importance of carcass data collection is apparent within the cattle industry. Carcass improvements begin within the registered herd


“Gold Plate” son of “Mountain Man” is purchased at the La Cuarenta Ranch Dispersal Sale. “Gold Plate” is a key herdsire, helping our cattle improve in growth, thickness and overall feedyard performance


Cattle improvements continue within the registered herd. Data collection begins on birth weights, weaning weights, and yearling weights

1960s & 1970s

The breeding of quality livestock continues. Further experiments in cross breeding persists


The last train of cattle are loaded in Linn, Texas, headed for Eureka, Kansas. Cattle in the future will be hauled via truck


Argyle buys a few crossbred bulls from Mr. Tom Lasater in Falfurrias, Texas. Lasater was crossbreeding similar cattle and had become successful in raising a quality herd. These crossbred cattle from Lasater’s herd were popular with many cattleman in the region. They were later to be certified as Beefmaster cattle


Argyle and Eldred McAllen (James B. McAllen’s sons) take an active role in improving the cattle. Many different breeds were bought and tried from all over the country. Herefords, Brahmans and Milking Shorthorn were crossed and used extensively in breeding with other ranch stock. Throughout the years the cattle grew a color pattern, which was preferred by Argyle, a dark red, mottle face


James B. McAllen dies; cattle improvements come to a stand still