The property soils on all three Tebben ranches are well maintained, and produce a variety of nutritious grasses for our WAGYU cattle, primarily Coastal Bermuda grass and Bluestem grass. The fertile river bottoms also provide high protein grasses during the winter months, providing year-long grazing for our WAGYU cattle. Our reservoirs, which are strategically placed for the cattle’s convenience, are filled with mineral rich water from our well. Our 200-year-old Live Oaks provide an idyllic resting spot for the cattle and reprieve from the sun.
The Tebben’s Floresville Ranch includes hills on one side, with a one-hundred-foot elevation change that drops down into flat bottom land. Then it drops off again into pecan bottom, and the San Antonio River winds around the western edge boarding the property. With Tebben’s riparian rights, the river provides a source of irrigation to the fields, which provides an insurance policy against drought. Larry can use it to irrigate the fields and produce hay or whatever is necessary to provide for his cattle.
Since Larry knows first-hand the devastating effects that drought has on farming and raising cattle, he believes that being able to have access to water is the foundation of sustainability and the ability to produce what you need on your own land. To guard against the risks, Larry practices good farming and ranching protocals along with common sense to allow his land to support a completely stocked herd year-round.