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January 17, 2017

All in a Day’s Work - January 2017

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November 09, 2016

Motley County EMS Receives Donation through Matador Ranch’s Helping Heroes Program

MATADOR, TEXAS — Matador Ranch has donated $10,000 to help Motley County Emergency Medical Services purchase a new ambulatory cot lift system, an important tool in transporting people via ambulance. “What’s terrific about Matador Ranch’s generous donation is it helps the Motley County EMS crew help others, so the benefits

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November 04, 2016

Matador Cattle Company Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Contacts: Patricia Leidemer, Wildlife Habitat Council, 240-247-0933 pleidemer@wildlifehc.org Deanna Altenhoff, Matador Cattle Company, (512) 495-1571 deanna.altenhoff@kochps.com SILVER SPRING, MD — Matador Cattle Company’s Beaverhead Ranch has demonstrated its continued commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving recertification of its habitat management program from Wildlife Habitat Council

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September 28, 2016

King Ranch Institute: A Legacy of Dedication

A vital component of a successful ranch is understanding consumer needs and expectations, embracing change, and ensuring that the operation meets those consumer demands. This is exactly what Bob Kilmer, ranch manager of Matador Ranch, strives for every day. Read the entire article about Bob Kilmer’s 40-year commitment to

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December 17, 2014

Beaverhead Ranch Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Contacts: Patricia Leidemer, Wildlife Habitat Council, 240-247-0933, pleidemer@wildlifehc.org Deanna Altenhoff, Koch Companies Public Sector, 512-495-1571, deanna.altenhoff@kochps.com BALTIMORE, MD — Employees at Matador Cattle Company’s Beaverhead Ranch received international recognition for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) 2

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November 01, 2014

Progressive Farmer: CREATIVE Changes

The Matador Ranch follows a long-term plan to improve its grazing resource. Terms like “creative destruction” and “market based management” aren’t tossed around every day on most ranches. But the Matador Ranch, 90 miles east of Lubbock, Texas, is different than most. Read the story in Progressive Farmer

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November 01, 2013

America’s Horse magazine: Talking About the 50s

Matador Ranch brands its horses with a 50 on the left hip, a tradition that goes back for more than 100 years. Because of the quality of its horses, the ranch this year received the Zoetis -AQHA Best Remuda award. Read the entire article in America’s Horse magazine.

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November 01, 2013

Western Horseman: On the Range - Matador Earns Best Remuda Award

With a rich history and progressive horse program, Matador Ranch earns high honors from the American Quarter Horse Association. Read the article here.

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May 05, 2013

Matador Ranch is the winner of the 2013 Zoetis-AQHA Best Remuda Award

MATADOR, Texas - To honor the contributions that ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association and AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis have named the Matador Ranch of Matador, Texas, the recipient of the 2013 Best Remuda Award. (View video here.) Owned by

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October 04, 2011

The Science of Success at the Matador

When the best of cowboy savvy and corporate culture meet, it can be a match made in ranching heaven. Read how Matador Cattle Company applies Market-Based Management to ranching in this American Quarter Horse Journal article.

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April 11, 2011

Matador Ranch Donates To First Responders

April 11, 2011 MATADOR, Texas – Matador Ranch is donating $42,000 to 13 area volunteer fire departments and the Motley County Emergency Medical Service. “There is no good way to say ‘thanks’ to the many men and women who responded quickly to the range fire that swept through this area in February,” said Bob Kilmer,

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October 14, 2010

Matador Ranch Honored With Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship Award

Contact: Jeff Goodwin (903-257-6633) ODESSA, Texas – The Texas Section Society for Range Management (TSSRM) and the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today awarded their highest stewardship honor to the Matador Ranch as part of the TSSRM annual convention held here. “Matador Ranch is clearly a leader in

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June 11, 2010

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Selects Matador Ranch as Lone Star Land Steward

MATADOR, Texas – Texas Parks & Wildlife Department honored Matador Ranch as the Lone Star Land Steward in the corporate category at a ceremony on May 26 in Austin. “Our Matador Ranch team is proud to hang the Lone Star Land Steward sign on our gate,” says Bob Kilmer. “To receive this

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