The Land Report

Winter 2014

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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59 | 60 | 58 | 56 | 55 | 54 | 62 | 61 | 62 | 57 | The L and Report 100 Williams Family 181,000 acres The Pitchfork Land & Cattle Company's h ome ranch outside the West Texas town of Guthrie marks its livestock with a telltale trident. The Pitchfork Gray, a sturdy ranch horse, is another icon found on the ranch. The Pitchfork is still operated by descendants of Eugene Williams of St. Louis. Robert A. Funk Sr. 175,000 acres Express Employment Professionals Chairman Bob Funk knows how to have a good time, be it four-wheeling on his UU Bar Ranch in Northern New Mexico or hosting a steak dinner for 1,800 guests at his Yukon home. (Turn to pages 30-31 for a closer look at his Big Event.) The gregarious Oklahoman was the subject of a cover story, "Trail Boss," in the Fall 2011 issue of The Land Report. McCoy & Remme Families 174,300 acres The March 2014 sale of the historic 55,709- acre Rockpile Ranch in the Davis Mountains of Far West Texas resulted in a decreased tally for this extended Texas family, which traces its ranching heritage back to Emmett McCoy, founder of McCoy's Building Supply. Russell Gordy 170,129 acres Texas energy investor Russell Gordy earned his fortune on smart buys and good timing. Many would say he's been equally smart about his land investments. Gordy owns large properties in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, including Falls Ranch north of Casper. Broadbent Family 170,000 acres A yearling cattle and sheep operation with headquarters in Evanston, the Broadbent Ranch is one of Wyoming's largest and most diversified outfits. With land in California and Utah, the Broadbents raise Rambouillet for their in-demand wool. The family suffered the tragic loss of Joe Broadbent, 74, late last year in a traffic accident in Utah's Provo Canyon. Irwin Heirs 170,000 acres Horses with the RO brand — bred at the h istoric Arizona-based O RO Ranch — were among the first registered by the AQHA. John Irwin II purchased the O RO in 1973 from the Greene Cattle Company. His son, John Irwin III, still runs the ranch as a cattle operation under the JJJ Corporation moniker. Sugg Family 166,655 acres Established in West Texas, the 7D Ranch was already well known when the San Angelo-based Sugg family acquired it. Brothers Cal Sugg Jr. and Joel Sugg still run cattle operations the way their parents did, with cowhands and drift fences. Fasken Family 165,000 acres Canadian David Fasken bought right when he acquired the C Ranch from the estate of a Chicago meat packer. Fasken's son, Robert, moved to Midland to help oversee ranch management. Then oil was discovered. To this day, Fasken Oil & Ranch still owns the land on which it drills. Mike Mechenbier 163,800 acres This cowboy philanthropist's New Mexico holdings include the Four Daughters Ranch, the Dockery-Collins, the Pie Ranch, and the Loveless-Romero. Mechenbier also manages 2,000 acres in the Middle Rio Grande Valley and operates two cattle feedlots. Cogdell Family 160,000 acres The descendants of D.M. Cogdell continue their family's Texas Panhandle ranching legacy. Holdings include the Tule Ranch, a cow-calf and Quarter Horse operator in Armstrong and Briscoe Counties. Fanjul Family 160,000 acres The family's Florida Crystals Corporation is a leading domestic sugar producer and the first and only producer of certified organic sugar grown and harvested in the U.S. The Fanjuls 112 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 LANDREPORT.COM 53 |

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