The Land Report

Spring 2016

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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One at a time, four professionally trained cowdogs followed their trainers into the W.R. Watt Arena. Each proceeded to work ten head of cattle. Then the degree of diffi- culty was upped to 40 head. Following the demonstrations, all four went on the block. The results were nothing short of stunning. The four averaged more than $15,000 each — considerably more than the horses that preceded them. The top dog was a Roy Cox-trained border collie named Jake. The two-year-old fetched a record-setting $27,500. The buyer was Bobby Patton Jr. of Fort Worth, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and proprietor of New Mexico's 174,000-acre York Ranch. 24 The LandReport | S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 LANDREPORT.COM Cox originally bred and trained cowdogs, but socializing pups proved too time-consuming. Today, he focuses on training only.

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