Lost Lake Ranch
Lost Lake Ranch, located in Sonora, Texas, is steep in history dating back to the early 1880s and the founding of the town of Sonora. As a result, the ranch has survived for almost 140 years and has seen droughts, floods, diseases, plagues, and even world wars. The Malones who now own Lost Lake Ranch are focused on preserving that rich history. Equally as important to the Malone family is being a good steward of the land itself. They employ many traditional conservation practices while utilizing the latest ranching techniques to maintain and improve the quality of their land.
Holistic and planned rotational grazing is the primary focus at Lost Lake Ranch. Meaning multiple species graze pastures simultaneously and then move to another pasture before causing damage to the forages, resulting in stronger plant growth in the future.
Lost Lake Ranch raises Spanish goats, Dorper-Croix sheep, Red Angus, and Black Baldy cattle in a typical year. These species graze together resulting in the more complete use of the available forages.
Lost Lake Ranch livestock are marketed primarily through private treaty sales, with some being marketed conventionally. All animals at the ranch are bred to have outstanding structural integrity, high weight gain ratios, and repeatedly breed back. When working with the Malone family integrity and honesty are paramount. Lost Lake Ranch produces a quality product from a family that is in the business for the long term.