to the Trigg Ranch Web Site
Kristen and Rick Holmes
quality Aberdeen Angus feeder and
stocker calves have been raised on the
Steve Trigg Ranch since 1918 when the
Triggs brought the first herd of black
cattle to New Mexico from Texas. This
50,000 acre ranch lies in the mesa
country straddling the eastern edge of
San Miguel County, 32 miles NNW of
Tucumcari, NM. It is operated by Trigg
Cattle Company. Kristen Holmes is the
ranch manager with her husband Richard.
Eric Trigg was one of
three keynote speakers that opened the
34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering this
year in Elko Nevada. Click HERE
to see the video.
The New Mexico Section
of the Society for Range Management
awarded the "Excellence in Range
Management" Award to Trigg Cattle Co. and
the Trigg family at the Societyâ€™s annual
meeting on January 10-11, 2013 at the Farm
and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.
Kristen, Caitlin, and Hilary Holmes
attended the Awards Luncheon to accept the
award on behalf of the Trigg family. Click
here to read the news release for the
The Trigg Ranch is
actively trying to manage our lands using
the Allan Savory method of holistic range
management. Who is Allan Savory? Check out
the following 22 minute video to find out!
Osterhouse and Martin MacRoberts
surveyed the bird population along Trigg
Road on July 23 and 24, 2013. Here is a
list of the birds
departs Nana's International Airport and
Colton vidoes the takeoff.
Click to see video.
“The Last Family
Ranch Left Standing”
Can a family ranch
survive more than two or three
generations? It seems inevitable that
family disputes, death duties, or
financial pressures eventually chip
away until the property must be sold,
in pieces or altogether, and the
original ranch is just history.
third generation descendants of Bess
and Steve Trigg believe that the Trigg
Ranch will be “the last family ranch
left standing”. What makes us so sure?
Read Linda’s account of “The
Trigg Experience” to
Howell, certified educator and
consultant for Allan Savory Holistic
visited the Trigg Ranch
in August 2003 and wrote an article
that was published in the
Allan Savory Center's "In Practice"
the following February.
writes, "It was a pleasure
to meet a ranching family with so many
positive things going for them. With
people and financial issues well under
control, Rick and Kristen are
well-poised to begin working on the
ecological side of things. With locally
adapted cattle, the support of the
entire family, a healthy financial
cushion, and a strong desire to improve,
the Trigg Ranch really is bursting with
possibility." Click here
to read the article.
was sprayed for mesquite on 6/18/08. Click to
Steve L. Trigg Jr. passed away
July 2nd, 2002.
Trigg operated the Trigg Ranch for over
60 years. He was a generous, kind, and
well respected New Mexico rancher and we
miss him dearly. Here is his
obituary - a good read - and photos
of his memorial service at the ranch.
Lane, president of The Bell
, died in an airplane crash on
Wednesday, August 15, 2007.
Remembered . . .
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