Never Gonna Rain Video
New Drought-Inspired Video with Music by Dave Stamey

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Brangus Cattle from
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Photos By Wesley Schultz Photography
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From November 1, 2014 to February 15, 2015, The Spanish Ranch received a total of 5.5 inches of rain. That is about half of normal – definitely not El Niño – as we enter the final few weeks of our rainy season. While we are grateful to have the moisture and see the green emerging in the hills, it is still far below the amounts needed to break through this drought. Colorado's weather forecaster Brian Bledsoe predicts a relatively wetter spring and we will welcome all that comes our way.

Having said that, the grass is still short. The wildflowers are peeking through, taking advantage of these 70- to 80-degree days here in the Cuyama Valley: shooting stars, California poppies, and a tiny purple flower that I never remember the name of. It will be time to shovel-prune the locoweed before long.

Drought changes everything, especially for a seedstock producer like ourselves. We have had to cut inventory over the past three years, but the stock looks outstanding. Being raised here in this dry inland valley, they are acclimated to tough weather and tougher terrain. This year's calves that will be weaned in a few weeks are the best we have ever raised. I'm really excited about this bunch. I'm excited about the "baby pictures" I'm receiving from our customers, too. I'm glad to know the confidence you put in our genetic program is paying off for you.

We encourage you to make visiting The Spanish Ranch a priority on your to-do list this year. We look forward to learning more about your program and how we can help you be even more successful.

     ~~Pamela Doiron

Photo: Kelly Canyon Creek dry with short grass, bare oaks, willows and dry sage. Green in trees is mistletoe.



Our ranch has a 170 year rich history of cattle, stewardship and people. We are continuing that history with a purebred Brangus herd that brings together genetics carefully selected throughout the years for their muscle, style, thickness and correctness. We raise cattle designed to help our commercial customers turn a profit and we also raise all natural grass fed cattle.


We want to continue the long tradition of stewardship by respecting the land, its resources and productivity. We want to constantly invest in the next generation and respect the land, whether people or cattle and produce a premium product.