San Miguel Cattle Company’s LV brand was first registered in Williamson County, Texas, nearly 150 years ago.  SMCC is proud to use the brand and continue the tradition of caring for cattle and the land.

The LV brand was again registered in Brewster County in 1979 and used on registered Brahman cattle on the Persimmon Gap Ranch.  West Texas can be difficult cattle country. The cattle must be survivors.  Females must have strong maternal instincts with the ability to raise a calf on short rations and long walks to water.  Tough conditions defined this herd in its early years.

In 2002 San Miguel Cattle Company moved to  Wilson County, 40 miles southeast of San Antonio.  The grass is greener, but the same selection criteria apply.  The emphasis is on reproductive efficiency, good udders, gentle temperament, and balanced, moderate conformation. These are elegant, functional cattle that fit the country.

There is also much history to be found in the pedigrees of SMCC cattle going back to the early breeders who led the way for the Brahman breed.


The pedigrees of the red herd contain the names of many well-known sires, as well as home-raised bulls that have never visited a show ring, but made their influence felt in the San Miguel red herd.  These cattle speak for themselves… fertile, good udders, docile, and easy on the eye.


The grey herd is composed of elegant, functional cattle that represent the breed standard.  Continuous selection for market traits allows them to fit into any purebred or crossbreeding program.