Nicolas Hermosillo 7th

The sheep industry booms

The sheep industry became an important part of the ranching industry about the time catching mustanges where no longer profitiable.Sheep had been raised mostly in south texas.For many years there colinist bred heavy sheep from the east with the lighter mexican variety.

After the civil war

A growing demand for wool brought even more sheep ranchers to texas. in the 1870s ranchers west and north began toto aquire large herds