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    Home of $1Million Dollar Sire, Woody Be Tuff

    Woody Be Tuff's progeny are making waves all over the cutting industry. His first three Center Ranch foal crops ('12-'14) have produced Futurity Co-Champion, CR Tuff Hearted Cat as well as 3 other Open Futurity finalists, Kittyswood, CR Tuff Lucy & CR MissnJethro Woody. In less than three years, his offspring earnings have surpassed $1,000,000 mark.

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    Blaze Faced Babies, Everywhere!

    Nothing punctuates the landscape of rolling hills, green grass, and big Texas skies quite like our band of big round recipient mamas and their sweet babies. That's right - spring means the new crop of Tuff babies have arrived! And they are looking better than ever- big boned and blaze faced!

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    3 Rices + 4 CR Horses = Futurity Finals Success

    There was a lot of buzz about our program at the 2014 NCHA Futurity, where five of our entries ranked among the top go-round contenders and four qualified for the Open Finals, a record showing for an individual owner.


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    Quality Uniformity Reputation

    Center Ranch offers F1 Brangus, Brangus, and Brangus Baldies including Pairs, Heavy breds, and open females. All heifers have undergone strict health protocols and met minimum standards for pelvic area prior to being bred to low birth weight Angus bulls.

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    We've Got Mare Power, How 'bout You?

    A great sire is important, but your can't underestimate the power of a proven dam. Over 1/3 of our broodmares have LTE in excess of $100,00 - many of whom have exceptional produce earnings with just a limited number of foals competing. 

Welcome to Center Ranch

Home of Champion Sire, Woody Be Tuff

A Real Working Texas Ranch.

Founded by Finis Welch in 1987, and managed by Jay Dickson since 1992, Center Ranch is located near Centerville - among the piney woods and rolling hills of East Central Texas.

Over the past twenty-five years, Center Ranch has grown from a 130 acre property to a 8,800 acre thriving hay operation, cattle business, training facility, and equine veterinary center.  The Ranch has balanced a combination of traditional Texas cattle ranching with some of the most technologically advanced agricultural services available to make it a leader in the ranching industry.

Center Ranch’s experience, selective breeding, and equine care have allowed them to produce and sell top quality cutting and ranch horses to their clients. NCHA Hall of Famer, Ronnie Rice manages the 2 and 3 year-old training program giving each of the started cutting prospects and ranch horses, as well as the riders who ride them, a distinct advantage in the cutting arena and on the ranch.

Most Exciting 10 Minutes in NCHA World Finals Cutting!

Boyd Rice & CR Sun Reys Sweep Mercuria


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Meanwhile, back at the ranch..

2015 Futurity Update (2)

Center Ranch is proud to bring another great class of prospects to the bright lights of Will Rogers Arena for the 2015 NCHA Futurity. Here's the lineup of horses, pedigrees and riders whom we're cheering on!

Saturday, 11/21/2015

  • 1st set / 15th horse: CR Tuff Cookie
    • Woody Be Tuff X Calie Del Rey
    • Boyd Rice *scratched due to illness
  • 3rd set / 9th horse: Papas Shadeaux
    • Dual Rey X Pepto Candy
    • Ronnie Rice, 1st go score: 216.5

Monday, 11/23/2015

  • 4th set / 14th horse: CR Gotcha Covered
    • Dualin Boon X The Cattatac
    • Tarin Rice, 1st go score: 216
25 November, 2015
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A few words about our first annual sale...


Two words we can't extend far enough to the many people who came together to make the 1st annual Center Ranch Sigma Standard Fall Production Sale a success. We know the team we have in place and the product that we are putting out are second to none and we couldn't have been more proud of how the day went. And it doesn't stop with the horses & cattle.

13 October, 2015
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