|Gary and Carolyn McGehee, Mertzon, Texas
(September 1, 2011) Gary McGehee and wife, Carolyn, own and operate 4,500 acres in western Texas. It is family operated with the McGehees handling the daily work and hiring crews for shearing and other special large jobs such as fence building. The McGehees consider themselves conservationists and raise grass. They use livestock (sheep, goats, cattle) to harvest their grass much the same as a farmer uses a stripper for his corn and cotton harvest. By using a proper rotational system, the sheep not only provide meat and wool income but are also very essential in control of weeds. This is an excellent natural control device and saves the expense of chemical control. A few years back they started a hunting operation and this extra income has been helpful and has not hurt the ranch operations in any way.
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