J.F. Welder Heirs, Ltd. is a Texas family ranching enterprise which was founded in 1878. James F. Welder, a grandson of Col. James Power, began this business which today is one of the oldest undivided family ranching partnerships in Texas.

James F. Welder was a strong leader in ranching and banking in early Texas history. Today, the family continues his legacy of a unified family and strong business. The family is committed to keeping its ranching heritage alive for generations to come.
  • Cattle Business: The partnership operates a commercial cow-calf herd (1/4 Brahman - 3/4 Hereford Cross) on a portion of the ranch land owned by the family.

  • Leases: Farming, hunting, grazing and other surface use leases make up a significant portion of the family's business. Oil and gas royalties are generated through mineral leases to exploration companies.

  • Other Investments: The family is expanding its business through the investment of retained earnings and other sources of capital.


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