History

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Satterfield Ranch is located in the beautiful hills and piney woods of East Texas. Ranching runs deep in Nancy Satterfield’s family. Her Great-grandfather, Joe Hurt was a rancher years before her birth, with her father, Walter Vernon Hankla, following in his footsteps until he gave up ranching when she was 11. When Scott and Nancy married in 1987, they would spend their visits enjoying the landscape of East Texas. This love for the land and what it had to offer, was the beginning of Satterfield Ranch. They purchased “headquarters” in 1992 and acquired their first Commercial Brahman the following year.

For Scott it was love at first sight, while it rekindled a familiar life of simpler times for Nancy. With the help of Nancy’s sister Laura and brother-in-law, Robert Johnston, the ranch operation began.

In 1995, Nancy gave Scott his first two Guy Jeanes Registered Brahman mamas, at which time they joined the American Brahman Breeders Association. This opened them up to a wealth of experienced friendships and education putting them on the road to creating an impressive herd of Registered Brahman cattle.

In 2004 Scott and Nancy moved one step closer to their dream of retiring on the ranch by moving from their home of 19 years in Illinois. Scott began a Gastroenterology practice in Tyler, Texas – located a mere hour from the ranch. With the full time responsibilities of his practice and family, they still find their time at the ranch cut short by these important responsibilities. Jake is now studying Vocal Performance at New York University. Emily is in Middle School and loves every animal, with a particular fondness for horses, Border Collies and Red Brahman cattle. She wants to be a vet one day.

The Satterfields always enjoy meeting with other breeders. This past summer of 2012, the family made the trip to Panama for the World Brahman Congress. What an educational opportunity. We met a lot of new friends while embracing the warm, vibrant culture of Panama.

As their children grow, they look forward to going on more ranch visits, both foreign and domestic.

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