Rivers Bend Ranch

Our Family History

As a five-generation family in the cattle business we understand the need for quality breeding stock. Dating back to the 1860’s, the Baca and Elkins families were part of the pioneering and ranching families of Texas. The Baca family settled in Flatonia, Texas and the Elkins settled in the Snyder, Texas area after their migration from Europe. In the late 1800 the Elkins family move to the Grants, N Mex. area and built several prominent cattle ranches which still operate today. The Baca's moved to New Mexico in the late 1940's. 

We are very proud to carry on the way of life our pioneer ancestors built. 
 Our love of the cattle business has made our lives very rewarding. 
We have raised cattle and have been involved in the commercial cattle business in one form or another our entire lives. We discovered the Texas Longhorn breed and decided to try our hand at raising world class longhorns about 8 years ago. We purchased our first Longhorns just for their looks and gentle traits. To date we offer New Mexico Texas Longhorn, F1-Wagyu/Angus beef and live cattle through our operation. Owning ranches in Grants, NM and Aztec, NM, we base our headquarters in Aztec, NM.


Tuff and Ready

89 3/4" TTT



2021 Horn Showcase

3 Time Champion

Thunder Rolls RBR

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