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King Ranch,

c.1,000,000 acres (404,700 hectares), S Tex., SW of Corpus Christi with headquarters at Kingsville, Tex.; one of the largest ranches in the world. It has several divisions, of which the best known is Santa Gertrudis, the "home" ranch. The Santa Gertrudis, the only true cattle breed developed in North America, was developed there. Thoroughbred racehorses are also raised. The ranch was founded in 1853 by Richard King, a steamboat captain. After King's death, the giant holdings were managed by his son-in-law, Robert Kleberg; later, Kleberg's son succeeded to the management. The property was divided in 1935, but the central ranches are still large enough to resemble a semifeudal domain. Profits from oil and natural gas rights and farming have been added to income gained from the great beef herds.
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The menu will be King Ranch chicken, tossed salad, bread and brownies.
They are from respected institutions such as the Noble Research Institute, Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program, the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and several private consultants.
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Mike Conaway of Midland, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee; Helen Groves, daughter of King Ranch founder Robert Kleberg; Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller; former Gov.
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In June, half of the new F-150 pickup trucks sold by Ford were of its three existing premium models -- Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.
Ford said that it sold a record 54,370 F-series pickups in January and said that the redesigned 2015 F-150 remained in short supply, particularly high-end versions such as the King Ranch and Platinum editions.
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