Santa Elena Ranch

American Red Brahmans That Excel In Production
Alfredo & Josephina Muskus
Madisonville, Texas USA

Established in 1959Santa Elena Ranch


At Santa Elena, we have a no-nonsense program, based on economics for us and our customers. We measure and evaluate our herd sires on their overall performance including birth weight, weaning weight, yearling and mature weights, and scrotal circumference as well as EPDs. The physical traits of structural soundness, conformation, fleshing ability, muscling, and disposition are also emphasized. In all our herd bulls, each animal’s genetic base plays a major role in the decision to keep or cull. Sire and dam summaries provide performance data necessary for consistent production of outstanding progeny. Our goal is to produce sires that consistently produce the best kind of progeny—the kind that make money for the purebred or commercial breeder.

Bulls carrying the VL brand have been sold with outstanding results as far North as Canada and Nevada and as far South as Central and South America, South Africa and Australia.

Our sires are not only found making an impact in other registered Brahman herds, but also in crossbreeding programs and other Brahman-based breeds.

Thank you for your interest in Santa Elena Ranch. If you would like additional details on our ranch or our cattle please contact us at 936-348-6897. We look forward to hearing from you. Visitors are always welcome, please call us to set up your appointment.