In 2007, we permanently protected our 3,800 acre ranch from development with a conservation easement through the San Isabel Land Protection Trust. It has been in our family since Bill and Dorothy Parker, Elin's folks, purchased it in 1968. Mom and Dad have moved on to that place where there is never a drought, but the Parker family is committed to keep it as a working cattle ranch forever. Bill recognized early on the importance of taking care of the grass and, like Dad, we lean into the latest technology and science and are implementing new ways of growing better pasture by practicing managed grazing.
While good pasture is the foundation of our business, another key to Sangres Best grass finished beef is selection of high-quality cattle and knowing how to "finish" them (aka fatten them). Our third-generation family rancher and founder of Sangres Best, Elin Parker Ganschow, sources local cattle from nearby ranches… with the heart to thrive, etc…Elin has many loves, but those most dear to her are the Lord, her husband Matt, her children and grandchildren, all the family and loyal friends.
RancHER Owned and Operated
Operating a ranch takes strength, experience, smarts and a love of the land and the animals. Add to that an uncompromising work ethic along with a good sense of humor, and Rhoda Rusher is as good as it gets for handling this responsibility. A third-generation native of the valley, her roots in agriculture go a long way back. There is no one I’d rather work cattle with than Rhoda!