The legacy of Augustus Ranch begins in 1890.

That's when Texas native, August Kaspar, son of a Lutheran missionary from Switzerland, moved to Gonzales county. He worked as a ranch hand, eventually buying 100 acres of his own near the town of Shiner, Texas.

As the story goes...

Texas was growing and folks began using barbed wire for fencing the land. This replaced the once common non-barbed slick wire. It quickly became obsolete, making it a plentiful, often discarded resource. That's when August Kaspar began making wire baskets to carry hay and corn shucks. Well, it wasn't long before his neighbors were buying these baskets as fast as he could hand twist them under the shade of a tall oak tree.

By 1898, August Kaspar had created a business that continues to survive more than 100 years later.

His legacy has been passed down for four generations. Today, his great grandson, Dennis Kaspar, applies the same spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship to agricultural pursuits. Dennis, along with his eldest son Dennis Chase Kaspar, continue the work of August with a love for the land and agrarian lifestyle. 

The way we see it.... August plus us is Augustus.

We are Augustus Ranch: Your Personal Rancher

Meet The Team

Dennis & Cordelia Kaspar


Fourth Generation

Dennis, Claire, & Wyatt Kaspar

Head Cowboy

Fifth and Sixth Generation

Kent Schoberle

Chief Meat Officer

Guy Who Loves Food

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PO Box 757, Yoakum TX 77995


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