In 2021, Rupert Murdoch purchased the iconic Beaverhead and Selkirk divisions, merging them into what is now Matador Ranch and Cattle. The joining of these two divisions offers a unique opportunity to advance and improve an already robust cattle operation on a one-of-a-kind scenic and resource-abundant landscape. Murdoch recognizes the significance of the land he acquired, the depth of its history, and its importance in the area's ecosystem. He intends to use his resources to pioneer advances in the agriculture industry while working with nature to enhance the already thriving landscape.
This ranch aggregation of Selkirk and Beaverhead now comprises 42 pivot irrigation systems supplied with diverse water assets across 6,000 acres that enable intensive fodder and crop production. This intensive system, combined with the expansive rangeland grazing, allows for multiple synergistic outcomes at scale. These complementary assets support our business objectives of adding value to our cattle for premium market access and optimizing our genetic and management investments.