Ramiro & Noemí Peña
Dr. Peña is a physician still in active medical practice. On the ranch he selects all the breeding---what bulls to use on what cows and chooses all the AI bulls used. Mrs. Peña is an accountant by college training and manages the finances for both the medical practice as well as the ranch operation. They live on the ranch.
Lester & Susan Parrott
Lester has been ranch foreman for La Encinada for over 41 years and has had a hand in all the cow breeding since then. He helped in the selection of the original group of red angus cows purchased at the sale in West, Texas in 1980 and has done all the AI breeding since then. He has been over every inch of the ranch and handled every cow, calf, and bull that has been through the ranch over the years. Susan worked as Dr. Peña’s assistant in his medical office and then is Lester’s “cow hand/assistant” on weekends when needed. Susan also manages the marketing side of the ranch. They also live on the ranch and are the very proud grand parents of their 2 granddaughters, Paisley and Jaycee, and grandson, Sutton.