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  Our junior program continues to improve as we get more and more positive thinking families involved that appreciate the many benefits that we offer our juniors. Our benefits, include:
  • A broad & deep selection of top quality show calves at affordable prices.

  • The La Muneca raffle where a junior can earn lots of money for themselves keeping 50% of their ticket sales with the balance going into the LMC Futurity pot.

  • The junior that sells the most raffle tickets, wins a $1,000 credit for his next calf.

  • The La Muneca Jr. Round-Up & Futurity where our juniors learn hands on how to judge, evaluate, feed, fit and show their Simbrahs plus compete for an average of $8,000 in prize money & buckles.

  • The La Muneca Jackpot ($10,000 average) to be held in conjunction with the MAS SHOWDOWN offers a jackpot made up of 10% of each LMC junior’s show heifer sale price that shows up to the LMC jackpot.

  • The Simmental-Simbrah Super Bowl held in conjunction with the San Antonio Jr. Show which awards an average of $15,000 in premiums, awards, etc.

  • The $15,000 MAS Showdown held in conjunction with the American Junior Simbrah Roundup.

  • We accept calf scramble certificates.

  • The right to two units of semen from any of the La Muneca bulls available each year to breed your show heifer to until you graduate from high school.
 
     

THE LA MUNECA HISTORY BY CARLOS X. GUERRA

I would like start by THANKING our ancestors for having the foresight to invest in land in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. My widowed great grandmother, Antonia came from Mier Mexico in the early 1870’s looking for a better life for her family. My grandfather Arcadio was a young teenager at the time. Our La Muneca brand was registered in 1873 by our great grandmother. We are extremely proud to still be branding our cattle with this world renown brand 134 years later. They started investing and improving in ranch land then and we have not stopped since. A BIG HEARTY THANKS to Mom and Dad for all of their support and for giving us the opportunity to continue ranching in the Guerra tradition.

La Muneca is a family owned and operated business that started in 1989 when my wife, Sister and our four children bought out the Guerra Bros. Registered cattle. We did not have any operating money but we financed the cattle thru Guerra Bros. and our operating line with Bruce Kroeker who is still our banker. We weaned the calves, fed them for 100 days and had our first production sale in January 1990 and have not looked back since.

I started in the registered cattle business in 1963 when my Dad, my brother Felo, my Tio Mike Chapa and our dear ole buddy Scott Martin went to Cotulla to invest in some Red Angus pairs from Mr. E. R. Cotulla. My first 4-H project, a bull named Pancho was in this group of nine pairs. I have been actively involved in registered cattle, 4-H, FFA and helping our youth ever since. I am blessed to live a dream life doing what I have always dreamed of doing.

We have bred Red Angus, Red Brangus, Red Brahman, Indu Brazil, Gyr, Black & White Zebus, Gelbray, Simmentals, Braunviehs, Polled Brahmans and Simbraviehs along the way. The best part of this experience has been the many solid relationships that we have built thru the years. In the registered cattle business, you will have the opportunity to meet some of the finest folks on earth. The most rewarding experience has been seeing our cattle work for others with them coming back for more plus working with our youth from a ranch to local to state to a national level.

We have been involved in every type of junior cattle activity that you can imagine and are most proud of those that we have helped start especially those having to do with education and scholarships. Our children have been blessed to have had so many positive opportunities thru these junior activities. They have learned how to win, lose, learn, teach, share and most importantly how to communicate and get along with people. I recommend that you get involved with your kids and animal projects and build a great lifetime of memories that your family will cherish and benefit from forever.

Our oldest child Laura is married to Rene Ramirez and they are the proud parents of our oldest grand child, Gabriela Cristina and our third grandchild, Mia Carmen. Laura is an attorney and is a consultant with the law firm of Ray, Wood and Bonilla. Rene is Chief of Staff for Senator Chuy Hinojosa. Carlitos is married to Stephanie Hasler who is a pharmaceutical rep for Roche. Carlitos is our Ranch manager. They are the proud parents of Carlos X. III “Tres”. Victor lives in San Antonio, Texas, is our PR man and recently graduated from St. Mary's School of Law in May 2009.  Cristina is living in New York City, where she recently graduated from the Gemology Institute of America in March 2009 and plans to open up her own jewelry store in the Fall 2009.  Sister and I are proud to have graduated all four of our kids from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. We have been blessed to have four great kids who love to work, appreciate family, friends, the ranch life and our many business relationships. Stephanie and Rene are both big hearted, hard working and have been wonderful additions to our family. We appreciate all that they do.

Sister and I continue to be involved with Volunteer organizations like STAR, American Junior Simbrah Round-Up, our community Cook-Off, our Water board, scholarship programs and our church but are slowly turning over these opportunities to the next generation. We are proud to see our kids getting involved with Laura & Stef being on the Hidalgo County 4-H Foundation board that Grandpa help start, Carlitos helping out at STAR, a show we helped start, Victor being on the TJSSA Scholarship Foundation, a fund that we started and Cristina being involved with her sorority charities.

Our junior program continues to improve as we get more and more positive thinking families involved that appreciate the many benefits that we offer our juniors. Our benefits, include: (1) a broad & deep selection of top quality show calves at affordable prices, (2) the La Muneca raffle where a junior can earn lots of money for themselves keeping 50% of their ticket sales with the balance going into the LMC Futurity pot, (3) the junior that sells the most raffle tickets, wins a $1,000 credit for his next calf, (4) the La Muneca Jr. Round-Up & Futurity where our juniors learn hands on how to judge, evaluate, feed, fit & show their Simbrahs plus compete for an average of $8,000 in prize money & buckles, (5) the La Muneca Jackpot ($5,000 average) to be held in conjunction with the MAS SHOWDOWN offers a jackpot made up of 10% of each LMC junior’s show heifer sale price that shows up to the LMC jackpot, (6) the Simmental-Simbrah Super Bowl held in conjunction with the San Antonio Jr. Show which awards an average of $15,000 in premiums, awards, etc., (7) the $5,000 MAS Simbrah steer show for Hidalgo County juniors, (8) the $15,000 MAS SHOWDOWN held here at the MAS Sale, (9) we accept calf scramble certificates and (10) the right to two units of semen from any of the La Muneca bulls available each year to breed your show heifer to until you graduate from high school.

As far as the cattle go, we are running 500 + registered Simbrah females with an extensive ET program that has been very successful thanks to Pete, Carlitos, Bob and Dr. Boyd Bien. We market our cattle, embryos and bull semen all over the Simbrah World. Our markets have improved with each year as have our cattle. Every year we try new Simmental and Simbrah genetics in an effort to produce the best Simbrah we can produce. 

In an effort to expand our bull markets and better serve our bull customers, we have assembled a World Class Braunvieh herd with Louie Flores. We have also accepted the challenge of starting a new breed called Simbravieh. The two parent breeds Simbrah and Braunvieh complement each other very well. Braunvieh cattle are fertile, docile good milkers, offer excellent carcass merit and are the most heat tolerant of all the Bos Taurus breeds we have utilized. We feel confident that you are going to like them.

We have also started an elite POLLED Brahman herd. There are not many POLLED Brahmans and our challenge is to breed some that will help the entire breed. At La Muneca, every day is sale day. We stay excited about our cattle and look forward to sharing them with you. VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME at La Muneca where a positive buying experience is GUERRANTEED!! WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A BIG HEARTY THANKS TO ALL OF OUR BUYERS AND SUPPORTERS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.

 
 
 
Carlos X. Guerra
Carlos' grandparent's Arcadio and Leonor with their two sons Arcadio and Rafael
 
 
 
Carlos & Sister Guerra
Carlos' father, Mr. Rafael A. Guerra after a successful turkey hunt
 
 
 
One of Carlos Jr's first champions, 402
Victor's first champion, Universal Class
 
 
 
The Carlos X. Guerra Family with his mother, Mrs. Carmen Guerra in 2007
Carlos Jr. 00', Laura 98', Victor 03' and Cristina 08' all graduated from Texas A&M University
 
 
 
1996 AJSA Summer Class in Fort Wort, Texas           
Our front gate in Linn, Texas, right off highway 281
 
 
 
Sister introduces Gabriela to a few polled Muneca's  
Carlos X. Guerra III aka Tres is our newest cowboy
 

 

 

 

 

 

Tres' Horse Power
Spring 2008

 

 
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CARLOS & SISTER GUERRA
PO Box 81 - Linn, TX 78563 USA
956-383-7566 office
956-383-7540 home
956-383-7138 fax
956-802-1641 mobile
Carlitos: 956-330-1963
Pete: 956-605-1220
Victor: 956-607-5515 (mobile)
Email:
LaMunecaCattle@aol.com