Six Generations of Ranching History 

Lockhart Cattle Company continues a family tradition of raising beef in the shadow of the Tetons. Our great grandfather, Bruce Porter, started the operation after moving to Jackson in 1914 to work as a pharmacist. His successes as a pharmacist and local businessman lead him to the cattle industry and by 1938 he put together the home ranch we run today.

Many things have changed since the early days of ranching in Jackson but the foundation of our cattle operation remains the same. We combine supreme Hereford genetics with premium grass and water to grow healthy and sustainable beef. Our ranch is still family-owned and operated, we raise cattle on the world-class grass in Jackson Hole to sell locally — we take great pride in our top-quality product.

Before the National Elk Refuge was established in the early 1900's, many elk wintered with the cows and horses on the ranch. The barn in this photo was the first building in Jackson Hole built with milled lumber and is still used every day. 

Before the National Elk Refuge was established in the early 1900's, many elk wintered with the cows and horses on the ranch. The barn in this photo was the first building in Jackson Hole built with milled lumber and is still used every day. 

Working hard to get enough wood cut for a long Jackson winter. The house in this photo (now painted white) is still the ranch headquarters and where Cody and Chase Lockhart were raised.    

Working hard to get enough wood cut for a long Jackson winter. The house in this photo (now painted white) is still the ranch headquarters and where Cody and Chase Lockhart were raised.    

Stephen Leek originally homesteaded the land that is now Lockhart Cattle Company before he sold it to our great grandfather, Bruce Porter. Leek was an avid photographer who took this selfie on the hill overlooking what is now the ranch headquarters. 

Stephen Leek originally homesteaded the land that is now Lockhart Cattle Company before he sold it to our great grandfather, Bruce Porter. Leek was an avid photographer who took this selfie on the hill overlooking what is now the ranch headquarters. 

Nowadays Chase and Cody Lockhart have taken over ranch operations (although, Cody admits that Chase does most of the work). These two brothers hope to keep the ranch viable for generations to come.

Nowadays Chase and Cody Lockhart have taken over ranch operations (although, Cody admits that Chase does most of the work). These two brothers hope to keep the ranch viable for generations to come.