Hebbert Charolais Ranch is located in the heart of the Sand Hills in Grant County, Nebraska. This Sand Hills region is the largest sand dune area in the Western Hemisphere and is one of the largest grass-stabilized dune regions in the world. The large groundwater reservoir under the Sand Hills helps create the rich diversity of life found in the area. The presence of groundwater close to the surface produces a large number of aquatic habitats: the lakes, marshes, sub-irrigated meadows and constantly flowing streams. Ranching has proven to be the best economic and environmental use of the land.

Summer in the Sand Hills

Winter in the Sand Hills


James Wright, a native of Grant County, Wisconsin, came to eastern Nebraska in 1872 with his parents.  In 1886, James headed west to the Sandhills of Nebraska and settled in Grant County, purchasing land in 1887. James was the father of four boys.  His son, Ben, took over a portion of the ranch and continued in the cattle business.  He bought additional neighboring homesteads to make up the ranch as it is today.  Opal, one of Ben’s three daughters, inherited a share of the land.  She and husband, Merle Rex, formed a ranching operation with daughter, Merla and her husband, Mose Hebbert.  Their son, Dave became the fifth generation to ranch in Grant County.  Dave and his wife, Mickie, joined Mose and Merla in the Hebbert Charolais partnership in 1982.  Their son, Matt and his wife, Lacy, are now managing partners in Hebbert Charolais.  They reside at the ranch with sons, Dillon and Waylon, the seventh generation to live and work on the family owned ranch.

Branding 70 Years Ago

Matt, Lacy, Dillon and Waylon


Mose Hebbert (1930 – 2020)  |  Dave Hebbert (1950 – 2017)
Mose and Dave have left our family with a legacy that we will honor in the years to come….a love for ranching, riding good horses, raising good cattle and being faithful stewards of the land.

Dave Hebbert

1990 HC Bull Sale

Mose, Merla, Mickie, Dave, Josh, Jake and Matt 

Mose Hebbert

Dave and Mickie

AICA Hall of Fame Induction

Hebbert Charolais Ranch was honored to be inducted into the American International Charolais Association  Hall of Fame in 2018. We are grateful to be in a business that connects us with cattle producers from all across the country and beyond the borders. We respect the diversity of each producer’s operation in its approach towards beef production and value the long-lasting friendships we have made with both the commercial and purebred cattlemen we have been associated with.