Dan Ryals Arcadia, Florida – Ryals Cattle Company, LLC
Founding Member Dan Ryals runs Ryals Cattle Co., LLC. His family’s ranch started in 1924 when H.D. Ryals and his brother Cleve bought cattle and ran them on open range in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. They expanded to the south to Desoto, Charlotte, and Lee counties. The brothers began to buy up land in both areas, until in 1947 when Cleve took the Pasco land and H.D. moved to Fort Ogden where Dan’s side of the family continues to ranch today. Dan is H.D.’s grandson, and he manages both the ranches and the melon farming. His two sons, J and Houston, work on the ranch with him, making the fourth generation of Ryals ranchers.