About Us




Riske Ranch is a small family owned longhorn ranch located just outside of Lampasas, Texas. The owners, Dwayne and Jill Riske, started this ranch to escape the hustle bustle of nearby Austin and get back to their small-town roots. Having both grown up in the little town of Brenham, Texas they were raised around livestock and a farm lifestyle.

After leaving Brenham to pursue their careers, Dwayne received his bachelors degree from Texas State University. He then started an electrical contracting company in Austin, Precision Electric. Jill graduated from the University of Texas and holds a master’s degree in nursing. Dwayne and Jill currently reside in Lakeway, Texas where they raise their two boys, Jack and Ben.

After purchasing the ranch solely for deer hunting, Dwayne discovered a passion for longhorn cattle and purchased a small herd of registered longhorns. From there, he learned more about the breed, colors, and horn size that make them stand out next to any other cattle breed. As time went on, the whole family became part of this adventure. Jack and Ben love feeding and helping to take care of the longhorns. They love going to auctions and are excited to pick out new cows.

Riske Ranch has become our happy place where we laugh, play, have a good time, and raise longhorns.