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Oreo cows make the move to Sandbrock Ranch
By media release
Jan 13, 2019
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Aubrey, Texas -- Aubrey may be the horse capital of Texas, but six Belted Galloway steers — called “Oreo cows” because of their patterned hide — will soon call master-planned Sandbrock Ranch home.

The community is poised to install six Belted Galloway steers in the front meadow near the entrance, which is located along FM 1385. The cows will be transported from the Diamond L Ranch in Throckmorton, Tex. to Sandbrock Ranch by cattle trailer. They will arrive on Jan. ­­­10.

“Sandbrock Ranch embraces the idea of a wholesome, country lifestyle,” said Jean Ann Brock, Sandbrock Ranch co-developer. “And what is more country or wholesome than cows? They really convey a sense of peace and a connection to the land.”

A Meet the Cows event will be held noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1708 Ranger Lane in the community. People can vote on their favorite names for the cows, tour seven professionally decorated model homes, and enjoy fun activities and tasty treats. The event is free and open to the public.

Six belted cows are making the move Jan. 10 to Santa Rita Ranch in Aubrey. The public can meet the cows and vote on their names during a special event noon to 4:00 p.m. Jan. 19.

Five of the ­­­­­­­­1-year-old steers are black and white. One steer is red and white. They will be cared for by Jamie Miller, Sandbrock Ranch’s Equine Operations Manager. A combination crossbuck wooden fence and barbed wire will enclose the front meadow where they will reside. The cows will have a loafing shed where they can retreat to get shade or for rainy weather.

To celebrate the arrival of these “Oreo” cows, the community’s three builders — Perry Homes, Highland Homes and David Weekley Homes — will be giving away mini-packs of the iconic cookies as they “steer” prospective buyers to new homes.

Brock says residents and prospective homebuyers will have an opportunity to name the new arrivals.

“We are going to do a public vote via our website,” Brock said. “We have a list of possible names and are going to ask people to vote on their favorites.”

Names on the list range from classics such as “Patches,” “Domino” and “Bandit” to more unique offerings such as “Red Velvet” and “Mudpie.”

The amenities planned for Sandbrock Ranch are as unique as its new bovine friends. The Carriage House recreation complex — under construction now and scheduled to open in the next few months — will offer more traditional amenities in the form of a clubhouse, fitness facility, resort pool, splash pad and social patio overlooking two stocked lakes.

Sandbrock Ranch is a 2,400-acre North Texas community. At build out, Sandbrock Ranch will be home to 2,600 families. Homes are priced from the mid $200,000s.