We would like to announce our Business of the Month is Gates Cattle Company, LLC. It is a family owned operation with ranching interests in LaSalle, Dimmit & Frio Counties.  Its main focus is a Cow/Calf operation, the company also farms quality Bermuda hay. Jim Gates is a 3rd generation rancher in South Texas. A graduate of Texas A & M University in 1983 with an Agricultural Economics degree, he has over 32 years as a banker in Pearsall & Cotulla. Currently Jim is the President/ CEO of Stockmens National Bank in Cotulla. With his wife Shanna, and son Lane, they provide youth hunts for a local Boy’s Ranch. The family spends much time promoting the youth within the communities they operate.