Sneed-Pool Cattle Co., Inc. is a cow-calf, horse and hunting operation with ranches in Moore and Hartley Counties. It was originally known as Sneed Ranch. The founder of the ranch was J.T. Sneed, Jr., who had moved to Dalhart from Georgetown, Texas in the early 1900s because of his interests in banking and cattle. He came from a ranch his father had built in Williamson County, near Austin to run the Dalhart National Bank.
In about 1906, J T Sneed began the Moore Co. ranch when the English company, American Pastoral Company, decided to sell out its LX ranch land in the Panhandle. J. T. Sneed, Jr. bought a portion of the land in South-East Moore County. Prior to that purchase, Sneed, one of his brothers and an uncle made an inspection of the Moore County land. The uncle was in favor of the purchase until a dust storm, lasting two days blew through. He then changed his opinion. JT Sneed Jr. purchased the land anyway and continued to build the ranch as more land became available.
When Joseph H. Pool, grandson of JT Sneed Jr. took ownership of the cattle operation, he changed the name to Sneed-Pool Cattle Co., Inc. The goals at the Sneed-Pool Cattle Co., Inc. have not changed however, and are still to improve the land, the wildlife and the cattle while preserving western heritage for generations to come.