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Sam Middleton, Accredited Rural Appraiser - Owner of Chas. S. Middleton and Son

Farms and Ranches in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, and New Mexico

Qualifications of Sam Middleton, ARA

I am the owner of the real estate-appraisal firm, Chas. S. Middleton and Son, which was established by my grandfather in 1920. My father was active in this company until his retirement in 1988. My business in general consists of farm and ranch appraisals, and farm and ranch sales. I hold a Real Estate Broker's License in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. I have served numerous times as an expert witness in court. I have been appointed Receiver for the Court to manage and sell ranch property. I hold the designation of ARA (Accredited Rural Appraiser) through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The American Society conducts a mandatory program of continuing education for their accredited members. I am a State Certified Appraiser in Texas (Certificate Number TX-1321528-G), in New Mexico (Certificate Number 00739-G), and also in Colorado (Certificate Number 100019048).

Appraisal Courses


I have appraised numerous farms and ranches in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, and New Mexico with recognizable representative clients being:


Amarillo National, Amarillo American State Bank, Lubbock American State Bank, Snyder
Bank of America, Houston Crestar Bank, Roanoke Crocker National Bank, Fresno
First National, Abilene First National, Amarillo First National, Chicago
First National, Hereford First National, Lubbock First National, Marshall
First National, Roswell First National, Oklahoma City First National, Sweetwater
First Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Hale Co. State Bank, Plainview Idaho First National, Boise
Liberty State, Lubbock M Bank, Dallas M Bank, Wichita Falls
NCNB, Austin Nations Bank, Dallas NCNB, Fort Worth
NCNB, Midland Plains National Bank, Lubbock Southern Natl, Corpus Christi
Texas American Bank, Amarillo Texas American Bank, Ft. Worth Texas Commerce Bank, Beaumont
Texas Commerce Bank, Conroe Texas Commerce Bank, Houston Texas Commerce Bank, Lubbock
Waggoner National Bank, Vernon Team Bank, Fort Worth First Bank, Saint Joseph
Northern Trust Bank of Florida Texas Commerce Bank of Odessa First National, Ardmore
Bank One, Fort Worth Bank One, Dallas First Victoria National Bank, Victoria
First United Bank, Lubbock Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Norwest/Wells Fargo, San Antonio
Bank of America, Dallas Sunflower Bank, Salinas KS City Bank, Lubbock
Wells Fargo Bank, Lubbock Northern Trust Bank, Tampa FL Bank One, TX, NA, Ft. Worth
First State Bank, Shallowater First Bank & Trust, Childress Bank of America, Kansas City KS
New Mexico Bank & Trust, Clovis Hibernia National Bank, Marshall Plains Capital Bank, Lubbock


Law Firms

Bass & Hobbs Bishop, Lamsens & Brown Cantey, Hanger
Cowles & Thompson Crenshaw, Dupree, & Milam Fulbright & Jaworski
Gibson, Ochsner & Adkins Hinkle Law Firm Jones, Flygare, & Brown
Jung & Brian Kastler & Kamm Key & Key
McCleskey Law Firm McMahon Law Firm McWhorter, Cobb, & Johnson
Prappas, Caldwell, & Moncure Baker Law Firm Whittenburg Law Firm
Williams, Porter, & Day Barnett, Ward & Cook Moody & Hays Law Firm
McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore Meadows, Owens Law Firm Tom Brian
Gallagher, Lewis, Downey & Kim Smith-Moore & Associates Fulbright & Castleberry
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Lynch, Chappel & Alsup Hazen & Terrill Law Firm


Certified Public Accountants

Coopers & Lybrand Freemon, Shepard, & Story Harris, Williams & May
Main Hurdman Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Pratas, Smith & Moore
King, Moore, Truelove & Pharis Sharon Haynes Ikard & Golden
Lovelady, Christy & Associates Strasburger & Price May & Hrbacek
Kelly, Hart & Hallman McCaslin and Company


Feedlots And Grain Elevators

BarG Feedyard Birdwell Feedlot Cluck Feedlot
Dimmitt Feed Yard Donley County Feedyard Frio Feeders
H and H Feedlot Hill Feedlots King Grain
King Feedlot Northrup King Company Parks Feedlot
Riata Feeders Sunnyside Feed Yard Tulia Feed Lots
Sugarland Feed Yards, Inc. L.S. Feedyard, Inc. Coyote Lake Feedyard
Pride Feeders, Inc. Smith Cattle Feeders, Inc. Whiteface Feedyard
Beef City, Inc. Feedyard First Choice Feeders, LP Farr Feeders
Old Santa Fe Feeders S-Bar Ranch Feedlot Kan-Tex Feeders, Inc.
Cattlemen’s, Inc. Pawnee Beefbuilders, Inc. National Farm Feedlots
Olton Feedyard Cattlemen’s Feedlot, LTD. Classic Cattle Company, L.P.
Dumas Cattle Feeders, Inc. Poky Feeders, Inc. R and R Feedyard
Drag T Feeders Cowtown Feeders, Inc. Bear Creek Feeders
Sunbelt Feeders, Inc. Pecos Beef, Inc. Oshkosh Feedyard
Premier Cattle Co., LLC. Quality Beef Producers, LLP Sheppard Feedyard
Texzona Cattle Feeders Crow Hollow Feedyard Con Agra Beef Company Feedyard


Farms and Ranches

Bill Arrington Ranches B and D Cattle Company Beaver Estate Ranches
Birdwell Ranch Clark Estate Ranch J.S. Bridwell Ranches
Paul Braddock Estate Ranches Britt Ranch Brittingham Ranch
C.C. Burgess Ranches Anne Burnett Windfohr Ranches Cage Ranch
Cave Estate Ranches Circle Land and Cattle Corp. J. M. Davenport Ranch
Daisy Clayton Estate Ranch Clements Corporation Farms Cowan Estate Ranches
Crews Ranch Deck Estate Ranches DeVitt Estate Ranches
Otis and Dan English Ranch Furr Ranch Gray Estate Ranch
Grisham Estate Ranches Guest Estate Ranches Johnson Estate Ranch
Little Estate Ranch M & M Cattle Company Matador Cattle Company 
F. O. Masten Estate Matthews Trust McNeill Ranch
Sam Noble Trust O Bar O Ranch Payne Ranch
Price Brothers Ranch Rafter Cross Ranch T.L. Roach Estate Ranch
S Lazy S Ranch Scharbauer Cattle Company S.E.A. Ranches
Marvin Shurbet Estate Ranch Slaughter Farms Spring Creek Ranch
T Bar Ranch Tecumseh Ranch Vernon Cox Estate Ranches
Grace Trust Farms Piehl Properties D.K. Boyd Ranches
U U Bar Ranch Dixon Creek Ranch 6666 Ranches
Glass Estate Ranches Bill Eiland Ranch Bogle Ranches
J.W. Campbell Ranches Sam Daube Ranch Hagy-Bitter Creek Ranch
Bill Gruenerwald Ranches Parks-Kimberlin Properties Joe Kirk Fulton Properties
Ponil Ranch Black Lake Ranch Farias Ranch
Spike Box Ranches Poole Properties Mike Smith Ranches
H.E. Davis Estate French Ranches Whittenburg Ranches
Roy Ryan Farms B&J Land & Cattle Ranches Muleshoe Ranch
Tobosa Ranch Mekeel Properties Rensulli-Maslin Trust Properties
Singleton Trust Farms H.V. Newman Farms Charles Bird Ranch
Guseman Ranch Bob Davenport Ranch J7 Ranch
Trigg Family Ranches W.C. Hubbard Oxbow Ranch J.J. Gibson Estate Ranch
John Mullins Farms Guitar Ranch Century Feeders, Inc. Farms
Flache Trust Properties Cogdell Properties Franklin Ranch
Boone Pickens-Mesa Vista Ranch Val Kilmer Ranch



Abilene Christian University Cal Farley's Boys Ranch
Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. Farm Credit Bank of Texas
Farmers Home Administration Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Federal Land Bank of Texas Girlstown, U. S. A.
Governor's Office of Education Resources Methodist Home
Phillips Petroleum Company Samedan Oil Corporation
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Texas Tech University
Western National Life Insurance Company Traveler's Insurance Company
Mitchell County Economic Development Board Childrens Home of Lubbock
Masonic Home of Texas Ewing Halsell Foundation
Met Life Ag Investments Diversified Lenders
City of Lubbock First Ag Credit of Lubbock
First Ag Credit of South Texas

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF FARM MANAGERS AND RURAL APPRAISERS awards the title of ACCREDITED RURAL APPRAISER (ARA) to those members who have had years of experience, are technically trained, have passed rigid examinations, and subscribe to a high code of ethics.