Alpine Spade Ranch is approximately 30,000 acres in Presidio and Brewster Counties. Alpine Spade runs Balancer bulls on Simm/Angus cows.

Jeff Shipp is the manager of Alpine Spade. Jeff Shipp initially came to Spade Ranches working at Renderbrook Spade. Prior to joining Spades, Jeff worked for the Moorhouse Ranch and the Spires in Texas. Jeff also spent time working in Arizona. Jeff is married to Dorrisann and has a daughter Dayla and a son Coley. Jeff has been with spades since 2007.