Wolf Mountain Ranch

The Wolf Mountain Ranch is truly a western big-game hunter’s paradise situated in an incredibly scenic mountain setting. The property is comprised of approximately 9,280 deeded acres, located in the heart of the Little Wolf Mountains in southeastern Montana.

Six Shooter Ranch

At over 36,000 contiguous deeded acres, Six Shooter Ranch is a vast and beautiful intermountain hunting/recreation/wilderness property located just a short drive from the renowned charm and sophistication of Bend, Oregon.

JE Canyon Ranch

With over 46,700 deeded acres, the JE Canyon Ranch represents one of Colorado’s largest private ranches and wildlife preserves on the market today. Situated in southeastern Colorado’s canyon country, the property includes unique red rock canyons that rival those in southern Utah.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What You Should Know Before Buying a Ranch

Many people dream of owning a ranch, and for good reason. The thought of spending your days amid wide open spaces and living off the land as an agriculturist can be very appealing. However, managing a ranch is not as easy as it may sound. It requires a lot of hard work and a good grasp of the technicalities involved.

First of all, it is important to understand the process of livestock raising. This includes many aspects of cattle management, including cattle health, breeding, and nutritional needs. Additionally, the right selection of livestock to purchase is critical. Those without previous knowledge or experience in this area might fall for overpriced livestock or livestock of inferior quality.

Would-be ranchers should also have realistic expectations about the income and tax savings they can get from ranching. Some people tend to overestimate these figures and end up disappointed. Just like other agricultural investments, cattle-raising can yield fluctuating income based on market prices and supply-and-demand situations.

Those who wish to pursue their dream of owning a ranch are thus strongly advised to do a lot of research and talk to the right professionals about the different aspects of the business. It is also important to work with reputable ranch property managers who are proficient in the different aspects of ranch operations and can give you the guidance you may need.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Buying A Ranch? Hold Your Horses A Lil' Bit!

When you look at a ranch, you will usually see a barn, a farmhouse, pens full of livestock, and vast expanses of land waiting to be explored. If you're buying a ranch as part of efforts to have a cleaner lifestyle outside the city, think again. There are many pitfalls to hurdle before any ranch owner who wants top dollar for their property gives you the deed of sale.

First, a budding rancher should have intricate knowledge of agriculture and livestock management, in addition to common business administration practices. This includes talking to professionals for advice on how and where to acquire quality livestock, learning more about the quality of the land for agricultural purposes, and managing your time between the ranch and your loved ones. Since ranch work is physically exhausting to say the least, take note of your overall health as well.

You will have to study what equipment is required for the ranch to operate well. If you're thinking big simoleans, learn to be realistic about current market conditions and how it will affect your ranch's profits. At the same time, consult a taxation specialist regarding any incentives for agricultural production.

Operating a ranch is indeed a good investment. A dash of caution and structured thinking about your needs for the place will go a long way.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Living The Cowboy Life: Buying A Ranch

Being able to own a ranch is something that many people can only dream of. After all, you need big investments in order to buy and maintain a ranch of any size, and you have to get used to the different lifestyle while you're at it. Still, becoming a ranch owner is one of the most fulfilling endeavors you can pursue, so don't leave it entirely out of your bucket list.

There are many considerations when it comes to running a ranch. Capital is naturally the biggest one followed closely by land area, kind and number of animals, amount of time you'd invest, and of course, the income you would be able to generate. A lot of would-be ranch owners who have capital fail because of the other factors, so it's important to plan ahead and really see things through.

Another thing you have to think of before buying is just why you want to own a ranch. Is it a business decision or merely a hobby? Maybe you are looking to create a family heritage that will stretch to the  generations after you? Whatever your reason is, just be sure that your heart is really set on being a ranch owner.

Many people imagine ranchers as rich, laid back people who can dine and wine with a mountain view every single day, and often they'd be right. Buy a ranch now, and with a lot of hard work, you just be one of them.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

What to Do Before You Decide to Buy Ranches for Sale

To some extent, buying a ranch is like buying a home so you do not end up buying something you aren't sure of. When you see some ranches for sale, you have to thoroughly evaluate each of them before you decide which one to buy. This is, of course, to make sure that you will get nothing but your money's worth.

One of the greatest considerations you should have when evaluating ranches is the size. You should already have an idea on how big it should be, considering the number and the kinds of animals you are going to put there. Another consideration is whether it is an agricultural zoning district or not. You can verify this with your county's zoning department.

The next thing you should check for is riparian rights, something that allows any owner to use a body of water within the property. Talk to the government office that is responsible for this to verify. Then, check the property's septic and leach lines; if there are no septic lines yer, you might need to do some work installing a septic system. After that, determine whether the soil and water are of good quality or not.

Ranches are not just pieces of land where you put your cattle and other animals; it requires a lot of needs and guidelines. So if you are aiming to buy a ranch, make sure they have everything you need.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Buttermilk Economics: Making the Most Out of Ranch Land

Ranch dressing is a very popular condiment, primarily used as a dip or in a salad. It was the brainchild of two ranchers in California in 1954, instantly garnering enough popularity for Clorox (yes, the bleach maker Clorox) to buy it from them for $8 million in 1972 (around $70 million in today's dollars). Upon a closer look, ranch dressing is a basic mixture of buttermilk and some spices. However, ranch dressing shows that nothing goes to waste in a ranch or farm.

Buttermilk originally comes from the liquid left behind by the churning process, but today they can be made by adding bacteria. Instead of throwing it away, ranchers can sell traditional buttermilk for a good price since it's a widely-used ingredient. Traditional churning may be time-consuming, but there's nothing better than buttermilk done in the style of the old days. You start by having a few cows in your ranch because, basically, buttermilk is derived from milk.

Making the most of what the ranch produces is a great way to profit more. Natural products such as traditional buttermilk will have a huge market because of the large demand for organic food items and ingredients. Furthermore, there's a call for dairy farms to exercise sustainable practices to make the most of the land. It's not so much the limited resources in the ranch as the way you use them to your benefit.