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.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ranches for Sale in Colorado Grow Quality Hay to Satisfy Cattle Needs

As such, it only makes sense to hone in on cattle ranches for sale in Colorado where acres of hay can be planted, harvested, and satisfy the nutritional needs of your livestock. Grass, legume, mixed (grass and legume), and cereal grain hay contain protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients cattle need for optimum health. When cut while still green and growing in dry weather conditions, hay adequately fulfills a grazing cow’s diet. You might also want to look for farms that can be dedicated to hay production. You can then sell your produce to local livestock raisers or export to other markets around the globe. As a hay rancher, you will need the proper equipment to harvest and handle hay, such as mowers, rakes, and balers. Naturally, you must be able to operate these tools and store the bales correctly to maintain their quality.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Exploring Ranches for Sale in Colorado? A Wealth of Wheat Awaits You!

Given this advantage, Krebs writes that Denver is poised to play home to the largest flour miller in the country that will “expand markets for Colorado-grown wheat and Colorado-developed wheat varieties.” Perfect for making yeast breads and hard rolls, the grain is indeed a true treasure for food manufacturers. Indeed, it makes sense for investors to explore ranches for sale in Colorado. After all, the Centennial State boasts acres of farm lands fit for growing protein-rich golden grains. In fact, according to ColoradoWheat.org, total wheat production in 2012 amounted to an estimated $580,072,000. Aside from selling wheat to neighboring states that lack the commodity, ranchers can also cater to the international market, thanks to the wealth of export-quality wheat.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Seeking Cattle Ranches for Sale? See How Grazing Affects Productivity

As cattle consume grass and other fuels, fire hazards to your property are also reduced. Meanwhile, on most ranch lands used to grow crops, the removal of excess vegetation enables optimal nourishment for produce. Likewise, effective rotational grazing helps ensure that the soil stays even and fertile. You also need to take good care of the pastures that you feed your livestock by using the proper tools, techniques, and timing for fertilizing the land. If water is scarce, you must plan how to sufficiently capture rainfall, irrigate the forage, and keep the land moist even in cold or hot seasons. The amount of nutrients and sunlight the soil receives should also be planned and maximized with the aid of technology, such as specialized solar panels.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ranches for Sale in Utah Produce Profitable Agricultural Commodities

Formerly known as Thunder Ranch, the pair’s Escalante Ranch has “more than 3,000 acres of irrigated fields and a large expanse of rolling hills and wetlands, frequented by ducks and migrating elk herds… Along with visual splendor, the historic ranch comes with generous water rights, essential for growing alfalfa in the high desert.” Aside from hay (the largest crop grown locally), farmers in the area can also produce and export thousands of dollars’ worth of wheat and barley. In addition, the state is particularly famous for sweet corn and tomatoes. On top of that, various in-demand crops such as apples, cherries, potatoes, and dry beans can be planted and harvested in ranch lands.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Got Your Eye on Oregon Ranches for Sale? Be Prepared for Drought!

Rotational grazing is the use of multiple pastures to feed cattle. To make this possible, a ranch should have a diverse selection of plant species, which in turn should have sufficient cover and healthy root systems, spread across multiple areas or ‘paddocks’. The idea is that livestock should only graze in one paddock at a time so that the soil has sufficient time to recover. If things work well, the soil should be able to store up adequate moisture and enable the growth of healthier plants for forage, just in time for drought season. Yet even with a reliable rotational grazing system in place, ranchers must not forget about the availability of shade because excessive sun exposure can increase the prevalence of parasites and diseases among livestock.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wyoming Ranches for Sale: Prospects for Todays’ Generation of Ranchers

With these things in mind, it should not be surprising if a significant portion of the ranch real estate market soon consists of a younger demographic hoping to get a piece of the pie. To maximize their investments, new ranchers need to learn all about ranch operation best practices. Ranch owners of any age can benefit from the expertise of a reputable broker like Mirr Ranch Group that not only markets Wyoming ranches for sale but also offers consulting services in relation to ranch stewardship and land conservation. For instance, ranches used mainly for production purposes need to have sufficient resources to support livestock. These resources include grass, water, and shelter, which in turn require optimum grazing schedules, proper irrigation, and other ranch management practices to be implemented.