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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Invest in a Utah Ranch for Sale and Make Your Farming Dreams Come True

If you want to be a farmer, then Utah is definitely the place to be. According to Deseret News, sales of locally produced foods are experiencing significant drops all across America, and farms everywhere are growing at a snail’s pace. This seems to be a trend happening nationwide. Everywhere that is, except Utah. According to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, strong gains have been observed in the number of farms in the state, and the revenue they have generated, contrary to the national trend. The latest numbers show that the number of farms in The Beehive State—particularly those that practice direct-to-consumer sales—grew by 18.4 percent, from 1,584 in 2007 to1,875 in 2012. Meanwhile, agricultural sales value rose nearly 58 percent within that same time frame, from $10.1 million to $15.9 million.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ranches for Sale in Oregon Offer More than Just the Obvious Rewards

A ranch between Redmond and Bend is scheduled to open by the end of summer, raising cattle and growing various produce. However, it also serves a tertiary purpose: healing for veterans. The Central Oregon Veterans Ranch is currently raising $50,000 to cover the purchase of the land and startup costs. If it pushes through, veterans from different generations will have a place to get their minds off their post-war ordeals. The ranch will also double as a retirement home, earning from the fruits of its labor and donating the excess. Veterans face an assortment of challenges after their tour of duty from a conflict zone. Trauma aside, some find reintegration into modern society difficult, especially in employment. According to the Department of Agriculture (USDA), nearly half of enlisted personnel came from rural areas of the U.S. Retiring without a normal civilian job could cause them intense emotional and psychological pressure.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ranches for Sale in Colorado: Key Factors for Planting Cash Crops

Some people who acquire ranches for sale in Colorado are set on cash crop farming or crops that are surefire money generators. In the United States, cash crops include corn, wheat, cotton, and soybeans. When it comes to their cash-making abilities, these crops are not equal, however. In fact, Agriculture.com multimedia editor Jeff Caldwell writes that that soybean grower is hearing more cash registers ring than corn growers. Based on projected costs and the median prices projected in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report earlier this month, soybeans will net more per-acre revenue than corn this fall, says University of Illinois Extension ag economist Gary Schnitkey. Neither crop will light the world on fire this fall, returns-wise, but the cost side of the equation will likely make soybeans the winner, provided yields wind up where the latest estimates have them.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Colorado Ranches for Sale: Ranch Ownership Is More than Making Profit

Buying Colorado ranches for sale is a business decision that’s often associated with those who hope to make ranching and farming their bread and butter. Surprisingly, the ColoradoYoungFarmer.com staff reports that ranch buyers now are not just conventional ranchers anymore—there are those who buy simply because they can afford to. Of those who purchased lots bigger or 400 acres were conventional ranchers. Almost 40% were “amenity” buyers — millionaire out-of-towners who do not rely on the ranch to earn a living, the report said. The remainders were part time ranchers, real estate investors, developers and others.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ranches for Sale: A Quick Guide to Cattle Raising and Beef Production

Business-minded individuals in search of a new and exciting enterprise can look into buying ranches for sale and kick off the wonderful opportunity of raising cattle and beef production. Economic stability is practically a given in this business move as Agriculture.com writer Jeff Caldwell explains. Still, he stresses that the business has its ups and downs, and one really has to know when to take advantage: “Starting in the spring of 2015, increased supplies of chicken, turkey, and pork will provide consumers with ready alternatives to high-priced retail beef and cattle prices may weaken. That weakening of cattle prices in the spring of 2015 is not a collapse, just a failure of cattle prices to keep making new record highs again and again as was the case in 2014," Hurt says. "The long-term profit outlook for the beef industry is bright, but the record prices in this cycle may well occur in the next six months."

Ranches For Sale in Utah: Conservation as a Primary Ranching Goal

On March 27, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management closed off 145,604 acres of federal land in Utah to implement the capture, impound, and removal of trespass cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy. BLM officials round up Bundy’s livestock on April 5; however, armed protesters in support of Bundy flocked to the site on April 12 and went head-to-head with the BLM, causing a week-long battle that led to several arrests. The incident received national attention and garnered proponents and opponents for both sides. One topic that the incident has placed on the spotlight is the issue of federal land conservation and what the government can do to heighten its conservation efforts. Bruce Babbitt, a columnist for The Denver Post, offers his two cents on what’s within the President’s power to achieve that goal.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Looking at Oregon Ranches For Sale? Prepare Your Drought Strategy

A recent article in The Oregonian tackles the drought being experienced in the state: Oregon drought update: Most of the southern half of Oregon is still experiencing severe to extreme drought, with the worst conditions in south-central and southeastern Oregon, according to the National Weather Service monthly drought report. The rest of the state is experiencing moderate drought. Future: The drought is expected to continue and possibly intensify through fall. Continued above-normal temperatures are expected through November, especially in eastern Oregon. Precipitation is expected to be below normal through November, especially in the northern part of the state.

Wyoming Ranches For Sale: Where to Get Data on 2014 Farm Bill Updates

Risk management is a necessary component in owning ranches because it reduces the chances of suffering financial losses. Property owners have a variety of risk management tools and strategies from which to choose depending on their preference and capacity for absorbing or avoiding risk. Two of the most popular choices considered by ranch owners are the USDA Risk Management Agency’s federal crop insurance program and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grant assistance.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tips to Preserve Cow and Cattle Health in Ranches for Sale in Colorado

On top of them all, the number one commodity of The Centennial State is cattle. More than 2.6 million cattle or $4.3 billion dollars’ worth of sales, to be exact, have been the highlight of the region’s agriculture industry in 2012. With this in mind, any entrepreneur or farmer can truly find lucrative business when he/she purchases cattle ranches for sale in Colorado. Of course, one would still need to employ best practices in cattle management to sustain the production and sales from the livestock. The rancher must be able to satisfy the most basic needs of calves and adult cattle alike. Perhaps the most important aspect in cattle management that the rancher should study and invest in is the health of the calves and cows.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Buying Ranches for Sale in Colorado? Know How to Manage Ag Supplies

Like any investment, ranch real estate ventures entail comprehensive planning, so you can truly make the property a profitable one. If you’re thinking of buying ranches for sale in Colorado, for instance, you need to have a strategy on how you’ll operate the property and maintain it. Detailing how you will manage your basic agricultural supplies, such as energy and water, should be part of that strategy. The recently concluded Legislative Conference of the Colorado Farm Bureau can offer any prospective ranch owner insights regarding the importance of those basic agricultural supplies and the laws governing them. During the session, the bureau stated their position on bills that primarily affect energy and water.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Selecting Ranches for Sale and Managing the Land to Improve Its Value

If you’re raising cattle, for instance, you have to think of ways to improve your returns rather than enjoy convenience (which is antagonistic to profit-making more often than not). You also need to maximize your land property and try to reap as much profit as possible per acre, and not focus on the returns per cow. You also have to trim excess overhead on labor and equipment, while making sure that your processes are still efficiently accomplished. Of course, selecting ranches for sale that could enable you to achieve these things would tremendously help you in those management strategies. You need to work with a dedicated real estate broker that will help you find the ranch property with the size and qualities that fit your business plans.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ranches For Sale in Utah: Is It Better to Buy or Grow Your Own Hay?

Buying, instead of growing, hay can be largely beneficial to a ranch. It allows for longer grazing seasons, increased livestock/production size, and even lower fertilizer and fuel costs. It also does away with the issue of replacing nutrients removed from the soil when hay is hauled away—the cost of which can be quite huge. So should you buy or grow hay? There isn’t one right answer. Each ranch is different, so you’ll need to evaluate your own situation. Taking a good look at what a particular ranch does best is the ideal way to arrive at the answer that best fits your needs. If you need help, brokers of Utah ranches for sale, such as Mirr Ranch Group, will be able to provide you the guidance you need.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Oregon Ranches for Sale: Value of a Good Business Plan before Purchase

Get to know more about the area in and around your prospective ranch. Identify the area’s stocking rate—you can ask the owner or the ranch estate broker about this. Likewise, determine if fertilization and reseeding are required for pasture restoration. Restoration costs should be considered before purchasing the ranch land; as such expenses could lower a property’s value. If you need help and guidance with a ranch purchase, including the creation of a good business plan for your future enterprise, contact trusted brokers of ranches for sale in Oregon like Mirr Ranch Group.