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.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Colorado Ranches for Sale: Profiting from Both Cattle and Wildlife

Some people look for a ranch for sale solely for the aim of venturing into cattle farming; others dream of owning a ranch to indulge in their favorite recreation: hunting. Still others want to have the best of both worlds. In fact, more and more ranchers are now realizing the economic benefits of a livestock-wildlife fusion. As ranchers seek to maximize their properties’ income potential, they’re beginning to look at wildlife as more than just a mere source of personal recreation. A great way to earn income from wildlife is through hunting leases that provide a continuous income stream even when ranchers need to cut back on cow numbers or when they don’t have a lot of calves to sell. It’s basically just giving hunters a key to the gate. For this arrangement to work, however, ranchers need to find ways to incorporate wildlife management into their ranch management plans.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cattle Ranches for Sale: Three Key Factors Buyers Should Consider

Anybody who engages in cattle farming aims for profitability. While some cattle farmers operate ranches by leasing lots, others have pockets deep enough to buy their own ranches and manage their cattle business more freely. If you’re in the market for cattle ranches for sale, you have to look beyond the fresh air, recreation, and prestige and instead brace yourself for the business side of a rancher’s life. Make no mistake: there’s no foolproof guide to ensuring high cattle ranching profitability. By considering these key factors before you make a purchase, however, you’ll be way ahead of some potential challenges associated with running a cattle business.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Utah Ranch for Sale: Building Your Own Equine Facility for Business

Expansive and pristine ranches in Utah offer several income generating opportunities for their owners. Depending on the resources available in their property and their interest and skills, owners could grow crops, raise livestock, harvest timber, build a resort etc. Many horse lovers, on the other hand, could teach riding lessons, board horses, host horse camps, or even build their own breeding facility. If you are in the market for ranches for sale in Utah and thinking about starting an equine business, here are some aspects of planning you need to start with. Choosing a Property You’ll want a property with a generous number of trails for your horses to roam about. While all ranches have high and low areas, the ideal property for horses is one with rolling landscapes and a good amount of cover.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Oregon Ranch for Sale: Tips on Harvesting Timber the Sustainable Way

Every ranch owner has his own vision of maintaining his property over time. While many ranches for sale in Oregon offer opportunity for farming, cattle raising, and/or recreational pursuits, there are those that also boast of millions of dollars’ worth of marketable timber. If you’re looking to buy a ranch timberland, you also have to be prepared to be a steward of the land, and consider harvesting timber as a means of conserving it. Although cutting down trees for cash sounds purely commercial, through a carefully-managed harvest and a solid regeneration plan, you can promote your woodland’s long term well-being.

Monday, November 2, 2015

For Purchasers of Ranches for Sale: Gov’t Compliance is a Necessity

A Wyoming rancher who obtained all the local permits and rights necessary to build a stock pond on his property—along with the approval of the state when it was finished—is now facing millions of dollars in fines because of said ranch construction project. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Andy Johnson of Fort Bridger is being fined because he failed to get his permit from the federal government. In a 2012 compliance order, the EPA told Johnson he had to revert his property back to its previous condition, before he had the stock pond built. Johnson was given a 30-day window to do so. When he refused to comply, the EPA charged him with fines of $37,000 per day. The total amount of the fine is now over $16 million.

Ranches for Sale and Ownership: The Responsibilities of a Good Rancher

Risk has always been a part of any business—agricultural ventures included. The risks that farmers and ranchers face are ever-changing, and significant changes in the risk environment can come from all fronts—social, formal governmental, and anywhere else. As such, producers should never neglect their responsibilities as stewards of their agricultural enterprise, in order to manage risk more effectively. Environmental stewardship Ranch owners need to act as caretakers of the resources they’re entrusted with. “Natural resource stewardship is a responsibility, not an elective,” says Rick Machen, Texas AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist. His statement carries more weight for ranchers who have experienced or are currently experiencing devastating drought.