Monthly Archives: November 2013

Choosing a Landscape Designer for Your Ranch

After looking at a ranch for sale, you may already have some ideas brewing in your head on what to do with that expansive backyard. A good design plan can work wonders for a large ranch. Even if the overall landscape seems challenging, the key is to get the site plan right, placing emphasis on a layout that strikes the perfect balance between garden plantings, paved surfaces, and the lawn. Read the rest of this entry

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Secret to Farming Success: The Opportunity to Fail

The American culture seems obsessed with failure, and people are generally terrified with the concept. You probably know a few—individuals and conglomerates alike—who spend a fortune just to avoid the possibility of failure at all costs. Some people are afraid of failing so much that they end up not accomplishing anything. Clearly, the idea of failure can be incapacitating. Read the rest of this entry

Becoming a Rancher: It’s All about Love

A rancher is a person who manages a large, open property that produces livestock for meat, milk, or fiber. A rancher who grows cattle will have to check all the cattle several times a week throughout the year. As you can see, the job isn’t that cut and dry.

Winter is when cows typically calve, so you’ll have to check them daily. You also have to put hay out regularly. In the spring and summer, herd-health measures, pasture maintenance, and hay cutting are just some of the chores you’ll need to do. Read the rest of this entry

Tips for Buying Your First Cattle Herd

So you’ve decided to purchase a ranch and start your own beef cattle business. No matter what your end goals are, know that your animals rely on you to look out for their well-being. As a cattle owner, it is imperative that you know how to tend to your animal’s needs, including property selection, feeding, and caring. Consider these tips as you start your journey: Read the rest of this entry

Types of Dude Ranches You Can Start in Oregon

The goal of a dude ranch has remained mostly unchanged throughout the years: to create a family-friendly vacation destination that offers guests a chance to experience the Wild West lifestyle. However, there are many different types of dude ranches you can start after purchasing a ranch for sale in Oregon.

These are listed below, along with a short commentary on how the three types differ from each other: Read the rest of this entry

Two Tips on Starting a Horse Breeding Ranch

Starting a horse breeding ranch is one of the options available to people who are looking to buy a ranch for sale in Wyoming. Developing this venture can be a difficult task. However, the usefulness of horses assures that there will never be a shortage in the demand for these animals, making horse breeding a highly profitable business.

If you are interested in starting a horse breeding ranch, here are two important tips to remember: Read the rest of this entry