Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Investment Potential of Ranches

As with any type of land, ranches are a great investment for anyone who can afford the substantial price tags that are attached to them. However, unlike other types of property, a ranch holds far greater potential than just its appreciating value. The true value of a ranch comes in its ability to pay for itself in earnings from the income-generating activities it can host.

With its expansive size, the amazing scenery it holds, and its ability to sustain life, a ranch presents an almost unlimited variety of opportunities available to its owner. Read the rest of this entry

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Natural Beauty Makes CO Perfect for Dude Ranches

It is fairly common for people to purchase ranch land in an attempt to join the US beef industry. Judging from the strong performance of the US beef industry in recent times, who can blame them? However, people looking to purchase ranches in Colorado often have an option that other ranches cannot offer.

The state of Colorado has been blessed with abundant natural beauty in the form of the Rocky Mountains as well as multiple lakes and rivers. This natural beauty is often the reason why people who purchase ranches in Colorado convert their properties into dude ranches. Read the rest of this entry

Remove These Plants from Your Ranch ASAP

As consumers become wary of eating genetically modified food, many beef cattle operations are starting to shift toward more organic cattle raising and production methods. For instance, quite a lot of ranches now allow cattle to feed off the land. However, ranchers should be careful when allowing their cattle to wander off and graze.

After all, certain plants that grow in the wild can poison cattle. With that in mind, ranchers should be vigilant in removing these plants from their ranches. Likewise, people looking to buy ranches should also inspect the land for the following plants beforehand: Read the rest of this entry

Ensuring a Profitable Cattle Ranch

While buying a ranch entails a huge investment, it can also offer a big payoff if you’re looking at cattle ranching. Of course, like all businesses, cattle ranching has no guarantee of success as the owner must work hard to generate profits. To help your ranch rake in more money, you can follow these tips: Read the rest of this entry

Things to Consider When Buying a Ranch

Few investments are as big as buying a ranch, but even fewer are as rewarding. As long as meat and milk remain culinary staples, engaging in livestock production can be a lucrative business. What’s more, living close to nature can rejuvenate even the weariest soul. Before buying a ranch, though, be sure to keep the following considerations in mind: Read the rest of this entry

Cowboy Conundrum: Running a Ranch Wisely

One of the most enduring icons of America’s rich and storied past is the cowboy—not the heavily romanticized gunslingers of the silver screen, but the noble ranchers and pioneers of the untamed plains. The cowboys of old typically raised ranches at the fringes of civilization, ever seeking fertile land and cattle to herd from the wilds. So popular is the image of the cowboy that the culture still endures. Read the rest of this entry