Monthly Archives: May 2016
Buying a ranch involves a long, tedious process of understanding the property market, evaluating the rangeland, calculating risks, assessing potential for profit, evaluating costs for future development and the list goes on. Hiring a reliable and well-established ranch broker who has extensive knowledge of the ranch property market will lessen your burden, but it’s always best to have your own grasp of what you’re about to spend millions on. If you’re still on the hunt and are unable to decide, here are a few things to look for in a Colorado ranch for sale.
To the eyes of many, owning a ranch is a romantic lifestyle cut out from a fantasy book. But if you visit the prime cattle regions of the American West, you will notice that even the biggest landowners struggle to sustain their ranch lifestyle. It then leads them to doubling the population of their cattle, exhausting the land, denuding grasslands, and wasting money on irrigation to grow hay for the winter.
The cattle farming industry has always been one of the biggest adversaries of wildlife conservation and biodiversity. Ranchers in the American West are perpetually scrutinized for their use of unsustainable practices of overseeing rangelands and inhumane ways of raising cattle. But in recent years, a new type of sustainable ranching is taking hold in the prime cattle regions of the American West.
Have you been deer hunting on a public land for years now? Why don’t you try hunting on a private ranch?
According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, beef exports totaled 562 million pounds in the first quarter of 2016, equating to a three percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2015. Most of this is attributed to growing demand in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
When people think about acquiring their own ranch land, many people start thinking about opening a cattle ranch or any other property that raises livestock. Although that is generally the most popular choice, there are other options available to those who do not wish to open a livestock operation. A popular alternative option would be to open a guest ranch.