Blog Archives

Ranch Buying Tips: ARMs vs. FRMs

When you’re looking to finance your ranch purchase, fixed-rate and adjustable-rate are the two main mortgage types you will likely avail. The marketplace offers plenty of varieties within these two primary categories. With that in mind, your first step when shopping for a mortgage should be to determine which of these loan types best suit your needs. Read the rest of this entry

Tips for Starting a Cattle Ranch

Cattle ranches typically raise livestock for beef production. Some ranches though, focus on cow calf enterprises. Usually, cattle ranches sell calves when they are 6 months old and weigh around 500 pounds. Some ranches are stocker or feeder enterprises which purchase calves and grow them until they reach 700 to 900 pounds. A market beef operation, meanwhile, feeds and grows a stocker or feeder cattle to a market weight of around 1,200 pounds. Read the rest of this entry

Is There Really A Difference Between a Ranch and a Farm?

A bit.

Most people like to think that a ranch and a farm are two interchangeable terms because they both refer to the agricultural sector. However, there are slight differences between a ranch and a farm, based on observation and the opinions of people involved in agriculture: Read the rest of this entry