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At 700 +/- acres, Running Wilder Ranch is one of the most diverse sporting opportunities for its size on the market today. From its sage bottom lands at 7,500 feet in altitude all the way up to its forested subalpine topping out at over 9,100 feet, the ranch offers everything from live water development, water fouling, upla...

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Capitalize on the unique opportunity to own a multi-featured ranch located in an area known by many as one of Oregon's premier destinations. The Lostine River Ranch provides the extraordinary chance to own a piece of private river frontage along the rugged and beautiful Lostine River. Deep in the valley floor with beautiful...

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DON’T MISS THIS ONE... Property has all the potential in the world to build your DREAM home atop the highest point of the property with beautiful views of your very own lake! Bring your ATV, hunting and fishing gear and enjoy the country. Avery Lake built in the 50's is located on this property and stocked full with large...

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Walking W Ranch is an exceptional horse facility with all the beautiful scenery you would expect from the Texas Hill Country. Within 2 miles from Downtown Llano and the Llano River, you get the convenience of being close to town with the feel and privacy of the country. The 3,800 Sqft rock home has a completely remodeled an...

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Brush Mountain Ranch is 1450 +/- acres located in Garfield County about 30 miles North of Grand Junction, CO. It has 3 cabins, multiple outbuildings, a 600 AUM grazing permit, and cattle working corrals. Situated atop the Bookcliff Mountains with commanding views of the Roan Plateau, Grand Mesa, Roan creek, Carr creek, and ...

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The Open Lock Ranch is located in the heart of the Bighorn Basin in northern Wyoming. Comprised of 16,175 acres, the ranch is a combination of 4,750 deeded acres, 9,187 acres of BLM, and 2,238 acres of State grazing leases. The Open Lock Ranch is one of the few operations running both cattle and sheep. Currently the ranch...

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Hope Hull Tract This property can provide someone with lot’s of opportunity. It would make a great Home-Site, Cattle Farm or the perfect recreational hunting get-away. The property has gently rolling hills with fertile Black Belt soils that has been used for cattle grazing, hay production and hunting. This area of Montgo...

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Nestled back beneath the trees you will find this lushly wooded -/+14 acres that boasts an abundance of character. Conveniently located just minutes to surrounding towns of Bellville, Brenham and Round Top. The 3/2 main house offers several updates through out, with eclectic style and modern finishes this home is sure to ha...

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INVESTMENT OR HUNTING LAND! Listed is 160± acres of productive, Kansas land. Located 10 miles south and 3.5 miles east of Bird City, KS. The property consists of: 71.73 acres of cropland and 88.5 acres of CRP. The cropland has 71.73± acres of wheat base with a 50 bu. yield. The CRP contract pays $31.76/ac. annually and ex...

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Finally a property available with a sweeping landscape and breathtaking views! Here is your opportunity to have a gorgeous 1952 acre retreat that offers meadows, shady trees, several fantastic springs and wow, do the home sites have top of the world panoramic views. Each of the sites are secured with older mobile homes, ha...

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Located 9.5 miles north of Graham is this beautiful property that is filled with a variety of grasses and a natural slope to provide for a perfect building site. This property lies along Hwy 16 and provides great views and endless possibilities to a new owner. The property is perfect for horses and cattle having a great nat...

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This farm is comprised of approximately 93 acres of woods with the balance in row crops.  Every acre is income-producing with a solid hardwood stand ready for harvest and tillable acres being cash rented.  The property will hunt extremely well with the 70/30 mix of woods and farm ground.  There is road frontage on both t...

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This hunting property sets back off two county roads and is surrounded by woods. The property was cleared and replanted in pine last year. This place will look dramatically different in years to come with the growing pine trees. It’s at the perfect blank slate for the new owner to fix up and enjoy, with many spots to set ...

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Located approximately 20 miles north of Brownwood and just minutes from Lake Brownwood is the Boyd Ranch. This property is 270 acres of beautiful Central Texas! The ranch features varied terrain with rolling topography, creek bottoms with mature native pecans, as-well-as, post oak, and live oak throughout. With as much as 9...

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Webbwood Estate Parcel 1 consists of 40 +/- acres of irrigated ground. This farmstead offers an updated home, new pipe corrals and livestock buildings.  Excellent water and hay storage.  Paved access.  Clean 3000 square foot equipment building.  Adjacent land available.  The home boasts 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms w...

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Bull Flats Ranch is a prime destination for adventure seekers and those looking for their next great investment in the solitude of the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Nearly 100% of the property boundary is shared with federal lands managed by the Black Hills National Forest. This property consists of two homesteads totali...

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This 210 acre farm is currently being used for a cow/calf/grazing operation. It is laid out perfectly to be sub-divided into smaller parcels. The home is a 2004 3/2 double wide mobile home, there are a set of pipe working pens, as well as 3 water wells on the property. Part of the property has been crossed fenced. NONE of t...

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With just under ¾ of a mile of River Frontage, this property has it all for the Recreational enthusiast. This property is loaded with wildlife such as Deer, Waterfowl, & Upland Birds not to mention world class fishing on a very private section of the river. This property would make a great spot for a recreational retre...

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This combination hunting and ranching property is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Brady, Texas. Access to the ranch is through a deeded easement with only a short mile and a half drive from highway 71. Great soils and amazing cover provide great habitat for wildlife and cattle. A very nice three bedroom two bath...

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Skillet Creek is a premiere hunting property and working cattle ranch with rolling topography and abundance of water. Near the main entrance to the ranch is a set of working pens, and several traps. Skillet Creek runs over 2 miles from the northeast back to the southwest corner of the ranch. There are several springs throug...

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Cattle Ranches For Sale - Cowboys Thrive In Many Regions

The image of the cowboy is iconic in American culture. There is nothing that symbolizes freedom more than riders and on their steeds, herding cattle on the open plain. Today, there are many regions of the United States where the cowboy lifestyle is alive and well. In fact, cattle operations are the number one revenue producing sector of our country's agriculture industry.

When buying a cattle ranch, there is a long list of things to consider. Cattle ranches can be found in almost every part of our country, and bring us back to our nation's roots as pioneers. Where are the top areas to find working ranches as an investment, and what should you look for when purchasing a cattle ranch?

Where To Find Cattle Ranches For Sale


The gently rolling lands of Kansas are ideal for farming and ranching. Cattle ranches are dotted between the corn fields and include amenities like limestone based tall grass prairie, many creeks and rivers, lush bluestem grasses. Paddocks with a mixture of Red Clover, Ladino Clover, Bromegrass, Fescue, and Korean Lespedeza are perfect for growing beef in Kansas.


Learning how to work cattle is part of growing up in Utah. In this state, cattle are often raised on the open range. Utah features mountains, high-altitude acreage, and secluded bluffs, and ranches feature holding ponds and deep wells for water access. Turnkey ranches in beautiful, scenic surroundings are for sale. Raising and selling livestock is a business embraced with enthusiasm in Utah.


The ranchers in Colorado care deeply about the state's natural resources. Cowboys here are known to spend a week or more, herding cattle through the mountain ranges’ sensitive ecosystems. There are opportunities to buy incredibly diverse cattle ranching land in Colorado, with alpine landscapes, pristine valleys, and stunning scenery that can offer significant grazing and farming income.


This state is known the world over as the cowboy capital of the United States. Cattle ranches in Texas are huge, sprawling affairs that can link bustling metropolises with national parks. Turnkey ranching operations in Texas offer exciting opportunities to join the thriving cattle industry in the Lone Star State.


The northern state of Montana has some of the best grass in the world. Cattle ranches here thrive in the summer, and the cowboys and cowgirls here are known for their true grit in surviving the harsh winters. Huge ranches covering thousands of acres are the norm here. The spectacular landscape, large feedlots, and lush grass offers some of the finest cattle ranches for sale in the United States.

Things To Consider When Buying A Cattle Ranch


How the cattle ranch will operate will be your number one concern. There are several factors involved.

  1. Type of Ownership - Will the owner be an owner/operator or an absentee owner?
  2. Type of Operation - Will it be a cow/calf or yearling operation?
  3. Seasonal Strategy - How will the herd be handled in the winter months?
  4. Capacity - What is the stocking rate of the property?

Water Resources

Water is critical to the operation of any cattle ranch. The quality of the water is also very important. Factors that need to be in place are:

  • Water rights for irrigation
  • Riparian areas
  • Wells
  • Tanks
  • Underground piping


Ranchers need a basic infrastructure that is in good condition to operate. These include fencing, cross-fencing, cattle guards, and gates. Other working facilities may also be essential, including medical facilities, corrals, scales, and chutes.

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