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 Executive 50 Acre Equestrian Estate and Organic Farm  Come and embrace a property like no other.  This 50 acre organic farm/equestrian property will open your eyes to the goodness of God. With its park like setting, sprawling rustic home, barns, and trails you will never need to leave home for a retreat. This property i...

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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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Looking for a great building site in the country? A tract like this is hard to come by, with great access down a quiet county road just off east old Highway 124, east of Hallsville, and a short drive to Columbia. The tract consists of a mixture of open pasture and timber with a creek winding through the center. The property...

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South Parlin Ranch is a truly spectacular recreational and agricultural property consisting of 204 acres +/-. The land is comprised mostly of flood irrigated hay meadows with excellent water rights, livestock working corrals, and a 5 acre building site where a residence may be built. Tomichi Creek flows through the entire l...

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Newtown, MO Farm with Hunting & Recreational Land For Sale This farm is one of a kind. Several things make it unique but what stands out the most is the 100 acre lake. Currently, no lakes of this size are approved by the DNR for private use. If you are looking for your own private getaway, this might be the property for ...

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The Haines Road Ranch is a 717± deeded acre farm and ranch 15 miles northwest of Casper, Wyoming. 80± acres of the ranch are in flood-irrigated crop production. 66.53 acres of water rights with 133.06 acre feet of water volume are provided from the Casper Alcova Irrigation District. Historically, the ranch has annually yi...

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We are pleased to have obtained an exclusive listing on the Diamond A Ranch. The Diamond A is located in Northern Donley County, just to the South of the community of Alanreed, Texas. The ranch is comprised of 1,579.94 ± acres and boasts excellent cattle grazing, an outstanding wildlife habitat and wide-open scenic views...

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Great 80 acres has a hay barn and old Dairy barn. Has working pens. Great mix of trees and grass will run cattle or be a great hunting and fishing spot or just the ideal home spot, you can get away from the hustle and bustle. Has 3 ponds and a several pecan trees. The Deer are large and the turkey are fat....

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Turn-key cattle tracts can be hard to find. Look no further than this 152± acre property in Attala County, MS. Located on a dead-end road near the communities of Newport and Zemuly, this tract offers approximately 60 acres of well-maintained pasture ground, 90 acres of hardwood-pine mix and four watering ponds. The entire ...

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Every once in a while you come across a property that may not have been intentionally managed to be a deer mecca but Mother Nature and livestock have turned it into one. If there is one thing that stands out to me for holding power is rolling topography, thick hedge thickets and overgrown pasture and this property is just t...

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Krebs to McAlester --6 Miles 2 hr 20 min to OKC 2hr 40 min Dallas TX 2 hr Tulsa, OK 1 hr 45 min Ft Smith, AR Stunning 118 Acre ranch with 5 Bed 4 Bath home, custom built staircases, custom pine ceilings, cabinetry and wood flooring throughout the home. 4 car garage, concrete safe room with a large amount of space for ...

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Arrowsmith Niobrara River Ranch is located along the federally designated Scenic River corridor that has shaped the landscape for centuries and provided endless opportunities for cattlemen and recreation. The ranch consists of 4,400+/- deeded acres of hay meadows, upper bench grassland, timber, and over three and a half mil...

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534.87+/- acres. Deluxe hunting, recreation, pasture, and hayland property located in the Missouri River breaks northeast of Gross, Nebraska. Large, stunning views from the hills, plus Nine-Mile Gulch running through the property. This property offers significant income from summer cattle grazing, plus native hay production...

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565.50 acres of exceptional pasture bordering Highway 34. Watered by two dams, Spring Creek and Bear Butte Creek that come together and run through the southern part of the property, plus a well and pipeline. Topography, trees, and creek lend to good winter protection for livestock. There is a farmstead along with a 44' x 9...

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402.86+/- acres of highly productive pasture located six miles from Sturgis and only one mile from Sturgis Airport. Borders paved Alkali Road for one mile. Watered by three dams, pipeline, and Bear Butte Valley Water, West River Electric is also close by. Land would have definite development potential with excellent views o...

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Come to South Dakota and enjoy the beautiful and very productive Santa Maria Ranch. Located about 8½ miles west of Belle Fourche, South Dakota on asphalt State Highway 34. This highly-desirable ranch is in a perfect location for ranching, recreation, hunting and/or development. The property has a large ranch-style home in...

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This property has been in the family since 1891! What a unique piece of property! This would make a stunning hunting packing destination with an abundance of big game and turkeys on the property. You will find elk, moose, bear and both white tail and mule deer to hunt. And it is “end of the road” quiet and secluded! Sur...

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Full section of fully fenced pasture ground. Pasture (595.86 acres) cross fenced into four separate pastures. There are stock tanks on pipeline coming from well(s) from the adjacent home property including a smaller calving pasture protected by shelter belts. Rated at 50 aum on a five month grazing program. Potential recrea...

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Farmers National Company is pleased to announce the listing of 2,080+/- acres of sub irrigated meadows offering high carrying capacity pasture or hay land. The property offers seven lakes/ponds and several dugouts making this home to Canadian geese, ducks, prairie chicken, turkey and deer. The water fowl hunting is enhanced...

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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

Kansas

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.

Utah

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.

Colorado

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.

Texas

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.

Montana

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

Operations

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

Infrastructure

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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