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Situated at the base of the Luther foothills and Beartooth Front, atop several drastic open valleys, the sweeping views of the Beartooth Mountains dominate the horizon of this 200± deeded acre property. Located 13 miles west of world-famous, all-seasons resort area of Red Lodge Montana and minutes from the East Rosebud Can...

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West Weedy Creek Ranch is an excellent example of a diverse unspoiled south Texas ranch ready for its newest steward to make the ranch their own. The vast majority of the ranch’s habitat is native and untouched, exhibiting old growth bull mesquites, prolific cedar elms along the banks of West Weedy Creek, a smattering of ...

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Make an appointment to see this 20 +/- acres home site today! Mature oaks, rolling hills, a pond, and good wildlife habitat are among the things that make this property so appealing. There are some open areas and good drainage on the property and several good building sites to choose from. The owner is even willing to adjus...

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Ideal for a private weekend retreat. This property has open space, woods, wildlife, paved road frontage, all weather interior road, barn, and a cabin overlooking the pond. The cabin is powered by solar and/or a propane generator and has all the amenities you need for comfortable living with wood burning fireplace, queen siz...

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We are proud to have the exclusive listing on the 320 +/- acre Belcher Ranch in Shackelford County, Texas. This outstanding hunting, cattle and recreational ranch is located 5.5 miles north of the town of Albany on Highway 283. Access to the ranch is provided by deeded easement. The topography of this gorgeous ranch rang...

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Escape the city life for a great weekend retreat to the country!! This beautiful property has a good mix of woods and open space, wildlife, paved road frontage, and a great cabin overlooking one of the two ponds. The cabin is powered by a solar system and/or propane generator and has all the amenities of home; wood burning ...

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Cattle Ranch & Hunting Land For Sale in DeSoto County, FL 562+/- Acre ranch for sale in Brownville, near Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Rarely is a large acreage property with such unique and outstanding qualities available. A wonderful mix of vibrant and healthy ecosystems and habitats filled with native Florida wild...

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Talk about a great way to start the summer! First time available in 20 years! Rare opportunity to buy a gorgeous ranch in Crawford with over 1,600 ft of the Middle Bosque River. Mixed use land that is perfect for cattle and horses plus recreational opportunities galore! There are a number of fantastic homesites that offer a...

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Convenient location just off Highway 105 and in highly rated Tarkington School District is this beautiful 22 acre with gated entrance, pond, woods with trails, set up for cattle and/or hunting and agricultural exemption property taxes. Improvements have never flooded and include an updated spacious one-story brick home (28...

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Davis Land and Livestock is a massive 33,000-acre hunting and cattle ranch in the beautiful rugged landscape of Southeast Oregon. This is a rare opportunity to purchase this unspoiled legacy ranch which has been responsibly managed by the same family for almost a century.Wildlife/Hunting: The contiguous acreage spans over 5...

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Looking for place to build your permanent home or weekend getaway within close proximity to Lake Livingston? Well look no further! This 163 acre tract is perfect for those that are looking for a turnkey ranching setup. New netwire perimeter and cross fencing, barns, cattle pens, electricity, and water well are just waiting ...

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Pastureland tract for sale in Centreville, MS. Large pasture tracts like this rarely come on the market. The pastures are fenced and cross fenced with 7 ponds for fishing and watering the livestock. The tract is 95% pastureland and is currently being used for a large cattle operation and has been for over 20 years. The towe...

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Ponderosa Grazing and Hunting is located 45 min from Fort Collins CO, Laramie WY and Cheyenne WY, a perfect combination of location and privacy. 2hrs from Denver International Airport.  90 acres of combined ponderosa pine and sub irrigated pasture.  Fully Fenced, this would make an ideal property for Horses and or Cattle....

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Overview: We are pleased to announce White Oak Creek Ranch (WOCR), offering NE Texas most exclusive ranch memberships where you’ll focus on the memories and we’ll handle the rest. At a fraction of the cost of traditional ranch ownership, WOCR has proven to be one of the most innovative, time saving and cost-effective ap...

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This 100 +/- acre tract boasts 1,160 feet of frontage on US Hwy 98! Approximately 90 acres pasture and 10 acres of pines and hardwoods plus three ponds. A 2+/- acre pond lies just east of the house and two more ponds are located near the southern property line in the back pasture. The property is fenced and cross-fenced for...

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(2) 10+/- Acres of Oak Hills and Starlight Sky. Wildlife of all kinds call this little bit of Heaven home and you can too. Located in Northwest San Saba County on CR 264, just 1.4 miles North of FM 2997 at the little community of Lakeview, Texas. This Ranch comes nicely equipped with RSSUD water, electricity, rural trash ...

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Located 40 miles north of Rock Springs in the center of the Red Desert is the Eden Farm. Just west of Eden and just a few miles south of Farson, Wyoming in the area known as the Eden Valley, this is a productive oasis where sagebrush desert turns to alfalfa fields. The Eden Farm is a well-kept and improved property benefiti...

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Located on the western edge of Platte County, Wyoming and in the shadows of Chimney Rock with Laramie Peak looming in the distance is the Roff Ranch. Along the banks of the North Laramie River in a spectacular foothills setting, and less than 30 minutes from Wheatland, Wyoming and 2.5 hrs from Denver, this 444-acre property...

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Situated at the headwaters of Silver Creek, one of Americas most important and historical fisheries, The Ranch at Silver Spring is a ranch treasured for its abundant ecological and water resources with 10 miles of meandering spring-fed streams and aquatic habitat. The 2,060 +/- acre ranch is located just 25 miles south of K...

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This heritage homestead property is a true representation of the original American dream and one of the most desired and renowned hunting properties in this area. It has been held in ownership by the same family for 165 years. Mr. Moses G. homesteaded the land in 1855 with his new bride Amelia. After working 30 years, a lar...

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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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