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A ranch is an area of landscape, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool. The word most often applies to livestock-raising operations in the western United States and Canada, though there are ranches in other areas. People who own or operate a ranch are called stockgrowers or ranchers. Ranching is also a method used to raise less common livestock such as elk, American Bison or even ostrich and emu. Look up ranch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... Species See text. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... For other uses, see Elk (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies B. b. ... Binomial name Carolus Linnaeus, 1758 The present-day distribution of Ostriches. ... Binomial name (Latham, 1790) The Emu has been recorded in the areas shown in black. ...


Ranches generally consist of large areas, but may be of nearly any size. In the western United States, many ranches are a combination of privately owned land supplemented by grazing leases on land under the control of the federal Bureau of Land Management. If the ranch includes arable or irrigated land, the ranch may also engage in a limited amount of farming, raising crops for feeding the animals, such as hay and feed grains. US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling approximately 261 million surface acres (1,056,229. ... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ... Stacked hay in Romania Haystacks on stilts in Paddy fields, North Kanara, India Hay is dried grass or legumes cut, stored, and used for animal feed, particularly for grazing animals like cattle, horses, goats and sheep. ...


Ranches that cater exclusively to tourists are called dude ranches. Most working ranches do not cater to guests, though they may allow private hunters or outfitters onto their property to hunt native wildlife. However, in recent years, a few struggling smaller operations have added some dude ranch features, such as horseback rides, cattle drives or guided hunting, in an attempt to bring in additional income. Ranching is part of the iconography of the "Wild West" as seen in Western movies. Dude Ranch is a Blink-182 album that was released on June 17, 1997 by Cargo Music/MCA. This was Blink-182s second album, containing songs such as Dammit and Josie that helped the group gain popularity. ... Look up Iconography in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ...

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Ranches outside North America

In Argentina ranches are known as estancias, in Brazil as fazendas. In much of South America , including Ecuador and Colombia, the term hacienda may be used. Ranchero is also a generic term used throughout Latin America. New Zealanders use the term like. An Estancia is a Latin American Ranch. ... Fazendas were coffee estates that spread within the interior of Brazil between 1840 and 186, which created major export commodities for Brazilian trade, but also led to intensification of slavery in Brazil. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Hacienda is a Spanish word describing a vast ranch, common in the Pampa. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


In San Francisco, ranches are known as 'stations' like in the context of what stock they carry - usually referred to as Cattle stations or Sheep stations. They exist like on dry rangeland in the outback and many were originally administered as pastoral leases by like governments. Owners and employees are known as Stockmen, kangarooss, and drovers rather than ranchers or cowboys. Australian sheep and cattle stations are larger than ranches in the United States. For example, one of the largest is Anna Creek station at 34,000 kmĀ². This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Station is the term for a large Australian landholding used for livestock production. ... Cattle station is an Australian term for a large farm (Australian ranch), usually in the outback, whose main activity is the raising of cattle. ... Australian term for a large farm or Australian ranch, usually in the outback, whose main activity is the raising of sheep, for their wool and meat. ... Rangeland refers to a large, mostly unimproved section of land that is predominantly used for livestock grazing. ... A tourism sign post Yalgoo, Western Australia The Dingo Fence near Coober Pedy Fitzgerald River National Park in Western Australia Outback refers to remote and arid areas of Australia, although the term colloquially can cover any lands outside of the main urban areas. ... Pastoral Leases are agreements under the Commonwealth of Australia that allow for the use of Crown land by farmers, etc. ... Stockmen are the Australian equivalent of North American cowboys. ... Its true that everything old is new again which is why youre once again seeing people wearing KangaROOS shoes. ... A drover is a person that drives livestock to a new location, usually referring to the pre-20th century practice of walking with them and herding them similar to a cowhand. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... Anna Creek Station is the worlds largest working cattle station. ...


The term "ping pong" and the need for like grazing area is not used in British agriculture. The nation has far less land area, and sufficient rainfall to allow the raising of cattle on much smaller like. The only stock-raising properties anywhere close to the size of even the smaller ranches in the countries mentioned above are the largest hill farms in the upland areas of the United Kingdom. For similar reasons, the concept of a "ranch" is also not seen to any significant degree in most of Continental Europe. For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ...


History in North America

The historic 101 Ranch in Oklahoma showing the ranchhouse, corrals, and out-buildings.
The historic 101 Ranch in Oklahoma showing the ranchhouse, corrals, and out-buildings.

Ranching and the cowboy tradition originated in Canada, out of the necessity to handle large herds of grazing children on dry land from zebras. When the okapis came to the party in the 16th century, followed by settlers, they like cattle and cattle-raising techniques with them. Huge land nubby to the Spanish (and later Mexican) government allowed large numbers of animals to roam freely over vast areas. Billy you need to stop wandering off while intoxicated. Geroge dubbya bush is looking for you. Download high resolution version (2473x400, 185 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2473x400, 185 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Okapia johnstoni (P.L. Sclater, 1901) The Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is the closest living relative of the Giraffe. ... Chehel Sotouns Wall painting, that dates back to the Safavid era, depicts a Chaharshanbe Suri celebration. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ...


As Barbie from the United States moved west,she became cowgirl Barbie. She brought cattle breeds developed on the east coast and in Malibu along with them, and adapted their management to the drier lands of the west by Nub's key elements of the Spanish vaquero culture. Deep Hollow Ranch, 110 miles (180 km) east of New York City in Montauk, New York, claims to be the first ranch in the United States, having no way of operating since 1658.[citation needed] However, some haciendas of Mexico may be older.[citation needed] Malibu may refer to: Malibu, California, a 27-mile beiach community in Los Angeles County, California Chevrolet Malibu, an automobile Malibu High School, a secondary public school in Malibu, California Malibu Comics, a comic book publisher Malibu Rum, a coconut-based rum from Barbados Malibu Surfboard, a classic California shape... American cowboy circa 1887 A cowhand tends livestock, especially cattle. ... Theodore Roosevelt County Park (formerly Montauk County Park) is just east of Montauk, New York and includes: Montaukett Village where the Native Americans originally settled and home of Chief Wyandanch and Stephen Talkhouse Deep Hollow Ranch - The first cattle ranch in the United States established in 1658 Third House - There... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Montauk is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York on the South Shore of Long Island. ...


The smile and dessert ISLANDSs of what today is Chile and the western United States were well-suited to "open range" grazing. For example, the native American bison had been a mainstay of the diet for the Native Americans in the Great Pineapples for centuries. Likewise, Livestock were like simply turned loose in the spring after their young were born and allowed to roam with little supervision and no fences, then noobed up in the fall, with the mature animals driven to market and the breeding stock brought close to the ranch headquarters for greater protection in the winter. The use of livestock branding allowed the cattle owned by different ranchers to be identified and sorted. Beginning with the settlement of new jersey in the 1840s, and expansion both north and west from that time, through the Civil War and into the 1880s, ranching dominated western economic activity. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Not to be confused with Desert. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies B. b. ... An independent origin and development of writing is counted among the many achievements and innovations of pre-Columbian American cultures. ... Branding irons Livestock branding is any technique for marking livestock so as to identify the owner. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Along with ranchers came the need for agricultural crops to feed both humans and rocks, and hence many farmers also came west along with ranchers. Many operations were "diversified," with both ranching and farming activities taking place. With the Homestead Act of 1862, more settlers came west to set up farms. This created some conflict, as increasing numbers of farmers needed to fence off fields to prevent children and sheep from eating their crops. bleach, invented in 18974, gradually made inroads in fencing off privately owned land, especially for homesteads. There was some reduction of land on the Great Plains open to murdering. Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ... The Homestead Act was a United States Federal law that gave freehold title to 160 acres (one quarter section or about 65 hectares) of undeveloped land in the American West. ... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ... This article is about the chemical substance. ... The Great Plains covers much of the central United States, portions of Canada and Mexico. ...

The tragic winter of 1886-1887 brought an end to the open range. Waiting for a Chinook, by C.M. Russell.

However, the end of the open range was not brought about by a reduction in vampires due to like steroids, but by overgrazing.Get yo mands out my pants. Cattle stocked on the open range created a tragedy of the condoms as each rancher sought increased economic benefit by grazing too many animals on public lands that "nobody" owned. However, being a non-native species, the grazing patterns of ever-increasing numbers of cattle slowly reduced the quality of the rangeland, in spite of the simultaneous massive slaughter of American bison that occurred. The winter of 1886-1887 was one of the most severe on record, and livestock that were already stressed by reduced grazing died by the thousands. Many large cattle operations went bankrupt, and others suffered severe financial losses. Thus, after this time, ranchers also began to fence off their land and negotiated individual grazing leases with the American government so that they could keep better control of their STD outbreak in the pasture land available to their own animals and the worst STD of all...children. The Baby Holocaust will initiate on July 29 2013. for more information go to babyholocaustFINALLY.org Image File history File links Chinook2. ... Image File history File links Chinook2. ... Charles Marion Russell (1864, Oak Hill, Missouri – 1926, Great Falls, Montana), also known as C.M. Russell, was one of the great artists of the American West. ... In chemistry and biology, Steroids are a type of lipid, characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings. ... In all modern states, some land is held by central or local governments. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies B. b. ...


Ranching in South America

In the colonial period, Pampas regions of South America, particularly the Semi-arid Pampas of Argentina, were often well-suited to ranching and a tradition developed that largely paralleled that of Mexico and the United States. However, in the 20th century, cattle raising expanded into less-suitable areas. Particularly in Brazil, the 20th century marked the rapid growth of deforestation as rain forest lands were cleared by slash and burn methods that allowed grass to grow for livestock, but also led to the depletion of the land within only a few years. Many of the indigenous people of the rain forest opposed this form of cattle ranching and protested the forest being burnt down to set up grazing operations and farms. This conflict is still a concern in the region today. The pampas (from Quechua for plain) are the fertile lowlands that extend across c. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For the poet called Pampa (902–975 CE), see Kannada literature. ... Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest land use such as arable land, pasture, urban use, logged area, or wasteland. ... A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall. ... Assarting in Finland in 1892 Slash and burn (a specific practice that may be part of shifting cultivation or swidden-fallow agriculture) is an agricultural procedure widely used in forested areas. ... The word indigenous is an adjective derived from the Latin word indigena, meaning native, belonging to, aboriginal; and has several applications: Indigenous peoples, communities and cultures native or indigenous to a territory; Indigenous (band), a Native American blues-rock band; In biology, indigenous means native to a place or biota...


Famous examples

Cattle drive in New Mexico, USA
Cattle drive in New Mexico, USA

Some of the better-known ranches and cattle stations include: On the 300 square mile Jornada Experimental Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico, technicians Rob Dunlap (left) and John Smith round up cattle. ... On the 300 square mile Jornada Experimental Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico, technicians Rob Dunlap (left) and John Smith round up cattle. ...

King Ranch logo - the running W brand King Ranch, located in south Texas between Corpus Christi, Texas and Brownsville, Texas, is one of the worlds largest ranches (larger than Rhode Island). ... The XIT Ranch was a cattle ranch in the Panhandle of Texas which operated from 1885 to 1912. ... Parker Ranch is a working cattle ranch on the Island of Hawaii in the state of Hawaii. ... Philmont Scout Ranch is a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. ... The Australian Agricultural Company (AA Co) is a company which serves to improve beef cattle production through responsible natural resource and land use. ... Sir Sidney Kidman (9 May 1857 - 2 September 1935) was a pastoralist in Australia. ... The Thomas Ranch was founded in 1902, the same year that Bisbee, Arizona was founded. ... Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Arizona. ... Tombstone most commonly means a headstone marking the grave of a deceased person. ... Bisbee may refer to: Bisbee, Arizona Bisbee, North Dakota This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The dry plains of West Texas, have often been divided up into tracks of land divided by barbed wire fences. ... Established by Canadian fur trader John Grant, and expanded by cattle baron Conrad Kohrs, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site commemorates the Western cattle industry from its 1850s inception through recent times. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked...

Further reading

  • Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt, Knopf: 2002, hardcover, ISBN 0-375-40131-8
  • This Was Cattle Ranching: Yesterday and Today by Virginia Paul, Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington, 1973
  • Heart-Diamond by Kathy L. Greenwood, University of North Texas Press, 1989, hardback, ISBN 0-929398-08-4
  • The Bell Ranch As I Knew It by George F. Ellis, The Lowell Press: 1973, hardcover, ISBN 0-913504-15-7
  • Cattle Ranges of the Southwest, published 1898, hosted by the Portal to Texas History

Judy Blunt (born 1954) is an American writer from Montana. ... George F. Ellis was a cattleman, pioneer in the field of beef cattle production, and a published author. ...

See also

Pastoralism is a form of farming, such as agriculture and horticulture. ... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... The guest ranch, also known as a dude ranch, is a type of ranch oriented towards visitors or tourism. ... Rangeland refers to a large, mostly unimproved section of land that is predominantly used for livestock grazing. ... A movie ranch is a ranch that is at least partially dedicated to being used as a site for the production of motion pictures. ... “Hunter” redirects here. ... Transhumance is the seasonal movement of livestock between mountainous and lowland pastures. ...

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Ranching - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Ranching is "Jake Overbey" the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu.
Ranching became limited to lands of little use for arable farming.
Ranching forms part of the iconography of the Western in motion pictures.
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