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Ranching is 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. The word applies in the western United States, in Canada, Latin America and South America. (Australian usage would refer to ranches as "stations"; New Zealanders use the term "runs".) Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called cows in vernacular usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Species See text A sheep is any of member of the eight wooly quadruped species that comprise the genus Ovis, part of the goat antelope subfamily. ... Rangeland refers to a large, mostly unimproved section of land that is predominantly used for livestock grazing. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... Elk may mean: Quarter-ton/tonne and larger deer: Elk in its European sense, i. ... Binomial name Bison bison Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies B. b. ... The abbreviation EMU is an acronym with multiple uses. ... 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. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Station is the term for a large Australian landholding used for livestock production. ... The word run can mean several things: Run has many dictionary definitions such as moving swiftly by foot. See Running, and Run in Wiktionary. ...


Historically, during a period on the Frontier in North America after the removal of the American bison and the Native Americans and before the coming of the homesteaders, ranching dominated economic activity. The public lands on the Great Plains consisted of "open range," where anyone could turn cattle loose for grazing. Barbed wire, invented in 1869, gradually made inroads in fencing off privately owned land, especially for homesteads. Ranching became limited to lands of little use for arable farming. The Frontier can refer to: The Frontier (Hong Kong), a political group in Hong Kong The Frontier (movie) The Frontier (American history), can be a reference to a place in a certain time in American history. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the... Binomial name Bison bison Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies B. b. ... A Hupa man, 1923 The scope of this indigenous peoples of the Americas article encompasses the definitions of indigenous peoples and the Americas as established in their respective articles. ... A homestead is: A farm with the buildings around it, see homestead (buildings) Ones legal residence, see homestead (law) An area measure of 160 acres (650,000 m²), see homestead (area) and Homestead Act To homestead is to establish ownership of previously unowned property (usually but not exclusively land... In all modern states, some land is held by central or local governments. ... The Great Plains is the broad expanse of prairie which lies east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States of America and Canada, covering all or parts of the U.S. states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota and the... Modern barbed wire Barbed wire is a type of fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strand(s). ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... In geography, arable land is a form of agricultural land use, meaning land that can be (and is) used for growing crops. ...


Ranching forms part of the iconography of the Western in motion pictures. Iconography is the study and interpretation of images in art. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ...

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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. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Official languages English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 6th 295,254 km² 0. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... West Texas is a region in Texas which has more in common geographically with the Southwestern United States than it does with East Texas and North Texas. ... This is the current Texan Collaboration of the Month! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... ... The Vestey Group (Vestey Group Ltd) (formerly Vestey Brothers) is a privately owned UK group of companies, comprised of an international food product business (that includes meats, dairy products, frozen vegetables,bakery products, food services and trading) and significant cattle ranching and sugar cane farming interests in Brazil and Venezuela. ... The XIT Ranch was a cattle ranch in the Panhandle of Texas which operated from 1885 to 1912. ... The Texas Panhandle is a region of the state of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state. ... Pecos County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Reeves County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Brewster is the name of some places in the United States: Brewster, Florida Brewster, Kansas Brewster, Massachusetts Brewster, New York Brewster, Ohio Brewster is also a common surname, and less common first name: Benjamin H. Brewster, American attorney, cabinet member David Brewster, Scottish scientist Harlan Carey Brewster, Canadian politician Kingman... Baylor County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... A couple of hippies playing cowboy in the desert. ... Dudleyville is a census-designated place located in Pinal County, Arizona. ...

Further Reading

  • Breaking Clean, Judy Blunt, Knopf, 2002, hardcover, ISBN 0375401318
  • This Was Cattle Ranching: Yesterday and Today, Virginia Paul, Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington, 1973
  • Heart-Diamond Kathy L. Greenwood, University of North Texas Press, 1989, hardback, ISBN 0-929398-08-4
  • Cattle Ranges of the Southwest, published 1898, hosted by the Portal to Texas History

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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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