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Top 7 Factors Affecting Ranchland Prices

The valuation of ranches and finding the price per acre is substantially different than other types of real estate. While residential and commercial real estate prices typically rely on MLS data based upon numerous transactions within a defined market area … Continued

Irrigated Land for the Budget-Conscious Ranch Buyer

For buyers seeking smaller-acreage ranches under $1 millon with irrigation sufficient to keep meadows lush throughout the summer, water rights values are reaching levels that can make such ranches unobtainable. Because of Colorado’s fast-growing population and a healthy agricultural land … Continued

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5 Valuable Features of Ranches & Sporting Properties

We all want to make wise investments when it comes to buying a ranch property. When you are ready to start your search, here are five of the most valuable features of land to consider in your selection. 1. Water … Continued

Opportunities in Regenerative Agriculture

For decades, it has been no secret among ranchers that strategic grazing can improve not just a ranch’s financial bottom line, but also the overall ecological health of the landscape. Through grazing, cattle or other livestock defoliate the grass, disturb … Continued

9 Intriguing Agricultural Properties in the Western US

Our nation was built on the backs of those who worked the land to feed the hungry masses. Between breeding and raising livestock and cultivating crops, farmers, ranchers, and producers are the reason you have food on the table. Here … Continued

Ranching the Northern Great Plains: Holistic Planned Grazing

The Cinch Buckle and Antelope Springs Ranches are stellar examples of the significant positive impact that holistic planned grazing can have on ranches’ capacity, profitability, resiliency, and overall ecological health. Grasslands LLC, the manager of both ranches, has not only … Continued

Cattle Ranches for Investment-Minded Buyers

When purchasing a legacy ranch, most investment-minded buyers are focused solely on the land’s appreciation potential. By harnessing the expertise of experienced brokers, buyers are able to understand markets and analyze trends with the age-old goal of “buying low”, and … Continued

Video: Buck Point Ranch, a Colorado Ranch Near Aspen

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to present our latest video on Buck Point Ranch, a 960± acre Colorado ranch located in one of the last pristine valleys in close proximity to world-class Aspen. More information about the property, including interactive … Continued

Changing Leaves Means Moving Cows Off Summer Pasture

Ranch broker Robb Nelson was moving cattle on a working ranch last week, one of his favorite annual routines. Here’s what he had to say: Changing leaves and October usually signal one thing for western ranchers and that is moving cows … Continued

Silver Mountain Ranch: A Recent Winter’s Day

Silver Mountain Ranch has the best of both worlds: an income-producing working cattle operation and exceptional trophy big game hunting. On our last visit, ranch hands were busy feeding cattle and calving season was in full swing. Long days and nights are the norm right … Continued

The Appeal of a Turnkey Ranch

Like any real estate asset, ranches come in all shapes, sizes, and conditions.  Some ranches are “fixer-uppers”—rundown properties bought on the cheap that require an additional investment of cash and hard work to get them to a reasonable level of … Continued

Supporting Colorado Ranches and Ranchers

Last week, Mirr Ranch Group sponsored an event hosted at the Flying Dog Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado for Colorado Cattleman’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT), an organization that works to protect Colorado ranches. CCALT is celebrating 20 years of conservation around the state … Continued

The 50,000-Acre JE Canyon Ranch Sells to TNC

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to announce the sale of JE Canyon Ranch, one of Colorado’s largest private ranches and wildlife preserves, to The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Centrally located east of Trinidad in the highest conservation priority landscape in Colorado’s grasslands, this … Continued

CCALT Launches Campaign to Raise $5 Million for Colorado Ranches

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) just launched a new campaign called Forever Colorado. The campaign sets a goal of raising $5 million to continue conserving important agricultural ranches in the state of Colorado. Mirr Ranch Group ranch broker, Ed … Continued

Centaur Meadows Ranch: Conservation + Responsible Development

Given the population growth of the Denver metro area, the number of large acreage, multigenerational ranches in the Front Range foothills are quickly fading. As ranches are subdivided, we not only lose some of the character and heritage of the … Continued

Conservation Update: Senate Bill 206 and Colorado Landowners

Over the past several years, the pace of land conservation in Colorado has slowed due to the lack of sufficient incentives and uncertainty in the existing tax credit structure and the State’s commitment to the program. This changed on May … Continued

Should I Survey My Ranch?

One of the more common questions we receive from buyers of ranches for sale is “Do I need to have the ranch surveyed?” In a perfect world with unlimited time and resources, it would always be beneficial for a buyer … Continued

An Overview of Leases on Ranches for Sale

Whether you are an experienced member of a multi-generational ranching family or an out-of-state landowner who visits your property several times a year, understanding and managing leases on ranches for sale is a vitally important part of ranch ownership. Leasing … Continued

Water on Colorado Ranches for Sale – Four Basic Definitions

When evaluating Colorado Ranches, it is important for buyers to fully understand a ranch’s water resources and water rights. The presence or absence of water on a ranch can affect a wide spectrum of issues, including land values, agricultural production, wildlife enhancement … Continued

Top 5 Reasons JE Canyon Ranch is the Most Distinguished Legacy Ranch in the American West

In Colorado, there’s a place hidden away in the heart of endless canyons, red rock formations and vast open space that captures the heart like no place on Earth.  Embrace the sweeping stretches of short grass prairie that vanish from … Continued

The Future of the Cattle Market for Wyoming Ranches for Sale

Ranch broker and cattleman, Jared Souza, is also Assistant Ranch Manager of Cottonwood Land and Cattle in Wheatland, Wyoming. An expert in Wyoming ranching and Wyoming ranches for sale (click here), he offers his opinion on the future of cattle … Continued

Join us at the Protein Producer Summit in Colorado Springs

Next week, Mirr Ranch Group will be attending the Protein Producer’s Summit, an annual joint meeting of the premier livestock organizations in Colorado. We are proud to partner with Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) on Monday evening to sponsor … Continued

Wyoming Ranches: Time for Branding

Mirr Ranch Group knows Wyoming ranches. In fact, today ranch brokers Ken Mirr and Jared Souza are branding calves at the Cottonwood Land & Cattle in Wheatland, where Jared serves as the assistant ranch manager. Here are some of the … Continued

Wyoming Ranches for Sale: New Listing Offers Summer Grazing

We are pleased to announce the new listing, Flat Top Ranch, one of our Wyoming ranches for sale between the towns of Laramie and Wheatland. This property has the ability to run around 150 yearlings for 4.5 months, and also … Continued

Utah Cattle Ranch Sells Adjoining National Park

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to announce the sale of the Sandy Ranch adjoining Capitol Reef National Park near Torrey, Utah. With over 253,000 total acres, this unique legacy cattle ranch also offers excellent sporting and conservation values. “We are … Continued

How-To: Researching Well Permits on Colorado Ranches for Sale

Continuing on the “How-To” theme of my last post, this article will discuss another indispensable step in the due diligence process: Researching well permits on Colorado Ranches for Sale. Water in the West In any region of the world, water … Continued

Colorado Ranchers Expect Good Runoff from 2014 Snowmelt

As mentioned in a Denver Post article recently, water managers are preparing for an above average runoff from this year’s snowmelt. After a multi-year drought in the western U.S., owners of our Colorado ranches for sale are happy to see … Continued

2014 Farm Bill: Its Effect on Ranches for Sale and Conservation

Over a year ago, I wrote a blog post about the ongoing congressional battles related to the Farm Bill and how those fights affected ranches for sale.  At that point, the passing of a new Farm Bill had already been … Continued

Maintaining Agricultural Tax Status for Colorado Ranches for Sale

One of the many benefits of owning a Colorado Ranch for Sale is that agricultural land is taxed at a much lower rate than many other property classifications such as residential or commercial.  Given this low agricultural tax rate, it … Continued

The Importance of Grazing on Ranches for Sale

Given the variety of outdoor recreation that can be enjoyed on Rocky Mountain ranches for sale, it can be easy to overlook the fact that true ranching – the actual process of grazing livestock on land – can be one … Continued

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