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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

What is a Colorado Conservation Tax Credit?

As ranch brokers assisting buyers and sellers of Colorado ranches for sale, we are commonly asked to explain the basics of Colorado’s conservation tax credit program.  For conservation-minded investors and landowners, Colorado’s tax credit system can provide a practical method … Continued

Ranch Broker Experience: Spring Branding, A Rocky Mountain Tradition

Ranch broker Ed Roberson offers his experience and thoughts on the annual spring branding at the Cottonwood Land and Cattle. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the annual spring branding at Cottonwood Land and Cattle near Wheatland, Wyoming.   … Continued

Insure Your Property Against Drought

This article is written by Jen Livsey, a Pasture Insurance Specialist for Texas AgFinance, about insuring your ranch  against drought. A graduate of the masters program at the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, Jen is an expert in all … Continued

The US Farm Bill – Current Status & Potential Impact on Conservation Properties

Ranch broker Ed Roberson offers a brief overview of the current status of the Farm Bill and its effect on conservation properties in this blog entry.  In future posts, we will be addressing some of the more detailed aspects of … Continued

Coors Western Art Sale Supports Colorado Ranches for Sale

As the 107th National Western Stock Show closed out another year yesterday, we like to look back on this year’s stock show and how it supports Colorado ranches for sale and Wyoming ranches for sale. Mirr Ranch Group was proud … Continued

Conservation properties: Palisade orchards and vineyards making strides

Palisade, Colorado is leading the way with conservation properties. According to The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Mesa Land Trust just placed 92 acres under conservation easements as an effort under the Fruitlands Forever Initiative. The initiative was launched in … Continued

Ranch brokers attend Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale at National Western Stock Show

It’s that time of year again when the big cattle trucks roll into Denver for the National Western Stock Show. Mirr Ranch Group is a patron sponsor of the 2012 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale at the show, and … Continued

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