Cattle, horses and sheep are largely reared in the southern prairie region on ranches or smaller holdings.
Before the Civil War of 1895-1898 the capital invested in sugar estates was greater by half than that reprerented by tobacco and coffee plantations, live-stock ranches and other farms. Since that time fruit and live-stock interests have increased.
The exclusion had much to do with making the huge single crop ranches unprofitable and in leading to their replacement by small farms and varied crops.
Agriculture had its beginning in wheat-raising on great ranches, from 50,000 even to several hundred thousand acres in extent.
A large part of the Great Plains to the east of the Rockies was taken up as farms in the decade 1880 1890; abandoned afterwards, because of its aridity, to stock grazing; and reconverted from ranches into farms when a system of dry farming had proved its tillage practicable.
The open plains, "mesas," and plateaus of the north support large herds of cattle, and several cattle ranches have been established on the Meta and its tributaries.
In 1884, partly because his political life seemed at least for the immediate present to be at an end, partly on account of the freedom and activity of out-of-door life, he bought two cattle ranches near Medora on the Little Missouri river in North Dakota, where he lived for two years, becoming intimately associated with the life and spirit of the western portion of the United States.
These first appeared in large numbers in the lower part of the Humboldt Valley in the summer of 1906, and in October and November 1907 it was estimated that they numbered on certain ranches from 8000 to 12,000 on every acre.
Stock ranches, tobacco plantations, and hay and grain farms, average from Boo to 530 acres, and counteract the tendency of dairy farms, beet plantations, orchards, vegetable gardens and nurseries to lower the size of the farm unit still further.
In a desperate battle, the natives were defeated with great slaughter, and the territory surrounding the town was divided into ranches, in which the conquered natives had to labour.
Sheep and cattle are raised extensively on ranches in the semi-arid regions, large herds of cattle are kept on lands too wet for cultivation in the western counties, and stock-raising and dairying have become important factors in the operation of many of the best farms. The acreage of wheat was 810,000 in 1909 and the crop was 16,377,000 bushels.
Both cattle and sheep ranches in the region east of the Cascade Mountains have been considerably encroached upon by the appropriation of lands for agricultural purposes, and the cattle, also, have been forced to the south and east by the grazing of sheep on lands formerly reserved for them; but the numbers of both cattle and sheep on the farms have become much larger.
There are still many cattle in the state, but they are divided up into small herds, no longer depending upon the open range for a precarious subsistence during the winter, but are sheltered and fed during winter storms on the hay ranches.
A British company acquired large land concessions along the line and started ranches.
dude ranches, all the best of the West!
ranches owned by a few families.
Its northern limit is shared between several private ranches.
These were South American versions of their wild-west counterparts, making a rough, tough living, working on huge cattle ranches.
The region is basically a farming area, mostly cattle on a grand scale probably like the small American ranches.
Resorts, cabins, skiing, dude ranches, all the best of the West!
A large area of the North East of Brazil is divided into large ranches owned by a few families.
Because there are plenty of country music superstars that live on sprawling ranches cleaning out horse stalls, feeding the chickens and working the fields right?
Even the ride about an hour northward is worth it, especially for the glimpse into the small towns and ranches.
Some larger ranches deal directly with out-of-province retailers, so it may be worth a conversation with your local butcher or grocery store manager to see whether it's possible to have some Alberta beef imported.
The wool is 100% American, free range sheep which are raised on sheep ranches in California, Oregon, and Washington.
According to the USDA, there were over 14,000 organic farms and ranches in the United States in 2008.
With over 18,000 acres of ranches, you will certainly be hunting and camping in the lone star wilderness.
With so many options on the market, from condominiums and ranches to log cabins and mansions, the task of finding a home can be a challenge.
Additionally, you may find farms and ranches for sale which the government has acquired.
The ranches are home-like environments where kids have an opportunity to be nurtured and heal.
This part of the state is a much more natural setting where you can find cattle ranches and vineyards throughout, such as in the famous Napa Valley.
If so, a good quality pair of children's western boots, which are designed to hold up to long days on farms and ranches, is in order.
Visiting ranches also helps give visitors a real feeling of how life is in this part of the country.
Colorado bed and breakfast inns are an electic bunch, a combination of Victorian townhouses, sprawling ranches, and cozy mountain lodges.
The island also boasts a variety of botanical gardens and orchid farms, black sand beaches, cattle ranches, ski (yes, ski) resorts, and a number of luxurious resorts.
In keeping with this, it offers property coverage for homes, apartments, condos, mobile homes, farms, and ranches.
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