The 2012 Idaho Cattle Association annual convention in Sun Valley was hailed as a great success again this year. With a crowd of over 350 stockmen attending, I met ranchers from Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and of course Idaho. There were over 50 vendors introducing various techniques and ideas. Cutting edge electronic ID systems, cattle handling systems, mineral supplements, beef genetics, bankers and land brokers joined to make this a well rounded educational event.
Even though it was a dry year, the ranch crowd was optimistic, upbeat and ready to tackle the future based on the good prices they have been getting for their beef.
The American dream....Freedom, space, and a connection with the land. Ranch life taps into our core values as Americans. Owning land has emerged as an alternative investment for those with the available finances, making a land investment profitable for generations. Lately, owning a ranch and selling the agricultural product raised on it has emerged as an alternative investment class for those with the available finances and a time horizon that stretches years or decades into the future.
Idaho ranches for sale are a commodity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime and still increase greatly in value over time. The land for sale in Idaho varies greatly in climate and terrain, and this diversity makes it ideal for many outdoor activities, including world-class fly fishing, trophy hunting, skiing, biking, hiking, and much more, while the current tax climate, commodities markets, and ranch market make Idaho an ideal place to own a ranch.
In Dave Halgerson's article Idaho Land Shows Investment Value, he details an Idaho landowner's success story. Agricultural markets are up as well, pointing to an upward swing in the ranch real estate market. You can read the Fay Ranches Hay Market Update and Cattle Market Update to learn more about these positive trends.
When asked what this agricultural suburb of Logan, Utah in southeastern Idaho has been primarily known for besides the trophy elk and deer or hot springs, Mark Andreasen offers, “Coach Dick Motta, Coach Phil Johnson, and Judge Randy Smith.”
Motta was the seventh grade teacher in the small town of Grace who coached the high school team to the 1959 Idaho State Championship. He went on to coach the Chicago Bulls for four wining season (1970-74) and was named NBA Coach of the Year. Johnson was longtime assistant basketball coach of the Salt Lake Jazz, and Smith is a judge in the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Both grew up in this rolling landscape of farms and ranches near the intersection of the Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah borders not far from Salt Lake City and Pocatello.
The USDA reported that 2011 U.S. farm income is forecast to reach an all-time high, up 28 percent over 2010, signaling that American agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation’s economy and across the west. The theory of farming and ranching being profitable in tough times is bearing itself true. 2012 seems to be only better with the future looking bright.
In Idaho, this amounts to a one-year increase totaling just under $400 million. In the three-year period since 2009, Idaho farm income is projected to have increased by $900 million. In relation to what this has done to the acre price of production ground across Idaho, the dollar per acre is still a relative bargain in comparison to some of the prices seen in the Midwest. For an overall view of the agriculture market, go to Check Out Farm Progress.
Today’s ranch buyer has many options for increasing value and improving stewardship of this unique class of investment asset. Some of these options do not require extensive time, investment, or expertise, but there are consultants available to assist.
Here is a summary of one Landowner’s activities in past two years with an Idaho ranch:
The Landowner bought 705 acres of pastureland and wildlife habitat that encompassed a river and several smaller springs. As an avid hunter, she originally was looking for a weekend retreat with private access to pheasant, quail, ducks and geese—all species found on her property. Working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the local district office of the USDA’s National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), she identified opportunities to improve the quality of the wetland / riparian and upland areas.
Idaho ranch land and properties for sale. Fay Ranches represents some of the finest Idaho land on the market today. Whether you are looking for a horse property, cattle ranch or are looking into getting into an affordable hunting property we can help. View all of our Idaho ranches and properties for sale
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Find Colorado, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming land for sale from Fay Ranches. Land buyers have a unique opportunity to invest in properties in the west. Farm and land owners are looking to expand their current acres and capitalize on a down economy. Whether you are looking for a horse property a cattle ranch for sale, or are looking to build your dream home on a large piece of land out west. Fay Ranches can help with your land needs. Property listings below are just a few acres that we represent. For more information about land for sale from Fay Ranches, contact us at (800) 238-8616.
Livestock and cattle ranches for sale are listed in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and, Oregon from Fay Ranches. Properties available include cattle, sheep and livestock farms and land. Whether you are looking to purchase or invest in a working cattle ranch in Idaho, or looking for that perfect piece of real estate you promised yourself in the country. Fay Ranches can help with your agricultural real estate needs. Cattle ranches for sale on this page are just a few farms and ranches that we represent. For more information about these and other "ag" properties for sale, call Fay Ranches at (800) 238-8616. We are here to help.