The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Tour is returning to Big Sky, Montana on July 31 and August 1. Fay Ranches is joining the lead sponsor, The Yellowstone Club, in helping to bring this great event to reality. Fay Ranches will be sponsoring the Calcutta event on Tuesday evening and an arena chute gate and bull fighting barrel on Wednesday. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22.
The fun will kick-off with a free community concert hosted by Arts Council of Big Sky on Tuesday, July 31 featuring 18-year-old Texas-based rising country star Morgan Frazier. The PBR riders and crews will make an appearance, and there will be a Calcutta-style auction to benefit two great local nonprofits, the Big Sky Community Corporation and the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation. These Tuesday evening activities begin at 5 pm.
The summer issue of The Land Report has a six-page feature on River Bend Ranch in Wyoming, a Fay Ranches listing. Greg Fay, who founded Fay Ranches as a fly-fishing ranch brokerage over 20 years ago, is quoted in the article saying, “This is quite possibly the finest angling property Fay Ranches has ever listed.”
But the sporting pursuits on the ranch are not the focus of the article. Whoever purchases this ranch will not only acquire a first-class recreational retreat and quality agricultural property, but will also make a significant and enduring contribution to the future wellbeing of wildlife and livestock in the American West.
Purchasing a horse property for sale is a large and very rewarding life decision, which is why we've decided to showcase some of our finest horse ranches for sale here. From competition-size arenas to heated stalls, from horse and hay barns with their own guest houses to luxuriously-appointed custom-built homes overlooking some of the finest grazing and pasture land in the west, there is at least one property here to suit everyone's needs.
In Montana, we are extremely fortunate to have an incredibly wide array of types of fisheries that range from technical tailwaters like the Missouri to brawling freestone rivers like the Yellowstone. In addition to larger fisheries Montana has some of the world's best spring creeks. These small streams originate in the middle of broad valleys when underground aquifers produce springs at the surface. The stable conditions and cold water produce the ideal habitat for aquatic insects which trout feed on. I guide on seven different spring creek systems across Southern Montana and McCoy Spring Creeks is my personal favorite.
Oregon ranches offer some of the most diverse recreational and agricultural investment opportunities. Here are seven reasons to consider an Oregon ranch for sale.
1. Diversity of fishing environments
Oregon has a border on the Pacific Ocean and offers incredible steelhead and salmon fishing that you won’t find in Montana, Wyoming or Colorado. Oregon’s wide selection of rivers, lakes, and streams also deliver a variety of trout, bass, and carp to anglers’ lines. In some locations, Oregon fish are larger than those generally found in other western mountain states and numbers of anglers in an area can be far fewer than those encountered in other states.
Greg Fay and Chuck Davison traveled to New York City the end of April to give a market update on farm & ranch properties as investments at the handsome Beretta Gallery on Madison Ave. Gretchen Dec from The Wine Cellarage poured some very fine wines for everyone and observed, “The event was an informative gathering of some of the New York metro area’s brightest and most adventurous individuals.” Greg Fay reviewed why people are buying ranches now compared to historical reasons and then moved to fielding questions from the audience. People wanted to know why ranches are good investments, what to look for in purchasing a ranch, what is involved in improving and maintaining a ranch, and how this can be done if you are a city slicker in NYC.
Take a look at a fun fly fishing video done not too far from the Diamond B River Ranch, a spectacular cattle ranch property we currently have listed in Emigrant, Montana, just north of the original entrance to Yellowstone National Park. This is a one-of-a-kind ranch, and it is close to a remarkable variety of fishing venues.
The February 27 blog by Christine Penn posted on OrvisNews.com features a fun December outing to Depuy’s Spring Creek in the Paradise Valley by Orvis casting instructor Molly Semenik. “Her fly of choice? A mouse pattern, of course.”
Semenik and another Orvis casting instructor took 1st Place honors in the prestigious Best of the West Casting Competition this last weekend at the International Sportsman’s Expo in Denver, CO.
You can see the smiling faces of some of the Fay ranch brokers on the cover spread for the America’s Best Brokerages feature in the spring issue of The Land Report that arrives at magazine stand and mailboxes this week.
This Best Brokerages feature of the quarterly publication known as “The Magazine of the American Landowner” segments its compilation of the leading land brokerages by region. Fay Ranches is grouped with the information on brokerages in the West, and a photo of partners Chuck Davison, James Esperti, Greg Fay, and B. Elfland appears on the cover spread of the Best Brokerages section. (Partner Ryan Flair might have been reeling in Permit in warm waters somewhere with a client.) Fay Ranches appears on page 48 as closing over $100 Million in transactions last year.
The Real Deal Three women ranchers in Blaine County, Idaho are profiled in the February issue of SVPN (Sun Valley Property News).
Greg Fay could have been describing one of them when he made the following observation earlier this year: “The working ranch women I’ve known have provided the ballast for what at times can be an unsteady boat. They can perform most any task on the ranch, know more about what needs to be done than anyone else, as well as provide the constancy that the various characters from ranch hands to loved ones orbit around. And then from what seems like thin air, an incredible meal appears when everyone but the ranch wife is about to drop. It’s an amazing thing to see.”
Fay Ranches is pleased to post excerpts from market updates related to ranch/agriculture and land. These reports are provided courtesy of Scott Pogh, VP of Agribusiness, Northwest Farm Credit Services.
Cattle Market Snapshot, December 31, 2011 - The cattle market is strong and prices are record setting at the close of the marketing year for the 2011 calf crop. The strong fed cattle market and reduced cow numbers have spurred calf and feeder prices well above historical levels. Current calf and feeder prices are nearly $30 per cwt above yearto- date prices, according to data from Cattle Fax. Replacement cow and heifer numbers continue to decline in the U.S. and other cattle exporting countries, keeping pressure on supply and portending higher cattle prices in 2012.