Agricultural Production



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More Than Just Horse Business, Black Rock Ranch

“Waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh pine and in the evening seeing some of the most beautiful sunsets. There is nothing else that can ever replace the special place that Black Rock Ranch is to me and my family.” -Owner of Black Rock Ranch.  One day on this ranch, and we […]


Two World-Class Montana Ranches Become One

It is unusual for two adjacent world-class ranches to come to market at the same time, but that is just what happened with the West Boulder Ranch and the Burnt Leather Ranch-Steen Place, nestled side-by-side at the base of the Absaroka Mountains in McLeod, Montana. Together, they comprise three miles of the West Boulder River […]


What is a “Ranch”?

Article by Ken Bentz, Fay Ranches Broker The term “ranch” has evolved over the years in the West as a whole, but it also has different meanings regionally. A ranch in Colorado is often a much different property than one in Eastern Oregon. The definition also changes the closer one gets to an urban area. […]


Ranching Lifestyle and Sustainability in Today’s Beef Industry

An article by Kebi Smith, Fay Ranches Agent In the last couple of decades, cattle operators started looking beyond the norm of selling calves at weaning in the fall and began searching for opportunities for value–added profit in retained ownership of calves. Retained ownership can increase flexibility in marketing and add value not only to the calf but to feed base, labor, capital, and lead […]


Invest In Production Land: Cattle Prices Getting Stronger

Written by Jerry Hicks, Ranch Broker  and Scott Hawes, Principal Broker, Oregon Industry experts anticipate improved cattle prices for 2020.  It is believed that the US beef cattle herd expansion that began five years ago has run its course and is entering into a liquidation phase.  While it is anticipated that 2020 will see record […]


Exploring in Idaho | A Day on the Continental Divide

A blog by R.J. Patterson, Ranch Sales A perfect autumn day would be tough for many to define. For me, it was a day I spent on Little Eight Mile Ranch on the Lemhi River in Leadore, Idaho. The day started off just before the sun rose, as I was hoping to get pictures of […]


N.I.L.E. Success | When Raising Cattle is Second Nature

Blog by Kimberly Lowry, Fay Ranches Broker, Montana A big congratulations is extended to Isabelle Lowry, daughter of Fay Ranches real estate Broker Kimberly Lowry, for achieving success at the Northern International Livestock Exposition “N.I.L.E.”  with her Merit Heifer from Currant Creek Angus Ranch and earning honors including Reserve Champion NILE Merit Heifer, Grand Champion […]


Recreational Lifestyle | Montana Big Game Hunting

Fall is one of the best times to enjoy the abundance of recreational opportunities life in Montana has to offer. With the archery season underway and rifle season right around the corner, fall is a time when sportsmen and women enjoy time in nature and the abundant wildlife populations that make up our landscape.  Hunting […]


Ranching Lifestyle | Calving Production in Winter

a blog by RJ Patterson, Ranch Sales at Fay Ranches With the cattle market fluctuating over the last several years, what can you do to ensure that you get the biggest return on your investment in cattle?  For commercial producers the answer is simple: have the lowest calf mortality, and have the biggest calves to […]


Montana Cattle Ranch: Wintertime Production

a blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches Driving the morning back roads of Montana at this time of year, you typically see mother cows, anxious for their morning feedings, eagerly chasing feed trucks overflowing with hay. Last week at Rockin 99 Ranch, I witnessed 150 cows turning their nose up to the feed […]


Blackleaf Cattle Company: Exceptional Production in an Unmatched Setting

Blackleaf Cattle Company: Recently Price Reduced from $4,975,000 to $4,695,000! a blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches Blackleaf Cattle Company is a fantasy land of reservoirs, creeks, wildflowers, prairie and towering mountain faces. The neighboring Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area coupled with extensive preservation efforts along the Rocky […]


Calving Season, Bull Selection Prove Cattle Industry Still King in Montana

By Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate Photos by Hailey Rae, Montana Ag Photography Spring is in the air in Montana, and while newborn calves dot the landscape, producers across the state are already busy planning and preparing for the 2019 calving season. With a gestation period of 283 days, give or take a few, planning for the […]


Productive Central Oregon Cattle Ranch Sells

Published: December 18, 2014 Prineville, Oregon – Fay Ranches recently completed the complex sale of the 695-acre family owned Coyote Moon Ranch outside Prineville, Oregon. The ranch features irrigated farm and grazing land with panoramic views of the Cascades. Coyote Moon Ranch was purchased by organic dairymen from the Willamette Valley. Fay Ranches’ broker, Jerry […]