Hereford Burnt River Ranch is exactly what a big western grazing ranch should look like: sagebrush and bunch grass-covered hills, rolling down into irrigated meadows with a river running through it. This also makes for prime habitat and sanctuary for wildlife. The 9,899± acres runs from the valley floor to the ridgeline to the south and the Burnt River along with three other year-round creeks running through the ranch. The spread takes multiple drainages, forming wonderful wildlife habitat that supports good elk numbers, deer, bear, and some quail.
The ranch is fenced into three pastures, and water is abundant for cattle. In the last few years, the operators have grazed over 400 cow/ calf pairs or up to 1,000 yearlings from mid-April through November. Diverse terrain with higher elevations on the ranch along with irrigated pasture is ideal for late fall and early winter before additional hay feeding is needed. Water rights are administered through the Burnt River Irrigation District. The ranch has a total of 712± acres of irrigation rights. Irrigated hayfields produce 1,000 ton of hay which is plenty to carry the herd through the winter.