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about RANCH

Cattle ranching lies at the core of who we are. We work every day to preserve our ranching heritage and traditions by living them, while simultaneously embracing new ways of thinking.

January 2, 2018

“The Next Generation of Conservation Ranchers”

Duke Phillips could have been a “normal” rancher. Raised in northern Mexico in a second-generation ranching family, he came of age in a world where cowboys shot coyotes to protect their calves, ranches were grazed in their entirety year-round, and cattlemen were just that–men who raised cattle. The rancher-conservationist had yet to emerge. While the tide has been changing in recent years, with more and more farmers and ranchers embracing their role as land stewards, perhaps Phillips’ most radical act has been not just to join this growing group of agricultural conservationists, but, since the very beginning, to throw the doors open and invite others to observe and participate in the project for sustainable ranching.

January 2, 2018

Cyrus

What do oysters and cattle have in common?

November 21, 2017

Our Management Services

Our goal is to create a viable business that achieves the ranch owner’s objectives while improving the ecosystem of the ranch.

November 7, 2017

Bison Works 2017

Wrangler Frankie Zwick reflects on a season at Zapata capped off by a week with bison.

September 20, 2017

Filson: On The Ranch

This short video from Filson’s fall 2017 campaign highlights Ranchlands’ vision for the future of ranching.

September 19, 2017

Managing Erosion

Madeline Lee, a Colorado College student, assesses options for erosion management on Chico Basin Ranch.

August 21, 2017

Don’t Soil the Soil

The soil tells a story, and if you read it carefully, your signature on the land becomes clear.

July 28, 2017

Grass Talk

Right now the Chico is in the prime of growing season. We had plentiful moisture in the spring and we are just now entering the wet season. This week a storm came through dumping 3 inches across the Holmes and Wolf pastures. Combined with warm temperatures in the nineties, the grass is going crazy.

This weather is bread and butter for short-grass prairie like the Chico. The dominant species for the Chico is blue grama grass. It’s a

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July 25, 2017

Kulolio Ranch, Hawaii

Holistic management expert Kirk Gadzia on sustainable ranching in Hawaii.