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5 Big Reasons Why Northern Arizona is Great for Ranching and Farming

If you're looking into buying a parcel of land to have your own ranch or farm, northern Arizona is an excellent option. Northern Arizona is a beautiful region home to abundant species of wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Nature lovers who want to escape the daily grind and build their dream homes in the countryside are flocking to this area because of its gorgeous landscapes and agreeable climate. Here are 5 big reasons why you too should call Northern Arizona home for your ranch or farm.1. Mild ClimateWhen most people think of Arizona, desert comes to mind. Although much of Arizona is indeed arid, the northern third of Arizona is a plateau at a significantly higher altitude than the lower desert. As such, summers are cooler and winters are colder. However, the temperature is never extreme and the area boasts a consistently mild, pleasant climate year-round. You can escape the heat of southern Arizona by relaxing in the cool mountain climate of northern Arizona.2. AffordableNorthern Arizona boasts affordable...


How To Raise Cattle - 6 Practical Tips You Can Start Off On Raising Cattle

Many people nowadays see the potential of raising cattle and have sought out numerous books, guides, and instructional materials on how to raise cattle effectively for profit. If you're one of these cattle farmers or cattle enthusiasts who is planning on setting up his or her own cattle farm, it is important that you have a very clear objective as to what type of cattle you're going to raise, how much are you willing spend/invest, what your available resources are and how you can cultivate them, and the like. Before anything else though, it is important to know what kind of cattle you will be raising before learning how to actually raise the animals. Are you planning on breeding and selling beef cattle, dairy cattle, or grass-fed cattle?For this article, learning how to raise cattle and cattle handling, particularly grass-fed cattle, is going to be the focus of the article for several reasons. First, raising grass-fed cattle has many benefits on the part of the farmer, one of which is that it is cost effectiv...


Cost of Raising Cattle - Tips Before You Start

What is the cost of raising cattle? It shouldn't be too expensive, right? All you have to do is buy the cow, put it in a field, and watch it graze. Right? Wrong! Many people have thought of trying to raise their own cows for meat or milk, but not many have considered the actual cost of raising cattle. Below is a rundown of all the costs involved in raising a cow.1. CowThe first cost to be considered is the actual cost of the cow. The price depends on the breed of the cow, as well as secondary factors such as its age and size. You also have to consider the current cost of feeding it and how long you have to wait until it can be bred.2. ShelterThe cost of raising cattle also depends on the cost of providing shelter for them. Money can be spent on building expensive sheds or barns. Alternatively, a simple windbreak can suffice. Consider that thousands of cattle are raised successfully with little or no housing. Many cows spend their whole lives out in the open but, to be on the safe side and to protect the healt...


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