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01/20/2016
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THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE - "MIKE SWAN - THE VALUES OF THE LAND" WRITTEN BY LORIE WOODWARD CANTU, WAS FEATURED IN THE WINTER 2015 ISSUE OF LAND, A LANDS OF AMERICA PUBLICATION.

When Mike Swan’s father, George, taught him the values of responsibility, hard work and protecting the family name as they worked side-by-side on the family’s commercial cow-calf ranch in Montana’s Ruby Valley, it wasn’t in anticipation of a phone call from the actress Jane Fonda.

01/12/2016
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Montana State University Extension Service offers of wealth of knowledge to anyone searching for up to date research and information on a wide variety of agricultural and land ownership topics. As their mission statement states, “MSU Extension improves the lives of Montana citizens by providing unbiased research-based education and information that integrates learning, discovery and engagement to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of individuals, families and communities.”

Having just reached its 100 year anniversary, MSU Extension has played a key factor in supporting the local community. Originating in 1914 the bustling youth-development program promotes Montana 4-H and claims to be the largest out of school youth development program in Montana.

01/07/2016
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Swan Land Company is excited to announce the listing of Bridger Hollow Ranch near Bozeman, Montana. 

12/11/2015
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Located about 100 miles southeast of Salt Lake City near Price, Utah, this 10,200 deeded-acre Ranch, ideal for a conservation-minded buyer, includes an additional 5,500 acres of BLM and State Land within the Ranch boundary.  Since its homesteading in 1929, the Ranch has primarily been utilized as a summer grazing, hunting and recreational property. 

With Indian Head Mountain as a backdrop, the 2,900 feet of elevation gain offers dramatic views and ideal habitat for big game and upland birds. Operated as a Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit, Indian Head Ranch is professionally managed for elk and mule deer.

12/11/2015
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Water has been a hot commodity in the western United States dating back to the first settlers as they migrated west in search of gold.  The controversy has continued as the natural resource has become increasingly scarce due to rising populations, the expansion of cities and compounding drought conditions.  Water stress is being felt on farms and ranches resulting in lower crop and livestock production.  Although some ranchers have not wavered off of their traditional ways of ranching, others are rapidly changing and adopting new practices to better manage and conserve water.  Planning an effective water-conservation strategy can be complex – soil health, plant and livestock management, and water use must all be considered.

11/06/2015
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MONTANA ELK HUNTING - AN EVOLVING STORY

10/15/2015
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Dating as far back as 2700 BC, the act of branding livestock became a way of marking ownership by using fire heated objects to inflict a symbol, design or term on a living creature to show ownership.  Hieroglyphics found in Egyptian tombs depict pictures of oxen being branded.  Ancient Romans were said to choose certain symbols in their branding as a way to place magic over the livestock for protective purposes.

As time evolved, areas such as Spain that had large quantities of cattle used branding to allow the different herds to intermingle while grazing.  The idea was brought into North America as a European custom and continued to evolve by the vaquero tradition in the Southwest and Northern Mexico.

09/29/2015
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Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the listing of Thompson Ranch near Boulder, Utah. 

09/21/2015
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We have all heard of the value of making a positive first impression and the saying holds true when preparing to list your farm land or ranch property for sale.  With many buyers beginning their property search online, the quality of the photos presented should depict the full splendor of the land and spark a desire to be on that property.  Professional-looking photographs are essential to portray the beauty and true sense of what a property has to offer a buyer.

09/16/2015
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Miller Ranch is located approximately twenty miles north of the historic town of Saratoga, Wyoming offering amazing vistas of the scenic western foothills of Elk Mountain.  The 1,440-deeded acre Ranch is comprised of productive irrigated and native pastures. 

The large reservoir provides irrigation water as well as adding to the recreational amenities on the Ranch.  With both the reservoir, which is noted for its trophy trout, and the nearby North Platte River, the most avid angler will be satisfied.  Antelope, deer and elk frequently visit the Ranch with large numbers of elk in the fall as they move down from the nearby mountains.

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