The 2015 Cattle Industry Summer Conference was held in July in Denver, Colorado. At the Conference, the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force, a group of sixteen leaders from all facets of the beef industry, shared their strategy to strengthen the beef industry over the next five years. The beef industry has faced enormous challenges in the past including droughts, record-high feed prices, record-low cow numbers and continuously increasing regulations. However, there has been a positive turn in the past few years. There has been an increased demand for domestic beef, cattle prices have increased significantly and the national cowherd is beginning to increase in size.
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Join people from around the world for the most prestigious Native American fine arts market as it returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico August 22, 2015, 7am - 5pm, & August 23, 2015 8am - 5pm! The Santa Fe Indian Market is in its 94th year and is the largest cultural event in the southwest that celebrates tribal traditions old and new while featuring fine art, dance, food, music, designers, film, wood carvings, leather goods and much more.
Swan Land Company is excited to announce the listing of Dearborn Canyon Overlook located near Augusta, Montana. Nestled in the pines above the crystalline waters of the Upper Dearborn River, a beautifully-designed 4,000± square-foot handcrafted log home sits on 20± deeded acres that share a boundary with the Lewis and Clark National Forest and adjoining Scapegoat and Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Individuals desirous of escaping to the cool summer evenings and temperate summer days to enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fishing and hunting in a premier location will appreciate the opportunity Dearborn Canyon Overlook provides.
Meriwether Lewis named the Dearborn River for Thomas Jefferson’s secretary of war, Henry Dearborn, when the Corps of Discovery encountered the “handsome, bold and clear stream” in 1805. Lewis described it as:
“being nearly as wide as the Missouri at that place. Its current is rapid and water extremely transparent, the bed is formed of small smooth stones of flat, rounded or other figures. … It appears as if it might be navigated, but to what extent must be conjectural.”
Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the listing of Mill Creek Ranch near Big Sky, Montana. Mill Creek Ranch, located in Montana’s dramatic and private Jack Creek drainage in the picturesque Madison Valley, is the largest property for sale in the Big Sky area. The Ranch has 1,916± deeded acres that are situated perfectly between the charming western town of Ennis to the west and the thriving ski-resort communities of Big Sky, Moonlight Basin and Yellowstone Club to the east. Large portions of Mill Creek Ranch and surrounding ranches have been placed into conservation easement to expand the wildlife habitat of the adjoining Lee Metcalf Wilderness area.
Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the sale of Three Peaks Ranch.
With the perfect balance of agricultural production, diverse recreation and modern elegance, this 2,964± deeded-acre Montana ranch is an efficient and productive cattle operation combined with the modern sophistication of a state of the art custom-designed residence. The masterfully-designed custom home was built in 2006 and is ideally positioned to capture the scenic Paradise Valley views from every room. The Ranch comfortably runs 300 head of mother cows and contains 420± irrigated acres - the majority under pivot.
Water is a precious resource with seemingly endless demands. It is essential for drinking, agriculture, recreation, plumbing, the ecosystem and countless other uses. Rivers do not follow political boundaries; they flow through states and over international borders, and at times we can lose sight of the fact that water may not always be as plentiful or at our disposal the way we imagine it to be. Often we are unaware of how water rights came about, what our legal rights are concerning water and who decides its destination.
Mike Swan was honored to represent the buyer in the purchase of Freiler Creek.
Freiler & Slade Creeks flow through this beautiful 638± acre mountain Property. Old growth timber, aspen groves, sage-covered hillsides and grassy meadows create a natural wildlife habitat for elk, deer and moose on this exceptional property. Bordering BLM and State Lands on three sides, horseback riding and recreating both on and off the Ranch is unlimited.
Tim Anderson of Swan Land Company was honored to represent the buyer in the purchase of the Heart Bar 2 Ranch.
With unencombered views of the surrounding mountain ranges, the Heart Bar 2 Ranch encompasses 602± deeded acres and one and a half miles of the Middle Fork of Rock Creek. Outstanding big-game hunting and fishing opportunities are available on the Ranch and the adjoining Deer Lodge National Forest.