Area Information


Call Us Today (307) 699-4114

Desck

Ranching

Ranching has always been at the heart of life in Wyoming, and our farmers and ranchers help feed the world, provide wildlife habitat, protect the environment and help to fuel the state economy. Wyoming ranches and farms produce, raise, care for and sell approximately 1.3 million cattle annually. This represents about $1.23 billion and accounts for 61 percent of all cash receipts in Wyoming. With 62 million acres, more than half of the state is utilized for farming and ranching. Learn more.

There are many reasons land Buyers are attracted to Wyoming. With only 575,000 people in the state, Wyoming offers unmatched scenery, access to public lands, wildlife, hunting and fishing. Whether you are interested in Selling your ranch property or investing in small or large cattle operations, dude and guest ranches, or hunting and fishing properties, United Country Yellowstone Land Consultants has the experience, track record and marketing power to put Buyers and Sellers together.

 

Public Lands

Unlike other states, nearly 50% of Wyoming is Public Lands, including two National Parks, seven National Forests, state and Bureau of Land Management. Most cattle ranches in the state also have grazing leases or permits on public lands. This is a huge advantage to the ranch owner. Grazing leases are very cheep which saves on feeding costs and over grazing of deeded land pastures. For more information on BLM grazing leases click here. National Forest grazing permits click here.


Recreation

Wyoming defined by vast plains, abundant wildlife and the Rocky Mountains. Its famed Yellowstone National Park, the Big Horn Mountains, Wind River Mountains and extensive river systems. The access to unmatched scenery, wildlife and adventure, attracts visitors from all over the world. Whether you are interested in world class hunting and fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, skiing, hiking or rock climbing, we have it all. Owning a ranch in Wyoming offers to all of this and more.

 

Yellowstone National Park

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the worlds first National Park.  Covering nearly 3,500 square miles the park is one of the largest wilderness recreation areas in the Country.  Mostly in Wyoming, the park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful. It's also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope. More info.


Climate

Wyoming's climate is generally semi-arid and is drier than most of the United States. Summers in Wyoming are warm with July high temperatures averaging between 85 and 95 °F in most of the state. With increasing elevation, however, this average drops rapidly with locations above 9,000 feet averaging around 70 °F Summer nights throughout the state are characterized by a rapid cooldown with even the hottest locations averaging in the 50–60 °F range at night. In most of the state, most of the precipitation tends to fall in the late spring and early summer. Winters are cold, but are variable with periods of sometimes extreme cold interspersed between generally mild periods. Wyoming is a dry state with much of the land receiving less than 10 inches of rainfall per year. Precipitation depends on elevation with lower areas in the Big Horn Basin averaging 5–8 inches (making the area nearly a true desert). The lower areas in the North and on the eastern plains typically average around 10–12 inches. Some mountain areas do receive a good amount of precipitation, 20 inches or more, much of it as snow, sometimes 200 inches or more annually.

 

History

During the mid-1800s, settlers from the east were moving west to Oregon and California, many of whom followed the Oregon Trail through Wyoming.  Although thousands of Americans crossed Wyoming during this period, very few stayed in this wild region of the Rocky Mountain West.

The Union Pacific Railroad brought settlers to Wyoming in the late 1860s. By the 1870s thousands of cattle had been driven north from Texas to Wyoming, and ranching became the biggest industry in the territory. Wyoming became a state in 1890. Although free range grazing was strong, farming was slow to take hold in the arid region. In 1910 Buffalo Bill Cody worked with President Roosevelt to build the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, creating one of the largest irrigation projects in the world. Today Wyoming is known for its high-quality production farm land.   Known as the Equality State, Wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote.

In the late 19th and into the 20th century, settlers were attracted to Wyoming by the Homestead Act allowing ranchers to get a start with free land and open range grazing.




FOLLOW US

Copyright © 2019 Yellowstone Land Consultants ~ Cody Wyoming Real Estate
Each office independently owned and operated. The Information provided herein is deemed accurate, but subject to errors, omissions, price changes, prior sale or withdrawal. United Country does not guarantee or is anyway responsible for the accuracy or completeness of information, and provides said information without warranties of any kind. Please verify all facts.