Production Farms and Ranches

Production Farms and Ranches

While income production is a primary function of farms, ranches also can generate significant income from raising livestock and producing hay. As the world population continues to increase and the amount of land continues to decrease, many view agricultural properties as an excellent long-term investment. Superior properties also may have significant recreational qualities that must be considered in a credible appraisal. The appraiser must understand the following important elements:

  • Proximity to agricultural processing facilities, stockyards and slaughterhouses
  • Ability of soils to support certain types of crops and/or affect the carrying capacity of livestock
  • Complexities of state water rights laws for assets in the western U.S.
  • Various types of irrigation systems utilized in producing crops and forage
  • Effects of weather patterns on crop and hay production and livestock attrition
  • Value enhancements created by live water, impoundments, access to public lands, hunting habitat, etc.
  • Nature of state and federal grazing and recreational leases often associated with the deeded acreage
  • Utility of structures and their potential to contribute to value

The professionals at NVC have been involved in the valuation of farms and ranches for nearly three decades, including some of the largest ranches in the country. Click here to download our most recent brochure: NVC – Production Farms and Ranches Brochure

Notable Production Farm and Ranch Assignments:

Assignment
Location
Size

Wolf Springs Ranch
Custer & Huerfano Counties, CO
38,368 Acres
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Blue Valley Ranch
Grand County, CO
24,800 Acres
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Bar 6 Bar Ranch
Johnson County, WY
12,047 Acres
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South Ranch
Elbert County, CO
10,285 Acres
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Motherwell Ranch
Routt County, CO
10,270 Acres
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Eldon Stock Farm
Rappahannock County, VA
7,100 Acres
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Comanche Creek Ranch
Elbert County, CO
6,453 Acres
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Borda Ranch
Mono County, CA
2,920 Acres
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Double Eagle Ranch
Teller County, CO
915 Acres
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Crawford Ranch
Eagle County, CO
107 Acres
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