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Colorado is the tenth largest cattle producing state in the US. Beef is the state’s number one agricultural product produced. There are over fifteen thousand producers of beef in the state. Over three million cattle are being raised at any given point. One in three counties in the state are economically dependent on cattle production. Colorado is headquarters to both the National Cattleman’s Beef Association and the US Meat Export Federation. The state has many big ranches that make up a large part of the cattle produced. Here are a few of the larger ranches in Colorado.
Trinchera Ranch used to be the largest ranch in the United States. It consisted of over one hundred and eighty thousand acres. Half of the land eventually was donated to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation.
Silver Spur Ranch consists of over one hundred and fifty thousand acres. Specializes in breeding heifers and seedstock.
Chico Basin Ranch located in El Paso County covers eighty seven thousand acres. It is one of the largest beef cattle ranches in the state. It also is a popular tourist attraction ranch.
SLW Ranch is one of the oldest family owned ranches in the country. It consists of over twenty two thousand acres. This ranch is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for the state.
Colorado ranching requires lots of land to feed the cattle. Supporting a ranch requires a lot of supplies and products. Cattle farming use supplies like handling equipment, corral systems, feeders, and water tanks.. Transporting these items around can cost a rancher percentage of his or her profits. We work with ranchers finding less expensive freight transportation to supply their needs.
Illinois is probably the busiest state in the Midwest, with the metropolitan area of Chicago being a major Illinois freight shipping hub. There is a major port here that connects the Great Lakes to the Mississippi river, allowing for inexpensive water transport. Illinois freight shipping by rail is also very inexpensive and easy to use, as Chicago is one of the largest railroad hubs in the country. There is also an extensive highway system that helps move the high volume of goods produced in Illinois from agriculture, meat and dairy production, and energy production. LTL freight shipping is usually quite affordable due to the high volume of goods moving in, out, and through the state.