Category: Montana

New Farm & Ranch Buyer Workshop: Land Buyer Preparedness

This November, a professional panel of MT Land Brokers spoke to new Farmers & Ranchers at the MT Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention. The workshop, Beginning Farm & Ranch Buyer Preparedness, was created to help buyers to be better prepared when looking to purchase an agricultural property.   The key takeaway points from the workshop are true…

Montana Provides The Capital Christmas Tree In 2017

The tradition of the Capitol Christmas Tree, or “The People’s Tree,” began in 1964 when Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John W. McCormack (D-MA) placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. This tree lived three years before succumbing to wind and root damage.     In 1970, the Capitol Architect asked…

Retain Local Control Over Your Beef Checkoff!

Did you know that if Montana ranchers don’t sign a producer consent form, Montana will lose local control over the beef checkoff? Due to a recent court decision, Montana producers have to provide consent for half of the checkoff assessment to be retained in Montana. Without half of the assessment, Montana will no longer have…

Transferring the Family Ranch to the Next Generation

Farming and ranching is a Montana legacy. Montana family farms and ranches are traditionally passed on to the next generation. I recently sat down with a family to have this discussion over coffee. The process is challenging because it is comprised of economic, legal, and complex family social decisions. While some family members may want to stay on the land,…

Please Read This Letter Carefully As It Concerns Your Water Rights

Notice of Opportunity to File for Exempt Water Rights Thursday Whitehall Oct 5th @ Borden’s Hotel 6:00 PM Conference Room   Join Us For A FREE WORKSHOP For Answers To These Five Questions About Your Water Rights Do I need to file for an old stock or domestic water right? How do I protect my…

A Balance of Passions

There are two passions in my life, real estate and cutting horses and I think all of us need to have a balance between our work and play. In my life one fuels the other but they also complement each other. I grew up on a ranch and we always looked at horses as a…

Managed Intensive Grazing

Ranchers and farmers are excellent stewards of their land and as a result, are constantly seeking new and improved methods of providing quality feed to their livestock without the need for fertilizing or weed control. The method that has grown in application and in success is the managed intensive grazing system, a method that goes…

About Us Video

  At Montana Ranch Properties, we know land, resources, and recreation. Montana Ranch Properties is a specialized division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties. We are the highest ranked real estate firm in Montana. Our diverse and highly qualified brokers are located in 12 key areas throughout the state. We offer experience, expertise, credibility and…

Ranch Living

Branding Montana Style Branding in Montana claims a true cattleman’s (or cattlewoman’s) heart.  Catching calves and dragging to the branding fire is a tradition as old as dirt itself.  Ranchers often share high mountain pastures for the summers so branding is done in early spring so that the calves can head to the mountains making…

House Bill 110 – Just Passed by Montana Legislature

Many of you have received a notice regarding the bill passed by the 2017 Montana legislature on filing for stock water rights. Here are the questions to ask yourself before deciding to file or not to file 1. Can you prove domestic stock (cows, horses, pigs, goats, etc.) use of the surface water (creek, coulee,…