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ranch

extensive grazing or pastoral farm or holding. See also range (2). Called also station, run, selection.

ranch cattle
brood cows, commercial cattle used for producing young cattle for fattening.
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Gallagher, a turnaround specialist for troubled industrial manufacturing companies, does plan to recoup some of his investment through sales of his "mini ranches.
Sun Compute Ranches are classic all-UltraSPARC all-Solaris, all-Sun Storage technical computing environments.
Not coincidentally, actor Robert Taylor bought land on an adjoining hill; soon the two were married, and the ranches were merged until the couple divorced in 1950.
In the past few months there has been a considerable amount of renewed interest in what are often called "trophy ranches," according to seasoned ranch broker Ted Schaal of Mason & Morse Ranch Co.
Beaverhead Ranch exemplifies the success that working ranches can have in enhancing natural resources and increasing natural biodiversity," said WHC President Bill Howard.
Paramount pioneered the idea of studios developing their own studio ranches.
Built on one of the oldest ranches in Big Sur, Post Ranch Inn preserves the history, spirit and remoteness of the landscape.
While you'll find most ranches in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana, California sports some, too.
This rare assemblage includes four independent ranches, all featuring livestock production, superb natural beauty, rich historical significance, varied wildlife and many recreational opportunities.
But Universal Studios chose movie ranches and soundstages in the Santa Clarita Valley to film much of ``Dante's Peak,'' the Pierce Brosnan-Linda Hamilton volcano-disaster epic that will open Friday.
Koch is the eighth-largest cow/calf operator in the United States, with three ranches totaling 450,000 acres, 15,000 head of cattle, and 41 cowboys.