"we’re gonna work on a ranch like the one we come from up north"
Grant-Kohrs Ranch
Public DomainGrant-Kohrs Ranch - Credit: US Federal Gov. on Wikimedia Commons

Ranches are areas of land used for raising livestock, usually for meat, dairy products or wool. Crops might also be grown to feed the animals. Ranches are mainly found in the United States and Canada, though the concept originated in Spain. They are associated with cowboys, who drive herds of grazing animals over vast areas of land.

In Australia, the equivalent livestock unit is known as a ‘station’.

 

 

The pictures below show ranch life in the American West during the 1930s:

 

Hereford Bull
Creative Commons AttributionHereford Bull - Credit: Flickr: H.G. Wood Project
Man Jumping Over Fence
Creative Commons AttributionMan Jumping Over Fence - Credit: Flickr: H.G. Wood Project
Silver Sally and Sawtooth Range Rider
Creative Commons AttributionSilver Sally and Sawtooth Range Rider - Credit: Flickr: H.G. Wood Project
Woman and Outbuildings
Creative Commons AttributionWoman and Outbuildings - Credit: Flickr: H.G. Wood Project