What's the difference between a farm and a ranch? Details please...?

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  • kksay
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    1 decade ago
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    A ranch is an area of landscape, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool. The word most often applies to livestock-raising operations in the western United States and Canada, though there are ranches in other areas. People who own or operate a ranch are called stockgrowers or ranchers. Ranching also a method used to raise less common livestock such as Elk (Wapiti), American Bison or even ostrich and emu.

    Ranches generally consist of large acreages, but may be of nearly any size. In the western United States, many ranches are a combination of privately owned land supplemented by grazing leases on land under the control of the federal Bureau of Land Management. If the ranch includes arable or irrigated land, the ranch may also engage in a limited amount of farming, raising crops for feeding the animals, such as hay and feed grains.

    A ranch is an area of landscape, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool. The word most often applies to livestock-raising operations in the western United States and Canada, though there are ranches in other areas. People who own or operate a ranch are called stockgrowers or ranchers. Ranching also a method used to raise less common livestock such as Elk (Wapiti), American Bison or even ostrich and emu.

    Ranches generally consist of large acreages, but may be of nearly any size. In the western United States, many ranches are a combination of privately owned land supplemented by grazing leases on land under the control of the federal Bureau of Land Management. If the ranch includes arable or irrigated land, the ranch may also engage in a limited amount of farming, raising crops for feeding the animals, such as hay and feed grains.

    Arguably, the goal of farming is to produce an amount of cultivated matter (i.e. corn, wheat, etc) so that the resulting harvest has more worth than the cost of planting such a harvest. The costs could include the acquisition of seeds as well as the time and energy required to tend to such a venture. The resulting product is often used to sustain those who farm as both a food to eat or a commodity to sell.

    The term farming covers a wide spectrum of agricultural production work. At one end of this spectrum is the subsistence farmer, who farms a small area with limited resource inputs, and produces only enough food to meet the needs of his/her family. At the other end is commercial intensive agriculture, including industrial agriculture. Such farming involves large fields and/or numbers of animals, large resource inputs (pesticides, fertilizers, etc.), and a high level of mechanization. These operations generally attempt to maximize financial income from grain, produce, or livestock.

    I hope this helps!

  • Joyce
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    4 years ago

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    lol... OKAY, I'm here !! A ranch is primarily dedicated to the raising of grazing animals like cattle and sheep... it comes from the Spanish "Rancho". A farm is devoted primarily to the practice of producing and managing food (produce, grains, or livestock like pigs and chickens), fibres and, increasingly, fuel. So a Ranch can have farming... but a Farm rarely has ranching.

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    3 years ago

    Definition Of Ranch

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  • 5 years ago

    Farms also raise cattle and dairy stock and crops.....so from what I can see there is no difference other then were its at..Like Texas has ranches Vermont has farms

  • 1 decade ago

    A farm is a section of land devoted to the production and management of food, either produce or livestock. It is the basic unit in agricultural production.[1] Farms may be an enterprise owned and operated by a single individual, family, or community, or it may be owned by a corporation or company. A farm can be a holding of any size from a fraction of a hectare to several thousand hectares.

    An enterprise producing tree fruits or nuts is called an orchard; a vineyard is an enterprise producing raisins, wine or table grapes. The stable is used for operations principally involved in the production of horses and other animals and livestock. A farm that is primarily used for the production of milk and dairy is a dairy farm. A market garden or truck farm is a farm that raises vegetables, but little or no grain. Additional specialty farms include fish farms, which raise fish in captivity as a food source, and tree farms, which grow trees for sale for transplant, lumbering, or decorative use.

    The development of farming and farms was an important component in establishing towns. Once people have moved from hunting and/or gathering and from simple horticulture to active farming, social arrangements of roads, distribution, collection, and marketing can evolve. With the exception of plantations and colonial farms, farm sizes tend to be small in newly-settled lands and to extend as transportation and markets become sophisticated. Farming rights have been the central tenet of a number of revolutions, wars of liberation, and post-colonial economics.

    A ranch is an area of landscape, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool. The word most often applies to livestock-raising operations in the western United States and Canada, though there are ranches in other areas. People who own or operate a ranch are called stockgrowers or ranchers. Ranching also a method used to raise less common livestock such as Elk (Wapiti), American Bison or even ostrich and emu.

    Ranches generally consist of large acreages, but may be of nearly any size. In the western United States, many ranches are a combination of privately owned land supplemented by grazing leases on land under the control of the federal Bureau of Land Management. If the ranch includes arable or irrigated land, the ranch may also engage in a limited amount of farming, raising crops for feeding the animals, such as hay and feed grains.

    Ranches that cater exclusively to tourists are called dude ranches. Most working ranches do not cater to guests, though they may allow private hunters or outfitters onto their property to hunt native wildlife. However, in recent years, a few struggling smaller operations have added some dude ranch features, such as horseback rides, cattle drives or guided hunting, in an attempt to bring in additional income. Ranching is part of the iconography of the "Wild West" as seen in Western movies.

  • John L
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    1 decade ago

    Farm = Vegetables and Fruit

    Ranch = Cattle

  • 3 years ago

    I grew up in California Santa Clara Valley where my friends parents were cherry "ranchers". Is this not correct?

  • 3 years ago

    Fruits are described as ripened flower ovaries which produce seeds.

  • 3 years ago

    like both, fruits: berries, oranges, pears, peaches, dragonfruit, pomegranate.... Vegetables: CUCUMBERS, bok choy, green beans, broccoli,.... I actually guess the two are great.

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