About Us

Welcome to The Ranching Guide, your ultimate online destination for all things ranching. Our mission is to share the richness of ranch life with enthusiasts, newcomers, and seasoned professionals alike. We believe in creating a community where knowledge, experiences, and the timeless traditions of ranching are celebrated and passed on. Whether you’re looking to start your own ranch, hone your skills in animal husbandry, or simply indulge in the rustic charm of ranch life, we’re here for you.

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Who We Are

The Ranching Guide is a collective of seasoned ranching professionals, each bringing their unique expertise and passion for ranch life. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive and practical information on various aspects of ranching. From the ins and outs of ranch management to the intricacies of sustainable farming practices, we cover it all. We’re more than just a website; we’re a community bound by the love of the land and the animals that grace it.

What We Do

Our goal is to be your trusted companion in your ranching journey. We offer insights into the diverse world of ranching, covering topics such as animal care, ranch management, sustainable practices, and the rich culture that makes ranch life so unique. Through our platform, we aim to educate, inspire, and support ranchers at all levels. Whether it’s through in-depth articles, hands-on guides, or interactive forums, we are here to ensure that the heritage and future of ranching thrive.

Our People

Peter C. Downs
Peter C. Downs – Ranch Manager/Owner

With over two decades of hands-on experience in ranch management, Peter is the beating heart of our team. His expertise ranges from operational strategy to financial planning. Peter’s guidance is invaluable for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of owning and managing a ranch.

Steven L. Robbins
Steven L. Robbins – Veterinarian/Animal Husbandry Expert

Dr. Robbins, with his extensive knowledge in veterinary medicine and animal husbandry, brings a wealth of information on animal care. His tips on health, breeding, and welfare are indispensable for maintaining the well-being of ranch animals.

Richard E. Burke
Richard E. Burke – Agricultural and Land Management Specialist

Richard’s passion for sustainable agriculture and land conservation is contagious. His expertise in eco-friendly practices ensures that our content on sustainable ranching is both practical and forward-thinking.

John S. Blackman
John S. Blackman – Ranching Lifestyle and Culture Contributor

John delves into the cultural tapestry of ranch life. From sharing heartwarming ranching stories to traditional recipes, he brings the soulful aspect of ranch life closer to our readers.

At The Ranching Guide, we’re not just sharing information; we’re cultivating a community where every rancher can find a place to learn, grow, and share. We’re here to guide you through the highs and lows of ranch life and to celebrate its enduring legacy. Join us on this wonderful journey!

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The Ranching Guide
2148 Sweetwater Rd
Dillon, MT 59725