[ noun ] (work,agriculture) farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
Used in print(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
On February 17 , Russell and Cook were sent to the Pena_Flor community on the Vermejo to see about renting_out ranches the company had purchased .
They stayed with a rancher Friday night and by eleven o'clock Saturday morning passed the old Garnett_Lee ranch .
Half a mile below at the mouth of Salyer_'s_Canyon was an old ranch that the company had purchased from A._J._Armstrong , occupied by a Mexican , his wife , and an old trapper .(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
He had spent two hours riding around the ranch that morning , and in broad daylight it was even less inviting than Judith_Pierce had made it seem .