Mountain G Ranch is located about 4 miles NW of Cedaredge, Colorado. We are nestled in a valley the locals call Coalby Canyon—situated at the base of Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flattop mountain. Having only about 30 acres in irrigation, all of our ranching practices adhere to the adage; quality—not quantity. Here on the ranch we raise a small herd of Lowline cattle, cultivate, grow, cut, and bale our own hay, and raise and train a line of hunting Labrador retrievers for the serious bird hunter.
We raise a breed of cattle commonly referred to as Lowline “angus”. Lowline cattle are a smaller—not dwarf, version of full size Aberdeen Angus. The Lowline breed was developed from a herd of Angus cattle, but since has become their own unique breed and has their own registry. At Mountain G Ranch we recognize the value of grass fed beef. Lowline cattle are an important part of that philosophy as they are able to reach finish weight on grass alone.
While we raise a few steers each year for consumption that is not the main focus of our cattle program. We also strive to improve our genetics with a breeding program that includes on-site breeding with our own bulls as well as artificial insemination and embryo implantation. In order to keep our herd size small, we offer Lowline cattle for sale from time to time. Check out our Sale Barn to see if we have something for sale that might fit your needs.
Another important aspect of our ranching philosophy is the practice of sustainable agriculture. We cultivate, grow, cut, and bale our own hay each year without the use of chemical fertilizers or harmful pesticides. While we aren’t “certified organic”, we don’t need a government label to tell us how to grow things right. The hay that we produce becomes the winter feed for our cattle and horses so we employ organic practices in our farming. We also believe that the nutrient content of the soil must be maintained for future generations. Sustainable agriculture requires a working knowledge of nature’s cycles. We rotate our herd through our pastures in the summer months to ensure that the grasses have enough time to regrow between grazing. Instead of pesticides we use guinea hens to patrol our pastures in search of bugs, chickens break up manure before the flies get a chance to hatch, and we calve in the late spring—the way nature intended. We believe that Mother Nature knows best—and She’s been doing this a lot longer than we have!
Wing shooting and great gun dogs are our passion here at Mountain G Ranch. Our line of Labrador retrievers is bred to be the best all-around dogs both at home and afield. We want our dogs to sit quietly in the duck blind all morning and tear up the fields in search of pheasants in the afternoon so they can curl up next to the fire that evening. Our dogs are bred for temperament, intelligence, style, and drive. We take a lot of time developing our dogs and due to that we don’t breed very often. We believe it takes a few years to develop a top gun dog and we don’t see any reason to rush it. If you are in the market for a puppy or a started shooting Labrador, drop us a line. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we can surely help you find it.
So if you are looking for some Lowline cattle, grassfed beef, or a great hunting dog, take a look around. Feel free to contact us if there is anything we can help you with or if you just want to “talk shop”. As a licensed broker, I can also assist you with any of your own property needs. Whether its cattle ranches, horse properties, mountain getaways, income producing farms, or hunting land, I can help you buy or sell your property when the time is right. I cover the entire western slope and can find property for you anywhere in the state of Colorado. Click on my Ranch Real Estate page or visit www.coloradocountrybroker.com for more details.