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New Mexico has a history of cattle ranching going all back to the 1500s when the Spanish explorers were settling in the region. The mild climate and open land made it perfect for cattle ranching. As the 1850s hit, ranching became one of the main sources of the region’s economy. Through the UC Ranch website, you will be able to find the perfect ranch for your lifestyle in New Mexico.
The average ranch size is larger than other states, with New Mexico being 1,624 acres. The largest ranch in New Mexico is the Vermejo Park Ranch adding up to 588,000 acres. The Silver Spur is one of New Mexico’s earliest ranches, it was founded in 1864 by Antoine “Tony” J. Meloche.
The Corrales Valley is argued to have some of the richest agricultural lands. Although New Mexico is home to all four seasons, warm-season vegetables grow best, like snap peas, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and watermelons.