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Noble Ranch, 2022 Outstanding Producer Of the Year

Ryan W. Noble, owner and manager of Noble Ranch. Noble Ranch is dedicated to providing real-world beef cattle through innovative, fulfilling, and trustworthy relationships. Noble Ranch also values integrity, quality of life, and stewardship for the future. 

The Vision 

The Noble Ranch is a family owned entity. We look at our heritage and build for the current and future generations' happiness, fulfillment, and viability. Panning our legacy is consistent with our everyday operations. 

Our Vision is to be financially responsible while actively pursuing profit. Systems are constantly being evaluated for efficient and effectiveness of current production and/or expansion. We will be a practical model for the ranching industry while providing and educational environment for others to learn about new systems and concepts. Sound environmental and ecological practices are used to optimize grazing systems, enrich wildlife habitat, and ensure ecological diversity. 

Noble Ranch is dedicated to simple, slow-input operating. Using dependable and capable employees as well as specialized contract labor, our goal is to keep overheads and direct costs low and maintain high gross margins. Regular meetings, goal setting m and educational opportunities are priority for employees and ownership. 

Noble Ranch Envisions an Adaptive approach as stalwart stewards of our surroundings, real-world genetics and community. We strive to create High-quality females for serious ranchers. These females have been developed, handled, and represented with integrity. 

Taking care of people, livestock, and our environment is important to Noble Ranch. We say what we do and do what we say because honesty and integrity and vital to our personal relationships with customers who seek high- quality females, raised in an authentic environment.

Noble Ranch History 

Noble Ranch was first homesteaded in 1910 by William A. Noble who came down the Republican River Valley from Inavale, Nebraska. He made a claim 8 miles south of Yuma, one mile east of what now is Hwy. 59. Currently, Noble Ranch has 3 generations operating the property and residing on it as well. Lanny and Barbra Noble, Ryan and Ronella Noble and their 2 children William and Adeline. 

William A Noble, homesteader, was passionate about corn farming. In 1956 he won a national corn yield contest sponsored by Dekalb seeds with an impressive yield of 55.51 bushels to the acre. However, due to the constraints of unreliable moisture and firly sandy soil, subsequent generations of Nobles have been returning tilled land back to a more natural state which is more suited for grazing cattle. Lanny and Barbra Noble came into ownership and operational management of the Noble property in the early 1979s following retirement of his father Merrill Noble. The acreage has grown since the homestead claim from an original 1,760 acres including land purchased from Lanny's paternal grandfather, Jesse McCall. Lanny now had the ability to return more farm ground back into grazing land and to run more cattle. 

Ryan returned home from college with a passion for running cattle so he two generations started expanding operations with the leasing and purchasing of several ranch properties in the area which are situated mostly form the Baseline vicinity south through the Abarr area. 

Noble Ranch has been recognized by the state of colorado as a Centennial Farm, and in less than ten years will apply from a second designation as a Centennial Farm because of the ties to the continual ownership of the McCall land. Today, the Noble Ranch is comprised of approximately 7,000 deeded acres and another 4,520 acres of private and state leases, all of which is grazing land. Regenerating this grazing land is a priority for the ranch and has been bolstered by the use of management intensive grazing, water development, seasonal grazing, numerous paddocks constructed of high tensile fences, long rest periods, and herd impact via larger groups of beef cattle that are moved on a fairly brisk schedule. Constant monitoring is employed to match rainfall, forage supplies, and stalk density with the stocking rate that mother nature is calling for in a given season.

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