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Chico Basin Ranch brand in Hanover, Colorado

Chico Basin Ranch brand in Hanover, Colorado

Chico Basin Ranch brand in Hanover, Colorado

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Cowboys and cowboys rise before dawn to head out to gather cattle for their final branding at Chico Basin Ranch in Hanover, Colorado, on June 26, 2024. For the past 25 years, Chico Basin Ranch has been managed by Ranchlands , a livestock company. Owned and operated by the Phillips family. The family lost the lease and this was their last brand of cattle before having to abandon the ranch in December. They are currently looking for new land to lease so they can retain their herd of Beefmaster cattle that has been carefully developed in the past. 25 years on the ranch. The team vaccinated, marked and tagged just over 300 calves during this marking process. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

For the past 25 years, Chico Basin Ranch has been run by Ranchlands, a livestock company owned and operated by the Phillips family. The family lost the lease and this was the last time they branded the cattle before having to abandon the ranch in December.

They are currently looking for new land to lease so they can maintain their Beefmaster herd of cattle that has been carefully developed over the past 25 years on the ranch. The team vaccinated, branded and tagged just over 300 calves during this process.

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