The Tybar Ranch sits in the shadow of Mount Sopris, which looms to the south. The public lands in the low hills of the Crown flank the ranch to the east. Nearly all of Tybar’s 800 acres are irrigated hayfields…With luck, the unspoiled view at the Tybar Ranch will remain for generations to come. Danciger and Nieslanik are working with Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails on a plan to conserve the entire ranch, according to AVLT executive director Martha Cochran.

CARBONDALE REAL ESTATE — The last working ranches of the Roaring Fork River basin are all unique simply from the fact that they are holdouts — stubbornly sticking with agriculture when it would be easier to sell out for residential development. But among the remaining spreads, the Tybar Ranch four miles outside of Carbondale is particularly unique… The cattle it produces are too expensive to convert into steaks and burgers.Instead, the Tybar produces world-renowned Angus bulls and heifers sold as seed stock to replenish Angus herds around the country and other parts of the world. Tybar has 200 head of registered Angus cows that go through a selective breeding program to produce some of the most highly sought bulls and heifers in the country. The ranch, in its current form, was established in 1979 when David and Emma Danciger purchased 800 acres of prime ground along Prince Creek Road, southeast of Carbondale. They moved their Angus operation up from Texas, and the late David Danciger began working on groundbreaking testing with Colorado State University.
By Scott Condon, September, 8 2011 AT

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