Land that is not suitable for growing crops is used for ranching livestock. In Saskatchewan, the majority of ranches are in the southwest corner of the province. The sheltered valleys with lots of water are ideal for livestock. The livestock are able to graze in the pastures during the summer. The livestock eat hay and grain in the winter.
Ranches are set up on land that cannot be used for growing crops.
Valleys are ideal for ranches because they provide shelter for livestock.