What is the difference between Feedlot and Ranch?

The difference between feedlot and ranch

is that "feedlot" is land on which livestock are fattened for market and "ranch" is a large plot of land used for raising cattle, sheep or other livestock.

feedlot

ranch

Noun

  • (US) Land on which livestock are fattened for market.

Exemple

  • On the Web, the Harris feedlots are snarkily referred to as “Cowschwitz" . For those weary and hungry drivers willing to overlook the smell of its animals, Harris Ranch operates a western-style restaurant and hotel.

Noun

  • A large plot of land used for raising cattle, sheep or other livestock.
  • A small farm that cultivates vegetables and/or livestock, especially one in the Southwestern United States.
  • A house or property on a plot of ranch land.
  • Ranch dressing.

Examples

  • There was some laughter, and Roddle was left free to expand his ideas on the periodic visits of cowboys to the town. “Mason Rickets, he had ten big punkins a-sittin’ in front of his store, an’ them fellers from the Upside-down-F ranch shot ’em up […]."

Verb

  • To operate a ranch; engage in ranching.
  • To work on a ranch

Examples

  • Formally the widow still ranches, but in fact she leaves all ranching to the foreman.
  • Bill had ranched only five years when his dad made him foreman.
  • Bill had ranched only five years when his dad made him foreman.