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Ranch and Resource Management

Livestock Budgeting

Livestock budgets help you see each entity as a standalone unit, what’s costing you money, and what’s making you money.

Grazing Management

We can help you design a grazing plan that will optimize forage use and stockpile grass for future drought.

Genetic Selection

Matching the cattle to the environment is our specialty and our team can direct you to the right genetic resources.

Livestock Marketing

Our team of professionals have over 50 years of livestock marketing experience. Let us help you today.

Ranch Estate Planning

Ownership Transfer

The primary goal of ranch estate planning is to ensure the long term survival of the operation. We have extensive experience in transition planning on large ranching operations.

Reduced Estate Taxes

Our accounting professionals can help you avoid uncessary transfer taxes and plan a smooth course of action that will minimize estate taxes.


Secure Financial Future

A secure financial future for incoming generations is often your top priority. We can help you create a plan of action that will provide you with sound peace of mind.


Management Skills

Ranch management is no longer working cattle and fixing fence, and future managers will need to be equiped with the technical skills of tomorrow.

Accounting and Financial Services

Enterprise Accounting

The first step to a profitable ranch is knowing your Total Unit Cost (TUC) of your goods and services produced.


Cash Flow Management

Cash flow is one of the most difficult aspects to manage. Latigo has decades of experience running profitable ranches.

Tax Services

Latigo tax professionals have extensive ranching experience and can help you navigate the complicated IRS processes.

Financial Management

Latigo consultants can get you setup with industry best practices and show you tools to help optimize your finances.

About Latigo Ranch Management

“Providing management to ensure ownership goals while sustaining and enhancing the ranch through an environmentally responsible program.”

Stephen A. Roth – CEO, IX Ranch Company – oversees all ranch operations and holds memberships in the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Montana Grain Growers Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, American Quarter Horse Association, and Farm Bureau. In 2008 Steve finished his term as President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association. He is also actively involved in many committees and agencies concerning government policy, water and private land rights, and environmental issues.

Steve Roth

CEO, IX Ranch Company

Ryan Ludvigson grew up in Western Iowa on a diversified family farm that included corn and soybean production, farrow to finish pork production, cattle feeding and beef seedstock production. Ryan holds an Agricultural Business Degree and a MBA from Iowa State University. He has been involved in the beef seedstock and commercial beef cattle marketing sectors for the last 25 years, during which he was involved in developing branded beef programs from ranch to table.

Ryan Ludvigson

Owner, Ludvigson Stock Farms

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Latigo Ranch Management

550 Upper Autumn Ridge

Bozeman, MT 59715

m. (406) 390-1532

Latigo Ranch Management Headquarters

550 Upper Autumn Ridge

Bozeman, MT 59715