Sunday, February 20, 2011


The word "deseret" means honeybee and stands for industriousness and hard work. The Ranch uses a "beehive" for its cattle brand. Deseret Ranches covers 290,000 acres of land and is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is located in the Florida Orlando Mission in Central Florida. Currently Deseret employs about 90 full-time employees, including cowboys, equipment operators, citrus workers, office staff and others.
Ranching and Agriculture
*290,000 acres
*Main operations: cattle and citrus
*Innovative agricultural practices
*Multiple-use philosophy
*Supplier of food for nearly 60 years
*About 44,000 cows
*About 1,300 bulls
*1,700 acres of citrus
*Oranges, Tangerines, Tangelos
*High efficiency irrigation systems
*advanced production to minimize fertilizer and chemical use
*237,000 trees
*Mostly production of juice oranges
We were able to tour the ranch

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