A ranch is a type of farm that primarily deals with the raising of animals for their meat, milk, or hides. Ranches are typically much larger than other types of farms, and often span thousands of acres. Cattle, sheep, and horses are the most common animals raised on ranches.
A farm is a type of agricultural land used for the production of food, fiber, and other goods. Farms may specialize in a particular crop or animal, or may produce a variety of crops and animals. Common farm animals include chickens, cows, pigs, and horses. Common crops grown on farms include wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton.