For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Ranch.
Ranches are resource buildings in Tropico 3 and Tropico 4. Ranches, like farms, are used to produce food and exports. Similar to farms, ranches will utilize the land around it to produce resources. Over time, the quality of the pastures will quickly diminish, reducing production. If not enough good pastureland surrounds the ranch production will cease.
In Tropico 4, ranches become obsolete in 1968 and are replaced by organic ranches.
- Smoke House: For $2,000, a shack to smoke beef can be built. When built on a cattle ranch, the ranch will make Smoked Beef - which is more expensive - instead of ordinary Beef.
- Cattle: Cattle are slaughtered to make Beef, which can be used for food as well as exported.
- Goats: Goats are used to make milk for Goat Cheese, which can be used for food as well as exported.
- Llamas: Llamas are used to grow Llama Wool for export.