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Kritter Ranch - 1,872 +/- Acres - Fallon County, MT
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“Kritter Ranch” For Sale
1,872 +/- Acres - Fallon County, MT
Property Note: The rolling hills of productive grasses in eastern Montana are the heart of cow country in the Northern Plains. This is true short grass country. These native grasses pack a punch with protein and relative feed value. In addition to exceptional forage production, this eastern Montana ranch is abundant in water and features exceptional access. The Kritter Ranch has supported 100 head of cattle and 40 head of sheep year round while still providing winter forage and hay. This ranch is mostly contiguous with Hwy. #7 traversing through the property.
Working Ranch Attribute’s: The Hurley family has worked to maintain and continually improve this property. In 2019 a new pole barn was erected that serves now as a cold storage shed but was initially designed as a functional livestock facility. Perhaps the most significant attribute to this ranch has been the accessibility to water. The ranch has multiple livestock water wells to enhance the grazing capabilities of this great property. Alongside the deeded acres is an incredible State Lease. Collectively between the State Lease, deeded lands, hay meadows and water improvements, this ranch has been managed with 100 cow/calf pairs and 40 ewes year around. This ranch boasts with solid production throughout the 460+/- acres of hayland within the property allowing for feed supplement production to reduce expenses through the winter months. Although, this ranch has been a cow/calf and sheep operation, its contiguous and forgiving terrain with accessible water would also be a great combination for a successful yearling operation.
Community and Surrounding Areas: Baker, Montana is the County Seat of Fallon County, and is the nearest community to the ranch. This community is the area business hub for southeastern Montana. Baker’s roots go back to at least 1915 when an already established railroad stop and agricultural community found natural gas. Since then the community’s economy has been centered around agriculture and the oil & gas industries. Baker maintains 4 restaurants, 3 bars, 4 motels, and an airport with a 4,898 ft. asphalt runway. Nearby Medicine Rocks State Park, as the name implies, was a place of “big medicine” where Indian hunting parties gathered. This state park is full of history, culture and unique topography- and is listed on the National register of Historic Places.
Contact: John Andras at 406.670.5074 for more information or call Pifer's Auction & Realty at 877.700.4099
Driving Directions: From Baker, MT: 7 miles north on Hwy #7. From Ekalaka, MT: Drive 7 miles north on Hwy. #7. Turn left on Antelope Loop Rd.
Acres: 1,872 +/-
N½ Section 8-8N-60E
S½ Section 5-8N-60E
S ½ Section 4-8N-60E
S ½ Section 8-8N-60E
Grassland Acres: 1,562 +/-
State Land Acres: 310 +/-
Distances to Surrounding Towns:
80 Miles to Miles City, MT
225 Miles to Billings, MT
200 Miles to Bismark, ND
215 Miles to Rapid City, SD
Legal: Section 7-8N-60E; N ½ Section 8-8N-60; S ½ Section 5-8N-60E; S ½ Section 4-8N-60E; S ½ Section 8-8N-60E
Hayland Acres: 399.96
Pastureland Acres: 1122.04
Tax Year: 2019