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6666 Ranch
#TX465297
Guthrie
, 79236
King County
142,372.00 acres
Many times, in marketing ranch properties the terms "Historic Ranch", "Legendary Property", "Famous Ranch", or "Rare Offering" are over used to hype a ranch being offered for sale. Such terms should only rightly be used to describe precious few ranches. Without question, these terms truly fit the legendary 6666s Ranch. Few, if any ranches in the United States can match the history, grandeur, and prestige of the 6666s Ranch, which was founded in 1870.

Legend has it that the history of the ranch began with a poker game and a winning hand of four sixes. In true Texas fashion, this does make a great story, but the real history of the 6666s Ranch began with Samuel Burk Burnett, who became one of the most influential and prosperous cattlemen in the history of Texas.

Samuel Burk Burnett was born in Bates County, Missouri in 1849. At the age of 19, Burk purchased 100 head of cattle which had been branded with the 6666s brand. Soon thereafter, he started leasing and ultimately purchasing ranches and expanding his ranching operation. Around 1900, he purchased the 8 Ranch near Guthrie, Texas in King County. He soon purchased the Dixon Creek Ranch in the Texas Panhandle and also began to expand the 8 Ranch into what now is known as the 6666s Ranch. In 1917 he decided to build The finest ranch house in West Texas at Guthrie. This stately home still stands as the main house at the 6666s Ranch. It is told that the house cost $100,000, which was considered to be an enormous amount of money at that time. The house was constructed of stone quarried rock and other materials which were hauled by wagon to Guthrie. Early day visitors to the home included President Roosevelt, Will Rogers and the Indian Chief Quanah Parker. In 1921, oil was discovered on the Dixon Creek Ranch and in 1969, a major oil field was discovered on the 6666s Ranch.

Samuel Burk Burnett passed away in 1922. Prior to his death, he willed the bulk of his estate to his daughter, Anne Valliant Burnett in a Trusteeship for her yet unborn grandchild, Anne Burnett Marion. In 1980, when Anne Valliant Burnett Tandy passed away, the majority of her estate went to her daughter, Anne Burnett Marion, through this Trusteeship. Mrs. Marion assumed management of the 6666s Ranch in 1980 and took a very hands-on interest in the management of the property and all of the 6666s holdings.

Sadly, Anne Marion passed away on February 11, 2020, and terms of her will dictated all of her ranching operations would be sold.

Anne Burnett Marion Little Anne grew up spending her summers on the 6666s Ranch. She was focused and dedicated to this ranching empire and was very active in the management of these ranches. She was highly respected by her peers.

Mrs. Marion was a director emeritus at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and was inducted into its Hall of Great Westerners in 2009. Her great-grandfather, Samuel Burk Burnett; her grandfather, Tom Burnett; and her mother, Anne Burnett Tandy; are also Hall of Fame inductees there. Individual honors include the Golden Deed Honoree as selected by the Fort Worth Exchange Club, 1993; The Charles Goodnight Award, 1993; induction into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, 1996; The Governors Award for Excellence in the Arts award, 1996; the American Quarter Horse Association Merle Wood Humanitarian Award, 1999; the National Golden Spur Award, 2001; the Boss of the Plains Award from the National Ranching Heritage Center, 2003; induction into the American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame, 2007; and induction into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2014.

During her years overseeing the management of the 6666s Ranches, Mrs. Marion felt a strong responsibility towards the improvement of the land and water resources. She had a love for the land and ranching was in her blood. During her tenure, the 6666s Ranches attained a national reputation for fine quarter horses and quality cattle. Away from the ranch, she was known as an astute businesswoman, a philanthropist and was highly regarded as an arts patron.

Now, due to the passing of Anne Burnett Marion, for the first time ever, the historic 6666s Ranch at Guthrie, Texas is offered for sale.


Location of the 6666s Ranch

The 6666s Ranch contains 142,372 acres, more or less, and is located in King County, Texas, which is in the Rolling Plains Region of the state. The small community of Guthrie, which is the county seat, has a population of approximately 350 people. Guthrie is located near the center of the property, and the 6666s Ranch basically surrounds the community.

Average temperatures in the county range from a minimum of 27 degrees in January to a maximum average of 99 degrees in July. The growing season averages 219 days and average precipitation is approximately 22 inches.

Lubbock, Texas is 95 miles to the west, Wichita Falls is 115 miles to the east, and Fort Worth is 200 miles to the southeast.

Description of the 6666s Ranch

Being one of the largest ranches in Texas, the 6666s Ranch comprises 142,372 acres, more or less. To put this massive ranch in perspective, the ranch encompasses almost 225 square miles of land. The ranch generally measures approximately 20 miles long from north to south and around 12 miles wide from east to west.

Approximately 1,000 acres of the ranch are in cultivation and farmed on a dryland basis. This land is typically farmed in wheat for seasonal grazing. Approximately 700 acres have been reseeded to improved bluestem pasture. The remainder of the ranch, being over 140,000 acres, remains in native pasture.

The topography of the 6666s Ranch varies from fairly level and gently rolling to rough, broken and eroded country draining to creek bottoms. Elevations on the ranch range from approximately 2,000 feet on the north and northwest sides of the property to around 1,600 feet in the creek bottoms in the southeast corner of the ranch. Five major creek bottom drainages run through the ranch, all draining in an easterly to sometimes southeasterly direction. Beginning at the far north end of the ranch, Farrer Creek runs through the northeast corner of the property for approximately one mile. Approximately five miles to the south, the Middle Fork of the Wichita River runs through the ranch for a distance of approximately eight miles. Then, approximately five miles further to the south, Willow Creek runs through the entirety of the ranch for approximately ten miles. As previously discussed, the community of Guthrie and the 6666s Headquarters are located near the center of the ranch. The South Wichita River enters the property on the west side and meanders through the entire central portion of the ranch, through Guthrie, then further east, exiting the ranch on the far east boundary. Then, towards the far south side of the ranch North Croton Creek enters the property near the southwest corner and winds through the entire southern portion of the ranch, exiting the property at the southeast corner.

In addition to these five major drainages, there are numerous tributary drainages, side creeks, draws and ravines. Seasonal holes, along with year-round live water are found in these various creeks. During the hot summer months, water in these creeks becomes salty and is typically not suitable for livestock consumption, unless the water is freshened by rain runoff. During the cooler seasons, the water becomes more potable.

Some areas of the ranch have sandy or sandy loam soils, with other areas transitioning to red clay and less productive, scaldy more marginal soils. Mesquite is common in the more productive portions of the ranch with cedar being the predominate invader in the more rocky, broken soils. Lower valley areas have soapberry, willows and hackberry trees in the creek bottom areas. The ranch has an ongoing brush control program in place, generally spending approximately $100,000 per year on mesquite spraying, plus the use of front-end loaders to grub and stack cedar. This program has been very successful and the ranch has been recognized for the brush control conservation work done on the property.

The native turf is in overall good condition and the ranch has been well managed over the years.

The 6666s Ranch is fenced and cross fenced into many pastures, traps and fields. The 6666s Headquarters, which are located at and around Guthrie have considerable pipe fencing around barns, outbuildings, etc. Immediately south and west of the Headquarter improvements is the 6666s Horse Division. There are multiple barns, stalls and related improvements located at the Horse Division. Much of the fencing at this division is also of pipe construction. The remainder of the ranch has 5 and 6 wire barbed wire fencing with steel T posts and cedar stave fencing. Typically, the ranch pasture fencing has pipe corners, pipe stretch posts and pipe gate posts construction. Overall, all fencing on the 6666s Ranch has been well maintained and is considered to be of superior quality to the typical ranch property in this area.

As previously discussed, there are multiple lots, pen areas, and traps around the Headquarters and the Horse Division. Most of the cultivated land and the improved bluestem pasture is located in and around the Horse Division. Away from this area of the ranch, 5 and 6 wire barbed wire fencing is typical. This area of the ranch comprises approximately 140,000 acres. This includes approximately 30 pastures and 2025 traps. The pastures typically range from approximately 900 acres to almost 10,000 acres each and the traps typically range from just less than 100 acres to just less than 1,000 acres.

Historically, developed water has been a limiting factor on the 6666s Ranch, King County and this general area of the Texas Rolling Plains. Well water is sometimes difficult to locate and it is possible that a well driller will drill a dry hole. When well water is located it is typically of poor quality and of limited quantity. A typical windmill, domestic well or livestock well will be of several gallons per minute capacity and have high mineral deposits. Natives in the area refer to the high mineral content as gypy water. This means the high mineral content of the water can make the water unsuitable for human consumption and also means the mineral content causes mineral deposits to form on waterlines, water hydrants, water troughs, etc. This also means that a water heater or dishwasher will have mineral deposits form, causing the heater/dishwasher to only last for a short period of time before it needs to be replaced.

This poor-quality water was a way of life for area residents for many years. In the 1970s, the Federal Government initiated Federal funds for community rural water systems. In this area of Texas, the King/Cottle Rural Water System was formed. Federal funding was approved to purchase water rights near the King/Cottle County line. There is an area of fairly large quantity irrigation water between Guthrie and Paducah. Water rights were purchased in this area and landowners throughout Cottle and King Counties agreed to purchase water meters, whereby water could be piped to their property and the landowner would pay for the use of this metered water. The King/Cottle Rural Waterline was considered to be a major enhancement for rural landowners in this area of Texas. Also, during this time frame a similar water system, known as the Red River Rural Water System was formed, and a portion of the ranch accessed this water system. Hundreds of miles of waterlines were installed and ultimately paid for by water meter usage from these area landowners. The 6666s Ranch was a major purchaser of these water meters. This water was piped to the 6666s Camps, Headquarters and to many multiple livestock drinking troughs throughout the ranch. This water system was and has been a tremendous enhancement to the 6666s Ranch and to area farms and ranches. Because of the substantial demand for water, this system has been operating at maximum capacity for many years, and now, the 100s of miles of waterlines are experiencing leaks and capacity issues, causing constant maintenance to this water system. It should also be mentioned that while this water source is of fairly strong capacity, the quality of the water is marginal. In recent years, as RO Water Systems have become available, many landowners have installed RO Systems.

Approximately 15 years ago, Anne Marion made the decision to install a large, state-of-the-art water filtration plant at the ranch. As a source for this water system, two water wells were leased north of the 6666s Ranch. It is reported that one of the wells produces approximately 300 gallons per minute, and the other well, which is generally used as a backup, produces approximately 130 gallons per minute. This water system is located near the north end of the ranch and comprises an elaborate filtration system, water storage reservoirs, pumps, the housing around the system, and miles of private waterline used to transport this water to major portions of the ranch. In some areas, this water actually gravity flows, while in other areas it is forced by pumping stations. It is reported that this water system cleanses the raw well water to a point where it is considered to be bottled drinking water quality. This has been a major enhancement for the ranch.

In addition to the above, other water sources include untreated water wells, which are suitable for livestock, dirt tanks, some of which are seasonal and others are generally considered to be a year-round water source, along with live creek water in places. Again, the above described water system and associated waterlines are considered to be the major source of water on the ranch. Now, with the addition of this extensive water system, the 6666s Ranch is considered to be very well watered when compared to the typical ranch in this area.

The 6666s Ranch has substantial structural improvements, much more than any other ranch in this area of Texas; however, these structural improvements are spread over 142,000 acres of land and are fitting for a ranch of this history and magnitude. The structural improvements are primarily located in four areas. These include the North Camp, which is near the north boundary of the ranch; the South Camp, near the south boundary of the ranch; the main Headquarters in an around Guthrie, Texas, near the center of the ranch; and the Horse Division improvements, located just south and west of the main Headquarters.

The North Camp and the South Camp Improvements both include a camp managers home, a bunkhouse and a metal barn. These improvements are very functional.

Substantial structural improvements are located at the headquarters. Probably the most famous and most prominent structural improvement is the Big House. This beautiful three-story rock home dominates the Headquarters Compound, and the landscaped grounds surrounding the home compliment the setting. Totally, the home contains approximately 13,280 square feet of living area. Historically, the current ranch manager and his family live in one portion of the home and Mrs. Marion and her family/guests utilized a separate area of the home. The home contains 13 bedrooms, 13 baths, 3 powder rooms, 2 kitchens, dining room and 3 fireplaces. Over the years, a number of the nations most successful business people and politicians, including Presidents of the United States have stayed in this historic home.

Additional improvements at the main Headquarters include the pilots quarters, 2 bunk houses, the famous 6666s loft barn, several horse sheds, shop building, equipment storage, feed building, round pen, dog kennel, two laborer houses, approximately 20 employee houses, the 6666s Supply House, a 3,600 square foot enclosed airplane hangar and a 65 foot x 6,000 foot asphalt lighted private landing strip.

The impressive Horse Division improvements are located immediately across the highway to the south. These improvements include the nearly 17,000 square foot main office building, Docs home, the cook house, employee house, 2 bunk houses, 3 stud barns, 3 separate stables, the race barn, the mare motel, 2 horse barns, the alfalfa barn, round pen, horse walkers, and the nearly new 48,750 square foot covered arena.

In addition to these major structural improvements there are 28 sets of pipe construction working and/or shipping pens located over the ranch. There are 2 sets of scales.

Most all structural improvements are extremely well maintained.

The 6666s Ranch has historically been operated as a cow/calf cattle ranch, and in more recent years, a separate horse division has been established and is now a major component of the overall ranching operation.

The cattle division of the 6666s Ranch is overseen and managed by Joe Leathers, General Ranch Manager. Joe and his family live in a portion of the main home. Joe also oversees the management of the 6666s Dixon Creek Ranch and Frisco Creek Ranch.

The cattle division of the 6666s Ranch typically consists of 4,0004,300 cows, several hundred replacement heifers, around 200 bulls and all needed ranch horses for operation of the cattle division. Under the typical cattle operation, bulls are turned out with the cow herd on about April 1st for a 60-day period. The calves are weaned in October. The steer calves typically weigh 650700 pounds, with the heifers weighing around 60 pounds less. The calves are shipped to the 6666 Frisco Creek Ranch where they are run for another 45 days or so. At this ranch, the cattle are placed on a combination of native pasture, irrigated pasture and a supplemental all-natural feed program (backgrounding) where the cattle are grown to a weight of approximately 800 pounds. The cattle are then shipped to Mc6 Feeders, north of Hereford, Texas where they are placed on an all-natural finished feed ration. The 6666s partners with 44 Farms and Walmart under a program called Prime Pursuits. Cattle in this program are all natural and marketed through Walmart. This program markets cattle at a 10-12 per pound premium over the typical cash market.

Also, as part of the ranching operation, the cattle ranching division of the 6666s Ranch typically operates around 133,000135,000 acres of the ranch and the horse division typically operates around 8,00010,000 acres of the property.

The Horse Division is managed and overseen by Glenn Blodgett, DVM. This is a large horse operation, with a ranch horse division and a racing horse division. This operation includes stallions and mares owned by the 6666s Ranch, including recipient mares, which are used as a surrogate, to take the fertilized egg from prize winning/expensive mares/stallions. Some of the stallions are owned solely by the ranch, while some are in partnership and some are owned by other parties. Likewise, the ranch also boards mares owned by other parties, kept at the ranch for breeding purposes, or kept year-round at the ranch.

As previously discussed, the Horse Division typically operates 8,00010,000 acres of the total ranch, principally being that area of the ranch in close proximity to the Horse Division improvements. This includes the 700 acres+/- of bluestem pasture and the 1,000 acres+/- typically planted in wheat.

Each Fall the 6666s Ranch hosts the Return to the Remuda Sale. This sale features horses from the 6666s Ranch and some of Texas most historic ranches, including Beggs Cattle Company, Pitchfork Land and Cattle, Waggoner Ranch, Tongue River Ranch and guest consigners, such as the King Ranch, Wagonhound Land & Livestock, and Circle Bar Ranch. Thousands of people attend this annual sale and millions of dollars are paid for these outstanding horses.

In addition to the cattle and horse operation, the 6666s Ranch is located in an area offering outstanding whitetail deer hunting, quail, dove, feral hogs and predators, such as coyotes and an occasional mountain lion. No commercial hunting has ever been allowed on the property. Mrs. Marion enjoyed hunting and used the property as a place to personally hunt and invite family members and friends to the property for hunting. It is rare to find a property of this magnitude where commercial hunting has never been allowed.

There is scattered oil production found on portions of the property. Much of the ranch has no production and where production is located, the well sites and roads have been well maintained and the production is not unsightly. All minerals are owned and one-quarter of the minerals are offered with the sale of the ranch. Royalty income has averaged approximately $400,000 - $500,000 per year for the past three years, and one-quarter (1/4) of this amount will convey. Currently, very little oil production is located on the 6666s Ranch. In 2018, Burnett Oil Company leased the mineral rights under approximately 140,000 acres of the existing 6666s Ranch (a copy of this mineral lease is available). Several producing wells have been drilled and this lease appears to be promising for additional development. As these minerals are developed, additional royalty income will be generated. There is no solar development or wind farm development on the ranch and 100% of the solar rights and wind generation royalty rights will convey with the sale. Property taxes are approximately $157,000 per year.

It goes without saying that we are extremely honored to represent the 6666s Ranch in the sale of this truly historic ranch property. This outstanding offering is realistically priced at $1,350 per acre, which includes one-quarter of the minerals along with all solar and wind generation rights. We have a detailed inventory of cattle, horses, rolling stock, equipment and other personal items, all of which are available to be purchased separately.

The 6666s Ranch is now available for the first time ever. This historic property was established 150 years ago and only about once in a lifetime does a ranch of this scale and significance come on the market. This is a rare opportunity to own a great piece of Texas history.
$192,202,200

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Green Island Ranch
#FL720855
Saint Cloud
, 34772
Osceola County
5,977.00 acres
Green Island Ranch is one of the most extensive tracts in Osceola County, spanning 5,977 acres. This scenic property is incredibly unique due to its size, history, and location within one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States and because it is an entitled mixed-use development for up to 17,000 residential units.

For over 100 years, this working ranch has been in the Partin familys ownership and, at one time, was the largest ranch east of the Mississippi at 60,000 acres. This family holds an esteemed position in Floridas history since the first patriarch arrived in 1847. The Partins introduced Brahman cattle and quarterhorses to Florida. Later, their quadrille horsemanship performances morphed into the famous Silver Spurs Rodeo. It is truly a rare moment to be able to purchase a property of such distinction.

The development potential of Green Island Ranch is expansive and open to the unique interpretation of the buyer. In 2008, a Development Regional Impact (DRI) plan for 13,000 residential units with additional commercial and mixed-use projects was approved. In place until 2030, this DRI offers a clear path to rapid development. However, since the sellers received the DRI approval, the Osceola County Commission also added the South Lake Toho Element to the Osceola County Comprehensive Plan. This more recent plan supports development of up to 17,000 residential units in a higher density residential market than the approved DRI. The countys comprehensive plan includes supportive recreational amenities in conjunction with non-residential uses to create a flexible live, work, and play environment. Please refer to pages 8-13 of this document for detailed information about these two development approaches.

Green Island Ranch is situated amid incredible demographic growth in Central Florida near Orlando, Disney World, and the regions numerous popular destinations. Florida is more than just a place to visit, though. About 900 people per day continue to move into the state, driving demand for residential property and commercial projects that support new communities.

Another exceptional quality of Green Island Ranch is its proximity to a new expressway which is part of a sizable regional connectivity project, and the Florida Turnpike also runs through the property with an exit just six miles away.

This property truly offers a rare opportunity to develop a large, historic tract with highly desirable location and connectivity in one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation.

History and Current Use

Owned by the Geech Partin family siblings, Green Island Ranch has been in the family for over 100 years. The Partin family heritage in Florida began in 1847 when Hugh Gilmore Partin traveled into Florida on foot from Georgia, venturing deep into what is now Seminole, Osceola, and Orange counties.

The family grew and prospered in Florida. Hughs grandson, Henry O. Partin, founded the Heart Bar Ranch in Kissimmee, the largest ranch east of the Mississippi in its prime encompassing 60,000 acres. They established Floridas first herd of Brahman cattle and brought the first quarterhorse to the state.

In 1943, Henry O. Partin started a riding club that featured a unique quadrille performance which was a unique type of square dance on horseback. The popularity of the quadrille would later morph into the now world-famous Silver Spurs Rodeo, an iconic event in Osceola County.

Today, the Partin family heritage continues at Green Island Ranch, a working cattle ranch and sod farm with standing timber for harvest.


$140,000,000

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6666 Dixon Creek Ranch Division
#TX465301
Borger
, 79007
Hutchinson County
114,455.00 acres
*Offered collectively as a package with the 6666 Ranch and 6666 Frisco Creek Ranch Division.

This historic ranch takes its name from the creek where noted buffalo hunter and Indian scout, Billy Dixon established the first dugout home on the High Plains in 1874. The Dixon Creek Ranch has historically served as a major division of the 6666s Ranch since 1903 when it was purchased by Samuel Burk Burnett, legendary founder of the 6666s Ranches empire. Burk Burnett operated the Dixon Creek Ranch in conjunction with the 6666s Ranch he owned and operated in King County, Texas, near Guthrie.

The first oil well drilled in the Texas Panhandle was completed on the 6666s Dixon Creek Ranch on May 2, 1921. Burk Burnett passed away in 1922. In October, 1923 the first rotary drilling rig ever used in the Texas Panhandle drilled an oil well on the property.

In 1980, Burk Burnetts Granddaughter, Anne Burnett Marion assumed management of all of the 6666s Ranches, which included the Dixon Creek Ranch. Mrs. Marion was very active in the ranching industry and took a very hands-on interest in all of the 6666s holdings. Sadly, Anne Burnett Marion passed away on February 11, 2020, and now for the first time ever, the famed Dixon Creek Ranch Division of the 6666s Ranches is offered for sale.

The Dixon Creek Ranch is located in the heart of the Texas Panhandle, being approximately 50 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas. The north end of the ranch is basically adjacent to the oil rich town of Borger, with a population of approximately 15,000. Access to the ranch is provided by substantial paved highway frontage and county roads. Other than the paved highways and railroad easement, all other roads through the ranch are serviced by locked gates, allowing no public access. There is a substantial amount of oil and gas production over major portions of the ranch, but again, access to this production is through locked gates.

Elevations on the Dixon Creek Ranch range from just under 3,000 feet to approximately 3,500 feet above sea level. Annual precipitation is in the range of 22 inches, which includes the likelihood of snow in the winter.

Much of the Dixon Creek Ranch is described as an open grass prairie land, generally draining to the north. The predominant drainage through the property is Dixon Creek and its tributaries. Dixon Creek and its side drainages become more predominant, more broken and deeper towards the north end of the ranch. Hackberry Trees, Cottonwoods and Willows become common in the creek bottom areas, with Cedar scattered along the ridgelines and side slopes between the creek bottoms and upland prairies. Live water is found throughout many areas of Dixon Creek. The creek areas are scenic, productive, and offer good wildlife habitat. Many areas in the creek bottoms also have scattered Plum Thickets, Soap Berry Trees and Sumac. The open prairie land portion of the ranch, which is the majority of the property, has very little brush cover, with only scattered Beargrass and an occasional Mesquite. Portions of the ranch have sandier soils, and Sand Sage and Shin Oak are common in the sandier hummocky areas.

Soils throughout the ranch range from deep hardlands, loam and clay loam to sandy loam and sandhills. The ranch has a desirable mix of palatable native grasses and the property has been well managed over the years.

Near the southwest corner of the property 6 pivot sprinkler systems have been developed, irrigating approximately 2,900 acres. The Dixon Creek Ranch is located above a strong volume, good quality groundwater formation, known as the Ogallala Formation. The 6 pivot sprinklers are all basically one-half mile in length and 5 of these pivots cover approximately 500 wet acres and 1 pivot covers approximately 400 wet acres. Nine irrigation wells, all powered by electric turbine motors are used to irrigate these 6 pivots. Under current management, 4 of the pivot circles are typically planted in wheat and 2 of the circles are generally farmed one-half in wheat and one-half in hay grazer. Three of the pivots are nozzled at 1,000 gallons per minute each, and 1 irrigation well is used at each of these 3 pivots. An additional pivot is nozzled at 1,000 gallons per minute and 2 irrigation wells are used at this pivot. Two additional pivots are nozzled at 1,500 gallons per minute each. These 2 pivots are watered by 2 wells each. Totally it is estimated that the 9 irrigation wells produce approximately 7,000 gallons per minute.

The Dixon Creek Ranch is located in the Panhandle Groundwater District. Irrigation wells in this district are permitted and monitored by the Panhandle Groundwater District. This district measures the saturated thickness of the water formation and depth to water.

As previously stated, Samuel Burk Burnett passed away in 1922, just as the oil production was beginning to be developed on the property. In 1926, his estate entered into a water lease agreement with Phillips Petroleum Company covering 3,200 acres of the ranch. The original 1926 Water Lease called for Phillips Petroleum to pay the ranch $5,000 per year for the right to extract ground water from these five sections and pipe this water to the Phillips Refinery near Borger. In 1981 the Lease was re-negotiated to a price of $84,000 per year. Each year the Lease payment increases and in 2020 the annual lease payment was $164,000. This Lease continues to increase in the upcoming years and in 2030 the payment will be $191,000. The ranch has the right to tie into these waterlines and use this water for livestock purposes. The ranch has private waterlines tied to the oil company waterlines. These waterlines service livestock drinking troughs as a major water source throughout the southwestern portion of the ranch. A copy of this Water Lease is available upon request.

In addition to the above described water source, the remainder of the ranch is watered by windmills, electric submersible water wells and solar wells. Additionally, as previously mentioned, live water is found in Dixon Creek. Overall, the ranch is considered to be very well watered and the water is of good quality.

The Dixon Creek Ranch is fenced and cross fenced and most all of the fences are of 5 wire construction with steel T posts and twisted wire staves. Some of the fences have steel T posts and treated wood posts.

The ranch is fenced and cross fenced into approximately 30 pastures with numerous smaller shipping and holding traps. The largest pasture on the ranch contains just over 10,000 acres.

In the past 15 years, several major grass fires have occurred in the area and on portions of the Dixon Creek Ranch. A considerable amount of new fencing has been installed due to these fires. There are 6 pivot sprinklers systems located in the southwest corner of the ranch and each of the pivots are fenced separately. Because grazing pressure from livestock creates significant numbers of cattle on these irrigated pivots, all of these fences are of 6 wire construction with steel T posts and cedar staves. Overall, the fences on the Dixon Creek Ranch are considered to be in good to excellent condition.

The 6666s Dixon Creek Ranch is very well improved with structural improvements being much superior to the typical ranch in the Texas Panhandle. For the most part, all structural improvements have been very well maintained. The majority of the improvements are located at the headquarters, which are found near the center of the ranch. Structural improvements at the main headquarters include four employee houses, the nearly 7,000 square foot owners home, the bunkhouse, several barns, stalls, main shipping pens and roping arena. In addition to these major improvements there are four camps on the ranch, all of which include employee houses and barns.

The Dixon Creek Ranch is principally operated as a cow/calf ranching unit. The current stocking rate is approximately 2,650 mother cows, 58 ranch horses and 184 bulls. Because of the 100-year drought in 2011 through 2013, the stocking rate was lowered substantially and the cattle numbers are now being increased to normal stocking rates. During this process, the ranch is pasturing yearling cattle in addition to the cow/calf operation.

There is very little Mesquite and/or Cedar infestations on the Dixon Creek Ranch. The two principal invaders are Beargrass and Prairie Dogs. The ranch spends $50,000 - $60,000 per year to control/eradicate Beargrass and Prairie Dogs.

The Dixon Creek Ranch is recognized as one of the most productive and efficient grass ranches in the Texas Panhandle. Because brush eradication is not a problem, the economics of cattle ranching on the Dixon Creek Ranch add to the overall reputation of the property. Even though the majority of the ranch has a very open appearance, good wildlife habitat is found throughout the Dixon Creek drainages. Deer and Turkey are common in these more protected areas of the ranch. No commercial hunting has ever been allowed on the property.

Production of oil and gas is found over most portions of the property. As previously mentioned, this production was originally found in the 1920s, approximately 100 years ago, and is still very prolific. Many years ago, the Burnett Family gifted one-half of the minerals to Texas Christian University. The ranch still owns a full one-half of the mineral interest, and annual royalty for the one-half mineral interest has averaged slightly over $2,000,000 per year for the past three years. The seller will convey one-half of their current mineral ownership, which is a full one-quarter mineral interest.

Property taxes are approximately $120,000 per year, or just over $1.00 per acre. The Dixon Creek Ranch is now offered for sale for the first time ever. This is an historic reputation ranch any cattleman would be proud to own. All fences, structural improvements and water facilities are immaculate. No expenditure for repairs and maintenance is needed to take over the operation of this ranch. The Dixon Creek Ranch is offered for sale at $1,200 per acre, including one-quarter of the minerals along with all solar and wind generation rights. Mrs. Marion was never interested in developing the wind generation rights on this ranch. Without question, the ranch is located in the sweet spot for wind farm development. Wind generation towers adjoin the ranch for miles and miles.

It is an honor to represent the 6666s Ranches in the sale of their prized Dixon Creek Ranch. We have a complete inventory of cattle, horses, rolling stock, equipment and other personal items, all of which are available to be purchased separately. This significant offering deserves your immediate attention if you are in the market for arguably the best improved quality cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandle.
$137,346,000

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Skyline Bull Springs Forest
#OR312653
Bend
, 97703
Deschutes County
33,000.00 acres
Bull Springs Skyline Forest, located just minutes west of Bend, Oregon, is an active tree farm and recreational property that covers 32,995+/- contiguous, deeded acres and borders the Deschutes National Forest. The property has significant long-term appreciation potential with opportunity for sustainable timber management, abundant recreation in combination with residential and mixed-use development.

More than 80% of the landscape is dominated by a highly productive timberland mix of coniferous forest, winding creeks and springs. The elevation ranges from 3,600 feet along Bull Spring Creek up to 5,600 feet along the propertys western boundary. From deep canyon breaks and expansive forest, to rugged high alpine timber with sweeping views of the Deschutes River Basin and Cascade Mountains, Bull Springs Skyline Forest encompasses a variety of landforms.

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$127,000,000

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Matador Ranch
#TX457542
Matador
, 79223
Cottle County
131,000.00 acres
THE MATADOR CATTLE COMPANY
131,000 ACRES, MORE OR LESS
MOTLEY, FLOYD, CROSBY, DICKENS, AND COTTLE COUNTIES, TEXAS

Centered around the community of Matador, Texas, the sprawling Matador Ranch is steeped in history and today remains one of the most historic ranches in Texas, along with the King Ranch, Waggoner Ranch, 6666s Ranch and Pitchfork Ranch.

In December 1882, the Matador Land and Cattle Company was formed by a Scottish syndicate, which acquired approximately 1.5 million acres in Motley, Floyd, Crosby, Dickens and Cottle Counties. By 1951, the acreage had been reduced to approximately 800,000 acres, which was sold to Lazard Freres and Company of London. This development company subdivided these massive holdings and in 1952, Fred C. Koch, co-founder of Koch Industries, Inc., purchased the Matadors Flying V cattle brand and the 50 horse brand, which had been used by the Scots during their 70-year ownership of the Matador Ranch. Simultaneously, Mr. Koch acquired the Matador Ranch Headquarter Division, the Wolf Creek Division, and the Russellville Division, all centered around Matador. In the 1970s he purchased the Lucky Knob and Tee Pee City Divisions of the Matador. The Matador Headquarters Division features a 7,000 square foot, stone structure headquarters home/office. The exterior stone walls are 24 inches thick and were built from rock quarried from the ranch and hauled to the ranch headquarters. This structure was built in 1917 and is now over 100 years old. This stately stone structure has been well maintained and continues to serve as the home for the general ranch manager and also as the business office. The nearby Matador Cook House was also built in 1917 and is of similar construction.

Since the original 1952 purchase by Mr. Koch, opportunities arose to purchase additional divisions of the Matador Ranch. Today, besides the original Headquarters Division (approximately 36,429 acres), the ranch now comprises the Wolf Creek Division (approximately 21,379 acres) on the southwest side of the ranch, the Tee Pee City/Lucky Knob Division (approximately 41,077 acres), located to the northeast and the Russellville Division (approximately 31,962 acres), positioned southeast of the Headquarters Division, all together totaling approximately 130,846 acres.

The far western edge of the ranch extends to the level Plains country above the Caprock Escarpment. To the east of the Caprock, the majority of the ranch is identified as being in the Rolling Plains Region of Texas. This portion of the ranch has a hilly and often rolling topography draining to numerous lower creek drainages.

Over the years, the ranch has had an ongoing brush control program, with brush being mechanically eradicated, aerially sprayed, and raked and stacked in some areas. More recently, a new chemical just approved called Invora has been applied by aerial application in a thick Mesquite/Juniper bottom area. Initial results indicate a very good kill rate for this new chemical.

The Matador Ranch is nationally recognized for its quality cattle operation, typically maintaining a commercial cow/calf operation of 3,000 3,500 cows, plus 450 - 500 replacement heifers and 180 - 200 bulls. By maintaining a very conservative cow herd of this size, in typical years the ranch can also run 1,200 1,500 stocker cattle. The cow herd is a Hereford/Angus cross of Black Baldy Cows, with Charolais, Hereford and Angus Bulls used to produce high demand quality calves. In addition to the cattle operation, the ranch maintains a horse operation consisting of ranch horses for the employees, broodmares and stallions. The ranch maintains around 20 25 broodmares and 4 stallions. The horse operation focuses on producing quality ranch horses with outstanding cow sense, good dispositions and the ability to traverse rugged terrain. As a testament to the success of the horse breeding program, in 2013 the Matador Ranch received the Best Remuda Award from the American Quarter Horse Association and AQHA Corporate Partner, Zoetis.

The philosophy of the Koch Family has always been to preserve, improve and protect the land. The excellent ranch management, coupled with outstanding wildlife management, have transformed the Matador Ranch into one of the premier ranches in Texas. Management has focused on land stewardship in the form of invading brush control through mechanical and aerial eradication, along with prescribed burns from time to time used to eliminate invasive plant species. This brush control not only improves and increases livestock grazing, but also provides more desirable habitat for wildlife. Additionally, water features have been improved and added, which helps distribute livestock throughout the ranch for better grazing practices. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Departments 2010 Lone Star Land Steward Award was awarded to the Matador Ranch recognizing their outstanding land stewardship practices. Other land stewardship honors include:

2010 Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship Award from the Texas Section Society for Range Management/Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

2011 Region 4 Winner in the Environmental Stewardship Award Program sponsored by the Department of Agricultures Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Fish and Wildlife, Dow AgroSciences, National Cattlemens Foundation, and the National Cattlemens Beef Association

Koch Industries 2012 Environmental Health & Safety Excellence Award

2019 Beef Quality Assurance Cow/Calf Award


Matador Ranch Description
The Matador Ranch is located approximately 75 miles northeast of Lubbock, Texas and 120 miles southeast of Amarillo. The ranch centers around Matador, Texas, the county seat of Motley County. Nearly all of the ranch is located in Motley County, but the west end of the ranch extends into Floyd County, the southwest corner of the ranch extends into Crosby and Dickens Counties and the far east edge of the property extends into Cottle County. All divisions of the ranch have a combination of paved and graded county road access.

The ranch is located in a desirable ranching area with precipitation averaging 22 24 inches per year. Generally, the ranch receives 5 6 inches of snow through the winter months. Most of the precipitation occurs in May and June, with July and August being hot and dry. In the fall the ranch generally receives beneficial rains, growing strong grass lasting through the winter months. Most ranchers in this area run a cow/calf operation with supplemental protein feeding through the winter months. The Matador Ranch has a conservative stocking rate so that stocker/yearling cattle can also be run in years of favorable moisture.


Wolf Creek Division
The Wolf Creek Division contains approximately 21,379 acres and is located approximately 6 miles west of the small community of Roaring Springs, or about 10 miles southwest of Matador. Several thousand acres on the extreme west end are located on the level plains above the Caprock Escarpment. Portions of this area were in cultivation at one time, but are now reseeded to improved bluestem pasture. Other areas on the plains remain in native pasture. All of the plains country has an open appearance with very little brush invasion. Elevations on the plains country are approximately 3,000 feet.

The property descends from the level upland plains country to the Rolling Plains under the Caprock edge. The terrain becomes broken below the Caprock with caliche, limestone and gravelly hills draining eastwardly. Juniper is scattered throughout this broken country, mostly on the ridgelines and steeper drainages. The major drainage below the Caprock is Wolf Creek, which heads just below the Caprock Escarpment and drains in a southeasterly direction through the ranch for a distance of approximately 7 8 miles. This live flowing spring fed creek exits the ranch near the southeast corner. The entire creek bottom is extremely scenic and very productive with much of the sandy bottom being subirrigated. Sand Sage and Plum thickets are common in the creek bottom. Cottonwood trees, Hackberry trees, Willows and Soapberry trees are scattered all along the creek bottoms. Elevation near the southeast corner of the ranch where Wolf Creek exits the property is approximately 2,600 feet. Away from the creek the property elevates with gravelly rolling hills, scattered bluffs and draws draining to the creek. This area of the ranch has a good turf of native grasses with a scattered to moderate canopy of Mesquite, Shin Oak, Hackberry and Juniper in the rougher areas.

Further to the east, sandstone ridges are common above the creek with rolling sandy loam soils over a large area of this portion of the ranch. Mesquite canopies are scattered to moderate with Sage and Shin Oak in the sandier areas.

A commercial gravel pit is located just south of the state highway and from time to time gravel mined from this pit generates additional cash flow to the ranch.

A paved state highway adjoins the north boundary of the Wolf Creek Division. The plains country is partitioned into 8 10 pastures and the country below the Caprock is partitioned into approximately 6 pastures and several traps. Approximately 1,000 acres are high game fenced. To accommodate hunters with a desire for even more superior deer than the natural genetics of the Rolling Plains, the ranch introduced superior whitetail deer in this high game fence area.

The Wolf Creek Division is improved by two large sets of shipping pens with scales and hydraulic chute. This Division is well watered by live creek water, pitted playa lakes, dirt tanks, wells and an extensive waterline network with drinking troughs.

The Wolf Creek Camp House, barn and pens are located on the highway on a separate 160-acre tract. The manager of the Wolf Creek Division resides at this camp house.


The Headquarters Division
The Headquarters Division is immediately northeast of the Wolf Creek Division and this portion of the ranch is located just west and south of the Matador community. The Headquarters Division contains approximately 36,429 acres. This portion of the ranch has substantial highway frontage and also includes the historic Matador Headquarters stone house/office, cook house and main ranch shipping pens. In addition to the main rock house, there are several employee houses on this Division. In recent years, the Matador Lodge was constructed and added to the Headquarters Division. The primary use of this lodge is to house commercial hunters, but it is also used for corporate meetings, weddings, family reunions and other similar functions. The lodge is well constructed and features a large commercial kitchen, large great room with fireplace, eating area and 12 guest rooms with each room having full bath facilities. There is also a store in the lodge where the ranch markets Matador caps, shirts, vests, and other Matador items for customers to purchase. Just outside of the lodge is a covered barbecue pavilion with large fire pit, perfect for outdoor cooking.

The topography of the Headquarters Division is generally rolling and hilly, complemented by several elevated ridges overlooking creek and river bottom areas. Dutchman Creek runs through the southern portion of the Headquarters Division and the Middle Pease River meanders through the north end of the ranch. Seasonal holes of water can be found in Dutchman Creek and live water is found along the Pease, depending on the season. Plum thickets are common. Salt Creek is located south of the Pease and this area has a high-water table with surface water present at times. Cottonwood, Soapberry, Hackberry and Willows are scattered throughout the lower creek bottom areas. The historic Ballard Springs are found near the Headquarters compound and a mile or so to the west Hackberry Springs flows a strong volume of live water. Elevations on the Headquarters Division range from 2,600 to 2,800 feet.

The more broken portions of this section of the ranch have sandstone rock outcrops and gravelly hillsides. Juniper is found in the rougher areas. The majority of the country has sandy and sandy loam soils with Mesquite, Sage and Shin Oak scattered throughout. All of the Headquarters Division is in native pasture with the exception of several hundred acres of improved Love Grass fields.

The Headquarters Division is fenced into five main pastures north of the highway and approximately 15 pastures and traps to the south. There are numerous working/branding pens and main shipping pens equipped with scales and hydraulic chutes. The Headquarters Division is watered by wells, an extensive waterline network with drinking troughs, dirt tanks and live spring and creek water.


The Russellville Division
This Division of the Matador Ranch contains approximately 31,962 acres and is located southeast of Matador. Access to this portion of the property is by paved highways and graded county roads. The Russellville Camp is located in the south-central portion of this Division. These camp improvements consist of the Russellville Managers Home, outbuildings and a very large set of shipping pens equipped with scales and hydraulic chute.

The west portion of this Division is described as fairly level and gently rolling country with deep productive soils. This area has a solid turf of native grasses. There were several small cultivated fields on this portion of the ranch and they are now seeded to improved grasses. This portion of the ranch has varying concentrations of Mesquite. Much of the neighboring land around this portion of the ranch is in cultivation, being farmed in cotton and wheat.

To the east, the country becomes more sloping with pronounced drainages. Mesquite is scattered through this portion of the ranch, as is Sand Sage and Shin Oak. Towards the center of this Division the terrain becomes more broken, finally transitioning to rough breaks, canyons and ridgelines on the far east side of the property. Juniper is more prevalent in this area of the ranch.

The western and northern portions of the Russellville Division generally have clay loam and sandy loam soils. The more broken canyon country on the southeast portion of the ranch has red clay soils.

The property is fenced and cross-fenced into approximately 25 pastures and traps. Water is furnished by wells and an extensive waterline network with numerous drinking troughs and dirt tanks. Even though portions of the Russellville Division are considered to be rough and broken, the waterline network is extended throughout major portions of this area of the ranch making the property very well-watered. Elevations range from approximately 2,000 to 2,800 feet.


The Tee Pee City/Lucky Knob Division
This Division of the ranch contains approximately 41,077 acres, making it the largest division of the Matador Ranch. This unit is located northeast of Matador, approximately five miles northeast of the Russellville Division. Access to the property is by paved highway on the west and graded county road on the south.

The Middle Pease River enters the ranch on the west side and meanders through a major portion of the property for a distance of approximately 10 miles, exiting the ranch on the northeast side. West of the river the elevated upland areas of the ranch are mostly loamy and clay loam soils with sandy bottomland in the draws and major drainage areas. An extremely steep, rugged and deep narrow canyon known as the Ditch enters the west central side of the ranch, running in an easterly direction and merging with the Pease River in the center of the property. In places this deep ditch serves as a natural barrier and can only be crossed by vehicle in a couple of places. This rugged area of the ranch is very scenic. West of the Pease the ranch has a moderate canopy of Mesquite with Juniper found in the rougher country.

Elevations on the ranch range from 1,800 to 2,300 feet.

The Pease River bottom is wide and productive with sandy soils and sub-irrigated vegetation along the river channel. Mesquite, Salt Cedar, Willows and Cottonwoods are all common in the river bottom. East of the river, soils are sandy loam and loamy with Mesquite, Sage and Shin Oak.

The property is fenced and cross-fenced into approximately 25 pastures and traps. A small in-holding tract is located near the north center of the ranch. Owners of this in-holding have historic access through the Matador to enter this in-holding tract.

The Tee Pee City/Lucky Knob Division is watered by the Pease River, dirt tanks, wells and waterlines with drinking troughs.

Improvements include working pens, two sets of shipping pens and the ranch managers house with outbuildings.


Summary
With its long history and nearly 70-year current ownership of the Matador Ranch, this is a rare opportunity to purchase this fine working cattle ranch. The property has been well improved, well managed and has the added benefit of great recreation and hunting opportunities.

The Matador Ranch is very realistically priced at $950 per acre and one-half of the Sellers mineral interest will convey. The offering of the Matador Ranch is an opportunity to own and enjoy one of the most historic ranches not only in Texas, but in the United States.
$124,450,000

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Black Mountain Ranch
#CA814511
8434 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, Ca 93023 , Ojai
, 93023
Ventura County
3,600.00 acres
Welcome to Southern Californias premier working cattle/horse ranch, Black mountain Ranch. A truly world class 3600-acre estate property consisting of an unprecedented 63 separate continuous parcels in prime Ojai. Nothing else compares to this breathtaking one of a kind property. Set behind private gates with complete privacy and seclusion boasts amenities never seen in Ventura County. The main residence spans over 13,250 square feet and was designed and built with magnificent character and the very finest finishes and craftsmanship. There is also a 6203-square foot carriage house boasting an epic gym, en-suite office and lower level wine cellar. With premier locations on the property there is also a 7200-square foot auto museum, 6000 square foot equipment barn, 1965 square foot caretaker cottage, 1800 square foot guest cottage, 9320 square foot Hay barn, 2400 square foot horse barn, 3837 square foot equipment garage, 795 sq. ft. cantina and much more. The grounds and property are second to none. There are 35 miles of private trails, fishing lake, shooting range and panoramic unobstructed views from everywhere. One of Californias absolute finest properties
$100,000,000

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Dawson Elk Valley Ranch
#NM959747
Cimarron
, 87714
Colfax County
50,685.00 acres
The scenic and historic 50,685 acre Dawson Elk Valley Ranch is located near Cimarron, New Mexico, within an hours drive of Raton and I-25 (east) and the ski areas of Angel Fire and Red River (west). The beautifully diverse landscape that ranges from approximately 6,160 to nearly 8,000 in elevation, boasts abundant wildlife from antelope at lower elevations to trophy elk and deer that seasonally range from the lower river valleys to the high elevation forests. Basic ranching developments are in place including river diversions and irrigation improvements. The combination of natural scenic beauty and basic improvements provide for not only a scenic second home estate but the re-establishment of a functioning cattle operation, as desired. In the regional coal mining boom of the early 1900s, within this historic property was the thriving company town of Dawson, NM with a population of 6,000. Today, there exist fascinating remnants of the abandoned town, including a cemetery that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Water rights come with the property, and 50% of the mineral interests, including executory rights, are included with this offering.

Contact Jeff Hubbard.
$96,000,000

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IX Ranch
#MT720800
Big Sandy MT  , Big Sandy
, 59520
Chouteau County
66,896.00 acres
The IX Ranch is a legacy ranch it is huge, has a long history of stable ownership, and a respected reputation in reputation ranch country. Its central Montana location is 80 miles northeast of Great Falls and adjacent to the town of Big Sandy. The current owners are the second owners in the ranchs 130-year history. This professionally managed operation recently expanded to run a cattle herd of 4,700. The ranch is estimated to carry 3,900 bred females, 180 bulls, 690 yearling heifers, and horses. Until recently, the ranch actually carried a winter herd of around 3,500 bred females, 120 three-year-and-younger bulls, and ranch horses. In 2021 they expanded the rated capacity by another 400 cows, with the addition of another 8,000 acre operating unit. The entire ranch will continue to raise 7,000 tons of winter feed on average. In the spring, around 690 of the previous years heifer calves will return to the ranch for breeding from a grow-lot near Billings. The operation covers 134,482 acres, of which 66,896 is deeded, and the majority of the balance being state grazing leases. It is well improved, with accommodations for a full crew including a manager, as well as comfortable quarters for guests. Besides its position as one of Montanas great cattle ranches, the IX boasts large populations of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, mountain lion, and five species of upland birds. It is also a scenic ranch boasting a diversity of habitat types from productive meadows to rolling hills which give way to steeper mountain country with scatterings of aspens and evergreens.

For more Information:
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$66,000,000

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Champion Ranch
#TX380707
2485 FM 1119, Centerville, Texas 75833 , Centerville
, 75833
Leon County
5,000.00 acres
Located halfway between Dallas and Houston, Champion Ranch boasts over 5,000 acres of prime ranch land.

Atop oak tree studded sandy loam hills, the property includes an idyllic owners home on a private 78-acre lake. In addition, the ranch has numerous barns, eight guest and ranch houses, and a 16-person bunkhouse. With over 20 additional lakes, stock ponds and live river streams, Champion Ranch is also home to a sprawling peach orchid that currently produces 18 varieties of peaches. Dinner and dancing are conducted in the 2,200 sq. ft. on-property Saloon. With two bars, a piano and sound system, the Saloon seats up to 130 guests for corporate or private events.

There are 36 oil and gas wells situated on the property. The underground mineral ownership rights, included in the deal, currently produce significant income as well as prospective future fortunes. Livestock include herds of purebred Brangus breeder cattle and award-winning horses. Ranch equipment and more are offered in the turn key sale.

The Richard Wallrath Educational Foundation, established in 2006, is slated to receive the majority proceeds of the multi-million dollar ranch sale and distribute between the 4-H Youth Development Foundation and FFA, previously Texas Future Farmers of America.

The sale includes 100% of all oil and gas well rights, existing and future royalty income streams, approximately 1,000 head of purebred cattle, and more.

Champion Ranch Oil and Gas:

- 100% of owned mineral rights and oil & gas income convey, no reservations.

- 36 ranch wells

- 16 producing wells. 12 horizontals / 4 verticals

Champion Ranch Cattle:

- Brangus Cow Calf Operation

- Ranch Capacity: 1,200 Head during normal rainfall and temperate years

Champion Ranch Water Sources:

- 14 working water wells (not including oilfield)

- 3 artesian wells

- 1 78 acre lake, stocked with bass & catfish

- 20+ smaller lakes & ponds throughout the ranch (most stocked with bass & catfish)

Live Water:

- Keechi Creek runs through the middle of the ranch (North to South)

- Beaver Creek runs northern boundary of the ranch

- A natural wetland is located on the NE corner of the ranch

Champion Ranch Improvements:

Main House
- 3,992 sq. ft., Built 2002, 3 bed/2 bath

- Car Port (960 sq. ft.)

- Guest Quarters (660 sq. ft.)

- Weight Room (600 sq. ft.)

- Office/Museum (1,600 sq. ft.), Built 2014

- Swimming Pool

Second Owners House (Yellow House)

- 4,500 sq. ft., Built 2014, 4 bed / 3.5 bath

Manager's House

- 2,698 sq. ft., Built 1978

- Car Port (532 sq. ft.)

- Metal Shop / Covered swimming pool (1,290 sq. ft.)

- Bath house (744 sq. ft.)

Camp House

- 2,676 sq. ft., Built 2012, 2 bed/2 bath

- This Bunkhouse/Guesthouse sleeps 16+ people with family room, kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area, utility room with washer, dryer, and storage, "unused" smoke house, picnic pavilion with BBQ pit, concrete sidewalks, and burn pit with overlooking view.

Cattle Manager's house (White House)

- 1,812 sq. ft., Built 1958, 4 bed/3 bath

- Wood frame house with carport and several out buildings, paved driveway, fully fenced.

4 Ranch Houses

- 1,400 sq. ft., Built 1994-2008, 3 bed/2.5 bath

- Laundry room, office area, kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area, and family room.

Ranch House

- 1,400 sq. ft., Built 1984, 2 bed/2 bath

- Remodeled, laundry room, kitchen, dining area, and family room.

Ranch Buildings:

Horse Barn and Stables

- 11,800 sq. ft., Built 2008

- apartment living quarters and bath, 2 offices, tack room, bathroom, music control room, horse wash area, horse walker, round working pen, paved drive and parking.

Covered Arena

- 52,500 sq. ft., Built 2001

- grand stands, rodeo bucking chutes, pens, paved entry

Sales Arena

- 2,160 sq. ft., Built 2001

- Livestock auction style sale arena with theater type seating, ticket/bookkeeping office area. Pens connect with covered arena, paved drive entry, central air & heat.

Saloon

- 2,208 sq. ft., Built 2012

- 2 bathrooms, seats 130 people, dance floor, large bar and back bar, piano, bandstand, sound system for bands or public speaking, large covered porch with lounge chairs and tables, central air and heating, ceiling fans, fully furnished.
Main Office

- 2,400 sq. ft., Built 1992

- 2 bathrooms, conference room, 2 large offices, 2 smaller offices, reception desk and reception area with seating, fully furnished, central air and heat, internet and satellite services, electric entry gate, paved entry and parking, covered porch with rocking chairs.
Covered Working Barn with Pens

- 26,090 sq. ft., Built 1984

- Remodeled several times since it was built, bathroom, tack room, feed room, horse stalls, hydraulic working chutes and numerous sorting pens. Paved entry and parking, 18-wheeler and cattle trailer loading area, and numerous outside holding pens.

Peach Barn

- 6,250 sq. ft., Built 2012

- With apartment living quarters, 2 baths, 2 walk-in coolers, 4 large "roll-up" doors, covered parking, electric gate, white rock entry and parking, peach processing table for washing and sort

Tractor Equipment Shed and Shop

- 2,880 sq. ft., Built 1984

- Shop with tools for working on equipment, overhead fuel tanks, overhead bulk feed bins, pipe racks for pipe storage, paved entry and parking.

Office Shop

- 1,800 sq. ft., Built 1980's

- Ranch maintenance storage area and shop for lawn mowers, carpentry tools, lumber, etc.

Smoke House & Processing Facility

- 500 sq. ft.
$59,900,000

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WR Nash Ranch
#TX783418
West Columbia
, 77846
Brazoria County
11,792.00 acres
WR Nash Ranch: Own a piece of Texas history. The WR Nash Ranch has been under the same ownership for over 100 years and has never been available for purchase until now! The raw natural beauty of the WR Nash Ranch is in its rolling prairie of lush grass and the hardwood bottoms of the Brazos River. This property offers unlimited opportunities to create the ranch of your dreams while serving as an attractive investment.

Location: Located about sixteen miles southwest of Houston, the ranch is a short 30-minute drive to the sweet silence of this Brazoria County treasure.

History: Over the years portions of the ranch have been farmed while other areas have been grazed. The ranch has mostly remained the same as it was back when Santa Anna and the Mexican army crossed the Brazos River back in 1836. The ranch has a rich history which included colorful characters such as Graves Peeler who is known as the Savior of the Texas Longhorn Peeler worked as the ranchs manager from 1930 to 1944 during which time the ranch ran nearly 3,000 head. Peeler went on to operate his own South Texas ranch and the modern day Texas longhorn cattle are descendants of one of seven herds and one of which was the Graves peeler ranch. The WR Nash Ranch continues today to be operated as a working cattle ranch. The ranch includes thousands of acres of hardwood timber bottomland which is spectacular habitat for a variety of wild game including whitetail deer.

Kittie Nash Groce: One of the more fascinating aspects of the ranch was its owner Kittle Nash Groce. Kittie spent the early part of her life living in the famed Nash House on Westmoreland Street in Houston, Texas. Her life story would make a sensational movie that would appear as a Hollywood creation except it is a real story. She lived a life of high society in Houston, Florida, New York, and Paris, but after the death of her father (William Rufus Nash) she moved to the ranch where she took on the management and control of this vast land and cattle enterprise. She lived through tough times that included living off of turtle soup and wearing her fathers tattered ranching clothes, but she made the ranch into a prosperous South Texas icon. She was known as a kind and yet strong lady that was both generous with her time and her money. The WR Ranch is a symbol of Texas toughness, fortitude, determination, ingenuity, and persistence.

Features: WR Nash Ranch has over 5 miles of Brazos River frontage and is crossed by several paved county roads and one state highway which provide tremendous access to the ranch. The terrain is gently rolling to generally level and despite its river frontage the ranch has functioned well during periods of inclement weather. The ranch is crossed by several drainage tributaries including Cow Creek and Turkey Creek.

The WR Ranch is current agricultural exempt for ad valorem taxation purposes and much of the ranch is income generating with existing farming and livestock grazing leases. The diversity of ranch also offers the potential for income from recreational hunting, as well as alternative energy projects.

Wildlife: The wildlife on the ranch is plentiful and includes a well-established whitetail deer herd while the migratory bird hunting has been fabulous in the past. In the past portions of the ranch had been farmed in rice and if that habitat were restored the ranch would be an annual destination for huge flocks of ducks and other migratory bird species. Both Ducks Unlimited and the local NRCS office are excellent resources to assist with habitat design and development.

Investment: The close proximity of the WR Nash ranch to the Houston area makes the ranch an exceptional investment and development property. There are very few, if any, large acreage properties available within a 1 hour drive of Houston. The ever increasing population of the Houston MSA yields an unrelenting demand for large acreage tract for future development with residential and master planned communities. According to the Greater Houston Partnership the metro Houston area has a population of over 7.1 million people and could surge to in excess of 9 million people by 2030. The WR Nash Ranch is well poised for development to meet this demand. The ranch is less than 6 miles south of the proposed right of way of Segment C of the Grand Parkway. Plus, the ranch is bisected by State Highway 36 which is currently being updated to a four lane divided highway to provide enhanced travel from the Southwest Freeway to Freeport and its industrial development.

Brokers Comments: For those looking to live a dream on a large historical ranch with unlimited possibilities for an exceptional life built around natural beauty, wildlife, and agriculture, the WR Nash Ranch is the place for you.

This is a surface only offering with no minerals to be transferred with a sale. Surface protections can be negotiated.

Contact: Steven J. Bilicek, ALC
Office: 281-497-2774
Mobile: 281-615-8117
Email: txagrealty@gmail.com
steve@texasagrealty.com
Web: www.texasagrealty.com
$53,500,000