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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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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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Sunbreak Farms
#FL298312
5101 Minute Maid Road , Fort Pierce
, 34945
Saint Lucie County
10,330.00 acres
This is an exceptional opportunity to purchase fully improved land that has been laser leveled and prepared for farming a variety of crops. The property includes a 1,440 +/- SF office building, 4,400 +/- SF maintenance facility, pumps, reservoirs, a shell-based road system and holds valid water permits through 2025. Currently operating as corn silage, this site has tremendous potential for a variety of very viable uses including Hemp production, farming, water farming or storage, residential development, and conservation. A complete inventory of equipment is available from the broker.

This property is available for sale or lease.
$79,500,000

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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

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Walnut/ Pistachio Ranch in Tulare County, CA.
#CA976441
Terra Bella
, 93270
Tulare County
1,000.00 acres
One of the largest walnut/ pistachio ranch property offerings available in California. Multiple parcels combined to create +/- 1,000 acres that comprise the ranch. Approximately 985 acres of planted ground. All planted ground has been laser leveled with micro jet irrigation system throughout. The orchards receives its water from multiple wells, all diesel powered. Also has multiple district takeout locations. The ranch is in the Sausalito water district. The water is pumped through many miles of built in pipeline throughout the ranch. There are 2 reservoirs that well and or district water go into and then are pumped out through filtration systems. Both reservoirs are hooked together via pressure pipeline to transfer water in any direction. Multiple flood valves throughout the orchards. The ranch has water banking capability of 10,000 gallons per minute, 45 acre feet per day. Current water in bank is just over 3,000 acre feet. The orchards are easily accessed with all weather ranch roads. The soil is sandy loam with no hard pan.
The entire ranch is under the Williamson Act Contract, also known as the Ag Preserve. The Ag Preserve generally limits the land usage to agriculture or related open uses in exchange for reduced property taxes.
WATER DISCLOSURE: The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was passed in 2014, requiring groundwater basins to be sustainable by 2040. SGMA requires a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) by 2020. SGMA may limit the amount of well water that may be pumped from underground aquifers. Buyers and tenants to a real estate transaction should consult with their mown water attorney; hydrologist; civil engineer; or other environmental professional. Additional information is available at California Department of Water resources sustainable Groundwater Management. Telephone Number: (916) 653-5791.

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Double Nickel on the Niobrara
#NE939878
 , Cherry County
, 69212
Cherry County
34,617.00 acres
Located in the Sandhills of Nebraska, the Double Nickel on the Niobrara is one of the finest ranches in the Midwest. An extremely diverse landscape of Sandhills grasslands, pine covered hills and draws, irrigated production farmland and wooded river bottoms provide an amazing combination of beauty, production and recreation seldom seen in a single offering.
This unique property is nestled in the beautiful Sandhills region of Northwestern Nebraska, tucked against the Niobrara National Scenic River. This diverse terrain totals approximately 34,617+/- deeded acres with the opportunity for approximately 22,607+/- leased acres. Traveling through the ranch, one will find open plains, rugged terrain and scenic trails through many wooded areas following the 7 miles of river. Excellent wildlife habitat with river bottom and Ponderosa pine covered hills, dramatic caprock views. This income producing ranch offers something for everyone including the cow/calf rancher, seasoned investor, or outdoors enthusiast. Ideal for operating cattle and crop production, this beautiful property could also make an amazing country gentlemans ranch and getaway. Double Nickel on the Niobrara is that special place, perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Cattle Operation:
Featuring a capacity for carrying up to 4200 mother cows, the cash flow and the potential of this investment is unparalleled. The current owners operate the ranch with production on the pivots in various types of forage for cattle. Alfalfa, Sudan grass, sorghum and native grass are produced to continue the carrying capacity throughout the year. Across the ranch there are well designed and maintained cattle working facilities that include a 500 head feedlot, large calving shed and livestock barn, and multiple outbuildings.
Water:
The ranch offers an abundance of quality water. Water is pumped from multiple wells as well as pump stations along the river for livestock and irrigating crops. An extensive system consisting of windmills, solar wells, pipeline, and tanks provide water throughout the ranch. All irrigation pumps and pivots operate with electricity on both ranches. Currently, 13 Center Irrigation Pivots combine for over 2200 acres of irrigated crop land. There are also multiple lakes and ponds located on the ranch, 7 miles of the Niobrara River as well as several miles of Medicine Creek and Steer Creek. (Average rainfall in the area is 19-22 annually.)
Recreation:
Double Nickel on the Niobrara is a hunters paradise. High quality habitat and readily available water make the ranch a diverse haven to all kinds of wildlife. Starting with the largest inhabitants, the ranch is home to over 200 elk with bulls averaging 310- 360 Boone and Crockett. Large herds of Mule deer and Whitetail deer can be found both along the river as well as out in the Sandhills offering the opportunity for high quality trophy bucks. Huge flocks of Merriams Turkey can be found moving along the fields and tree lined banks of the river. Other wildlife that call the ranch home include Pheasants, prairie chicken, several kinds of ducks as well as Canada geese. Coyotes, bobcat, and the occasional Mountain Lion have all traveled the expanse of the property. There are fishing opportunities in the river and the many ponds on the ranch that include trout and a mix of warm water species. The river provides plenty of opportunity for float trips on tubes, canoe or as the locals like to travel.in a stock tank.
Under current operations, the ranch is leased out for hunting. There are cabins on the ranch to accommodate guests, hunters, or fisherman. Other Agri-tourism revenue streams are possible to accompany the hunting operations.
The Ranch Details:
The ranch consists of 2 units, the East & the West. The West Unit being a mix of sandhills pastures and excellent sub-irrigated and irrigated bottoms. It also has multiple ponds, two lakes and Medicine Creek that flows through its entirety. The West unit also has two residences and multiple outbuildings for the cattle and farming operation.
The East Unit sits along the banks of the Niobrara River and lays adjacent to largest portion of the lease on the Sam McKelvie National Forest. Good feed production with sub-irrigated meadows and pivot irrigated fields. The East Unit has several nice homes, cabins, multiple steel Morton buildings, grain storage.
Double Nickel on the Niobrara East:
15,300+/- Deeded Acres
16,500+/- Leased Acres (Samuel R McKelvie Forest Lease)
2,107+/- Leased Acres (State and/or Private Leases)
4 Houses & 4 Cabins
Additional Outbuildings: Shop, Machinery Shed, Calving Sheds, Fire Truck Garage
240,000-Bushel Storage Facility
9 Center Irrigation Pivots with ground & surface water rights (1,484+/- acres)
7 miles of Niobrara River Frontage
Double Nickel on the Niobrara West:
19,317+/- Deeded Acres
4,000+/- Leased Acres (Samuel R McKelvie Forest Lease)
4 Houses
500+/- Head Feedlot
4 Center Irrigation Pivots with ground water rights (764+/- irrigated acres)
Location:
< 1-hour drive from Valentine, NE
3.5-hour drive from Rapid City, SD
6-hour drive from Omaha, NE
6.5-hour drive from Denver, CO
Nearest Airports:
Miller Field- Valentine Nebraska (VTN)
Runway 3701x60 asphalt
Fuel available- 100LL, Jet A
Hangers and tiedowns available
Distance to ranch-26 miles
Ainsworth Regional Airport-Ainsworth, Nebraska (ANW)
Runway- 6824 x 110 asphalt
Fuel available- 100LL, Jet A.
Distance to ranch-71 miles
Thomas County Airport- Thedford, Nebraska (TIF)
Runway- 4400 x 60 asphalt
Fuel available- 100LL, self-service credit card.
Hangers and tiedowns available
Distance to ranch-91 miles
North Platte Regional Airport- North Platte Nebraska (LBF) Commercial service available
Runway- 8001x150 concrete/grooved
Runway-4436x100 concrete
Fuel-100LL, Jet A
Hangers and tiedowns available
Distance to ranch-157 miles
Other Area Attractions:
Smith Falls State Park, Forth Niobrara and Valentine National Wildlife Refuges as well as Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area which is some of the best Walleye fishing in northern Nebraska. Fredrick Peak Golf Course is a fantastic 10-hole course designed by the Lehman Design Group know for the Dunes course at the Prairie Club.
Livestock and machinery: Not included in listing price.
$42,500,000

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Berry Farm
#FL313063
53550 Bermont Road , Punta Gorda
, 33982
Charlotte County
6,322.00 acres
The Berry Farm is 6,322 +/- acres located in Charlotte County, Florida. This property consists of 1000 net tree acres of high quality orange grove, 2000 net irrigated farm acres, a citrus nursery that is producing 350,000 trees a year, 2 vegetable packing houses with one equipped with an icehouse, and 3000 acres of pasture that can be used for recreation and supports 300 brood cows. The farm has excellent access to County Road 74 (Bermont Road) which makes travel to Punta Gorda and Fort Myers very easy. This property will be an excellent purchase as an owner operated agriculture operation or a great investment opportunity.
$39,900,000

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Deep Creek Farm
#UT978156
Snowville
, 84336
Box Elder County
8,688.00 acres
8,688-acre hay farm located west of Snowville, Utah (Box Elder County, Utah and Oneida County, Idaho)
5,625 acres irrigated with 49 center pivots:
1,033 acres irrigated from Deep Creek surface water
4,592 acres irrigated from deep wells
Enormous irrigation water rights with 82% groundwater and 18% surface water
Potential to irrigate an additional 375 acres with development of future water recapture system
Currently growing alfalfa, barley, and timothy
Improvements include homes, arena, hay barns, storage buildings, shops, grain silos, etc.
Currently leased through 2024 (lease terms subject to confidentiality agreement)
Please contact us for due diligence information.
$38,000,000

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Kissimmee Prairie Ranch
#FL234330
31201 NW 280th Street , Okeechobee
, 34972
Okeechobee County
6,255.00 acres
Located in Okeechobee, Florida, this completely fenced and cross fenced 6255.8 +/- acre property is composed of 525 acres of improved pasture, 1,678 acres of semi-improved pasture, 3036 acres of native pastures, and 1,016 acres of wetland. The property is surrounded by over 200,000 acres of state and federally protected lands. It is just a half a mile from the Kissimmee River, providing potential uses for water storage and treatment along with other environmental uses. The property generates income from cattle, a current hunting/recreation lease, and palmetto berries.
$28,000,000