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Boone Pickens' Mesa Vista Ranch: Over 100 Square Miles of Prime Eastern Texas Panhandle Ranch with Outstanding Improvements
#TX230169
Roberts, 
64,809.00 acres
With the recent passing of Boone Pickens, the listing price of the Mesa Vista Ranch has been reduced from the original price of $250,000,000 to $220,000,000.

LOCATION: The Mesa Vista Ranch is located in Roberts County in the Eastern Texas Panhandle. The ranch is located about 30 miles north of Pampa, Texas, and approximately 85 miles northeast of Amarillo.

ACRES: 64,809 +/- Acres

HISTORY: In 1971, Boone purchased approximately 2,900 acres along the south side of the Canadian River in Roberts County, Texas.

Over the years, Boone began to assemble additional adjoining land positioned along the Canadian River corridor, and today the Mesa Vista Ranch comprises over 100 square miles of prime Eastern Texas Panhandle ranch land.

As Boone's assemblage continued, he spent millions and millions of dollars to make Mesa Vista one of the best improved ranches in the United States. He used cutting edge conservation practices to enhance the wildlife on the property.

Today Boone proudly boasts that the Mesa Vista Ranch is, "the world's best quail hunting."

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: As Boone expanded his holdings, his focus always remained centered along the Canadian River. Today, the Mesa Vista Ranch stretches approximately 25 miles along the south side of the Canadian River. This lush river bottom land creates the centerpiece for the property, but the ranch features an unmatched variety of land types ranging from rolling sand hills to elevated ridges, mesa points and gently rolling, open prairie lands. The river bottom and numerous major drainages support abundant massive cottonwood trees, as well as willows, hackberry trees and others. Much of the river bottom is sub-irrigated and suitable for native hay production. Live spring water is found throughout several of the major drainages.

In an effort to enhance wildlife on the property, over the years, Boone has been a leader in conservation practices that are now followed by many other sportsmen in the country. As a testament to Boone's conservation efforts, in 2008 he was named the recipient of the prestigious Park Cities Quail Unlimited Lifetime Sportsman Award.

Boone maintains a small cow herd on the ranch, 400-500 cows Boone has placed over 1,000 quail feeders and numerous deer feeders on the ranch. He has created a number of food plot areas and added a network of buried waterlines with small water outlets to create wet areas for quail.

LODGE COMPOUND: The Lodge, along with multiple support structures is located in a manicured, tree covered "park-like" setting. It is common to view whitetail deer and turkey in the mornings and afternoons, with turkey roosting in the trees in the late evening. This Lodge Compound has been the major gathering area for Boone's family and guests over the years. It has served an important role as a place where corporate heads have met to discuss and craft multi-million-dollar business transactions, politicians and large donors have gathered for political events. Few if any facilities can match the beauty of the Lodge Compound.

Initial construction on the Lodge began in 1988, with numerous updates and additions added over the years. Presently, the Lodge itself comprises in excess of 25,000 square feet with an additional approximately 10,000 square feet of porches and patio areas.

Surrounding the Lodge is significant landscaping, in-ground sprinkler systems, and underground electrical service. Adding to the ambiance of the Lodge are numerous bronze sculptures tastefully positioned on the grounds. In addition to the Lodge and support structures, the compound features a lighted tennis court, a skeet/trap range, and a small golf course with two fairways and greens and nine tee boxes.

The Family House, which was completed in 2009, is located west of the Main Lodge. This house is a two-story with a third floor lounging and viewing room. The Family House contains over 6,000 square feet of living area and approximately 2,500 square feet of porches and patios.

The Pub is located north of the Family House and is a two-story structure containing approximately 2,250 square feet of air-conditioned area.

The Gun Room is a freestanding, single-story structure containing over 400 square feet. This building was constructed in 2005 and features a lounge area, bathroom, and kitchenette.

The Gate House, adjacent to the golf course, is a single family, two-story residence with partial basement. This house has approximately 2,300 square feet of living area, an attached two-car garage, and a deck area.

In 2007 Boone constructed a charming Chapel located on the north end of the Lodge Compound area. This chapel is situated along the banks of a flowing creek and lake area. Adjacent to the Chapel is the Memory Garden, which was constructed in 2014. There are pergolas and a beautiful stair-cased waterfall feature behind the structure.

In addition to the above, the Lodge Compound includes other support structures such as storage buildings and the Hilltop House, which is a children's play house. Overall, the Lodge Compound area is the most user-friendly facility on the ranch. It is designed to house large groups for entertaining or business functions.

LAKE HOUSE: Boone's Lake House has been featured in Architectural Digest Magazine and Cowboys and Indians Magazine. The Lake House contains approximately 11,500 square feet of living area and over 3,800 square feet of porches and patios. The front entry door was originally the front door to Bing Crosby's home.

The upper level of the home features a large living/great room with fireplace, dining area, master bedroom and bath, 1 1/2 bathrooms, kitchen, utility room, and elevator. A spiral staircase with stone imported from France leads to the lower level where there are two guest bedrooms, three bathrooms, wine cellar and tasting room, office, exercise room, utility room, cedar closet, mechanical room, and storm/safe room.

Outdoor balcony railings are bronze and all balconies and porch areas overlook astonishing water features, such as lakes, ponds, waterfalls, and aqueducts. The landscaping, topography features, and water enhancements make the Lake House truly "fit for a king."

AIRPORT AND HANGAR: The airport is located on the western portion of the ranch. The runway is approximately 6,000 feet long and 100 feet wide. The airport facility was designed and built with FAA approval and meets all of their requirements and regulations.

Approach lights are installed along the runway. The runway itself is constructed of one-foot thick concrete. This airport runway is designed to handle most any size private aircraft.

Adjacent to the runway is a 52,600-square foot concrete tarmac, which connects the airport to the hangar. The hangar facility contains approximately 25,000 square feet with epoxy coated concrete floor. It features a heated electric hangar door opening system, an attractive lounge and restroom area downstairs and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pilot's apartment upstairs.

The entire airport complex is located within an 8-foot-high game fence constructed of 2 1/2 inch steel posts with heavy gauge net wire. In addition, the facility is equipped with a standby 350KW generator system for auxiliary power.

DOG KENNEL: The Dog Kennel is located east of the Lodge complex, between the Lodge and the highway. The Kennel contains approximately 11,000 square feet of usable kennel area, with approximately 3,600 feet being enclosed and air conditioned. There are 40 chain-link dog pens, 20 on each side of a concrete center alleyway.

The Kennel is equipped with full office facilities, a large meat processing-center. The facility includes a veterinary lab, upper level storage, overhead crane and bathroom.

WATER FEATURES: The Canadian River itself generally forms the north boundary of the ranch for a distance of approximately 25 miles. This river bottom is wide and fertile with a shallow water table. In some areas, standing pockets of water are common and portions of the river bottom are sub-irrigated. In the early 2000's Boone began a massive water enhancement project, likely never before conceived or duplicated by a private citizen. By dredging and building a chain of dams, waterfalls, lakes, and other water enhancements, Boone created possibly the largest individual water park ever envisioned. In addition to the countless lakes and ponds, he created a flowing, man-made creek called "Boone's Creek," which basically parallels the Canadian River. By dredging into the standing water table in the Canadian River bottom, this creek was formed. Boone, however, was not satisfied with standing water in the creek and wanted ever flowing running water throughout the creek bottom. With the use of well water injected into the creek, Boone's Creek flows several thousand gallons per minute throughout this stretch of roughly 12 miles of creeks, lakes, waterfalls and ponds, all of which are man-made. With a system of pumps and pipelines, much of this water can be recirculated and used over and over. Without question, Boone has created an unmatched oasis in the Texas Panhandle.

WILDLIFE: The Mesa Vista Ranch supports a variety of wildlife. Whitetail deer thrive in the productive creek bottom areas and mule deer are found throughout the sandhills, broken ridges, and mesa points on the southeast side of the ranch. Aoudad are also viewed from time to time in this rougher portion of the property. Antelope are found on the open plains country on the southwest side of the ranch. Besides quail, dove are also abundant and water fowl are seasonally present on many of the lakes. Hundreds and hundreds of turkeys are common throughout the tree-covered bottom lands. Most all of the lakes have been stocked with a variety of fish, and fishing is reported to be excellent.

The southern portion of the Mesa Vista Ranch is improved with pivot sprinkler systems and irrigation wells. Portions of this land are planted in a combination of wheat and millet, providing outstanding habitat for pheasant. All in all, with the water features, varying terrain, and conservation measures in place on the Mesa Vista Ranch, it would be hard to find a better recreational property in this area of Texas.

RANCH RESOURCES: Roberts County is known to have prolific saturated thickness of quality Ogallala ground water, along with substantial oil and gas resources.

The Mesa Vista Ranch is located in an area of prolific quality ground water, being in the Ogallala Water Formation. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of acres of water rights have been sold in Roberts County for municipal water purposes. Recent commercial water sales in the area indicate that water rights have a commercial value in the range of $400 - $500 per acre.

As previously discussed, Boone acquired the Mesa Vista Ranch in a series of purchases over the years. Boone obtained water rights in the earlier purchases, but in more recent years, as he acquired adjoining land, the commercial water rights were already sold, due to their commercial value. Overall, Boone owns approximately 42,000 acres of water rights, which will convey with the sale. This is considered to be an extremely valuable asset.

In addition to this water resource, minerals are also considered to be a valuable resource in Roberts County. Like the water, Boone obtained a portion of the minerals on the earlier land purchases, but as he expanded to the east and west in more recent years, he was unable to obtain minerals with these acquisitions.

There is scattered oil and gas activity on the Mesa Vista Ranch. All of Boone's owned mineral interests will convey. In 2015, Boone's oil and gas royalty income totaled approximately $2,560,000. In 2016, with oil and gas prices declining, the total royalty income dropped to approximately $771,000. For the first nine months of 2017 the royalty income is approximately $541,000. Again, all owned water rights, all owned mineral rights, and royalty will convey with the property.

There are a number of large, operating wind farms located in the Texas Panhandle. All wind generation royalty rights are also included.

PRICE AND REMARKS: The Boone Pickens' Mesa Vista Ranch is offered for sale at a price of $220,000,000. It seems impossible to comprehend all of the improvements made to this property, whether it is structural improvements, water enhancements, landscaping, wildlife conservation features, or others. As example, thousands of tons of landscaping rock, trees, shrubbery, plants, etc. were imported to the property over the years. Early on, Boone hired Tommy Ford, an architect from Dallas, Texas, to help in the planning, drafting, and construction of the many improvements placed on the ranch. Together, Boone and Tommy had the vision to take raw ranch land and transform this property into what now represents Mesa Vista Ranch.

In a recent conversation with Tommy Ford, he estimated that the total volume of building materials, landscaping rocks, trees, and other enhancements delivered to the ranch would exceed 120 trains, with each train load containing 110 cars of materials. Having overseen most all of the major structural construction on the property, Tommy estimated replacement cost of over $140,000,000, not counting the added cost of dredging and developing the lakes and creek water systems on the property.

To our knowledge, no other ranch can replicate Boone's Mesa Vista Ranch. He has spent nearly 50 years transforming this Texas Panhandle Ranch into a wildlife paradise with spectacular water features and improvements fit for a king. The sale of the Mesa Vista Ranch is basically "turn key," including all rolling stock, equipment, pick-up trucks, hunting vehicles, farming equipment, furnishings, bird dogs, etc. The only exclusions are Boone's personal effects, livestock, and his vast art collection. The livestock are available to be purchased separately, as is the majority of the art collection.

"You do everything to make the land perfect, hoping the next owner has the same passion." - T. Boone Pickens

Qualified buyers can schedule a showing of the property by contacting the Brokers.

Offered Jointly and Exclusively By Chas. S. Middleton and Son and Hall and Hall
$220,000,000

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Matador Ranch
#TX457542
Cottle, 
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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N3 Cattle Company
#CA309239
Santa Clara, 
50,500.00 acres
The iconic N3 Cattle Company is on the market for the first time in 85 years. This beautiful and expansive California property spans 50,500 acres through four counties, making it the largest land offering in the State of California. Located just south of Livermore, and east of Oakland and San Jose, it is easily accessed from San Francisco, the Peninsula and the East Bay.The Ranch is completely private and uniquely preserved, healthy and wild as it has been for hundreds of years. It is a vital and rare haven of original California landscape and wildlife. The property encompasses 80 square miles of diverse terrains, flora, fauna, and important watersheds and creeks.N3 has been a working cattle ranch for 85 years and offers a rare look at a way of life quickly disappearing. Sprinkled with a dozen rustic cabins, the ranch also hosts one of the most famous, sustainable hunting operations in the state. Its owners are fourth-generation ranchers and are respected members of the ranching community. The ranch is enrolled in the Williamson Act and has no conservation easements.*APNs available upon requestPROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:Spans 50,500 acres through 4 counties, making it the largest land offering in the State of CaliforniaSanta Clara County: 19,935 +/- acresAlameda County: 16,880 +/- acresSan Joaquin County: 9,095 +/- acresStanislaus County: 4,590 +/- acresOne hour from San Francisco & San Jose80 square miles of diverse terrains, flora, fauna, and important watersheds and creeks200 miles of private roads are ready for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and ATVing.Cattle:Can accommodate 650 cow/calf pairs year-round, 1500 cow/calf pairs seasonally or 3,200 stockers seasonally5 corralsFenced & Cross fencedHunting:14 hunting camps located throughout all with cabins, water, propane, & skinning shedsOptimum habitat for: Trophy black tail deer, tule elk, wild pig, turkey, quail, dove, rabbit, ground squirrel, and raccoon.Predators: Coyote, bobcat, grey fox, and mountain lionHeadquarters4 bedroom Main ResidenceOne bedroom AnnexBunk houseHorse Barn, Hay Barn, Two Shops, and Various Sheds4 Cabins for employee housingEnrolled in Williamson Act and has no conservation easements
$68,000,000

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Double Nickel on the Niobrara
#NE939878
Cherry, 
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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PC Bar 10 Ranch
#UT721135
Morgan, 
7,195.00 acres
Paved year round access, with three main access points. European style lodge home, built 2005, approx. 12,900 sq.ft. (including garage), barn, 2 trout ponds. Starting on the river at 5,400 ft elevation, the ranch runs up to 8,200 ft in a private mountain drainage. 5.5 miles of private live water fishing, including 1.5 miles of the private tailwater section of East Canyon Creek, and 4.0 miles of Sheep Creek. Borders the 68o-acre East Canyon Reservoir and State Park, a local favorite for fishing and boating. Water Rights include prescriptive stock watering, and 7 acre-feet of Weber Basin contracts for wells. This diverse ranch offers trophy big game hunting for Moose, Elk, and Mule Deer. Additional wildlife and hunting include Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkeys, and Waterfowl. Zoning for development is a mix of Mu-160 (Mixed Use) and F-1 (Forestry Zone)
Located 10 miles northwest of Park City, and 15 miles northeast of Salt Lake City
$42,000,000

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Rana Creek Ranch
#CA410584
Monterey, 
14,141.00 acres
With over 14,000 acres in one contiguous block, Rana Creek Ranch is the largest landholding in Californias famous Carmel Valley. The Golden States countryside doesnt get any more idyllic than this. The ranch spans both sides of Carmel Valley Road with, over 12,400 acres on the north side and 1,720 on the south. It is currently being operated as a cattle ranch and owners retreat, although there are many great options for a future owner to expand operations if desired. The ranch is about eight miles long by over four miles at its widest point it is a mammoth landscape with impressive water resources in the form of seasonal creeks, vernal ponds and a strong aquifer.

$37,500,000

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Spectacular Powell Butte Property
#OR260097
Crook, 
435.00 acres
The Y Bell Ranch is a 435 Acre stunning, fully operational cattle operation with expansive Cascade Mountain views. The custom main home is 8863 sq ft with a 9000 sq ft trophy room, 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath, beautiful grand entry with see-through stone fireplace, living room with full bar & theater room. Main home has a salt water swim pool and a hot tub.
The ranch includes, 3020 sq ft ranch manager home, with original barn, steel corrals, chute, and livestock scale. Main barn with 9 stalls & runs & a foaling stall, indoor arena with bar and patio. Priefert Horse Walker and custom round pen. Shop with living quarters, machine shop, Hay & equipment shed and much more.
$29,000,000

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Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch
#CO464817
Park, 
120,000.00 acres
The Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch consists of approximately 120,000 total acres of which approximately 30,000 are deeded and approximately 90,000 are leased. The ranch falls entirely within Colorado's three largest intermontane grassland basins. "South Park" consists of nearly 1,000 square miles and has a history rich with ranching. So much so that Congress designated it a National Heritage area in 2009- one of only fifty five in the United States of America.

Ranch headquarters is at 8,800 feet above sea level in the Town of Hartsel in Park County. Within two hours of the ranch are Colorado's two most populous cities- Denver and Colorado Springs. Each feature international commercial and private airports.

The ranch is cradled by 72 million year old 14,000 foot peaks and is located at the headwaters of the South Platte River. Within the borders of the ranch are over 30 miles of named rivers and creeks and over 6,000 surface acres of stored South Platte River water for front range Colorado supply in both Spinney Mountain and Elevenmile Canyon Reservoirs.

The current cow calf operation consists of approximately 1,200 mother cows plus bulls and 500 pair of bison plus bulls. The ranch is run by the four generation family that began assembling it 40 years ago. They live on the ranch in it's five ranch homes each between three and five bedrooms. Unique to the operation is a water right for 81 acre feet of water out of Spinney Mountain Reservoir.

The hunting and angling on the ranch is spectacular featuring Boone and Crockett pronghorn, trophy mule deer and elk hunting. Some of the six ponds on the ranch have been stocked and the Middle Fork of the South Platte River presents an opportunity to improve aquatic habitat for over 3 miles of private fly fishing.

Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch has never before been offered for sale to the market and represents a significant and incredibly diverse investment offered in whole or parts. Please contact Michael Ledger at 303.596.8898 with questions and please visit the Confluence Land website for complete details on this offering including a complete brochure and ranch videos.
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521 +/- Lake Shore Brazos River Development
#TX243348
McLennan, 
521.00 acres
Large mixed-use property with 1.3 miles of Brazos River Frontage and Excellent road frontage on both Lake Shore Drive and MLK. Prime for Development. Good Schools, High Profile Location less than 2 miles off I-35, close to downtown, Cameron Park, Waco Regional Airport, Baylor and McLane Stadium. Easy Access, Utilities both on-site and near, City of Waco is favorable towards re-zoning and mixed-used development. Potential for a Marina. Great resort of corporate retreat site.

HIGHLIGHTS
High Profile location because of road traffic on Lake Shore Dr. and close to I-35
Excellent for mixed-use development
1.3 miles of Brazos Riverfront
Utilities are available or currently on the property.
2 miles of road frontage on Lake Shore Drive and MLK
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La Panza Ranch
#CA427074
San Luis Obispo, 
14,753.00 acres
La Panza Ranch is a 14,750- acre ranch in San Luis Obispo County, California. La Panza represents a unique opportunity to acquire a turn-key, multifaceted holding, that includes an active cattle and agricultural operation, an expansive family compound of the highest quality, 280-acres of high density olive plantings, pastures, plantings of alfalfa and hay with abundant grazing. The acquisition includes all farm improvements, a state-of-the art olive oil mill, farm implements, inventory, all furnishings and personal property as well as the highly regarded La Panza Olive Oil brand.In an uncertain world, La Panza represents a private retreat and a step back into its rich history as part of Old California. The property and operation is private, secure and essentially self-contained in a bucolic setting with abundant wildlife, dramatic landscape and views in every direction, yet with all modern amenities. So important in California, having over 50 wells, natural springs and 3 reservoirs, water is abundant at La Panza. All of this, yet well located along State Highway 58 with a less than one-hour drive to San Luis Obisbo and Morro Bay and less than two-hours to Bakersfields, both having municipal airports. La Panza also has its own helipad and area for a private air strip.*Co-Listed with CBRE*PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:14,750 acres including 3,300 acres of BLM Land (Cattle Grazing)51 Certified Parcels under the Williamson Act280 acres of High-density Olive Grove totalling 202,865 treesUtilities include Electricity, Phone and Cellular ServiceOver 50 wells, Three reservoirs, Natural Springs, San Luis Creek and several smaller CreeksZoned Agriculture within the "La Panza Ag Preserve Area" and is enrolled in a Williamson Act ContractLocated in San Luis Obispo County, CAImprovements includeDetached Garage - 5,500 sq ft.Bunk House - 4,400 sq ft.Guest House - 2,000 sq ft.Foreman's Office - 1,800 sq ft.Ranch Office - 1,600 sq ft.Hay Barns - 12,500 sq ft.Olive Mill - 12,500 sq ft.
$38,000,000