This well planned and very attractive cattle ranch is located a short distance from four-lane SR70 in St. Lucie Co. The 632 acre ranch is perfect for a purebred operation, heifer development, backgrounding yearlings, or intensity rotational cow /calf grazing program. Property is fenced and cross fenced into 24 pastures. All interior fences were built in the past three years.
Fresh clean water is pumped from a 4" submersible electric pump to 9 concrete water troughs and 9 black poly tanks that are placed in the pastures and lanes. Water troughs are in all but three pastures, plus approximately 8 watering holes are located throughout the ranch.
Fencing is designed for convenient handling of cattle, all pastures and the cow pens are connected by lanes. Pastures are of various sizes to accommodate different handling needs. In some cases, four or five small pastures use the same watering and feeding areas by opening and closing of gates in that area.
The cow pens are constructed of all steel 2-inch pipe panels, (no boards to break or rot). A pole shed is constructed over the squeeze chute area, also there is a scale to weigh individual cows or calves, and a concrete loading ramp for loading and unloading livestock.
The ranch has an attractive "Old Florida" appearance with the oak and cabbage tree hammocks scattered through the property, which also provides much-needed shade for the cattle. All pastures are planted in various improved pasture grasses. In fact, you will find 200 acres of Floralta,40 acres of Kenhy Floralta (developed by the Seminole Tribe), 60 acres of Jiggs Bermuda, 60 acres of Bahia overseeded with aeschynomene and the balance in Bahia grass.
In the past, some areas of the property were farmed, leaving some drainage ditches in place. The Seller has gone to great expense to clean and restore all the old ditches and laterals to get this property to drain properly. While working on the drainage, about 45 culverts of various sizes were installed, several with risers to better control the water flow and to hold up water during the dry periods. At present, drainage and irrigation are now well controlled on the ranch. The ranch is bound on the east side by the C-24 canal and the south side by the C-23 canal, of which the Seller has permits from SFWM to gravity flow water into and out of both canals. In addition, the owner has also obtained permits to drill seven wells to the Surficial Aquifer for agricultural irrigation of 300 acres with maximum usage of 303.1 million gallons annually.
Other improvements include 2015 two bedrooms one bath manufactured home with a 16' x 44' covered porch across the front. In addition, a site-built home is already permitted for the property. The 52' x60' equipment barn is pole construction, with a closed-in 12' x 30' tool and parts area. The barn has electricity and water.
The property is being sold as a turn-key operation with all tractor sand hay equipment included, all equipment was purchased new between 2015 and 2017. Please call for a complete list.