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Kelsey Ranch

MLS Number: CA342736
Price : $22,000,000
Type: Acreage
Features: N/A
Acreage : 7,217.57
State: California
County: Merced
Status: Under Contract
Property Documents: N/A
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What makes a good ranch is the land and topography. But what makes a great ranch is the water. This ranch has it all. The 7,217.57 +/- acre Kelsey Ranch is located in both Merced and Mariposa Counties in Snelling, California. It is located about 25 miles from the Merced Regional Airport. The ranch consists of mostly gentle to rolling terrain along with some steep topography with a varied elevation of 330-815 ft. Historically, the ranch has been utilized for cattle grazing purposes. Currently, it can run 500 cow/calf pairs year-round. In addition, on a good year, it can run up to 800 steers for a 6-month season. There are irrigated pastures and croplands, dryland farming, and opportunity for permanent plantings. Irrigation water derives from pre-1914 water rights from the Merced River. There are several ponds, creeks, two domestic wells, and the well-known Kelsey Reservoir, providing excellent water on the ranch. Headquarters include multiple barns and outbuildings with the ability to expand and create your own family compound. The ranch is enrolled in the Williamson Act and has a Grasslands Reserve Conservation Easement.PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:7,217.57-acres in of native rangelandIn the Williamson ActGrasslands Reserve Conservation Easementsigned in 2009 for 20 years on 6,000 +/- acresCattle:Runs 500 cow/calf pair year-roundIn addition, historically on a good year, can run up to 800 steers for a 6-month seasonPerimeter fenced and some cross fencingAgriculture:330 +/- acres of irrigated pasture110 +/- acres of irrigated cropland, pivot560 +/- acre dryland farming historically used90 +/- acre currently used for dryland farming60 +/- acres former vineyard ground252 +/- acres of dredger tailingsWater:Kelsey ReservoirMultiple ponds & creeksTwo domestic wellsPre-1914 Water Rights from Merced River4 diversions off Merced Irrigation District with 6 pumpsKelsey Reservoir:Incredible fishing120-acre reservoirAdditional 5-acre basin served as a spillwayCapacity of 1000-acre ft2-acre “park” with BBQRecord lake catch of 16lb & 12 ozRanch Improvements:1,872 SF Shop2,400 SF “Dredger” Barn2,900 SF Hay BarnChicken Coup(2) Quonsets

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