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09/11/2014
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Three Buttes Cattle Company is a sportsman’s paradise with Pope and Young deer, and trophy trout in the 1.5 mile stretch of the Sun River that runs through the Ranch.  Located four miles west of Simms and about 45 minutes from Great Falls, the 1,237 deeded-acre Ranch embraces native pastures, irrigated alfalfa fields, lush wooded river bottom, big valleys and dramatic views of Floweree, Crown and Shaw Buttes.  This part of Montana is an extension of the Rocky Mountain Front, which is often called the ‘Crown of the Continent’ and represents some of the most scenic and dramatic views in the Rocky Mountains. 

The Ranch has been very well managed for big game, upland birds and waterfowl. Several Pope and Young whitetail and mule deer bucks have been harvested from the Ranch over the years. There is a well-established trail system to access the network of ideally positioned and seasonally adjusted tree stands. There are few opportunities for the avid archery hunter comparable to those on the Three Buttes Cattle Company.

09/05/2014
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Swan Land Company is excited to announce the listing of Chesnut Valley Farm located just south of Cascade, Montana.  This productive ranch contains approximately 1,068 deeded acres and represents an opportunity to own solid irrigated farm land with consistent crop yields and extensive wing-shooting opportunities.  Chesnut Valley Farm has been under the careful husbandry of the Belote Family for nearly forty years.  Its healthy fields, coupled with abundant natural cover and a surprising amount of water offer excellent wildlife habitat while maintaining the productivity of the existing agricultural operation.  The Farm has appropriate and well-maintained improvements, which are ready to utilize or could be further developed and enhanced by the new owner.

09/05/2014
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Article provided by: Chris Nolt - Solid Rock Wealth Management

You’ve worked hard to create the equity in your farm or ranch.  When it comes time to sell, you need to work smart to preserve that equity and to make your money work as hard for you as you’ve worked for it.

I grew up working on ranches in Lewistown, Montana.  As a financial advisor for over 24 years, I’ve spent much of my time working with agricultural families and their unique financial needs.   In my experience, farmers and ranchers are hard working, industrious, self-reliant and frugal individuals.  Most, however, are not proactive at engaging in financial planning and have little experience investing in assets outside of their farm or ranch.  Consequently, many families end up paying large amounts of taxes on the sale of their property and earn inferior investment returns on the sale proceeds. While self-reliance and frugalness may have served these families well during the years of operating their ranch, failing to plan with the right team of advisors prior to a sale can end up costing them financially.

08/27/2014
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Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the sale of Little Creek Ranch - an extremely productive Idaho ranch near the ranching town of McCammon.  Sam Sanders - Swan Land Company Broker based in Salt Lake City, Utah represented the Seller in the listing and sale of this Idaho property. 

Conveniently located two hours from Salt Lake City, Utah and within 30 minutes of Pocatello, Idaho, this 1,483 acre Ranch includes about 270 acres of irrigated crop land, 34 acres of irrigated pasture and about 255 acres of sub-irrigated pasture. Historically, the alfalfa production has been a reliable 4 tons to the acre. The Ranch is aesthetically pleasing with one mile of Marsh Creek running through the core and the Caribou National Forest adjacent to the Ranch’s spring pasture. The Ranch currently supports 250 cattle and about 20 horses, and includes a modern well-maintained home, indoor arena and well-designed cattle handling facilities. 

Offered at $2,250,000.

08/27/2014
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Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the sale of Kindred Ranch - a beautiful and productive agriculture and recreation ranch located near Augusta, Montana.  Tim Anderson, Swan Land Company Broker based in Bozeman, Montana, represented the Seller in the listing and sale of the Property.

08/20/2014
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As mentioned in a recent blog post discussing an article from the New York Times about Investing in Land, Mike Swan, owner and managing broker of Swan Land Company, deliberated several important aspects to pay close attention to when buying and selling ranch property.  One of those key aspects that he discussed was water rights.  Water in the West is a critical commodity and can have a major impact on the real estate of farm land and agricultural properties.  Although information to research water rights is available, it can be a major endeavor to dig deep enough to gather pertinent information. 

08/12/2014
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Mike Swan, broker owner of Swan Land Company in Bozeman, Montana, as quoted in the New York Times, explains some reasons for investing in land.  The August 8th article in the Real Estate section - A Ranch With 1,000 Acres, For Your Inner Buckaroo, written by Julie Satow begins from a New Yorkers perspective:   'Most New Yorkers would barely know what to do with 1,000 square feet of space, let alone 1,000 acres. But what’s to stop us from trying to figure it out.  Buying a ranch is the stuff of childhood cowboy fantasy — riding horseback past herds of bison or standing knee-deep in a rushing stream filled with trout.

08/05/2014
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Forked Lightning Ranch featured in the Wall Street Journal

 

08/04/2014
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Aerial Imaging Productions did an extremely professional and beautiful job of creating the video featuring the Forked Lightning Ranch located in New Mexico.  Jane Fonda's luxury ranch for sale located just 30 minutes from Santa Fe, NM offers an executive home and three and a half miles of the famed trout-rich Pecos River.  We were honored to have Ms. Fonda narrate the video.  Click the image below to enjoy the video of the one of the most notorious ranches in New Mexico.

  Click here to view video

07/21/2014
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In 1925 the iconic rodeo promoter and “King of the Rodeo,” John “Tex” Austin purchased a series of parcels from the Pecos Pueblo Grant and called his new acquisition “Forked Lightning Ranch.”  He hired famed architect John Gaw Meem to construct his ranch compound.  As the popularity of rodeo grew, Austin capitalized on the urban attraction to rodeo and the eastern curiosity about the newly discovered West and began a dude ranch on his Forked Lightning Ranch.  The “dudes” traveled at their own expense, two days by train from Chicago for the chance to trail cattle in the Wild West in Comanche Indian country.  He would invite dudes to participate in cattle drives between Forked Lightning Ranch and his ranch near Las Vegas, New Mexico.  Austin was widely known for bringing rodeo into mainstream America.  His promotion of rodeo across the United States and parts of Europe brought international acclaim.  In the 1930s, The Great Depression hit and the King of Rodeo lost his Ranch to the bank.

Click on the Image below to view the promotional brochure for Tex Austin's Forked Lightning Ranch.

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