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SWAN PRESS RELEASE: Historic Broken O Ranch Changes Ownership in Landmark Sale

November 30, 2012
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Situated along the eastern edge of the stunning Rocky Mountain Front – the Broken O is one of the West’s most grand and significant ranches. More than 20 miles of the Sun River course through the heart of the substantial Broken O Ranch offering abundant recreational and hunting amenities.

Swan Land Company Announces Historic Broken O Ranch Ranch Has Sold




Great Falls, Mont. Located along the Sun River near Augusta, Montana, the 124,000-acre Broken O Ranch, one of the most expansive and versatile agricultural operations in The Rocky Mountain West, has been purchased by American business entrepreneur Stan Kroenke. The Moore family has spent nearly 25 years assembling this massive land holding. Spread across Lewis & Clark, Cascade and Teton Counties, the Broken O was carefully shaped and improved to create one of the most grand and significant agricultural enterprises in the United States.

“Bill Moore obviously had the vision, expertise and wherewithal to assemble one of the finest cattle and farming operations in the United States. Mr. Kroenke looks forward to building on that incredible legacy.” Sam Connolly – General Manager, Kroenke Ranches

Kroenke, a respected land steward, also owns Cedar Creek Ranch and PV Ranch both located in Montana, and ranches in Wyoming, Arizona and British Columbia. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The Broken O Ranch was listed by Mike Swan of Swan Land Company in Bozeman, Montana.

“We are pleased that the Broken O will be in the hands of a new owner of Stan Kroenke’s caliber and commitment to agriculture.” Moore Family

The Ranch currently irrigates in excess of 13,000 acres – comprising the largest acreage of irrigated farm land in Montana. The Ranch runs 3,500 mother cows, 800 replacement heifers and 175 range bulls. It produces 25,000 tons of alfalfa hay and 700,000 bushels of small-grain crops annually. It also contains a 5,000 head commercial feedlot.