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September 5, 2014
  • Featured Ranches

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.

This beautiful Montana property is located in Cascade County’s most traditional agricultural locale and can be maintained as a very productive farming operation due in part to its abundant water resources and established water rights.   With a consistent soil profile and reliable crop yields, the Farm is an attractive commodity producing hedge against rising inflation.  In 2014, the malt barley crop yield averaged 133 bushels per acre!

The Farm’s position in the Pacific Flyway provides abundant populations of ducks and geese.  The Pacific Flyway is the major waterfowl migration route through the western United States including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, providing the outdoor enthusiast exceptional wing-shooting opportunities.  Large stretches of year-round open water on the Property, coupled with productive farm ground provide a major attraction to multitudes of waterfowl as a “rest stop” on their way south in the late fall and upon their return to northern nesting grounds in the spring.  Ring-necked pheasants also thrive with the vast food source, abundant water and dense cover providing ideal nesting habitat and protection from predators. 

It is rare when one of Montana’s old-line, seldom-traded farms with prime upland bird, waterfowl and whitetail habitat become available.  The Chesnut Valley Farm possesses all of these qualities in abundance.

For additional information please feel free to contact Swan Land Company’s Bozeman office at 866.999.7342.