Looking at the larger land market as we roll into Q2, it appears as though the robust stock market has retained a significant amount of the discretionary dollars which may have otherwise been in the land market. As summer approaches, we are optimistic in regards to the real estate market, but cautious until we see some verifiable sales data with some of the larger rural land offerings. Pricing continues to be the key factor for the buyers and buyers representatives with whom we are routinely communicating with. Farms and ranches priced out of the market continue to remain stagnant with little interest.
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Fishtail Meadows Ranch spans over 678± deeded acres including 320± acres of native pasture, 258± acres of irrigated land and 100± acres riparian/wetlands. The topography of the Ranch is diverse and inviting, transitioning from the riparian land in the cottonwood groves along Fishtail Creek, to the lush irrigated hay meadows, to the native rangeland punctuated with views of the majestic Beartooth Mountains to the south and Crazy Mountains to the north.
Situated north of Buffalo, Wyoming, the Ranch is comprised of 12,388± total acres, of which 9,986± are deeded. This unique opportunity would allow a large-scale agricultural producer to put a large block of land into serious agricultural production. With over 4,000 acres of adjudicated irrigation rights in combination with Lake DeSmet storage rights - 62,000± acre feet of water rights, the irrigation potential on the Ranch is astounding. With over one-billion tons of estimated coal reserves underlying the property, in combination with the Lake DeSmet water rights, M&M Ranch has been identified by reputable energy companies as one of the best places in the world to construct a coal conversion facility. The Ranch and the minerals remain largely undeveloped presenting a new owner t
Overlooking rolling fields and pastures and punctuated with stunning vistas of the Gallatin and Madison mountain ranges, Hill Farm represents a prime opportunity to own productive farm ground in the desirable Gallatin Valley. This 717± deeded acre farm is conveniently located outside the small, agricultural-based community of Churchill, Montana and within a comfortable 20-minute drive of the dynamic city of Bozeman.
With good water rights from the High Line Canal, this private well-maintained Farm will provide the next owner with productive ground to run either as a farm and livestock operation or as a supplement to a larger agricultural operation.
Mike Swan was honored to be invited to speak at The Seminar Group’s Buying and Selling Ranches in Montana. The two-day seminar in Helena, Montana on March 3oth and 31st addressed unique issues faced by sellers and buyers of agricultural assets in Montana. Anyone involved in the agricultural marketplace, whether they be owners, realtors, lenders, attorneys and other advisors, need to be up to speed on the latest issues to achieve their goals.
Skaar Livestock & Farming, located in Lewisville, is the largest operation of its kind in eastern Idaho. Skaar engages in hay and grain production, cattle feeding, cattle and manure sales, and transportation of cattle and feed commodities.
Buyer Represented by Stephen Leibinger of Swan Land Company. Situated on 30 acres, this 8,524 square foot stately log-style home takes full advantage of the magnificent scenery surrounding it. Located in the prestigious Bridger Canyon just east of Bozeman, this horse property enjoys spectacular views of the Bridger Mountains.
Written by Jim McFerson – Director, WSU Research & Extension Center; Professor of Horticulture
Agriculture in the Northwest is not only prepared to embrace innovation and emerging technologies, but is often setting the pace nationally.
Thom Ranch is the backdrop of Buffalo, Wyoming. With a balanced agricultural operation, magnificent views, abundant wildlife and live water - Thom Ranch has it all. The Ranch, with 5,588± total acres of which 5,175± acres are deeded, is rated at 250 animal units (AU).
The varied topography consists of irrigated meadows, rolling hills, mountainous terrain, rock outcroppings, ponderosa pines and aspens, creating a prime habitat for the abundant wildlife. Trophy elk, black bear, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, and upland birds take advantage of this ideal wildlife habitat. Clear Creek, which meanders through the Ranch for approximately 3/4 miles, offers excellent fishing for rainbow and brown trout.