FLYING O MISSOURI RIVER FARM | New Listing

FLYING O MISSOURI RIVER FARM | New Listing

In the Same Family Ownership for 81 Years

Culbertson, Montana | Roosevelt County

  • Approximately 2,577 Deeded Acres
  • Offered at $6,395,000
  • Possibly 4% ROI

 

Flying O Missouri River Farm, located on the Missouri River just west of the attractive small town of Culbertson, Montana, has been in the same family ownership for 81 years. Consisting of approximately 2,577 total deeded acres, 1,784± acres are very productive mostly river-bottom dry cropland and irrigated ground with excellent yields. Adhering to the family motto of “Quality over Quantity”, this extensive and diverse farming operation currently raises malt barley, sugar beets, Durum wheat, spring or winter wheat, and some lentils and peas. Historically, the biggest cash crop on the farm is the 550± irrigated acres of sugar beets. Conveniently located nearby is a piling station in Culbertson and a sugar beet processing facility in Sidney. The construction of the Holly Sugar Corporation’s processing plant in Sidney in 1925 helped make beets the number one cash crop in Richland and Roosevelt Counties, and sugar beets remain a valuable crop along the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. Both Coors and Anheuser-Busch have bought the malt barley from the farm in the past; the seller was a previous president of the National Barley Growers Association. 
 
With excellent water rights directly out of the Missouri River, currently, 1,178± acres are irrigated under five pivots. In addition to the irrigated acres, there are 606± acres of dry cropland and 773± acres of native range and badlands.
 
The headquarters is on a separately deeded 20-acre parcel that overlooks the farm ground and out to the Missouri River. The immaculate improvements, including a nice owner’s home, shop, equipment shed, and 80,000-bushel grain storage show pride of ownership throughout. Most of the irrigation and functioning pivots are visible from the house and operate via an app on a mobile device. 
 
Located within the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, this is an extremely diverse and productive farm. In such a vibrant market, one would be hard-pressed to find a farm with this amount of production, quality improvements, and economy of scale in this price range.