PETERSON RANCH

PETERSON RANCH

Low-Overhead Production Ranch

Buffalo, Montana | Fergus and Judith Basin Counties

  • $11,750,000
  • 9,669± Total Acres
  • Premier Blocked-up and Contiguous Ranch

 

Peterson Ranch is situated in the rolling hills of Central Montana near Buffalo and approximately 30 miles southwest of Lewistown.  It is comprised of approximately 9,669± total acres, of which 8,549± acres are deeded and 1,120 acres are a State of Montana lease.  The Ranch is positioned on the western side of the Snowy Mountain Range and the north slope of the Little Belt Mountains in the famed Judith Basin.  With over 4,186 acres of dry-land farm ground, Peterson Ranch is a rare opportunity to own one of the premier blocked-up and contiguous dry-land farms in one of the Big Sky State’s most productive basin settings.
 
The Ranch is ideally located in one of Central Montana’s most desirable and appealing areas.  Judith Basin and Fergus Counties afford all the resources required for successful ranching and personal enjoyment of a safe and quiet lifestyle “far from the madding crowds” of metropolitan America.
 
The grass resource has been well managed and it is apparent that the current owners have conservatively managed the Ranch to ensure healthy stands of native forage.  The remarkable condition of the range land is the product of years of careful stewardship.  The upper reach flow of Mud Creek provides consistent stock water to many of the pastures located along the bottoms.  Mud Creek runs into Ross Fork Creek, which also provides water to the north end of the Ranch.  The pastures above the creek bottom are well watered by stock tanks supplied by wells.  Cattle can access fresh water within a half to three-quarters of a mile in all pastures.
 
The improvements on the Ranch are well maintained and functional.  The next owner will not be saddled with expensive homes and outbuildings.  The Ranch is a must see for buyers who are interested in purchasing a premier Central Montana holding in the productive Judith Basin – an area well known for its highly productive soils, consistent moisture levels and close proximity to both the Billings and Great Falls markets.   
 
Rarely do low-overhead production ranches make themselves available to the market.  Peterson Ranch is a unique opportunity to purchase a solid agricultural production ranch without the bells and whistles of excessive improvements and other non-producing assets.  Priced at $1,375 per deeded acre including over 1,120 acres of State of Montana Lease land in crop and productive hard-grass native pasture, this is a must see for an ag producer looking to put on pounds of beef with minimal overhead.