Prime Irrigated Acreage Plus Grazing Allotment

Racetrack, Montana | Deer Lodge County

  • $5,925,000
  • Approximately 2,295± Deeded Acres
  • 823± Irrigated Acres with Solid Senior Water Rights

In a valley of long-standing family ranches, R Bar N Ranch – Racetrack and Summer Units provide an opportunity to run a quality commercial or purebred cattle operation in historic cattle country.  This is a producing ranch with all the components for maximum forage production.  The current owners have implemented practical improvements and upgrades that have resulted in an overall increase in the Ranch’s productivity. 

Both the Headquarters Unit, located just south of Deer Lodge, and the Racetrack and Summer Units of R Bar N Ranch combined have been historically utilized to run a commercial cow-calf operation.  The Seller estimates that the Racetrack and Summer Units could comfortably run about 450 pairs on a year-round basis.  Dependent on management, the Ranch could also yield significant hay yields providing ample hay tonnage to carry the cattle through the winter months and allow for a solid revenue stream with surplus hay sales.

With a total of 2,295± deeded acres, the Racetrack Unit contains 1,108± deeded acres of which about 823± acres are irrigated with solid senior water rights, and the Summer Unit contains about 1,187± deeded acres plus a National Forest Service Grazing Permit comprised of about 30,000± acres.  This productive 200-head grazing allotment on the adjoining U.S. Forest Service provides outstanding summer pasture in the alpine meadows of the Deerlodge National Forest.  The Permit will transfer with the Ranch at closing.

The productive irrigated fields combined with solid spring and summer grass provides flexibility to grow small grains, potatoes or hay on a portion of the irrigated-base property while still generating ample hay for the cattle operation.  The working corrals are steel pipe construction and work cattle easily.  The heated indoor facility housing the Silencer chute was constructed for embryo transfer work and is immaculately kept – a truly impressive set of working improvements!  Pride of ownership shows throughout the Ranch – the new owner will not be burdened with repairs or clean up.

This is a must see for an operator looking to relocate to a proven area with consistent moisture and good soils in a solid agricultural community.  Balanced western Montana ranch operations such as this are becoming difficult to find in today’s market.  This is a turn-key operation that is ready to operate immediately upon possession by the new owner.


Please Contact Listing Broker Mike Swan in our Bozeman Office for Additional Information.

866.999.7342 | info@swanlandco.com