Montana Cattle Ranch with a Solid Return on Capital
NORTH FORK RANCH
Cut Bank, the county seat of Glacier County, is located about 63 miles southeast of the Ranch. With a diverse population of about 3,500 residents, the town offers a hospital and clinic, a municipal airport, a nine-hole golf course, and a swimming pool.
The Ranch is accessible from three commercial airports with private FBOs:
Glacier Park International Airport:
Kalispell Alpine Air Express and Delta
Lethbridge County Airport :
Lethbridge, Canada Air Canada, Integra Air, and WestJet
Great Falls International Airport:
Great Falls Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, and United
Approximate driving distances from North Fork Ranch to proximate Montana and Alberta cities:
|TOTAL DEEDED||19,993± Acres|
|NORTH FORK UNIT||17,373± Acres|
|A&N RANCH UNIT||2,620± Acres|
|TOTAL DEEDED and LEASED||
Under the current ownership, calving season on the Ranch typically runs from mid-April into June. North Fork Ranch management has transformed the ranch operation to calve later in the spring to take advantage of the typically warmer weather and the availability of abundant green grass to turn out cow/calf pairs. This practice reduces weather-related calf mortality and decreases the amount of hay required to feed mother cows. Weaning is typically completed in October.
Owner’s Lodge House
OUTDOOR RIDING/ROPING ARENA
INDOOR RIDING ARENA & VET FACILITY
Goose Lake Cabin
A & N UNIT
North Fork Ranch is an exceptional grass ranch located in Northwestern Montana. Presently, under a properly executed Management Intensive Grazing Program, the owners rate the carrying capacity of the Ranch at 24,000± AUM. Currently, the Ranch carries 1,850 pairs plus 75 bulls and 25 horses. Commercial cattle operations of this scale and operational efficiency are rare in today’s farm and ranch market. Further, commercial cattle ranches priced at only $7,350/AU are even more elusive. North Fork Ranch represents a singular opportunity for an excellent ranch investment with a consistently good return on capital. This productive operation runs very efficiently with limited equipment and includes more than 3,770 acres of dryland hay ground. The natural beauty of this part of Northwestern Montana and the Blackfeet Reservation are world-renowned. North Fork Ranch’s commanding views of the famed Chief Mountain, the Canadian Rockies, the eastern part of Glacier National Park, and the Rocky Mountain Front is an imposing and spectacular backdrop to the highly-productive deep green pastures, aspen groves and cold-mountain waters on the Ranch.
It is our privilege to present the North Fork Ranch to select buyers on behalf of the Floweree Land & Cattle Company, and we thank you for the opportunity to present this exceptional grass ranch to you. North Fork Ranch represents an exceptional opportunity in today’s ranch market.
OFFERING PRICE and CONDITIONS OF SALE
North Fork Ranch, as previously described herein, is offered at US $14,700,000.00 Cash or Terms acceptable solely at the discretion of the Sellers. As of January 2018, the conditions of sale are as follows:
1. All offers to purchase or letters of intent must be in writing and accompanied by a wire transfer of 5.0% of the purchase price to the escrow account at First American Title Company in Cut Bank;
2. Earnest money deposits will be placed in escrow with First American Title Company in Cut Bank;
3. All Prospective Buyers must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Sellers absolute financial capability to purchase the Ranch prior to scheduling an inspection of the Ranch;
4. The Sellers will provide and pay for a standard owner’s title insurance policy. Any endorsements requested by the Buyer or any lender will be at Buyer’s expense. Title to the real property will be conveyed by a deed;
5. All of the water right claims controlled by the Ranch will be transferred to the Buyer at Closing, and all of the mineral rights which the Sellers actually own will be conveyed to the Buyer at Closing;
6. Buyers’ Brokers are welcomed and invited to contact Tim Anderson or Mike Swan in our Bozeman Office for information regarding Cooperation Policies.
The Sellers reserve the right to effect a tax-deferred exchange for other real property in accordance with provisions in Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Buyer will not be required to incur any additional expenses nor to step into the chain of title on any property which the Sellers may acquire.
This entire Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice and approval of purchase by the Sellers. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, crop yields, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been obtained from sources deemed reliable; however, accuracy is not warranted or guaranteed by the Sellers or Swan Land Company. Prospective Buyers should verify all information to their sole and complete satisfaction.
TERMS OF INSPECTION
A 48-hour notice is requested to make proper arrangements for an inspection.
Swan Land Company has been authorized by the Seller to act as their Exclusive Real Estate Broker. Since 2002, we have focused on the brokerage of significant ranches, farms, and recreational properties throughout Rocky Mountain West.
This Offering is based on information believed to be correct; however, it is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, and change or withdrawal without notice. Information contained herein has been provided by the Sellers or obtained from other sources deemed reliable. The Agent does not, however, guarantee accuracy and recommends that any Prospective Buyer conduct an independent investigation.
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Michael S. Swan
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