Starting Bid: $700,000
Auction starts: July 30, 2019 10:00 am (MDT)
Auction ends: July 30, 2019 12:00 pm (MDT)
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The Dusty Trails Ranch delivers up a unique combination of real Western Heritage, coupled with an infinite real estate and business investment opportunity. In total, 16 quarter sections of pristine ranch land in an area as remote as you want it to be. Saddle up and ride the range over your own 2,560-acre spread and feel what pioneer ranchers felt 100 years ago. Dusty Trails Ranch is currently an active bison ranch with 220 cows out on the range. Dream of a low maintenance ranch that requires no full-time labour? Well, this is it. The owner of this ranch resides in Central Alberta and carries out monthly checks to supplement those of a local resident keeping an eye on the bison. With local farmers growing fescue and straw, there is in ample supply for a reliable feedstock. The consistently low percentage of open cows is a testament to the quality of feed source 365 days a year. The ranch has abundant water with a picturesque creek seemingly etched from north to south across the entire ranch. A freshwater spring is located on the southerly section, just west of the main cabin. The 4 sections contain 900 broke acres with 250 of those seeded to rye and the balance seeded down to grass. The owner has never used pesticides, herbicides or fertilizer on the ranch, opening up the possibility of raising higher margin organic beef and bison products.
The northerly portion of the ranch has over 6 miles of new 5 wire fence with a hot centre wire. Corner posts are steel, as are perimeter posts every ¾ of a mile. The south-eastern section of the ranch has perimeter 6’ page wire fence. It does get better. The entire handling system has been recently re-done. The new cabin with loft is hand made of 8 x 8 timber all chinked with a wraparound deck on 2 sides. The cabin is wired for solar, wind or genset power. Tucked away into a woodlot setting for shelter, the front deck offers a stunning view to the south-east. The cabin is perfectly set up for a ranch couple or family looking after the cattle in the long summer days of northern BC. The ranch has several spots upon which to locate that grass runway in case you wish to fly in and check out your very own ranch. The ranch setting, near Buick Creek, BC, could easily be mistaken for Butte, Montana.
This highly fertile soil is in an area known for abundant moisture. Buy low, sell high will undoubtedly ring true for the new owner. Perhaps a more apt slogan for this ranch, however, might be sell south and buy north. This is arguably the finest piece of contiguous pasture land in Western Canada from a price perspective. Property in this area of the Peace District of BC has yet to feel the full pressure of land prices in the south. If you’re a cattle farmer looking for that elusive wide open pasture land, just haul your cattle up in the spring and send extra liners in October to bring that extra weight down south. All this for a fraction of the cost of pasture land in the south that will not withstand near the pair to acre ratio of Dusty Trails Ranch.
If not yet convinced that this could be the best land investment you will likely come across in your lifetime, maybe pull out a calculator and do the math on how many mortgage payments the $17,299 annual SLR revenue will make for you, while the ranch appreciates year after year. The owner has directed CLHbid to use a low Starting Bid to engage bidders. The Dusty Trails Ranch will be offered for sale by CLHbid.com by way of online timed tender. Owners maintain the right to keep bison on the ranch until December 1, 2019. Bison may be bought as part of the package by private treaty and left on the ranch if high bidder prefers (200 cows and 15 bulls). For details on terms of sale of bison, please email CLHbid.com. Check our website for more information from time to time.