I Lazy T Ranch - Irma/Hardisty, AB

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I Lazy T Ranch - Irma/Hardisty, AB Sold - AB

Sold on November 18, 2019

The I Lazy T Ranch, located near Hardisty, Alberta, includes 11 deeded quarters and 7 Grazing Leases; all being sold in 10 parcels.   Also has two 100 head allotments in the Strawberry Plains Grazing Association. This land offers it all – fertile land, fence, pastures, river frontage.  Truly world class!

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The ‘I Lazy T’ Ranch, owned by Judy and Henry Fenton, is situated 170 air miles northeast of Calgary, AB and just 100 air miles southeast of Alberta’s capital city Edmonton.  The ranch is made up of 18 quarter sections of land as well as two, 100 head allotments in the Strawberry Plains Grazing Association which will be offered to successful bidders of Parcels 1 and 3.  The ranch is located at the intersection of the MD of Provost, MD of Wainwright and County of Flagstaff.   The Hardisty airport, servicing jet and turbine traffic, is only 7 miles from the south ranch.  Own your own private ranch in the Battle River Valley and live in one of Alberta’s major cities, yet be less than an hour away to freedom on a Friday afternoon.  When you are down at the Battle River, it takes little imagination to visualize standing on the wrap around deck of your timber frame ranch home looking across the expansive plateau to the west with your own private 2500’ grass runway.

Parcel 1, the main north ranch, is made up of 320 deeded acres, a 160-acre grazing lease adjoining to the north and an option to purchase a 100-head allotment in the Strawberry Plains Grazing Association.  This deeded home half section provides the basis for winter feeding, spring calving and producing summer silage.  The grazing lease quarter to the north has, in the past, been cultivated and seeded to tame hay.  Bidders may wish to investigate the various options for this quarter with Environment and Parks.  The home ranch is located in a sweet spot just 1.5 miles off a paved road that has unrestricted access to Highway 14 under a rail trestle.  Located between Highway 13 and Highway 14, the main ranch is at the centre of some of the most fertile farmland in the area, ensuring ample silage sources within a short haul distance.  The main yard has a well-maintained ranch house.  The RTM has been sold separately.  Cattle, machinery and the winter feed in the feed yard will be sold by private treaty and are not part of this sale. The out buildings, including shop and barn, are in good condition.  Handling pens and fence are all well maintained as is all the fencing on the ranch. Parcel 1 also includes livestock scale, handling system and all working corrals. The ranch is not tired - new infrastructure has been added each year.  The ranch is positioned to start hard at the sound of the new owner’s horn.

If the home three quarters of the ranch could be considered the wheel horses of the ranch, then the section of Grazing Lease located 4 miles southwest of the main ranch, in conjunction with the ranch's share in the Strawberry Plains Grazing Association known as the CAMP, would likely be considered the ideally matched Percheron draft team.  Out of the barn each spring, both are ready to receive and nurture their fair share of cow calf pairs.  Both have good fence, clean cold water, brush shelter and hardy grass.  These pastures check all the boxes for an excellent rate of gain and a low open percentage for the livestock.  The open section of lease with its rolling landscape and majority of open grassland is often used until June when the cattle are sent to the CAMP for summer. The two shares of 100 head allotments in the Strawberry Plains Grazing Association will be offered for sale by option to the high bidders of Parcel 1 and 3 respectively.  Terms are set out herein.

The ‘I Lazy T’ Ranch is indicative of what our Western Canadian Heritage stands for.  A true working ranch that over the years has produced cattle and equine recognized by cattlemen and cowboys from all regions of Canada. The ‘I Lazy T’ Ranch is what a ranch needs to be to survive generations – rugged, resilient and unwavering.  The Ranch knows better than anyone that mother nature can be cruel at times, yet even in an arid summer the virgin Prairie Grass rises to the occasion and continues to produce when tame hay crops are susceptible to being scorched.

The ranch itself could easily duo as a big game hunting reserve with deer, moose and elk in abundance.  The presence of big game was the reason the Battle River Valley got its name in the first place with native bands battling over control of the rich valley.  The southerly 11 quarter sections (Parcels 3-10) are diverse and appear from the air to be a microcosm of the state of Montana or New Mexico.  The picturesque Battle River meanders along the east perimeter of the south ranch. Above the west bank of the river you find the large fertile lower basin of the ranch itself.  The south ranch cabin sits along the bank of the Battle River. An internal road running northwest rims the west perimeter of the lower ranch.  The scenic upper ranch offers numerous building spots overlooking the Battle River valley below. The town of Hardisty, Alberta is at the south doorstep of the scenic upper benches and offers investors or developers numerous possibilities for acreage development.  The steep upper benches are known to produce not only good quality grass, but also exceptional ranch horses and seasoned cowboys.  The upper coulees are fed with water from springs above.Good well water is also available.

All in all, an unbelievable setting for any ranch.  The southern ranch is truly world class and needs to be seen to be appreciated –river frontage, fertile arable tableland all situated on the leeward side of the undulating upper hills and coulees.

The I Lazy T Ranch will be sold by way of electronic tender by CLHbid.com.  Please check website for details from time to time.

Vendor Take Back and Strawberry Plains Grazing Association details:  Click to view

En Bloc details:  Click to view

GL details:  Parcel 1    Parcel 2    Parcel 3

SLR details:  Parcel 6

Bidding ended on November 18, 2019

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