The Ranch

Sold on September 20, 2022
from 3:00 PM to 3:00 PM UTC

Niton Junction, AB
Sale Size
1 Parcel, 2480 ± Acres

7 Quarters and 2 Grazing Leases selling as one Parcel less than 3 miles east of Niton Junction, Alberta. With significant Surface Lease Revenue, an elaborate livestock watering system, fences set up for rotational grazing and a well maintained home with custom finishes, the Lazy PJ Ranch is ready for its new owners.

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Put wheels under cattle is a phrase that was coined by cattlemen who understood what was needed for expansion and sustainability.  As land prices increase and weather patterns change, aligning the crosshairs for the next move when it comes to investing in the ranch must be calculated carefully.

'The Ranch on 16' boasts 2,480 contiguous acres selling in one block.  It is located on major Highway 16, the TransCanada Highway, just 3 miles east of Niton Junction.  The highway provides excellent access for cattle liners year-round, as well as a great contact point for the school bus to haul the kids to school.  With 1,100 deeded acres and an additional 1,380 acres with the Grazing Leases, ‘The Ranch on 16’ is set up perfectly to simply swing the gate open and raise a family. 

Moving the cow herd or grass cattle to 'The Ranch on 16' is the pasture insurance that takes the stress out of the cattle business.  This ranch is known for stirrup deep grass year after year and the owners manage this ranch unlike other land bases of this size; the husbandry by the current owners is apparent from one end to the other.

From the onset, the current owners have always believed in appropriate grass management; overgrazing, even in a dry year, has never been considered.  Holistic Planned Grazing is a planning process that is practiced on ‘The Ranch on 16,’ and it deals with all the daily complexities encountered by livestock managers when integrating livestock production with wildlife and forest production.  This allows the ranchers to manage the complexity of their work while ensuring continued land regeneration, animal health and welfare, and profitability.  Standard operating procedure for this ranch involves cattle grazing once or twice through a paddock each grazing season and avoiding using some sections from year to year: this is grass planning at its finest and results in pasture with healthy soil that is rich in biodiversity with legumes and grasses.

'The Ranch on 16' uses an extensive hotwire fence system for well-planned paddocks to ensure the pounds are on the livestock in the fall - all with due consideration to the husbandry of the land.  As producers know, water is critical for animal health.  Clean water boosts weight gain, which means substantially less doctoring is required in the pasture and the water system was hand-designed by a producer that understands the importance of this.  The clean water comes from a high-producing water well that boasts a 1.5” above-ground gas line, rated for 230 psi, and has over 4 miles of piping with camlock fittings at each watering station.  The new owners can take advantage of a turn-key water system that coordinates perfectly with the fences for intensive grazing.  

'The Ranch on 16' is being sold with substantial infrastructure.  It boasts a solid road system running north/south, perpendicular to Highway 16, and 180 ft of page wire fencing to ensure feed for the winter is not lost to wildlife.  The private road means there are no county roads to contend with when moving cattle on and off the Ranch.  The Brule Creek runs through the property and the yard site is ideally positioned well back from the highway in an idyllic, peaceful setting.  The home is more than a common ranch headquarters: it features a walk-out basement, a boiler water system for guaranteed heat, and many other recent improvements, including a new roof in the last couple of years.  The large, country kitchen is set up to create family memories for the new owners.  This is the sort of kitchen where family gathers and eats homemade pie with saskatoons and rhubarb that were freshly picked just outside the door.  The custom finishes throughout include oversized doors and German designed windows.  Move in and drink your morning coffee while you enjoy watching a wide variety of birds that are attracted by the bird feeder on the deck.  The shop is ready for the chore tractor to stay out of the elements and provides an excellent meeting point for the ranch.  The 108’ x 63’ pole shed is great for equipment and feed storage and would make an ideal calving facility with minor improvements.

As the saying goes: the work is done, move in and enjoy.  ‘The Ranch on 16’ checks all the boxes.  Whether you are looking to set up your dream property with the family or haul in the cattle, with 2,480 acres that are upgraded and ready to go, the choice is yours.  As an added benefit, the new owner will take advantage of the $31,000 in annual Surface Lease Revenue.  The math on this ranch is simple: the revenue from the pasture added to the annual Surface Lease Revenue multiplied by the incredible yard site equals a positive outcome for the new owners. ‘The Ranch on 16’ is located less than 100 miles west of Edmonton on the TransCanada Highway, is rich in wildlife and provides a quiet retreat with proximity to amenities.  Seeing is believing so reach out to to arrange a time to bring your saddle horse or quad for viewing. 

'The Ranch on 16' is being offered for sale via online electronic tender by  Please check the website for updates from time to time. 

Viewing of Property: The property may be viewed by interested registered bidders.  Please contact us by email at for an appointment.

The Ranch is being offered for sale via online escalating tender by Check the website for updates from time to time. The property may be viewed by interested registered bidders. Please contact us by email at for an appointment. As a law firm, CLHbid never discloses bidder's names to any party, including the Seller. Only the successful buyer's name is ever disclosed to the Seller as part of the closing process.

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