Acme Ranch SunsetAcme Ranch For Sale in Southeastern Colorado Las Animas County 19,446 Ac. All Deeded

Location: The ranch is located in Las Animas County near the ranching community of Trinchera.

Acres: The Acme Ranch is comprised of 19,446 +/- Deeded Acres.

Terrain: The terrain of the property varies from elevated ridges to rolling and sloping hill sides, descending to productive live water creek bottoms. Much of the ranch has an open appearance, but fractured rock ledges are found along creek bottom side slopes and these rougher areas of the ranch have scattered to moderate canopies of juniper.

Portions of the ranch offer excellent winter protection for livestock and also serve as good habitat for wildlife. Overall, elevations range from approximately 5,600 feet in the creek bottoms to around 6,000 feet on the elevated uplands.

The ranch supports a good variety of palatable native grasses with scattered cholla cactus and chemise found in the open prairie country, along with juniper and oak being present on rocky ridge lines and creek drainages.

Average precipitation is approximately 14 – 15 inches annually and winter snowfall generally amounts to several feet per year.

Water: The Acme Ranch is considered to be extremely well watered by several wells/windmills, a very extensive waterline network with large livestock drinking troughs and several live water creeks. Totally, the ranch has approximately 6 miles of year round, dependable live water creeks. Water quality is good. Other water sources include several earthen ponds.

Access: Access is provided by paved US Highways and graded county roads.

Improvements: The ranch is adequately fenced and cross-fenced. Structural improvements include a good metal barn/shop building and a frame storage building. Recently, a very substantial set of pipe shipping pens were built on the ranch. These pens are extremely well designed for ease of handling cattle and serve as a great addition to the property. The ranch has historically been operated as a 400 cow ranch, but could be operated on a seasonal basis for grazing yearlings.

Hunting/Recreation: In addition to ranching, hunting opportunities are available on the Acme Ranch. Antelope are common throughout the open prairie areas, with whitetail deer found in some of the creek bottoms and mule deer and elk being fairly common in the rougher elevated ridges and more broken creek bottom country.

The Acme Ranch is located in Colorado Parks and Wildlife game management unit 140. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Region, which includes Unit 140, has hunting seasons allocated for antelope, deer and elk. Unit 140 has antler restrictions on elk which require 4 points or more on one side, which aids bull elk to reach maturity and full horn growth potential.

Elk hunting in Unit 140 consists of an archery season, a muzzleloader season and several rifle seasons. Mule deer hunting consists of an archery season followed by multiple rifle seasons. Over the counter licenses are available for whitetail deer in Unit 140.

Remarks: The Acme Ranch is an economical, all deeded cattle ranch with the added bonus of substantial live water and good hunting. This is a rare combination in this area of Colorado.

Price: This working cattle ranch is very reasonably priced at $325 per acre.

All of the seller’s mineral interest will convey with the property.

Considering the substantial amount of live water and the hunting opportunities on the property, we are of the opinion there is no better ranch for sale, for the money, in Southeastern Colorado.

For More Information on the Acme Ranch please visit our website

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IMG_3485Las Animas County, Colorado Hunting Ranch For Sale

Location: The Black Hills Ranch is located in Las Animas County near the ranching community of Trinchera.

Acres: 2,645 +/- Deeded Acres.

Terrain: The Black Hills Ranch offers all of the elements a hunter would desire, being topography, habitat and abundant wildlife.

The topography of the Black Hills Ranch is diverse with elevations ranging from approximately 6,000 to 6,600 feet. The ranch has pockets of grassy open meadow country, but an estimated 70% of the property has a moderate to fairly dense canopy of juniper and piñon, offering outstanding protection for native game such as mule deer and elk. Turkey are also common in this area and are sighted at on the ranch at times.

Water is furnished by several earthen ponds, seasonal creeks and a remote spring found in the higher elevations of the ranch.

Average rainfall in this area of Colorado is approximately 15 inches per year, with the ranch receiving several feet of snow during the winter months.

Access: Access is provided by graded county road.

Improvements: The ranch is fenced and there are no structural improvements.

Hunting/Recreation: The Black Hills Ranch is located in Colorado Parks and Wildlife game management unit 140. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Region, which includes Unit 140, has hunting seasons allocated for antelope, deer and elk. Unit 140 has antler restrictions on elk which require 4 points or more on one side, which aids bull elk to reach maturity and full horn growth potential. Further, being all deeded, there is no public access through the Black Hills Ranch.

Elk hunting in Unit 140 consists of an archery season, a muzzleloader season and several rifle seasons. Mule deer hunting consists of an archery season followed by multiple rifle seasons. Over the counter licenses are available for whitetail deer in Unit 140, and whitetails have been viewed frequently on the Black Hills Ranch along the creek bottoms, as well as the occasional black bear and mountain lion.

Antelope will frequent the more open prairie lands located on the northwestern portion of the property.

Remarks: It is seldom we list a good hunting ranch for under $2,000,000, and if a property of this size fits your pocketbook, you should give the Black Hills Ranch serious consideration.

Price: The Black Hills Ranch is economically priced at $725 per acre.

For More Information on the Black Hills Ranch please visit our website

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20161129_114924Solar water well and drinking trough installation on the Emery Gap Ranch

The Emery Gap Ranch is an exceptional Northeastern New Mexico property which has been owned and operated by the same family ownership for over 100 years. The ranch is located just south of Branson, Colorado and north of Folsom, New Mexico. The setting of this property is in one of the most beautiful areas of New Mexico and this is the first time the ranch has ever been offered for sale.

The Emery Gap Ranch is a combination recreation and livestock grazing unit. The primary recreation use is big game hunting for trophy elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope, along with other species that frequent the boundaries of the unit.

The ranch has a varied topography, with elevations ranging from around 6,400′ to 7,500′. The northern portions of the ranch extend up onto Brown and Davis Mesas. These large plateaus offer awesome views into the large valleys that make up much of the eastern portions of the ranch. The western and southern end of the ranch are more rugged, with a fairly dense canopy of pinon and scattered ponderosa pine. Fir trees are scattered throughout portions of the property. Large rock bluffs and outcroppings are located along Alps Mesa.

The ranch is located in New Mexico’s Unit 58, which is widely recognized for quality elk and mule deer production. The ranch is currently enrolled in the New Mexico Game and Fish E-Plus and A-Plus Landowner Systems. The ranch is expected to receive up to 15 either sex authorizations along with 28 cow elk landowner authorizations in 2016 via E-Plus. The ranch also receives 3 mature buck antelope landowner authorizations via A-Plus. Authorizations are synonymous with the term landowner tag which allows a hunter to buy a hunting license from the department. Trophy bull elk and mule deer are prevalent on this ranch. A conservative hunting program is in place to assure quality animals are harvested and to assure the long term sustainability of the wildlife on the ranch.

Recently, the water infrastructure was upgraded through the EQIP. Several new solar water wells were drilled and several miles of pipelines were run to numerous new fiberglass drinking troughs with covered floats and new water storage reservoirs. The installations were so well done that we wanted to share photos of them. For more information on the Emery Gap Ranch, or other New Mexico ranches for sale, feel free to contact us.

20161129_125437One of the new fiberglass drinking troughs with covered float box

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20161129_114019Another new solar water well installation with a new water storage in the background

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Robby Vann

New Agent for Central Texas and Hill Country

Robby Vann spent 33 years with Farm Credit working in the agricultural industry throughout the Texas District which includes the states of Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Having retired from Farm Credit he now offers his services to the public through his association with Chars. S. Middleton and Son.

Vann retired from Farm Credit the end of May 2015 after 33 years. When he retired he was vice president of collateral risk management/chief appraiser for the Farm Credit Bank of Texas. In this position he was responsible for the bank’s collateral risk management including appraisal standards and collateral risk assessment systems. He advised on collateral evaluation/appraisal underwriting for large complex transactions located throughout the nation. These transactions included all types of facilities and industries involved in the production of food and fiber for the nation. He was responsible for collateral evaluation regulatory compliance as well as maintaining compliance with national appraisal, flood insurance and environmental regulations and guidelines. He maintained a relationship with the Texas A&M Real Estate Center to trend rural land markets throughout the five state district and developed the collateral indexing process used to monitor collateral risk within the bank and associations portfolio based on these trends.

Vann began his career in 1980 as the assistant county extension agent in Deaf Smith County, Texas, the largest agricultural county in the state. His Farm Credit career began in 1982 as a loan officer in the Federal Land Bank Association of Waco, where he later advanced to vice president. He joined the Farm Credit Bank of Texas in 1989 as an engineer appraiser working on special projects including studies for irrigation, dairies and farm budgets. He was promoted to senior appraiser in 1993 and director of appraisal standards in 1995. He was promoted again in July 2002 to vice president of appraisal standards.

He has served on national Farm Credit System committees including being an appraiser representative to the Review, Audit and Appraisal Workgroup and a representative to the Farm Credit System Crop Insurance Group. He represented the Farm Credit System nationally on the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council in Washington, D.C from 2001 to 2007. Vann is also a member of the Rural Land Council of the Texas A&M Real Estate Center and the Texas Alliance of Land Brokers.

Vann is a graduate of Tarleton State University and is a state-certified general appraiser in Texas. He was awarded the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) in 2006, which is awarded to those members who meet stringent requirements in experience, education, passed rigid examinations and abide by the ASFMRA code of ethics. He is the current past president of the Texas Chapter of the ASFMRA having served as president through September 2016.

He was born and raised in Burnet County and still operates the family ranch there having been in the ranching business in Burnet and Lampasas Counties since the 1980s. He currently has his office in his home near Lampasas and enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife of 30 years, Leigh, have two married daughters and one daughter in pharmacy school at TAMU who is engaged to be married. He especially enjoys spending time with the newest addition to the family, 18 month old granddaughter Rylie.

Feel free to contact Robby for your real estate needs.

Cell Phone: 512.423.8112 

Email: robby@csmandson.com

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Dwain Nunez with Farm Credit of New Mexico, integral part in Middleton’s NM Success

25 years of working together to help customers secure loans

I consider myself to have an extensive Ag background. I was raised in the farming and ranching world. I have been directly involved in farming and running a cattle operation of my own. My grandparents ran a large sheep herd, angora goat and small cow herd 28 miles West of Roswell. Our family vacations were centered around my grandparent’s agriculture operation. Our vacations were educational in ways that have made me successful in working with other ranchers and farmers. The knowledge I gained from my vacations at my grandparent’s ranch and our own farm and ranch tied directly into the direction Farm Credit needed me to go to be successful and grasp the needs of agriculture operators.

I have been with the Farm Credit System in New Mexico since May 13, 1991. I took over the Tucumcari office in 1999 then transferred to Albuquerque in 2000. I became Branch Manager of the Albuquerque/Tucumcari offices in 2004. The Albuquerque office currently has 6 credit staff and 3 operation staff. Our primary goal is to provide Agriculture related financing to the Northern half of New Mexico but we do have loans all over NM and in other states as well. Currently the Albuquerque office has approximately $250,000,000 in loan volume and the Associations loan volume has surpassed $1,500,000,000.

A large part of the Association’s success is our customer service, competitive interest rates and variety of products offered. I have been involved with numerous highly successful real estate agencies out of New Mexico, Texas and other states. Chas S. Middleton and Son (Farm and Ranch Real Estate Since 1920) is what I consider to be the most successful ranch real estate agency when it comes to selling ranch property in NM. I have had the opportunity to work with Sam Middleton on many of their sales transactions. I began working with Sam Middleton in 1991 and I take pride in the fact I have developed a professional relationship that has positively affected my personal career, Farm Credit as well as Chas S. Middleton and Son. Over the past 25 years Sam Middleton has referred literally hundreds of potential buyers/borrowers to me. I consider our relationship very successful for everyone involved. Over the past 25 years, with some confidence, I would say that I have provided financing to an average of one ranch buyer each of the 25 years.

The Farm Credit System and Chas S. Middleton have been in existence over 95 years. Farm Credit celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 and Chas S. Middleton and Son will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. Both have been involved in providing services directly related to Agriculture.

Chas S. Middleton and Son is currently operated out of Lubbock, Texas. Sam Middleton, Charlie Middleton (Fourth Generation – Sam’s son), Jim Welles primarily concentrate on Ranches in New Mexico. I personally consider Sam, Charlie and Jim the most prolific and successful ranch real estate sales force in NM.

The Farm Credit System was formed by Congress in 1916 to provide a reliable source of credit for farmers and ranchers. Farm Credit is a Coop, owned by its borrowers. Our board members are stockholders/borrowers. We are regulated by Farm Credit Administration. The Farm Credit system has many districts nation wide. Farm Credit of NM is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. Our parent bank is CoBank headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Our funding is highly competitive due to the large volume of securities issued by the System, allowing Farm Credit to carry agency status.

Farm Credit of New Mexico is an ACA, which is made up of Federal Land Credit Associations (FLCA) and Production Credit Associations (PCA). FCNM board pays its stockholders a cash patronage annually and it is based on the success of the Association, outstanding average loan balance to each qualifying borrower. The patronage gives the loan officers another tool to enhance the already competitive loan products.

I owe my success to my ag background, ability to develop great working relationships, very successful real estate agents that have confidence in me and Farm Credit, and finally the highly competitive products Farm Credit offers. After over 25 years working in the Farm Credit System, I retired at the end of 2016. I could not be more grateful for the opportunities, knowledge gained and friendships I’ve gained over the years.

Dwain E. Nunez

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Chas. S. Middleton Welcomes New Agent, Cooper Cogdell

Cooper Cogdell was born and raised on his family’s Tule Ranch located in Briscoe, Armstrong and Donley Counties. The Tule Ranch was originally a part of the historic JA Ranch before being purchased by Cooper’s great-grandfather in the 1950s. It is primarily located in the heart of the Palo Duro Canyon of the Texas Panhandle. Cooper’s family manages a cow/calf operation, as well as raises high-quality quarter horses to be used on the ranch and in the cutting horse arena.

In 2011, Cooper graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics and a minor in Business. As a student Cooper was highly involved with the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team which claimed three straight National Championships. Cooper then went on to coach the team to its fourth national title, while also working toward a Masters degree in Agribusiness.

While in graduate school, Cooper had the opportunity to intern for Chas. S. Middleton and Son. During this time he was responsible for creating ranch maps and putting together listing brochures. He also gained an understanding of the farm and ranch real estate industry from a behind the scenes perspective. After graduation, Cooper was employed by PlainsCapital Bank in Lubbock, Texas, as a credit analyst where he helped assess loans for all types of businesses and individuals. At PlainsCapital, Cooper worked with great people and gained valuable experience in the banking industry and the lending process.

This past year, Cooper, his wife Holly and their one-year-old daughter McCrae moved back to the family ranch to begin their own operation. Alongside ranching, Cooper has teamed up with Chas. S. Middleton and Son to represent buyers and sellers of farm and ranch properties in the Panhandle and Rolling Plains regions of Texas. In addition to ranching and real estate, he enjoys competing in cutting and ranch horse competitions on horses his family has raised. Cooper also serves on the Ranching Heritage Association Board of Directors and the advisory committee for the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team.

Please contact Cooper for your real estate needs

Cell Phone: 806.683.6045

Email: cooper@csmandson.com

Charlie Middleton and Clint Robinson Q and A 11-16-2016Charlie Middleton and Clint Robinson Q and A 11-16-2016

Purchasing land, the lending process and working with Capital Farm Credit

Charlie: So Clint, you’ve been associated with Capital Farm Credit for a long time now, when did you get started and how have you seen the lending process progress and change through the years?

Clint: I have 32 years in the ag lending business. The majority of that time has been devoted to the financing of farm and ranch real estate.  The lending process certainly has changed through the years, from the regulatory reforms of the 1980’s all the way through to the more recent consumer credit regs that we have seen.  At the same time, there have been a lot of enhancements made to the lending process to make it considerably more efficient and borrower friendly.  When I look back through the years and consider all the changes, and even the challenges we’ve seen, I can say that agricultural property has been a proven investment, that can provide a rate return as well as appreciation over time. Our customers are very happy with that fact.

Charlie: That’s a great story.  You must have known early on that you wanted to be a lender affiliated with sales of agriculture based properties.  What led you to the Farm Credit System when you probably could have gone to work with a commercial bank in their Ag Department?

Clint: When I decided to go into lending, I knew that I wanted to be affiliated with a lender that specialized in ag lending as their primary business.  Farm Credit is that kind of lender so the choice for me was easy.  Helping people realize their dreams of farm and ranch real estate ownership has been my goal, and is what gives me tremendous job satisfaction.

Charlie: Tell me about your background and why you chose a career based on agriculture.

Clint: I’m a fifth generation Texan with a farming and ranching heritage.  My earliest memories as a child were going with my dad to feed cows or check on irrigation water.   And, I was pretty much raised on a tractor bailing hay or plowing, so when you come from that kind of background, you know that agriculture will be in your future.  Early on it was easy for me to see how important the land is to people in agriculture.  Later in life I was able to see how important the right kind of lender is to the success of an ag operaton.  I knew that I wanted to be that kind of lender for agriculture.

Charlie: I have always been fascinated with the lending process, why don’t you tell me a little bit about the process of borrowing money for the purchase of land, livestock or equipment from Capital Farm Credit?

Clint: First I would say it’s most important to select a lender that understands agriculture and your specific type of operation.  Sit down with that lender to discuss your goals and how you plan to achieve them.  From there, the typical application process usually involves providing financial information, income history and a description of the collateral offered.  On real estate loans, we will take care of the appraisal process and work directly with the title company and attorneys to insure a good closing. Customers not familiar with real estate transactions can sometimes be intimidated be the process, so we try to alleviate that concern by walking them through it step-by-step.

Charlie: How does Capital Farm Credit, and the farm credit system, compare with traditional lending, say from a commercial lending institution’s ag department?

Clint: The farm credit system was created 100 years ago to fill a need for a stable and dependable source of credit that specializes in agriculture.  It is owned and controlled by its member borrowers, and the design of the system allows for profits to be returned to its customers, effectively reducing the cost of doing business.  It’s a cooperative principal that has worked very well for a long time.  And as you know, land is a long- term investment, so the farm credit system’s access to long-term capital markets allow us to structure debt out over a longer term, making the payments more affordable.

Charlie: I have sold quite a few properties to people who have borrowed money from Capital Farm Credit, as well as other farm credit lenders, over the years and many of them tell me about a dividend payment they receive each year.  Explain to me how a lender can pay a dividend to a borrower.

Clint: That’s one of the advantages of borrowing from farm credit and one of the major principals of farm credit lending.  Since we are owned by our customers, profits are returned to it’s owners.   After the end of each year, the board of directors will make a determination as to how much of our net earnings can be paid back in cash to our borrowers, and how much in previous year’s earnings will be retired.  After capital requirements are met, designated earnings are returned to the borrower.   In the case of allocated equity retirements, many customers have seen retirement from these accounts continue well past the date their loan was paid in full.

Charlie: So basically what you’re telling me is that once they obtain a loan through Capital Farm Credit they become a stockholder in the company.  That seems like a great partnership. This dividend or patronage payment back to the borrower ultimately reduces their annual interest rate.

Clint: It’s a great partnership when your lender is owned and controlled by it’s member-borrowers.  The patronage payments received by the members have a definite impact in reducing the effective interest rates paid on loans.

Charlie: OK Clint, so say I have a really nice ranch listed for sale under the Caprock over here in Garza County, or Kent County, somewhere in your territory.  I have the ranch listed at a price that I feel is reasonable for the area and I show the property to a gentleman that feels that this particular ranch may be a good fit for him and his family.  Let’s just say they are what I may call a recreation ranch buyer, meaning they want to run a few cows, hunt deer and quail and build a weekend house that the family will enjoy.  Once they show signs of seriously being interested, the first thing that I will ask is “Are you working with a lender, and if so, have you been pre-qualified?”  Hopefully, they have done this, but in this scenario, let’s say they have not.  “That’s ok” I would likely tell him “Quite a few people that we sell property to have not been pre-qualified.  Are you considering any lender in particular?”  If he answers no, I would jump at the chance to point him to the farm credit system, and give him the contact information for lenders in that particular territory, assuring him that these are all quality people I have worked with in the past.

Clint: We are happy to work with any buyer on pre-qualification if they feel that will give them an advantage in negotiating a deal, or just provide piece of mind knowing they have already been working with a lender.

Often times, the hardest part of the process to me seems to be finding the piece of land that is just right for them and fits the needs of the buyer. Once they have done that, we will try our best to make the process of financing and closing as smooth as possible.

Charlie: Next, let’s say this gentleman calls you at Capital Farm Credit and says “Hello Clint, I have been looking for a property and Charlie has a great place listed for sale that I really like.  He told me I should call you and discuss rates and terms.  Tell me about the services you offer and explain to me the steps involved in getting this done and loan approval.”

Clint: Purchase transactions are our “bread and butter” here at Capital Farm Credit.  We will walk the customer through the different aspects of fixed and variable rates.  We can offer a menu of many different loan products to choose from that they can tailor to fit their needs.   We discuss the timing of income and make sure payments are structured to best fit their particular circumstances. Normally we set up a time to bring in information to us and sit down and complete a majority of the application paperwork, which can often be done in about 30 minutes.  We can also handle customers by phone and email, and can complete the process from start to finish with the customer never actually coming in to the office.   We will handle all aspects of the appraisal process and work directly with the title company all the way through to closing.

Charlie: That sounds fairly painless Clint, which is exactly what I would expect from you and the rest of the team at Capital Farm Credit.

This has been very interesting and I have learned a lot.  I appreciate your taking the time to visit with me about this.  I can’t wait to do another deal with you!

Clint: Your welcome Charlie, and we appreciate the opportunity to visit with you about what we do.

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For more information on Capital Farm Credit, or to find a location near you, please visit their website! www.CapitalFarmCredit.com

Vann Colorado River Ranch in Burnet County, Texas offered for sale after being under the same family ownership for over 100 years!Vann Colorado River Ranch

Offered for sale after being under the same family ownership for over 100 years!

Location: This outstanding Highland Lakes area ranch is located in a sought after area being approximately 16 miles southwest of Lampasas and 24 miles northwest of Burnet. It is less than an hour’s drive from Austin, approximately 2 hours from San Antonio and 2.5 to 3 hours to the DFW and Houston areas.

Acres: 1,231.74 +/- Acres

History: John Fletcher Vann was born in Madison County in East Texas in 1861. His parents died at a young age and he was raised by an aunt. He and his cousins migrated to the Texas Hill Country in 1877 to the area known as Buffalo Prairie in northern Burnet County. As a young man he made several trips up the famed Chisholm Trail on cattle drives and became well established in the ranching business. The Vann Ranch had its beginning in 1889 when he began establishing a large ranch holding along the east side of the Colorado River west of the community of Naruna. The location was a mile or so up river from the historic Tanyard area which was first settled in 1860. The Tanyard got its name from a tanning factory that had been there since the Civil War days.

John T. (Jigger) Vann was one of seven heirs and inherited this portion of the ranch and he purchased additional land along the river in later years. Buchanan Dam was constructed some 20 miles downstream in 1936 and backed water up along the ranch’s river frontage. Jigger enjoyed having friends around to share the magnificent beauty and serenity of boating, fishing and hunting along these headwaters of Lake Buchanan and there were many good times held at the old “Green Cabin” on its banks.

Terrain: The mountain country views are magnificent including a view of Post Oak Falls which is located directly across the river in San Saba County. Unlike many of the scenic ranches along the Colorado River in this area, this ranch allows for excellent access to the 3,600 feet of river frontage. The ranch has been managed for livestock production and for the past twenty years the whitetail deer hunting has been managed to produce trophy bucks. The ranch is loaded with wildlife that are native to the area including whitetail deer, turkey, bobcats and varmints of all kinds. Non-native species including Axis deer, Aoudad, Blackbuck antelope and feral hogs are also viewed on the ranch. Hunting income brings in approximately $27 per acre for a season only lease. Fishing along the river is excellent including year round fishing for catfish, stripers and other lake fish. The white bass fishing is fantastic when they make their spring run up the river from the deep water of Lake Buchanan.

The terrain is diverse with elevations ranging from 1,000 feet along the river to 1,450 feet on top of Buzzard and Greenwood Mountains. The eastern part of the ranch is rolling live oak savannah, the middle portion along the mountain ridges is red gravel post oak country, while the western portion approaching the river is rugged with cedar and live oak being predominant. The ranch has numerous springs that provide approximately 1.4 miles of year round flowing water including Greenwood and Simpson Creeks. The brush and tree cover is scattered to fairly dense. The ranch has a good mixture of palatable native grasses, with the predominate grasses being Texas Winter Grass, Mesquite Grass, Bermuda Grass several varieties of Gramma, Bluestem and a favorable mix of Forbes. Soils are stony clay and loamy soils underlain by limestone.

The ranch is fenced and cross fenced with barbed wire fencing into 8 pastures. There is approximately 0.6 mile of high fencing along a portion of the perimeter.

Water: The ranch is considered to be well watered with livestock and wildlife water provided by the creeks and river plus five earthen ponds. There is also a water well, which was drilled in 2011, on the east end of the ranch that provides water for the hunting camp area where electric hookups for eight travel trailers are available. The pump is set at 380 feet with the standing water level being 115 feet below the surface. The well yields approximately 10 GPM. An electric line runs the length of the ranch and along the river frontage allowing for easy availability to electricity throughout the ranch.

Access: The ranch is very private being located at the end of Burnet County Road 105 and is accessed by approximately 1/2 mile on a 50 ROW easement. It is joined by only four other large ranch holdings and the lake.

Improvements: Structural improvements on the ranch are modest and consist of two primitive living cabins on the river, a small one room cabin in the southwest corner and a new one room log cabin located in the approximate center of the river frontage with a view of Post Oak Falls. These cabins have electricity and a telephone land line is available but there is no running water to the cabins. They serve as great weekend retreats.

Hunting/Recreation: The Vann Colorado River Ranch has a great blend of fairly open country transitioning to areas with moderate to fairly dense cover, offering outstanding habitat for wildlife, but still maintaining good grass cover.

Whitetail deer, aoudad (barbary) sheep, axis deer, blackbuck antelope as well as other native and exotics frequent the Vann Ranch.

Remarks: Few ranches ever become available like this one, with Lake Buchanan access. This portion of the river provides for large boats to be utilized and miles of pristine and unbelievable scenery. The ranch is located on the upper end of the route up river from Lake Buchanan that the Vanishing Texas River Cruise takes and is now available for your private enjoyment.

Price: The ranch is priced to sell on today’s market at $7,500,000 or approximately $6,089 per acre. One half of the minerals currently owned will convey. It is believed that a majority of the minerals are owned by the sellers.

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Emery Gap Ranch Southern Colorado & Northeast New Mexico Ranch For Sale Offering Outstanding Scenery, Cattle Grazing and Elk HuntingEmery Gap Ranch

Southern Colorado & Northeast New Mexico Ranch For Sale Offering Outstanding Scenery, Cattle Grazing and Elk Hunting

The Emery Gap Ranch is an exceptional Northeastern New Mexico property which has been owned and operated by the same family ownership for over 100 years. The ranch is located just south of Branson, Colorado and north of Folsom, New Mexico. The setting of this property is in one of the most beautiful areas of New Mexico.

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Location: The Emery Gap Ranch is located north of historic Folsom, New Mexico, and the far reaches of the ranch extend into the edge of Colorado.

Acres: 11,644 Total Acres (8,342 Deeded Acres & 3,302 Acres New Mexico State Lease)

History: Comprised of roughly 8,302+/- very scenic deeded acres and 3,302+/- acres of New Mexico State Lease, the Emery Gap Ranch is easily accessed off State Road #551 between Folsom and Branson Colorado. There are a few acres of the ranch (300+/-) that are actually in Las Animas, Colorado.

The ranch has been owned by the same family since the 1880’s and this is the first time the property has ever been offered for sale.

The Emery Gap Ranch is a combination recreation and livestock grazing unit. The primary recreation use is big game hunting for trophy elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope, along with other species that frequent the boundaries of the unit.

Terrain: The ranch has a varied topography, with elevations ranging from around 6,400′ to 7,500′.

The northern portions of the ranch extend up onto Brown and Davis Mesas. These large plateaus offer awesome views into the large valleys that make up much of the eastern portions of the ranch.

The south end of the ranch is more rugged, with a fairly dense canopy of pinon and scattered ponderosa pine. Fir trees are scattered throughout portions of the property. Large rock bluffs and outcroppings are located along Alps Mesa.

The primary livestock that can effectively be grazed on the ranch are mother cows and yearling calves. The livestock operation has been on-going for decades. The forage on this ranch provides excellent gains for calves to be sold on open market. The ranch is currently operated as a working ranch and is managed as a cow calf grazing and recreational hunting unit. Primary grass forage on the unit consists of grama varieties, western wheat, and bluestem.

Water: Livestock and wildlife water is supplied by 5 wells (3 new) and 5 springs located throughout this scenic ranch. There are several earthen ponds and stock tanks throughout the ranch. A large pond on top could easily be stocked with trout for sport fishing. Trophy bull elk and mule deer are prevalent on this ranch. A conservative hunting program is in place to assure quality animals are harvested and to assure the long term sustainability of the wildlife on the ranch.

Access: Access to the ranch is provided by graded, maintained county roads

Improvements: The owner’s home on the Emery Gap is a modest 5 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with an attached garage. There is a livestock barn, shed, corrals, and scales at the headquarters.

Hunting/Recreation: The ranch is located in New Mexico’s Unit 58, which is widely recognized for quality elk and mule deer production. The ranch is currently enrolled in the New Mexico Game and Fish E-Plus and A-Plus Landowner Systems.

The ranch is expected to receive up to 15 either sex authorizations along with 28 cow elk landowner authorizations in 2016 via E-Plus. The ranch also receives 3 mature buck antelope landowner authorizations via A-Plus. Authorizations are synonymous with the term landowner tag which allows a hunter to buy a hunting license from the department.

Remarks: The Emery Gap Ranch is an exceptional Northeastern New Mexico property which has been owned and operated by the same family ownership for over 100 years. The ranch is located just south of Branson, Colorado and north of Folsom, New Mexico. The setting of this property is in one of the most beautiful areas of New Mexico.

Price: The Emery Gap Ranch is very realistically priced at $9,593,300, or $1,150 per deeded acre. Ranches in this area are not offered on the market very often, and when they are buyers are typically ready.

More Information: Please visit our website www.chassmiddleton.com

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Thompson Ranch1Thompson Ranch : Long Term Family Ownership Chaves County Eastern New Mexico Ranch For Sale

Location: The Thompson Ranch is located just a few miles from US 285, between Roswell and Vaughn.

Acres: 21,747 +/- Total Acres

9,438 +/- Deeded Acres, 11,669 Acres BLM, 640 Acres Private Lease

History: This property has been under the same family ownership since 1926 and has never, until now, been offered for sale.

Terrain: The ranch has a rolling terrain with elevations generally between 4,400 and 4,700 feet. Ranch topography is defined primarily by Threadgill Canyon on the north, Fifteenmile Arroyo, which runs through the central portion of the ranch, and Cowboy Draw to the south. These drainages provide exceptional winter cover and relief for livestock and wildlife. Native grasses typically include varieties of gramma, bluestem and tabosa with scattered bottoms loaded with sacaton.

The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced into four main pastures and several shipping and holding traps located near the headquarter shipping pens.

Water: The ranch is considered to be very well watered. Primarily, water is furnished by several electric submersible water wells with an extensive pipeline system feeding several water storage reservoirs and numerous drinking troughs. In addition, there is a shared solar water well located on the southwestern portion of the property and several dirt tanks of varying sizes. The arroyos and draws will run water seasonally and hold water at times throughout the year.

Access: The Thompson Ranch is accessed by a well maintained graded county road. This county road runs through the ranch, and makes delivery and shipping of livestock very convenient. The ranch headquarters and main shipping pens are located just a few miles from US 285, between Roswell and Vaughn.

Improvements: The ranch headquarters is located in the southeastern portion of the property. Headquarter improvements include the old original ranch home, which is still in usable condition, a bunkhouse, barn, main shipping pens and an overhead supplement bin. Overall, the improvements are not fancy, but are certainly usable.

Hunting/Recreation: Hunting on this ranch includes antelope and deer. The ranch is currently enrolled in the New Mexico Game and Fish A-Plus Antelope system. The ranch received 2 private land authorizations and 2 public authorizations. The private land authorizations are transferrable to third parties. Deer hunting on the ranch is found primarily along the larger draws of Fifteenmile and Cowboy on the west and south.

Licenses for hunting deer are available two ways. A public draw system is provided allowing a hunter to hunt fee lands with “written permission only” and public lands where a hunter can access the lands by county or state roads. A hunter receiving written permission from the landowner can purchase a license over the counter at vendors and hunt all private lands within the ranch.

In addition to the big game on the ranch, sportsman can find good quail hunting and small game hunting on many species throughout the ranch.

Price: $3,303,300 or $350/deeded acre (BLM included)

The BLM leasehold cost of the Thompson Ranch in 2016 is $2.11/Aum for a total of $12,913 +/-. Real estate taxes are estimated at $3,000 +/-.

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