TEXAS RANCHES FOR SALE

We currently have a good inventory of ranches and land for sale located in the Lone Star State

_88A2348W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch
510,527 Acres
$725,000,000

The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch is one of the largest contiguous ranching units in the United States. It has been owned by the same family since 1849 and is a diverse ranching operation running thousands of cattle, almost 30,000 acres of farmland, substantial oil operation, nationally known horse program and recreation opportunities from wildlife and large lakes. The Waggoner Ranch is a true Texas legend. The size, history, lakes, rivers, cattle, horses, oil production, the massive farm operation. This one of a kind operation represents all of the best Texas has to offer. A true giant in a land of giants. Few ranches compare anywhere in the world, and there may never be another offering like this again.

Caloosa RanchCaloosa Ranch
19,174.10 Acres
$22,000,000

One of the Texas Rolling Plains’ best, the Caloosa Ranch is an exceptional “turn key” recreational & livestock ranch with live water, good improvements and high fenced game park. Located in northwest Stonewall County on the Salt Fork of the Brazos River.

IMG_1561East Division of Boone Pickens’ Mesa Vista Ranch
16,013 Acres
$20,016,250

The Mesa Vista Ranch is often times referred to as Home of the world’s best quail hunting. The Texas Panhandle climate combined with the outstanding quail habitat first attracted Boone to this area of Texas. Now, as part of his estate planning, Mr. Pickens has made the decision to sell the productive East Division of the Mesa Vista Ranch.

IMG_2415Frisco Creek Ranch
9,422.8 Acres
$9,422,800

The Frisco Creek Ranch is a highly productive working cattle ranch comprised of a combination of native pasture, improved pasture and irrigated farmland. The ranch has exceptional improvements and the added benefit of additional land suitable for development into irrigated farmland.

9Riddel Ranch
10,295 Acres
$8,493,375

The Riddel Ranch represents all of the best Stonewall County has to offer. Scenic breaks coupled with very productive flats and miles of live creeks and good bottom country.

For more information on these, or any other properties, please call us at (806) 763-5331
Chas. S. Middleton and Son
Texas Ranches For Sale

Waggoner-Ranch-main-graphicW.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch – Financing available through Capital Farm Credit

For information about obtaining financing on the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch, please keep our friends at Capital Farm Credit in mind.

Phil Peabody or Clint Robinson
806.281.1789
www.capitalfarmcredit.com/waggoner

For more information on the Waggoner Ranch, please visit our website at Chas. S. Middleton and Son

or call Sam Middleton
806.763.5331 office   817.304.0504 cell

Waggoner BloombergBernard Uechtritz and Sam Middleton – photo credit Bloomberg
Bloomberg Heading 7-21-2015  For $725 Million, You Can Buy a Texas Ranch That’s the Size of a Small Nation

“It takes days to see it all,” says Bernard Uechtritz. The real estate broker is steering his black Ford F-350 pickup over one of the hundreds of miles of roads ribboning the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch 175 miles (280 kilometers) northwest of Dallas. Squinting into the sun, Uechtritz gestures to the sky on his right. “Everything you can see, as far as the eye can see, is the ranch,” he says. He points straight ahead, then behind him, then left. “Each horizon is this ranch.” More

Interview and Story By Bryan Gruley
Photographs by Jesse Chehak
Bloomberg July 21, 2015

Iconic Chunk of Texas for Sale for $725 Million
Published on Jul 21, 2015
The Waggoner Ranch in north Texas is slightly smaller than Rhode Island and is the largest ranch in the U.S. within a single fence. Everything about it is Texas-scale: the colorful history, the sprawl, the oil that lies beneath it, and the feud among the heirs that is forcing a court-ordered sale. This old-fashioned working ranch comes with 6,800 cattle, 500 quarter horses, more than 1,000 producing oil wells, nearly 30,000 acres of farmland and more than 150 years of history. The price tag: $725 Million.
(Video by: Jeniece Pettitt, Ryo Ikegami) (Source: Bloomberg)

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Frisco Creek Ranch-1FOR SALE! FRISCO CREEK RANCH – SHERMAN COUNTY, TX

We are proud to have obtained an exclusive listing on the very well improved, highly productive, Frisco Creek Ranch, which is ideally located in the Northern Texas Panhandle. The ranch is located approximately 80 air miles north of Amarillo, just northeast of Stratford, Texas, the county seat of Sherman County.

The Frisco Creek Ranch is located in an area of long-term family ownership operations, where properties of this quality and size rarely become available for sale. Typical operations in this area are a combination of native pasture, irrigated farmland and improved pasture, such as CRP.

This desirable ranch has a terrain which varies from virtually level to gently sloping and slightly broken, descending to seasonal draws and creeks draining portions of the ranch. Elevations on the property range from around 3,400 – 3,500 feet on the upland plains, and descend to around 3,350 feet in the lower creek bottom areas. The ranch is a combination of irrigated farmland, improved pasture and native grass.

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FRISCO CREEK RANCH: OWNER’S HOME

FRISCO CREEK RANCH: BARNS AND OTHER RANCH IMPROVEMENTS

FRISCO CREEK RANCH: IRRIGATED FARMLAND

FRISCO CREEK RANCH: PASTURE

High Timber Ranch-1

The High Timber Ranch is located in Northern New Mexico’s beautiful Rio Arriba County near the communities of Chama and Tierra Amarilla. The ranch contains approximately 3,400 acres and will be sold with a new survey. The property is very accessible with paved frontage along New Mexico 64. Elevations range from approximately 9,000′ to over 10,300′. The ranch is nicely improved by a two bedroom log home and a nice older bunkhouse. Both have been well maintained. The ranch is well watered by several earthen ponds, but the real highlight of the ranch is the live water.

For more information on this amazing offering, please visit the High Timber Ranch

 

HIGH TIMBER RANCH – OWNER’S HOME

HIGH TIMBER RANCH – BUNKHOUSE

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More information on the HIGH TIMBER RANCH

Border Ranch-3SOLD! The Border Ranch – Dona Ana and Luna Counties, NM

146,839 Acres – Combination of Deeded, State Lease and BLM Lands

BLM Rated at 1,100 AU

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Agricultural advancement happened pretty quickly in the Great Plains beginning in the late 19th Century. Innovation in irrigation technology made it possible for subsistence farming to occur with lots of shovel work and a nearby stream to divert water. Then the Reclamation Act made surface water sources accessible to more people, giving way to a farming industry. Next, engine technology made it possible to harvest groundwater in ways that had never before been seen. While windmills made it possible for early settlers to farm and live, they couldn’t draw enough water to sustain an industry.

This is what those early years of irrigation technology looked like when groundwater was drawn and dispersed with an engine. Credit to STEWARDING OUR AQUIFER


 

Photo – These photos were all the rage for postcards at the time. People used them to send word back to families on the East coast that they’d “made it.” This postcard made it to a brother in Schenectady, NY from Scott County Kansas. (1910)

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Photo – Another postcard from Hereford, TX. 1200 Gallons per minute. (1918)

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Photo – Belt Powered Oil Engine Pump. (1920)

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Photo – Caterpillar powered, belt driven vertical shaft pump. (1925)

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Photo – Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford talk new innovation in industrial agriculture. Firestone created the side-wheel sprinkler system pictured. (1930)

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Photo – Flood irrigation wasn’t finished overnight. People still used it as pumps and sprinklers were getting cheaper, better, and more efficient. (1935)

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Photo – 1938

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Photo – Portable irrigation pump. Home-made. California (1938).

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Photo – PTO driven portable irrigation pump. California (1938).

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Photo – New lightweight aluminum comes along after WWII. (1946)

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It’s been said that war is the mother of invention, and in the case of irrigation technology that’s true. While diesel technology was being implemented and used for farming, it wasn’t viable for the masses yet. It was too expensive, too heavy, too large, and too difficult to implement. By the end of WWII, technological innovations were more readily available to the common man and revolutionized the agricultural industry.

Credit to STEWARDING OUR AQUIFER

Ranches and Land Recently Sold by brokerage Chas. S. Middleton and Son

List Created 7-8-2015

IMG_1556Mitchell Stirrup Ranch – Colfax County, NM

22,298 Deeded Acres


Lower L Bar Ranch 025Lower L Bar Ranch – Sandoval County, NM

36,427.48 Deeded Acres


IMG_1969Bateman Wichita River Ranch – King County, TX

8,780.11 Acres


IMG_1088Los Campos de Chama Ranch – Rio Arriba County, NM

753 Deeded Acres


IMG_2061Mitchell Yeso Creek Ranch – DeBaca County, NM

28,667.64 Deeded Acres


IMG_1395Tahoka Lake Ranch – Lynn County, TX

2,278 Acres


IMG_1373Dark Canyon Ranch – Eddy County, NM

35,598 Acres


IMG_2089Salt Creek Ranch – Stonewall County, TX

1,490 Acres


IMG_1071Boyd Ranch – Motley County, TX

620.63 Acres

To view other properties currently offered for sale please visit Chas. S. Middleton and Son

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Quinlan Ranch 16,716.52 Acres Northern New Mexico

Quinlan Ranch 16,716.52 Acres Northern New Mexico

 

Quinlan Ranch Wild Elk and Deer Hunts and Rim Rock Elk Park Chama, NM

Class A Game Park with Canadian Bloodline Bull Elk

For more information on this amazing offering located near Chama, New Mexico in Unit 4 CLICK HERE

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“We can’t say enough great things about our stay here the Quinlan Ranch! Each and every guide here has been incredible the hunting was above and beyond any experience we’ve ever had! Tim was amazing, a machine of a guide! He took us all over this ranch we have had the best time! Gutierrez hung around and helped us finish our hunt, and what a hunt it was! Austin did an amazing job with the food he kept my pregnant belly very happy! We love the family vibe with Mark Melissa and their beautiful little nugget (loved her). A very special thank you to Soren, talk about above and beyond meeting expectations! The generosity we been shown had me crying several times, thank you from the bottom of my heart! You make dreams come true here! We had a once-in-a-lifetime trip! We can’t wait to come back and try to top this hunt! The trip wouldn’t have been the same without Silver and Q, the dynamics of the guides was perfect. Thank you thank you thank you.”
All the best, Cody and Sam Erickson
US Air Force Tucson Arizona
Jim Shockey’s Outdoor Adventures Veterans Tribute Hunt 2013

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For more information on this amazing offering located near Chama, New Mexico in Unit 4 CLICK HERE

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