The Albus Farm is located in the northwest-quadrant of Hockley County, being approximately 1 mile east of the small community of Pep, Texas and approximately .5 of a mile west of the historic Yellow House Ranch (+/-18,000 acres). According to a State of Texas Historical Marker erected at the headquarters of the ranch, the Yellow House Ranch was originally an ancient Indian camp ground. Once this land was recovered through trade, the area was a camp site for buffalo hunters, freighters and cattlemen.
Access to the Albus Farm is good, being by graded CR Olympia on the west and graded CR USA on the north.
Method of Operation:
The Albus Farm currently has 157.7 acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This land is receiving an annual payment of $6,330 ($40.14 per acre), with the last payment being in September of 2021. The entire property is currently in a good stand of mixed grasses.
2017 Property Taxes:
Labor 14, League 698, SCL, Abstract 296, Hockley County, Texas, Save and Except approximately 15.627 acres out of the northeast corner, filed in Vol. 450, Pg. 13 of the Hockley County Deed Records.
$700 per acre, surface only (no minerals).
The terrain of the Albus Farm is mostly level, with some slope on the northeast side. According to the USDA and NRCS, the primary soil is Pep loam, 0-1% slope, which has an estimated dryland cotton yield of 400 lbs. and an irrigated cotton yield of 850 lbs. There are approximately 15 acres of Arvana fine sandy loam soil located in the northeast corner of the property. Arvana fine sandy loam is a thinner soil, with some rock outcroppings. If you are in the market for income producing land with the added benefit of deer and quail hunting, this property may fit your needs. For additional information, please contact Rusty Lawson.
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