For working ranch buyers, finding economically viable, as well as ecologically sustainable cattle ranches for sale is the name of the game, as we noted in our article last week on what to consider when buying a cattle ranch. Here is our round-up of the top cattle ranches on the market:
Top Cattle Ranches for Sale:
Beckwith Ranch / Seven Diamonds Ranch | Westcliffe, Colorado – $4,000,000 / $2,950,000
A unique opportunity exists to combine two neighboring ranches in Colorado’s storied Wet Mountain Valley: the Seven Diamonds Ranch and the historic Beckwith Ranch. The two properties were once part of the same extended “Clevenger Ranch” which was broken up in the 1970s. With carrying capacity of upwards of 800 AUMs, the combined ranches would control over 4,000 contiguous acres as well as the most significant senior water rights in the valley operating on the same ditch/drainage system.
Cinch Buckle Ranch | Broadus, Montana – $8,500,000
For producers looking to expand their operations in the Northern Great Plains/Intermountain West region, Cinch Buckle Ranch is the most well-valued, scaled-up, working cattle ranch on the market today. The current owner’s investments in water infrastructure and ranch improvements, combined with their careful management and resulting forage productivity, have resulted in an easy-to-manage, predictably profitable operation.
Sandoval Ranch | Trinidad, Colorado – $9,105,000
With a combination of high protein native grasslands, well watered cross-fenced pastures, calving sheds, working corrals and over 300 acres of irrigated grass / alfalfa producing winter feed and aftermath grazing, the Sandoval Ranch offers a very well balanced cattle operation. In addition to the ranching aspects of this property, there are also several species of big game animals that call the ranch home.
Continental Divide Ranch | Rawlins, Wyoming – $9,850,000
Totaling nearly 10,000 AUMs, this is an established and successful year-round 825 cow-calf operation with a well-designed set of cattle working facilities and supporting structures. An exceptionally large contiguous parcel consisting of nearly 98,424 total acres of good grazing ground and a wide array of wildlife habitat, the ranch offers 300 acres of irrigated meadows, 5 miles of river frontage along the famed North Platte River, and 700 acres of riparian habitat.
Double R Ranch | Walden, Colorado – $13,600,000
The Double R Ranch is a historic working ranch. The property has operated as a traditional cow-calf cattle ranch for over a hundred years. Abundant with water rights, 810 deeded acres of dryland pasture and thousands of acres of BLM and State grazing land, the operation is a successful working ranch and currently runs 925 cows.
Antelope Springs Ranch | Cohagen, Montana – $16,500,000
This 53,238-acre ranch is a historically profitable cattle ranch located in the heart of eastern Montana’s grazing country. Using holistic ranch management techniques, the ranch currently supports more than 1,000 year-round cow units, as well as 700+ sheep during the summer months.
Porcupine Ridge Ranch | Toponas, Colorado – $16,700,000
Approximately 2,000 acres of this ranch are comprised of irrigated hay meadows. Most of this is flood irrigated, but there are 2 pivots irrigating 182 acres. The remaining acreage in sub-irrigated pasture, dryland grazing, wetlands and woodlands. It is estimated that the ranch will support between 500 to 600 pairs year-round.
North San Luis Valley Portfolio | Moffat, Colorado – $24,300,000
The portfolio consists of three quality cattle tracts totaling almost 10,000 acres, but offering the ability to buy each tract individually, ranging from 1,500 acres to 5,700 acres. Each tract boasts irrigated ground ranging from 500 to 1,000 acres depending on moisture. These tracts also offer terrific hunting for trophy elk, mule deer, and antelope.
The Cottonwood | Daniel, Wyoming – $30,000,000
The Cottonwood is a historic and well balanced sustainable cattle operation with plentiful water and forage, allowing grazing of 22,483 AUMs on the deeded and neighboring public lands. The ranch offers significant water resources with 76.9 cfs of senior water rights irrigating/sub-irrigati
These cattle ranches for sale can also be reviewed in the following video recap: