Or may be part of entire ranch purchase
Owner Agent: Richard G. Klingler
Brokered by: Floyd Smith Realty
The issues that need attention with this house are as follows and on my to do list if not sold quickly:
A storm window or two needs to be replaced.
Carpet is iffy depending on what you would tolerate.
I think that's it accept for minor things like paint etc.
The barn is 40'X30' and has 2 garage type doors and a standard swing door and is powered.
|ACCESS: Well maintained county road (Not Dirt).|
|GRASSES: Bermuda, Yellow Hop, Lespedeza, Ladino Clover, 20+ (1250lb) round bales of hay multiple times per year depending on rainfall|
|CARRYING CAPACITY: 10 cow units (depending on moisture, fertilizer and management practices)|
|SOILS: Mostly sandy loam, tested 2009, Ph perfect, other marginal. 3 year Government Grant contract for Chicken Litter starting 2010. Will make the soil very fertile growing copious amounts of high quality Bermuda Clover hay.|
|EASY WORKING RANCH: 1 large pasture and a nice working area.|
|COMMENTS: This is a highly productive property with normal rainfall|
Each cow almost always produces a baby in the early spring which feeds on the mother and eats grass. These calves are then sold in the fall for right about $500.00 each. Cattle come when called and follow your truck or 4-wheeler etc. so moving them is no problem. A couple times a year the cattle should be worked. They should have a shot and pour on wormer. this action takes about a half hour twice a year and of course you separate them and truck them to auction is Stigler. Separation is no problem with the working area. In the winter when grass is not of high quality or not sufficient, you will unroll a hay bale when needed and feed extra protein when needed. I will pour a bag or two of 20% cubes on the ground with the 4-wheeler and unroll a bale with the tractor. this action is done within a half an hour and is done as needed. I will give them a bag here and there during the summer just to keep them coming when I call them. That is it. There really is nothing to cattle ranching. It is fun and easy with very little time required. You can also rent other peoples land if you want more cattle. The hay is free. A neighboring farmer bales it and takes 50% for payment so you have enough for your cattle and it costs nothing and is no work. Water is free provided by the multiple ponds. You will keep a couple heifers here and there to replace your cattle when they get old so replacements don't cost you. You will have to replace your bull periodically or go with artificial insemination and eliminate the bull.
There is a grassland preservation grant on this land which gives you a direct deposit every year for nearly 30 years in the amount of nearly $600 just for continuing to grow grass. This would be split among the properties if the land was sold in parts. There are many other grant opportunities available such as one that I may compete this winter which pays nearly $1000 for cutting some trees down, making room for more grass to grow. If you do them yourself, the grants pay for the materials and your time plus you reap the benefits.
You also have the benefit of very low taxes. You can grow your food and your taxes are well under $1000/year. If we go into a depression, you will be able to survive and thrive.
Items mentioned that pertain to the entire 80 acres as a whole would be split or adjusted if the land were sold split up into smaller sections.
The ground here is some of the very best in the entire country. There are no rocks and the soil is down 6 feet before clay or shale. It is slightly acidic and only needs periodic fertilizer.
In the past 7 years, the entire property has been burned off,
and planted with Bermuda grass sprigs
and Ladino Clover seed.
Including a large pond
I have built over one mile of barb wire fence with Railroad Tie corners and H's.
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