The historic Twist/Gendron Ranch is located in the heart of the Big Smoky Valley snuggled in the beautiful backdrop of the 11,000 feet peaks of the Toyiabe Mountain Range. This sustainable ranch sits at an elevation of 5500 feet and is surrounded on 3 sides by BLM land. It boasts historical buildings, ample grazing pastures, planted pivots, plentiful water sources, and a myriad of wildlife making it a ranchers dream and prime opportunity for a conservation easement. Consisting of 600 deeded acres, the ranch was the valleys first dairy then later was the headquarters for livestock operations. The historic, original stone houses that were occupied by early settlers still remain on the property as well as a large stone barn and a stage stop built in the 1800s. As time passed, additional structures were constructed including two rustic main residences, a livable guesthouse, a bunkhouse, an equipment shed and numerous other storage buildings.The ranch currently is in operation running 150 head of cattle utilizing the pastures which are flood irrigated by the spring and summer snowpack runoff through a new 12 pipeline from Decker Creek. Decker Creek is also fed by numerous other springs on the mountain that keeps water running through the pipeline year-round. In addition to Decker Creek, the ranch has surface water rights out of South Aiken and Alice Gendron Creeks. There are also 3 agriculture wells for supplemental use when the creeks arent sufficient. The South well artesians more than 200 gpm and tested in excess of 2,000 gpm. The newly drilled North well produces in excess of 1200 gpm. Total allocated water rights for the ranch are for 892 acres or 3,575 acre feet. In addition to the grazing pastures, there are two newly added pivots totaling 80 acres which are currently producing 7 tons per acre a year of alfalfa. Other ranch improvements include extensive cross fencing for rotational grazing and multiple stock water tanks fed by underground pipelines. The ranch also supports a large local deer herd which yields a landowners depredation deer tag that has proven to be very lucrative. There are also many other types of wildlife including Ducks, Geese, Sandhill Cranes, Blue Herons, Eagles, Hawks, Quail, Antelope and an occasional Bighorn Sheep. Equipment can be purchased for additional $210,000: 2003 John Deere 310 Backhoe, 2016 New Holland 110 H.P. Tractor, 1993 John Deere 4955 206 H.P. Tractor, 2007 Krone High Density 3 x 4 Baler, 2007 Allen Rake, 2001 Hesston 8550s Swather 15, 970 GMC 5,000 Dump Truck, Broadcast Seeder, 12 Broce Scraper. Cattle are negotiable. Please note that the listing agent is related to the Seller.
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