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Contrary to the old adage "you can lead a horse to pasture, but you can't make him drink," if you haul your cattle to ‘Cattle Drive Country,’ you can be 100% assured they will eat and drink to their heart’s content. ‘Cattle Drive Country’ is that cow equivalent to the secluded and lush, mountain plateau, summer resort with stunning views. Thirteen quarters of contiguous land, boasting over 2,000 acres in total, in an area well known for significant annual rainfall. With an average rainfall of almost 20 inches per year, and a disproportionate amount of that falling in June and July, you will find the premium for drought pasture insurance in southern areas exceeds the cost to truck cattle to ‘Cattle Drive Country.’ Even in an average year, the carrying capacity of this hard-to-find assemblage of ranch land is sure to pleasantly surprise its new owner. Significant rainfall without the heat of the southern prairies makes for belly-deep pasture grass for the duration of the summer.
The block at ‘Cattle Drive Country,’ is ideally set up for the ease of movement of cattle for rotational grazing. The range road between Parcels 2 and 3 has no through traffic. Cattle Drive is not just a name but a way of life at ‘Cattle Drive Country.’ The South West of Section 2 has an existing building site with power, making the quarter an ideal spot to situate a Wellsite Trailer for hands managing the summer herd.
‘Cattle Drive Country’ will not only be kind to its four-legged summer guests, it will also look after its new owner in style. Current SLR exceeds $21,000 per year, providing great assistance when it comes to covering expenses. In addition, the Seller is offering any buyer the opportunity to take advantage of a Vendor Financing option for 70% of the purchase price. Refinance your existing home base to cover the required 30% down and buy ‘Cattle Drive Country’ without using any out-of-pocket cash. It really doesn't get any better than this when you look at the historical average annual gain in land prices; this truly is that sale that will be talked about for years to come.
PARCEL 1 is the most northern section of ‘Cattle Drive Country;’ a section with huge potential to clean up and convert more acres to prime pasture. As a testament to the fertility of the land, much of it was logged previously with merchantable timber. SLR on this section is substantial and in just a few years will pay for cutting, piling and tilling this section into new hay or pasture land. It’s no bull that this low Starting Bid, in combination with the SLR on this section, offers an investment return seldom seen today.
PARCEL 2 is a one mile long, half section of pasture and more than half of it is open with arable and highly fertile acres. Again, the balance of the half could be converted to additional hay or pasture land with ease.
PARCEL 3 is the crown jewel of this former Perry Ranch. This section is essentially wide-open corner to corner and has been hayed in the past. The section has ample, good quality water, as does the entire ranch. From this high ground, views to the west and south are breathtaking. This section has a carrying capacity many times that of sections of grass in more arid areas of the southern prairies. If you’re a Yellowstone dreamer, this is the section you will consider building your airstrip on for summer fly-in checks in the taildragger. Ranches of 10,000 acres need to start somewhere.
PARCEL 4 is at the eastern end of ‘Cattle Drive Country’ and offers up passive income from SLR as well as the potential to investigate merchantable timber sales from the North West of 1. It is not hard to imagine what this half section could look like with a bit of work when you look at Parcel 3 across the fence to the west.
PARCEL 5 is the perfect parcel for segregated livestock grazing. This quarter section offers southern exposure and stunning views over the Horse Lakes area to the south. The quarter is mainly open from corner to corner.
Whether you're looking for that ideal haul in pasture, looking to add more acres to your existing operation, or looking to establish a new ranch at prices not seen in central or southern Alberta for decades, ‘Cattle Drive Country’ should be of interest to you. This is an area where there is always the possibility of expanding and where pasture land has largely been isolated from the pressure of escalating cropland prices. The revenue from the SLR, coupled with the proceeds from pasture rental, currently exceeds $50,000 a year for ‘Cattle Drive Country.’ At a Starting Bid of under $100,000 per quarter, the return is over 4% per annum before any appreciation in land value on a year-to-year basis. It really doesn’t get any better!
PARCEL 6 will be the opportunity to purchase the entire assemblage ‘En Bloc' after the sale for Parcels 1-5.
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