- Well-rounded, turn-key hay and cattle operation
- Recently remodeled 2 bedroom/1 bath manager’s home
- Custom 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2,700 sqft owner’s residence
- 800 acre BLM lease contiguous to main ranch
- 100 acre Reed Resevoir delivers water to 4 pivots irrigating 557 acres
Located in southwest Wyoming, the JK Ranch is a productive working ranch for sale with many desirable attributes. Its setting along the Cottonwood Creek Bench boasts expansive views of the High Uinta Mountain Range while looking over the historic Bridger Valley. Due to the topography of the area, this private setting offers seclusion from any neighbors, yet is located just a few miles from the towns of Lyman and Mountain View, Wyoming offering an array of small town amenities.
Ranch Operation and Improvements:
The JK Ranch is comprised of 2,272 deeded acres (according to Uinta County records) which are completely surrounded by BLM. Developed with production components in mind, the ranch owns and controls a 360 acre tract located southwest of the main ranch which is home to the 100 surface acre Reed Reservoir. With a permitted capacity of 1,076 acre feet of water, the reservoir is filled each year during spring runoff via Cottonwood and Sage Creeks which originate high in the Uinta Mountain Range. The water from the reservoir then flows through nine miles of BLM land before reaching the main headgate on the southernmost portion of the main ranch. From here it delivers water through a ditch to service four center pivots on the ranch irrigating 557 acres. There is an additional 200 acres which are irrigated by a combination of flooding and K-line irrigation. The ranch produces between 800-1,000 tons of protein rich, high altitude hay. If one were to fertilize the pivot acres, these yields could be increased significantly.
*There is also the opportunity to develop more water on the ranch via a water right from the Smith’s Fork River. There is a buried pipeline which connects to the two center pivots to a pump station by the river.
A well rounded cattle and hay operation, the JK Ranch represents a turnkey package. In addition to the deeded acreage there is also an 800 acre BLM lease, all of which is contiguous to the main ranch, providing additional grazing opportunities for 200 AU’s for 6 weeks. A well maintained set of corrals, complete with alleys and separate paddocks, provide excellent handling facilities for sorting and shipping cattle. A calving barn is located next to these facilities and offers shelter during calving season, as well as serves as a calving hospital when needed.
Other ranch improvements include a recently remodeled 2 bedroom/1 bath manager’s home and insulated shop complete with a woodstove. An older trailer located next to the manager’s house is in good shape and serves as short-term housing during busy times of the year when additional hired hands are needed on the ranch. Stock water tanks and ponds are strategically placed throughout the ranch in order to utilize all available pastures for grazing rotation throughout the year. Owner’s Residence: One of the focal points of the ranch is the custom 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2,700 sqft owner’s residence which was completed in the fall of 2015. The home boasts high end features including radiant heated concrete floors, high end window package and hardware throughout. A large open great room with center piece fireplace adjoins the kitchen and dining room and provides the ideal setting for family and friends to gather. Bonus rooms include a mudroom and an office. There is a 730 sqft garage which has two bays for vehicles, as well as additional storage space for toys and gear.
Bidding Registration: The property will be offered in individual parcels, combination of parcels, or as an entirety:
Parcel # 1 – 317± acres with 2 Pivots
Parcel # 2 – 158± acres with 1 Pivot
Parcel #3 – 360± acres with 1 Pivot
Parcel #4 – 60± acres with Main House
Parcel #5 – 60± acres
Parcel #6 – 890± deeded acres, Manager’s Home, Barn, Corrals, Etc (the BLM lease will be conveyed with Parcel #6, for a 1,708± total acres)
Parcel #7 – 80± acres
The Reed Reservoir parcel will be shared by Parcel’s 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
The remaining 260± acres surrounding Reed Reservoir will be conveyed to the buyer of parcel 4.
More Bidding Registration:
$50,000.00 for Parcel 1,
$25,000.00 for Parcel 2,
$35,000.00 for Parcel 3,
$30,000.00 for Parcel 4,
$15,000.00 for Parcel 5,
$60,000.00 for Parcel 6
$10,000.00 for Parcel 7
$100,000.00 for the entirety
Summary: Located in an area rich in Wyoming history and agriculture, the JK Ranch offers a rare blend of production diversity seldom found in a western cattle ranch. Ownership and control of the 100 surface acre Reed Reservoir and its substantial holding capacity will ensure irrigation water throughout the season. Combine these excellent water rights with efficient irrigation infrastructure, well maintained ranch improvements and outbuildings and adjacent grazing leases; the JK Ranch represents one of the finest cattle and hay operations available in Wyoming today.
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