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Yuma County Cattle and Energy Ranch

Eckley, Colorado | County: Yuma | 6200 Acres

$9,750,000
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Yuma County Cattle and Energy Ranch provides a rare opportunity to purchase a contiguous 6,200± acres situated in the heart of Yuma County in Northeast Colorado. Four Irrigated circles, seven pastures and a headquarters with a 2,000 square foot residence, 50K bushel grain storage and metal quonset complete the property. Current passive income in place through an oil and gas lease. This property suits both the active rancher to set up operation or investor to cash rent the irrigated and grazing land while potentially capitalizing on a number of additional revenue streams such as conservation easements, to carbon leases or renewable energy leases.

Yuma County Cattle and Energy Ranch is a unique opportunity to own a contiguous 6,200± acres that starts generating income day one. An opportunity exists to purchase the land and start your own operation or take a passive approach by renting the grazing and irrigated ground. Capitalize on the opportunity to hunt in a natural habit that draws large mule deer and antelope into the heart of the ranch. Every use on the ranch compliments the other and comes together into a functional and productive working ranch.
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LOCATION
The 6,200± contiguous acres are situated on the plains of Northeast Colorado, within the heart of Yuma County, lying 15 miles south of Eckley. The area, known as the “Tri-State Region”, due to its close proximity to both Kansas and Nebraska, is strategically positioned within an hour to either I-76 to the north and west and I-70 to the south and sits between Highway 34 and Highway 36.  Denver International Airport is within a two-hour drive. Access to the ranch is off County Road U.

ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
The Ranch consists of rolling sand hills, with 574± irrigated acres under four center pivots. The property is fenced and cross-fenced, with newer fencing in place on portions of the perimeter, providing seven pastures with their own wells and stock tanks. The property is consistent with the surrounding area with agriculture serving as the leading economic driver.

OPERATIONS
The ranch serves as a cattle ranch with an owner rated capacity of 250-300 cow-calf pairs or 650-750 yearlings. Three of the four circles are currently utilized for corn production which are then able to be used for winter grazing, with the remaining circle leased through 2023 for an alfalfa production.  There is a surface use agreement in place with the gas company, with internal roads providing access to most of the property.

WILDLIFE AND RECREATION
The land is home to mule deer, pronghorn, turkey, coyote, and several other small game species.  Several large mule deer are harvested off the ranch each year. Maybe more importantly the ranch provided several “first time” opportunities to new generations over the years.  The ranch is surrounded by private ground, thus promoting a safe haven environment with food, water and shelter for wild game. Given the size of contiguous land, recreational opportunities abound, from side-by-side and equestrian trail use.

MINERAL RIGHTS
The 6200 acres is under an oil and gas lease, with current production stemming from low pressure gas wells, which generate monthly revenue; mineral rights associated with this property and owned by the seller are included in the sale. There is also a lease in place on a gas pump station.

IMPROVEMENTS
The main improvements located at the headquarters, spreading across 16 acres and includes a 2,000SF residence, 4,000SF metal Quonset, 2-25,000 bu. metal Sukup grain bins, and additional outbuildings and working pens. The property is completely fenced and has cross fencing with provide for seven pastures that span the ranch and include a stock take and well run by either a submersible pump, solar or windmill.

SUMMARY
Yuma County Cattle and Energy Ranch is a unique opportunity to own a contiguous 6,200± acres that starts generating income day one. An opportunity exists to purchase the land and start your own operation or take a passive approach by renting the grazing and irrigated ground. Capitalize on the opportunity to hunt in a natural habit that draws large mule deer and antelope into the heart of the ranch. Every use on the ranch compliments the other and comes together into a functional and productive working ranch.