Name of Property: Preconditioning Operation Vernon, TX 288 acres
Acreage: 288 Acres
Location: 1.45 hrs. to Amarillo & 3 hrs to Dallas, TX
Closest Town: Vernon, TX
Access: County road
Topography: Flat to very gently rolling pasture land
Improvements: Home, shop, corrals, water wells, fencing,etc
Forage: Bermuda Grass, Native, Annual Rye
Capacity: 4,000 head/yr. currently, could be increased.
Water: Two water wells
Wildlife: Deer, Turkey, Quail
Utilities: Electricity, Wells, Septic System
Development Potential: Could be subdivided for housing if desired
This backgrounding operation is set up for maximum efficiency and utilization of Animal Well Being Methods to decrease stress and maximize average daily gain. Equipment necessary for the daily operations of the facility is included. The equipment may be removed from the package and sold separately. (Please register to access the Equipment List.)
The wide entrance into the ranch makes for easy in and easy out for large 18-wheeler trucks.
The stockers are received into special care receiving pens for health assessments, vaccinations, and rest. Then released into various pasture traps and allowed access to grass with TMR supplements provided in feed troughs in the pastures. Then around the 90-day mark they are moved into dry lots with 475 sq ft per head living area. This could be reduced by half if more cattle were fed. The next phase, the cattle are moved into dry lots allowing for best ADG on TMR rations and high density rearing while maintaining a very low mortality rate. Each dry lot contains two 190-gallon water tanks with high pressure water supplied to each trough. The dry lots can handle 1400 head with a turnover every three months. Additional pasture could be converted to dry lots to easily increase annual outputs from the current 4,000 head to a maximum of 7,500 head per year.
Two high volume water wells are on site. One provides water to two livestock water tanks in the pastures of 3000 gallons each (one of the tanks is shared between two pastures). The other well provides water to the house. To access the fenced in water tanks the livestock walk under a special back rub and dust bags to treat for flies and lice. All of the concrete water tanks in the pastures and dry lots have concrete aprons, and each tank has its own on-off valve.
There are six separate paddocks of varying sizes. These pastures consist of two Bermuda Grass pastures, one Annual Rye grass pasture, and a mixed pasture of Bermuda and Native grasses.
A Supreme 900T TMR Mixer mixes forage with liquid supplement and a custom pelleted feed; Liquid Supplement TDN 81, Protein 20%. The 900T TMR mixer can mix 10,000 pounds each batch and deliver directly to concrete J-troughs. Fitted with a weigh scale that is accurate to the nearest 1.0 pound. Dual Mixer Screws cut forage to an ideal length so cattle can eat quickly but allows for healthy rumen digestion of the fiber with no acidosis issues. There are two 30-ton bulk dump stations with overhead drops, 25 tons of bulk commodity mix can be uploaded in the bulk storage system an average of 45 minutes start to finish. The Bulk Liquid Supplement Tank holds 30 tons and provides high speed liquid transfer.
The most important forage dry matter utilized is Sorghum Sudan grass and Alfalfa from local producers.
Facilities: The covered hydraulic squeeze chute sits on concrete pad with electric and lights. It also has a scale, the pressure setting top to bottom is 200 psi. The side bar holds the head still for other work, and side doors allow for easy access for body treatments. Cattle see a clear exit, so they move forward easily straight to the special Hydraulic Squeeze Chute (not V closed but opens and closes in parallel.). Rubber mats are in place where cattle depart the chute to prevent slipping. The alleyways are adjustable from 18 inch to 22 inches. A proprietary designed Bud Box provides optimum flow for fast and easy, and low stress loadout. The loadout accommodates 18-wheeler trucks and low trailers.
A fully insulated and wired 40’X60’ shop with concrete floor is in place. A wood heater is included and water is piped to a hydrant on the outside of the shop.
The livestock is currently sold thru auction as open heifer feeders or replacement heifers to local ranchers. This facility has a reputation for quality, sound heifers. There are at least five livestock markets within a 100-mile radius of the ranch: The High Plains Auction Company in Vernon, TX, The Plains Livestock Market at Quanah, TX, Texoma Livestock Commission in Texoma, OK, The Graham Livestock Auction Market in Graham, TX, and Amarillo Livestock Auction in Amarillo, TX. There are numerous feedlots within a reasonable driving distance also. There are also numerous packing plants in the area.
The home is a three bedroom, two bath mobile
Name of Property: Kinta Cabin Retreat-80 MP
Acreage: 80 acres
Location: 2.5 hour east of OKC 1.5 hour south of Tulsa
Closest Town: Stigler/Kinta
Access: Hwy 31 & County Road 4410
Topography: 560 ft to 750 ft slope, gentle at house & top
Improvements: Home recently remodeled 2023/barns improved
Home Sqft: 1,456
Wildlife: deer and native wildlife
Utilities: Electric on site in multiple buildings/propane/well water
Development Potential: ideal home location at top/add pond for deer
The private, quiet KInta Cabin Retreat boasts approximately 65 acres(80 acres in total) of hunting ground, plus approximately 15 acres of open ground around the home ideal for horses or a few head of cattle, with hundreds of acres of privately owned wilderness bordering the top ridge with ideal feed alleys, and with just a bit of tree clearing will reveal beautiful valley views with another ideal spot for a future home or just a ridge line relaxing lookout. Add a water feature to the property to attract even more wildlife for hunting. The 1456 sq ft recently remodeled quaint cozy cabin,at the base of the property, has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath downstairs along with an upstairs finished attic room that can be used for a 3rd bedroom, master suite, game room, craft room, or office, with a bath that includes an extra large cozy tub for relaxing. The home also includes a beautiful 3/4 wrap around porch just perfect for relaxing porch sitting and entertaining, with peaceful views of the valley below and the quiet timber lines above. The home and barns sit on a gentle slope at the entrance, and can easily house a few horses, cattle, and dogs along with multiple charming outbuildings that include animal shelters, chicken/bird coops, and storage buildings. There are also currently multiple dog kennels, ideal for hunting dogs or your beloved pets that are negotiable with the property. Both barns, which are 50x30 and 20X25 currently house dog kennels, but owner is removing the kennel panels and closing the barns in, so the future owner can utilize them for a multitude of uses. Both barns have water, electric, and drainage systems, with small a/c units. These buildings could also be easily converted to house livestock or farm and recreational equipment. There is also a 10X16 shelter for horses and cattle. The property is fenced on two sides. Behind and to the south the property the topography slope sharply increases from 560 ft above sea level to 750 ft above sea level, to give the new owner gorgeous views of the valley below and undisturbed wilderness behind the property. This retreat is peaceful and private with easy Hwy 31 access, just 20 mins from the conveniences of the county seat and growing town of Stigler, just 1 hour from McAlester to the west and Poteau Ok to the east, and just 1 hour from Fort Smith, Arkansas, Oklahoma City is 2.5 hours to the west, and Tulsa is 1.5 hours to the north. This peaceful private retreat wont last long!! Give Melanie Pennebaker a call TODAY for your private showing at 918-413-8319!