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: Greenleaf Creek Ranch 1269 acres
Location: 2 hrs SE of Bentonville; AR, 1 hr. S of Tulsa
Closest Town: Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Access: Paved county road
Topography: Beautiful rolling pastures and long valleys
Improvements: Home, barns, shop, stalls, working pens, etc.
Home Sqft: 1,555
Forage: Improved Bermuda Grass, native, clovers, etc.
Capacity: 275-300 pair
Water: Greenleaf Creek, streams,
Wildlife: Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Dove, Squirrels,other
Utilities: Rural Water, Natural Gas, well, septic, electric
1269 acres of beautiful rolling grassy hills. This ranch features a 1555 square foot brick home, barns, shop, horse stalls, two nice sets of steel working pens, and much more.
The stocking rate has ranged from 275 to 300 pair. The ranch is approximately 95% open pasture with scattered mature hardwood trees, and tree lines along the creek and streams all providing shade for the livestock. With eight primary pastures, multiple catch pens, and 15 ponds you can rotate the livestock without concern for water. The water supply to the home is via a rural water system, and there is a well on the property that the current owner has not used. A 125’X36’ barn/shop contains 9 horse stalls, tack room, and wash area with drain on one end and a shop with concrete flooring on the other. Other buildings include a 50’X24’ barn, a 32’X26’ barn, 30’X36’ barn, 14’X40’ Shed, 480 sq. ft. storage, and additional sheds. A large steel working facility is at the headquarters and an additional steel working facility is located more toward the center of the ranch. The forage consists of cool and warm season grasses including Bermuda Grass, clovers, Fescue and Native Grasses. The fencing is in good condition with much of the fencing having six strands of barbed wire. Greenleaf Creek meanders through the property for well over a mile and a half. It is believed this creek may be spring fed at it is running beautiful clear water about 45 days after the last rain.
The home features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an open kitchen/dining room, and a glassed-in sunroom. It has central heat and air with natural gas piped to the house for heat. The home is sited on a hill overlooking the gorgeous rolling pastures, with mountains in the background. Most, if not all, of the ponds have fish.
Even though there is not a lot of wooded area on the ranch there is enough along the creek and streams to allow cover for deer to come through the ranch. The neighboring land to the west is the Gruber Game Management Area, having several hundred acres of forest. Some really nice bucks have been harvested on the property. The owners are cultivating the turkey population which has been increasing under their ownership, and a flock was sighted during the listing tour.
Access is via a paved county road about 25 minutes from Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The average rainfall in Cherokee County is about 48 inches.
Call Sandy Brock Bahe at 918-470-4710 or Toll Free at 844-WCR-LAND.
Muskogee, OK -- 40 minutes
Tahlequah, OK -- 25 minutes
Bentonville, AR --2 hours
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Springdale, AR --1 hour 45 minutes
Fayettville, AR -- 1 hour 30 minutes
Tulsa, OK -- 1 hour