An exceptional low-overhead livestock production ranch with numerous recreational opportunities!
- $20,000,000. (Twenty Million Dollars)
- Cash to the Seller
- 2021 Taxes: $7,527.59 (approximate)
- Located in Sublette & Sweetwater Counties, Wyoming
- 8,373 =/- acres deeded
- 32,749 +- acres USFS Permits
- 17,713 +/- acres State of Wyoming Lease
- 842,380 +/- acres BLM Permits
- 901,215+/- acres Total
The Big Sandy River Ranch ownership is in four separate entities, two of which are ‘C’ For Profit Corporations, one is a Limited Liability Co. (LLC), and one a Sole Proprietorship Wyoming Corporation.
The Seller reserves the right to effectuate a tax-deferred real estate exchange pursuant to Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder. The Buyer shall agree to cooperate and shall not incur any additional liability or expense in connection with Seller’s tax-deferred exchange.
The Big Sandy River Ranch is a low-overhead, eco-friendly operation that currently runs both Rambouillet sheep and Hereford cattle as well as a small goat herd. It is a working ranch with few fences and the belief in the transhumance practice of conserving the rangeland pastures.
The ranch is rated at 2,600 animal units and runs approximately 1,000 mother cows from the original Hereford stock, 500 yearlings, 100 bulls, 100 horses, 6,000 Rambouillet ewes, and 400 goats. At present the ranch crossbreeds cows with Angus bulls and calves are in great demand by the local ranching community. As a yearling operation, the ranch can carry 3,200 head for 5 months. It should be noted that the stocking rate on the ranch is influenced by the weather and availability of feed as well as the livestock market and state of the economy.
The sheep operation has been the life of the owners and pillar of the ranching operation. Marketed ewes have been in demand by many of the sheep ranchers in the area. The Arambel family has developed a reputation of quality production lambs.
The ranch has surface territorial water rights, which are Pre-Colorado Compact Rights, to irrigate 1,600 acres. 435 acres are harvested for hay (primarily grass hay) while 1,168 acres are utilized as irrigated pasture. There are 17 wells of which 12 are artesian; 6 are located on State lands. All head gates are ranch owned. A complete record of the water rights will be made available upon receipt of an offer by a prospective buyer.
Two main rivers, the Big Sandy River and the Little Sandy River, flow through the ranch and provide excellent water for both livestock and wildlife. These rivers boast some of the best fishing found along the western slopes of the Wind River Mountains. The Big Sandy River flows southwest from the foothills of the Wind River Mountains through the Big Sandy Reservoir and then west to the plains of the Little Colorado Desert.
In addition, there is a design for a center pivot irrigation system from the Big Sandy River which would bring water by gravitational flow to three circle center pivots and seven windshield circles. This endeavor, when completed, would further the productivity of the ranch.
There are approximately ten miles of quality sport fishing on the Big Sandy River Ranch, as well as world-class mule deer hunting and excellent elk and antelope hunting. The diverse habitat provides an expansive area ideal for wildlife habitat and a range ranching operation.
The headquarters lie between two main river drainages (Big Sandy River & Little Sandy River). Big Sandy River flows southwest from the foothills of the Wind River Mountains through the Big Sandy Reservoir and then west to the plains of the Little Colorado Desert. The Little Sandy River flows into the Big Sandy River southwest of the junction of State Highways 28 & 191.
There are two dwellings at the headquarters along with two bunk houses, sheep shearing sheds, barns and corrals plus a typical set of ranch outbuildings. There are several working corrals and scales strategically located throughout the ranch. Access to the ranch headquarters is via Road 108 (Big Sandy-Elkhorn Road). Roads are a mix of all-weather graveled county roads and 2-lane U.S. and State Highways.
Detailed information about the BLM Allotments can be found in the attached brochure (see link below).
Information for Prospective Buyers:
Seller’s Notice to Potential Purchasers: Fences vs. Boundary Lines: The fence lines on the subject property may or may not represent the actual boundary lines of the property. It is the Seller’s intention that where fences deviate from the actual boundary lines, such fences are fences of convenience only, and not the actual boundary lines. Seller is selling the property in “as is, where is” condition, which includes the location of the fences.
Notice to Buyers: Wyoming Real Estate License Law requires that the listing Broker and all licensees with the listing Broker make a full disclosure, in all real estate transactions, of whom they are agents and represent in that transaction. All prospective buyers must read, review and sign a Real Estate Brokerage Disclosure form and be registered with the listing office prior to any showings. Pearson Real Estate Co., Inc. with its sales staff is an agent of the seller in this listing.
This information and any other information contained in this Exclusive Listing Agreement has been obtained from sources deemed to be reliable by Pearson Real Estate Co., Inc.; however, the accuracy of this information is not guaranteed or warranted by either Pearson Real Estate Co., Inc. or the sellers. Prospective buyers are expected to conduct their own independent investigation of the information contained herein. Updates and corrections may be made to this web page as needed.
All maps are provided as visual aids only. The accuracy of the maps is not guaranteed and the maps should not be relied upon for legal purposes. All statements of acreage are approximate and are based on the legal description, not the location of the fences.
This offer is subject to prior sale, price change, correction or withdrawal without notice.
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