Located 10 minutes north of Crane and 30 miles southeast of Burns, the JMK Ranch is a quality commercial hay operation consisting of 2,230 acres in a contiguous unit. The ranch features 1,125 acres irrigated by nine center pivots, six of which are planted to alfalfa and three transitioning to alfalfa. The ranch produced organic hay until two years ago and is now being fertilized and working toward three cuttings with yields of four to five tons per acre. Eight of the pivots are Valley brand (the most recent one installed in 2011), while the ninth is a Zimmatic installed in 2015. Irrigation water comes from eight wells interconnected through a buried mainline system. Wells pump between 500800 gpm and depths are in the 300 to 600 range. The owner has invested approximately $700,000 into the irrigation system since 2008.
The ranch also features 1,085 acres of dryland pasture and 20 acres encompassing the ranch improvements. Buildings and infrastructure include a manufactured home, shop building, 9-bay open-sided machine shed, horse barn, commodities barn, and a permitted 750-head backgrounding lot with concrete bunks and metal panels attached to metal posts. In addition, there is a cattle-working facility, loading chute, hydraulic squeeze chute, and an enclosed 20,000 lb. beam scale. Cattle pens are watered with automatic frost-free troughs. Stock water is also available to each of the pivot fields through an interconnected system installed in 2015. The system consists of tire tanks with floats and is capable of providing water throughout the winter. Water is supplied by three wells.
The JMK is part of the larger McEwen Ranch and Cattle Company and is being offered for sale separately as a standalone operation. As part of the McEwen, the property has supplied hay for McEwen cattle and also produced excess hay to sell. The JMK has also served as a location to winter McEwen bulls, receive bred cattle, and hold remnant calves. Hall and Halls management division has provided professional oversight of the JMK Ranch since 2008 and is available to work on behalf of a new owner to manage the property under a longterm arrangement or as part of a transition strategy.
-2,230 deeded, contiguous acres located 10 minutes north of Crane and 30 miles southeast of Burns
-1,125 irrigated acres under nine center pivots
-Irrigation water comes from eight interconnected wells with flows between 500800 gpm and depths between 300and 600; all pumps and motors have been pulled and maintained over the past five years; flow meters are in place on all wells
-Six pivots are planted to alfalfa and three are transitioning to alfalfa; formerly an organic operation, the ranch is now being fertilized and working towards three cuttings and four to five tons per acre
-1,085 acres of dryland pasture and 20 acres encompassing the improvements
-Complete set of functional ranch improvements including a manufactured home, shop building, machine shed, barns, enclosed 20,000 lb. beam scale, and a permitted 750head backgrounding lot
-Yearround stock water to each of the pivot fields through an interconnected system consisting of tire tanks with floats
-Annual property taxes are approximately $9,000