This beautiful, historic cattle ranch sits on the banks of the Brazos River just East of Wallis, TX. Improved grasses and productive hay fields support a healthy cow herd for year round income. The ranch fronts TX 36 for 7/10 of a mile across from Wallis High School and has 1.5 miles of Brazos River. Approximately 891 acres of the ranch is in Austin County, with the remaining 34.22 acres in Fort Bend County. Houston metro growth from nearby Katy and Rosenberg is closing in on the Wallis area, making this an attractive opportunity for an investor looking for an income producing ranch.
Approximately 400 acres on the southern half of the ranch is in coastal Bermuda grass. The Northern half of the ranch transitions into river bottom with a mixture of Bermuda, native grasses and large hardwoods. Multiple ponds and slews provide exceptional habitat for migratory waterfowl and water to livestock. Geese, Sandhill Cranes and ducks are abundant during season. The dense hardwoods, intermittent meadows and abundant browse plants along the river hold a healthy population of whitetail deer.
The highway pastures on the southern half of the ranch are mostly flat at 125 above sea level. The river pastures on the north half slope slightly toward the river from 100 above sea level to -75 above sea level in the river bed. Approximately 500 acres is in 100 yr flood plain.
The ranch has 1.5 miles of Brazos river frontage with easy access on the low bank side. A unique 8.5 acre pond was recently reworked in the river pasture and provides exceptional habitat for fish, waterfowl and other wildlife. Multiple smaller ponds, including a 3+ acre pond are dispersed around the ranch providing additional water and recreational opportunities.
The 1,940 square foot, 3 bed/3 bath with bonus room ranch house was built in 1920. It was remodeled in the 1980s and provides comfortable lodging for ranch guests. The home overlooks the river pasture with great views to the North.
Barns and Improvements
The ranch is cross fenced into four main pastures and three traps. A nice set of working pens sits near the center of the ranch near headquarters. Two large hay barns and a smaller equipment barn provide ample storage.
The ranch's cattle grazing and hay operations are currently leased and the tenant would be interested in continuing this arrangement with a new owner. The north river bottom pastures are capable of running 135 cow/calf pairs. The southwest coastal field is used primary for hay and is capable of producing 3 round bales per acre with adequate fertilizer. The Southeast coastal field is used for precondition stockers and to rotate the cow herd.
Negotiable: Seller believes to own 2/3 of the mineral rights and will convey 25% of owned mineral rights.
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