The Browen property is located along US Highway 20 approximately one mile west of the small community of Harper, Oregon…approximately 20 miles west of Vale…34 miles, Ontario…90 miles Boise, Idaho. The owners are currently operating on a combination cattle/hay program: running approximately 65 head of outside pasture cows/calf pairs and selling alfalfa and grass hay. Historically the Sellers have been running 100 mother cows on a year around basis. Bisecting Highway 20 makes for a high profile location, and in addition to standard farming, offers exposure for possible niche marketing such as purebred, hormone free, grass finished livestock, horse breeding or whatever is suitable to a new buyer.
APPROXIMATELY 522 DEEDED ACRES
385 +/- RIVER BOTTOM AND DRY PASTURE
The ranch is under the South Side Irrigation Company, the second oldest water right on the Malheur River. This is considered one of the best rights in the state of Oregon.
Current crops include alfalfa and grass hay plus pasture. Approximately 20 acres is sprinkler irrigated via a wheel line (20 HP pump & motor) …there is also a 15 HP lift pump & motor.
Approximately 2,200 sq. ft. (main floor & basement) – 3BR – 2 ½ BA –
Nicely updated, heated shop with concrete flooring
Machine shed – calving/horse barn – back grounding lot and miscellaneous outbuilding – nicely shaded yard – comfortably off the highway.
Over one quarter mile of the Malheur River forms the north boundary of the property. The river is within the fenced boundary of the deeded land. Waterfowl; both geese and ducks are plentiful. Pheasant and quail are common.
Harper offers a small school system grades K – !2. Students are also able to attend schools in Vale if so desired. Vale, Malheur County Seat, also offers Oregon’s largest volume livestock auction, excellent commodity markets and all necessary business needs associated with a rural community. Ontario, an additional 14 miles, finishes the necessaries, including but not limited to hospital, auto, Wal-Mart and Treasure Valley Community College. Growing season is approximately frost free for 150 days. Precipitation averages approximately 9 inches.
TAXES – $1,424
PURCHASE PRICE – $815,000
The Browen Ranch offers the opportunity for a diversified lifestyle agricultural investment. A new Buyer can tweak the operation to fit his or her program within the livestock/farming environment. Location to markets, transportation, schools, hospitals and shopping is also a factor to be considered.
This information is from sources deemed reliable but is not guaranteed by the Owner or AgriLands Real Estate. Purchaser shall have the sole responsibility to inspect the property and inform himself of the true condition thereof. Purchaser accepts this responsibility before submitting any offer or executing any contract. This offer is subject to prior sale or withdrawal by Owner or Agent at anytime.
LIVESTOCK CAPACITIES, CROP PRODUCTION AND WILDLIFE AMENITIES ARE ESTIMATES AND SUBJECT TO VARIATION DEPENDING UPON MANAGEMENT, WEATHER CONDITIONS, BLM AND STATE GRAZING POLICES.
Jack Horton, Principal Broker Rae H. Anderson, Broker