Located at the confluence of the Birch Creek and Little Birch Creek drainages a few miles south of the scenic Bears Paw Mountains, Birch Creek Ranch is comprised of 16,415+/- acres (12,174+/- deeded, 3,597 BLM lease, and 644+/- state lease). The ranch is currently operated at 450-500 AU in addition to farming 2,343+/- acres in dryland grain. There are an additional 518+/- tillable acres that came out of CRP in 2017 and are currently being grazed. Hay is produced on nearby lease ground. Conversion of dryland grain to grass and/or hay production would produce a balanced cow/calf operation and expand the carrying capacity. Ranch improvements include two residences, each with a nearby machine shop and calving barn, plus a shop and corrals, and approximately six miles of pipeline. The ranch lies 30 miles southeast of Big Sandy, MT in an area known for strong grasses and good crop yields, approximately an hour from Havre, MT and one hour and forty-five minutes from Great Falls, MT. The rolling, diverse terrain supports trophy elk, mule deer, and antelope, as well as of pheasant, sharptail grouse, and Hungarian partridge.
The Facts ~ 16,415+/- total acres; comprised of 12,174+/- deeded acres, 3,597+/- BLM lease, and 644+/- acres state lease ~ Birch Creek and Little Birch Creek flow through the ranch for approximately 8.5 miles 2,343+/- acres in dryland grain production ~ 30+/- acres irrigated/sub-irrigated hay meadows ~ Currently operating at 450-500 AU with the ability to expand by converting dryland crop to grass and/or hay ~ 6+/- miles of pipeline serving 9 stock tanks ~ Two ranch homes, each with machine sheds and calving barns, plus a shop and working corrals ~ Approximately 5 miles south of the Bears Paw Mountains and 15 miles to the Missouri River at Judith Landing ~ Seller leaseback available ~ Big game hunting for trophy elk, mule deer, and antelope; upland bird hunting for pheasant, sharptail grouse, and Hungarian partridge ~ Located 30+/- miles southeast of Big Sandy, approximately an hour drive from Havre, and one hour and forty-five minutes from Great Falls, Montana ~ Newly paved public airstrip located in Big Sandy