Name of Property: Preconditioning Operation Vernon, TX 288 acres
Acreage: 288 Acres
Location: 1.45 hrs. to Amarillo & 3 hrs to Dallas, TX
Closest Town: Vernon, TX
Access: County road
Topography: Flat to very gently rolling pasture land
Improvements: Home, shop, corrals, water wells, fencing,etc
Forage: Bermuda Grass, Native, Annual Rye
Capacity: 4,000 head/yr. currently, could be increased.
Water: Two water wells
Wildlife: Deer, Turkey, Quail
Utilities: Electricity, Wells, Septic System
Development Potential: Could be subdivided for housing if desired
This backgrounding operation is set up for maximum efficiency and utilization of Animal Well Being Methods to decrease stress and maximize average daily gain. Equipment necessary for the daily operations of the facility is included. The equipment may be removed from the package and sold separately. (Please register to access the Equipment List.)
The wide entrance into the ranch makes for easy in and easy out for large 18-wheeler trucks.
The stockers are received into special care receiving pens for health assessments, vaccinations, and rest. Then released into various pasture traps and allowed access to grass with TMR supplements provided in feed troughs in the pastures. Then around the 90-day mark they are moved into dry lots with 475 sq ft per head living area. This could be reduced by half if more cattle were fed. The next phase, the cattle are moved into dry lots allowing for best ADG on TMR rations and high density rearing while maintaining a very low mortality rate. Each dry lot contains two 190-gallon water tanks with high pressure water supplied to each trough. The dry lots can handle 1400 head with a turnover every three months. Additional pasture could be converted to dry lots to easily increase annual outputs from the current 4,000 head to a maximum of 7,500 head per year.
Two high volume water wells are on site. One provides water to two livestock water tanks in the pastures of 3000 gallons each (one of the tanks is shared between two pastures). The other well provides water to the house. To access the fenced in water tanks the livestock walk under a special back rub and dust bags to treat for flies and lice. All of the concrete water tanks in the pastures and dry lots have concrete aprons, and each tank has its own on-off valve.
There are six separate paddocks of varying sizes. These pastures consist of two Bermuda Grass pastures, one Annual Rye grass pasture, and a mixed pasture of Bermuda and Native grasses.
A Supreme 900T TMR Mixer mixes forage with liquid supplement and a custom pelleted feed; Liquid Supplement TDN 81, Protein 20%. The 900T TMR mixer can mix 10,000 pounds each batch and deliver directly to concrete J-troughs. Fitted with a weigh scale that is accurate to the nearest 1.0 pound. Dual Mixer Screws cut forage to an ideal length so cattle can eat quickly but allows for healthy rumen digestion of the fiber with no acidosis issues. There are two 30-ton bulk dump stations with overhead drops, 25 tons of bulk commodity mix can be uploaded in the bulk storage system an average of 45 minutes start to finish. The Bulk Liquid Supplement Tank holds 30 tons and provides high speed liquid transfer.
The most important forage dry matter utilized is Sorghum Sudan grass and Alfalfa from local producers.
Facilities: The covered hydraulic squeeze chute sits on concrete pad with electric and lights. It also has a scale, the pressure setting top to bottom is 200 psi. The side bar holds the head still for other work, and side doors allow for easy access for body treatments. Cattle see a clear exit, so they move forward easily straight to the special Hydraulic Squeeze Chute (not V closed but opens and closes in parallel.). Rubber mats are in place where cattle depart the chute to prevent slipping. The alleyways are adjustable from 18 inch to 22 inches. A proprietary designed Bud Box provides optimum flow for fast and easy, and low stress loadout. The loadout accommodates 18-wheeler trucks and low trailers.
A fully insulated and wired 40’X60’ shop with concrete floor is in place. A wood heater is included and water is piped to a hydrant on the outside of the shop.
The livestock is currently sold thru auction as open heifer feeders or replacement heifers to local ranchers. This facility has a reputation for quality, sound heifers. There are at least five livestock markets within a 100-mile radius of the ranch: The High Plains Auction Company in Vernon, TX, The Plains Livestock Market at Quanah, TX, Texoma Livestock Commission in Texoma, OK, The Graham Livestock Auction Market in Graham, TX, and Amarillo Livestock Auction in Amarillo, TX. There are numerous feedlots within a reasonable driving distance also. There are also numerous packing plants in the area.
The home is a three bedroom, two bath mobile
Name of Property: Waterfall Ranch 80 acres
Acreage: 80 acres
Location: 2.75 hrs. N of Dallas, 1.75 S. of OKC, OK
Closest Town: Tupelo, OK
Access: County Road
Topography: Flat to gently rolling pastures and forests
Improvements: Home, shop, greenhouse, shed, ponds, fencing
Home Sqft: 2,100
Forage: Bermuda, native, Yellow hop, Korean Lespadeza
Water: Rural Water supply
Wildlife: Large Whitetail deer, turkey, dove, squirrels
Utilities: Electricity, rural water, aerobic septic system
Development Potential: Road frontage alllows for subdividing
This beautiful and versatile 80-acre ranch is sited approximately 2.75 hours north of Dallas, TX and 1.75 hours south of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It features a 2100 square foot metal sided two-bedroom two-bath home with an open concept floor plan. The kitchen was well designed with ample preparation space and solid wood cabinets with exotic granite countertops. Additional kitchen amenities include pullouts, a gorgeous Black Walnut topped island with prep sink, storage for a cookbook collection, knife drawer, stand mixer storage, Jenn-Aire propane cooktop, and soft-close cabinet doors and drawers. A 10’ X 10’pantry has some adjustable shelving, drawer storage and electrical outlet; plus, an additional pantry that is currently used for canning supplies. The home features lots of natural light from the many windows. Central heating and air system provides a comfortable environment in the home. The wood heater can heat the home also and acts as a backup for those that enjoy wood heat.
The primary bedroom suite boasts plenty of room for a king bedroom set, chest, dresser and additional space, and a HUGE walk-in closet. The primary bath features two sinks with good built-in storage under the sinks with a cabinet tower separating the two. The nice size, handicap accessible, tiled shower features storage cubbies and dual shower heads.
The hall bath features tiled flooring, shower/tub combination and a closet.
The home also features three-foot doors throughout, except for one closet door. The interior walls are a combination of sheet rock and tongue and groove pine. The 14’ X 70” covered patio across the full back of the home provides many outdoor living options from sitting and watching the wildlife, overlooking the pasture and garden, outdoor grilling, etc.
The shop is fully insulated with a guest quarter that includes a bedroom, closet and large three-quarter bath with additional storage space. Three overhead doors (9’X7’9”) and two walk-in doors give good access to the shop. There is also overhead storage, 3’X30’ and 8’X10’.
Additional amenities include an RV Hookup, and a 12’X12’ green house with equipment shed built on, and an additional storage shed. The garden is approximately ¼ acre presently, with deer resistant fencing. Two Asparagus beds are already producing.
The land consists of open pasture and forests made up primarily of hardwoods. Water for livestock and wildlife is in the form of a pond and a seasonal stream. The seasonal stream has a waterfall during the rainy season that is approximately six feet tall. The entire perimeter of the property is fenced and the fencing is in good condition. This property is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The trail system through the property provides access around and through the land as well as a scenic experience of wildlife, forage, wildflowers and beautiful Oaks and hardwoods.
To view this exceptional ranch or if you have questions, please call Sandy Brock Bahe at 918-470-4710 or Toll Free at 844-WCR-LAND.