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Willow Creek Ranch
Montague, CA


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Property: 1,203 +/- acres comprised of dryland farmland, irrigated alfalfa and pasture along with spring grazing land. Willow Creek flows through the ranch, which is overlooked by elevated ridges to the north and south of the property. The owner has dry farmed an additional 302 acres to annual grain crops grown for hay. The balance of the land is used for livestock grazing. The ranch is set up for a hay and cattle operation, which is supported by barns and equipment facilities that sit on a sloping 7 acre farmstead with excellent drainage.

Location: 7 +/- miles (NW) of Montague, CA. Located between Ager Beswick Road and Airport Road. The ranch address is 9404 Airport Road, Montague, CA 96064.

History: The Cook family purchased the ranch in 1960. The ranch has been operated as a cattle and hay ranch since the late 1800s.

Soils: The bottom land around the main headquarters is comprised of Class II soils consisting of Medford Clay Loam and Dotta Loam. These soils have excellent depth and are supporting 40 acres of irrigated permanent pasture and 198.4 acres of irrigated Roundup Ready Alfalfa. A local farm advisor once commented Willow Creek Ranch has some of the most productive soils in Siskiyou County.

Irrigation: Irrigation water is provided during the spring months by a diversion out of Willow Creek into a 15 PVC pipeline gravity fed to the bottomland fields and distributed via a 12 underground PVC pipeline with 10 overflow valves. Additional flood water is provided by an open sump which can be drained by pipeline to an underground flood pipeline. A new 400 foot 12 well was completed this year and housed with a 200 foot 8 pump producing 1,400 gallons per minute. The pump is powered by a John Deere stationary engine with drive shaft and 200 HP Amarillo Geardrive. The well location is on the eastern border of the ranch which allows water to flow by gravity to the far western border of the ranch. Stockwater is provided by an additional solar well and an artesian well to large tire troughs for cattle watering.

Topography: The bottom land fields are level to grade for flood irrigation. The dryland farmland fields are undulating to sloping. The elevation of the ranch ranges from 2,500 to 3,000 feet.

Main Home: The main house is a 1941 built 3,206 sq. ft. 2-story with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 240 sq. ft. basement and a 440 sq. ft. detached garage.

Improvements: Two wood frame-wood sided livestock barns totaling 10,000 sq. ft. 1,440 sq. ft. shop with concrete floor and 220 electrical power. 7,000 sq. ft. metal hay barn. 200 sq. ft. fuel shed with 3 separate fuel tanks and confinement foundation. Sanded arena with steel livestock panels. Steel cattle corrals with Powell livestock scales, crowding alley with tub and steel loading chute.

Zoning: The ranch is all under Williamson Act contract and zoned NON-PRIME AGRICULTURAL (AG2) 100 acre minimum. Siskiyou County Assessor Parcel Numbers 041-132-250,290, 330 and 041-140-110,120,160. Annual property taxes are approx. $3,478.

Mineral Rights: Oil, gas, minerals and water rights owned by Seller are included.

Wildlife: The ranch is home to a resident pheasant population which provide numerous limits during their respective hunting season. Many blacktail deer reside on the ranch with current owner taking a minimum of two bucks annually. Waterfowl are present in the open pond areas year round. There are also numerous coveys of quail and dove, as well as redtail hawks. The ranch is a showcase for wildlife with protection provided by Willow Creek.

Recreation: The ranch is located approximately 10 miles from Copco Lake which provides fishing and water sport activities. Klamath National Forest is located approximately 8 miles east of the ranch.

Comments: This ranch would make an excellent purebred cattle operation with its many fields and pastures which are well fenced and can accommodate different ages and types of cattle. The ranch can run approximately175 spring calving cows with only three months of winter feeding required. Following wet winter seasons, additional alfalfa hay can be put up for sale. Current ranch labor can be negotiated during ranch sale process.

Listing Price: $2,195,000

Contact Info:       Please contact the Listing Brokers, Bert Owens or Sam Mudd


Bert Owens, California Brokers License Number 01707128

530.529.4400, office

530.524.4900, cell, email, website


Sam Mudd, California Realtors Number 01710463

530.529.4400, office

530.949-4054, cell, email, website


The information contained herein is from sources deemed reliable, however, accuracy is not guaranteed. AG-LAND Investment Brokers assumes no liability as to errors, omissions or future operating and investment results. Buyer assumes responsibility to perform their own investigation and due diligence. This offering is subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal from market without notice.


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