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Frontier Forty Nine, Nebraska
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Resting in the productive canyon and grass region of Southwest Nebraska lies Frontier Forty Nine, a 4,984 +/- acre contiguous cattle ranch. This prime cattle operation is composed of 350 acres of level irrigated land, 1,050 acres of level dryland crop ground and approximately 3,580 acres of pasture and grass. About 300 acres offer pivot irrigated crops with one diesel powered well, state rated at 1,000 GPM and 2 T&L diesel powered older pivots.
Frontier Forty Nine is located about 35 miles north of McCook and 24 miles south of North Platte, NE and Interstate 80. As a contiguous cattle operation with almost five thousand acres, this property offers efficient operations for the cattle rancher that can hold up to 500 cow/calf pairs year around! The crop ground is scattered throughout the property for consistent winter grazing with very little supplemental feeding necessary. Ample water is throughout and property can be molded and built up to your desire.
What makes this property even more exciting is the versatility, rotational grazing management, multiple opportunities for income generation and excellent terrain for grass that puts pounds on beef. This property has been used with rotational grazing strategies for years, moving cattle from pasture to pasture to enable string regrowth of grasses. From warm season tall grasses to short hard grass species, the multitudes of grass pack the pounds on the cattle. Moving herds from one pasture to another after a clean graze stimulates quick regeneration and offers consistent feed for increased poundage. It’s a modern way to graze cattle that simulates a historic pattern, when Bison once plowed through the Great Plains, devouring grass while on the move, then leaving, allowing for it to generate back.
The land is beautiful in its own way, cut by canyons with wide bottoms, which are drivable and accessible by county roads around the perimeter and through the ranch. Varying terrain makes for majestic sunsets, casting shadows in to the canyons, which are teaming with wildlife. The old west remains at the heart of this ranch. New ways of management have made the ranch more efficient.
Versatility of the wildlife and terrain are also contributing factors to this rare opportunity. The ranch has mule deer and whitetail, elk, pheasants, quail and turkey. Hunting in the Frenchman Unit of Nebraska requires standard hunting permits and special licenses for drawing for elk or deer permits. Private hunting opportunities are obvious, but leasing of the hunting rights can also increase the revenue stream for the owners.
As part of the larger Cattle Canyon Ranch operation, the Frontier Forty Nine is the anchor for that operation of roughly 7,880 acres. If you are interested in the whole operation, please reach out to Leo Hayden.