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
Business opportunities abound with this turnkey farm!!! Located next the Canadian river with a Hwy 2 frontage entrance just north of Hwy 9. This productive farm has been well known in the area as the former Briarpatch Winery. The property has provided business opportunities in recent years that include: a 385 actively producing pecan orchard operation (harvesting equipment included), a licensed marijuana grow operation (equip available for sale additionally), a wedding venue, a winery & events venue, a dog boarding facility, and a working horse operation. This farm runs both cattle and horses and there is an additional neighboring 111 acres more or less of open ground possibly available for sale or lease.
The 3-bedroom 2-bathroom 2200 sq ft home has had extensive remodeling completed since 2017 and is move in ready!! It boasts two large spacious bathrooms with cedar counter tops and other custom features. The flooring throughout the home is custom cedar planking, along with cedar barn sliding doors and molding throughout. The kitchen has ample cabinet space with an open kitchen, dining, and living room floorplan. There are two additional bonus rooms at the front entrance and a large walk-in laundry room. Part of the covered car port has been enclosed with floor to ceiling windows and double window framed doors, that has additional heating and air perfect for a sitting room or animal sanctuary.
The property has multiple additional buildings including a 96X38 A-frame barn on a cement slab with extensive electricity (2 phase-3 phase is available nearby) and has 3 separate rooms that can be used for a variety of events and business opportunities! The front fully finished room has cedar accents, a bathroom with storerooms and has served as a giftshop, pecan store front, and wine tasting room. It has an outside attached, insulated, refrigerated Davis building for storing temperature-controlled product. The center room of this same barn is insulated and has served as a grow room for plants and a storage facility for wine and pecans. The back section of this large barn serves as an uninsulated harvesting room and workshop with large double sliding door access. While the front entrance has a beautiful wooden covered 14 X 32 porch with
a wooden deck and sitting area.
Additionally, the property also boasts: a 30X100 equipment/hay loafing shed with water, a 60X60 drive through shop/storage barn, a 32X48 drive through barn with attached stalls and turn out paddocks with electricity and water, and an additional 40X20 barn with stalls and a large turnout pasture. The pecan orchard and hay meadows are fenced off from the main facilities and there a several cross fenced paddocks and turn out grazing areas along with 2 year-round ponds and horse working arena pen. There are 2 working wells on the property used daily and the home utilizes both county and well water and can easily be switched back and forth at the pump.
I could go on about the additional features this property has, but only a private tour can fully explain and show you all this property has to offer! Call me today and come and see it!! 918-413-8319 Additional videos and extensive photos are available upon request.
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