Ken Bentz is a 3rd generation rancher born and raised in Eastern Oregon on the family ranches, 45 miles east of Burns. He obtained his formal education from Oregon State University graduating with a Business degree and then a MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. He began his real estate career while in Reno and continued when he and his young family moved back to Oregon in 1994. Ken and his wife Debbie have raised their three children on Crow Camp Ranch, a historic SE Oregon cattle ranch. They continue to operate the ranch along with other leased properties. He has spent his life with the land, cattle and working in every aspect of western cattle ranching. His extensive experience with the daily requirements of ranch operations as well as the 20+ years of ranch brokerage affords him a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the business.
Ken’s real estate work has included commercial and residential property but it never was a very good fit. His focus for the last 18 years has been exclusively ranch properties. He has a passion for preserving open space; promoting thoughtful land stewardship and helping people realize dreams while making wise investments. Using a straightforward, practical approach, Ken can make the complicated, sometimes confusing process of agricultural investing move smoothly from start to finish. A competent, professional representing a client’s interest removes much of the uncertainty in any transaction.
Connect with Ken Bentzkbentz@fayranches.com (541) 647-0657
“Life is a timed event, so live accordingly”, with this thought in mind, Ken spends his time with what he loves; family, land and livestock. Ranching and real estate both afford many opportunities to be with all three, often at once. Whether horseback roping calves with the kids, camping on a ranch while doing due diligence for a listing or helping a new owner sort the cattle for the first time, each day is to be looked forward to. If you find what you enjoy, you will never work another day.
Available Property Listings by Ken Bentz
Compact, very productive cattle operation. 847 acres of water rights. Large forest permit (278 cows) for 5 summer months. Sits at the base of Strawberry Mountain 6 miles east of John Day.
Located in a quiet, traditional ranching community, this is a compact, productive ranch with stored irrigation water from the Unity Reservoir. Wild meadows and alfalfa are irrigated by gated pipe, flood and wheel lines. A forest permit for 185 cows is available from June to October 15.
Tor S Farms, LLC. is a very productive hay farm, priced well within the market. With 4 Zimmatic pivots (3 pivots producing 6+ tons of alfalfa to the acre last year of export hay and 1 pivot in triticale that should produce 3.5 tons) and 8 wells currently in use, this property should produce 2,500+ tons of hay a year.
Located in Oregon’s High Desert, Glass Butte Ranch is 17,193 +/- acres of deeded land, which, combined with the BLM permit provides room enough to run 450+/- cows. This is a desert, year around cattle operation. There is no irrigated hay ground. Stock water is provided using some pipe line from wells, stock water ponds, […]
This offers deep canyons, dense timbered draws, water, and open south facing, grass covered slopes. Wildlife is unbelievable; large elk herd, whitetail, mule deer, bear, wolves, turkey and blue grouse.
The Moser Ranch is an old time Nevada/Oregon desert ranch that lies next to Denio, Nevada. The deeded land and the BLM permit are in both states. The permit is out the gate both for summer and winter. The irrigated ground has water rights from Denio creek for early spring and amazing wells for the remainder […]
The Danens ranch is on Rose Creek and is part of the tiny town of Ironside, OR. Located 120 miles east of Boise, ID, 46 miles NE of Vale, OR. The ranch consists of farm ground that is irrigated with wheel lines with water that is pumped out of Rose Creek at two diversions for […]
The Hall Field is a property that would provide private, mountain living while remaining close to town. The property has county road access less then a mile from the pavement. The property changes with the elevation from open grass land with some pine to heavy timber, with a lot of yellow pine and some fir. There are springs, […]