Located near Baker City, Oregon, the historic Chandler Hereford Ranch is cradled in the heart of the Powder River Valley, with its deep soils and abundant water supplies. As the Powder River courses through the Valley’s farms and ranches, the mighty Elkhorn Mountains to the west and Eagle Cap Wilderness to the east stand as if sentinels watching over the Valley. One will never tire of the views of the timbered slopes, granite peaks and surrounding sagebrush covered hillsides.
The Chandler family has raised registered Hereford Cattle at this very location for a continuous period of 131 years, where the accomplishments of the Chandler family, with their Hereford cattle, became an integrated part of breed history. In the year 1862, when Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States, the Chandlers set forth on a wagon train heading to Sacramento. Upon arriving in Eastern Idaho, word of a gold strike in Oregon changed their path towards the newly established Baker County, Oregon. When they reached the summit and looked over Powder River Valley, with its lush meadow grasses, their roots were planted. By 1889 the Chandlers purchased a few head of Hereford cattle. So began the Chandler Hereford Ranch, which now spreads over 2,083.01± acres, much of it lush, irrigated native meadows which have never been turned over by a plow. The Chandler Hereford Ranch provides all necessary ingredients for a discerning purchaser to continue managing the ranch as a year-round cow/calf operation, or to change the operation to a very productive summer cattle grazing enterprise.
For additional compensation, cattle and equipment are available to a purchaser of the ranch, making this a “turnkey” ranching opportunity!