The Northern Plains Ranch consists of a balance of native grassed pastures and dryland hay, providing quality summer grazing for yearlings and/or cow-calf pairs, complimented with an abundance of hay production. The ranch is conveniently located 20 minutes north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, and easily accessible off US Highway 85 via Brooker Road.
The approximately 11,698± deeded acres are divided almost equally between native grass pastures and hay land, including approximately 200± acres under a ten tower T-L Irrigation pivot installed in 2018. Additional pivots could be installed on land which was previously flood irrigated.
The ranch’s water is supplied via Belle Fourche Irrigation District, Butte Meade Sanitary Water District, a deep shared well, dams, and mother nature!
The main headquarters is easily accessible and located at the northern end of the ranch, featuring a remodeled four-bedroom, two-bath older ranch home with a three-vehicle detached garage. In addition, the ranch property includes a one-bedroom bunkhouse with a bathroom and kitchenette. Other outbuildings include a shop, grain storage, horse barn, calving barn, working corrals, and stockades.
An easily accessible set of livestock working facilities and loading chutes are adjacent to the county-maintained road. The area is known for good livestock markets, some of which are located a short distance from the property, including the communities of Belle Fourche, St. Onge, and Bowman, North Dakota.
The hay fields and irrigable lands are primarily located towards the center and southern end of the ranch, while pastures are closer to the main headquarters. The ranch’s landscape also provides excellent habitat for wildlife, including big game like whitetail deer and antelope.