Licensed in: OR
Alex Robertson is an Oregon farm and ranch broker, and part of the Fay Ranches team. Alex grew up in Central Oregon, living on various horse ranches owned by his family. With his ranch-centered upbringing, he developed a passion for horses, cattle and rodeo—specifically, timed events. Alex participated on the rodeo team for Redmond High School in Oregon, which led him to Walla Walla, Washington for college rodeo. From there, Alex spent more than a decade traveling the United States as a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. It was this adventure and seeing many amazing ranches that continued to develop his love for the ranching lifestyle, all the while building relationships across the Western United States.
After retiring from the rodeo, Alex started the next phase of his life: running cattle, farming, hay brokerage, and the beginnings of his real estate brokerage career. Working on his ranching business, alongside many other Central Oregon ranchers and farmers, Alex has developed experience and knowledge that contributes to his career as a farm and ranch broker. The agricultural business Alex runs with his wife gives him a “boots on the ground” perspective of farm and ranch real estate, which allows him to offer more insight than most. Irrigated ground, horses and cattle have been a part of his life for as long as he can remember, and this adds to his already large depth of knowledge in the operation of farms and ranches. His knowledge of agricultural real estate is ever-expanding.
Authenticity, humility and honesty are the core values of Alex’s business practices. In his spare time, Alex enjoys running cows with his two daughters, Sophie Ann and Ellie Jo, and his wife, Heather, coaching little league, playing slow-pitch softball, having a Coors Light with friends, telling old rodeo stories, and doting on his cat, Sir Fredrick.
5 Active Properties Listed by Alex Robertson
This Oregon ranch offers a discerning cattleman the opportunity to own this all-deeded, reputation cattle ranch. The ranch possesses significant agricultural production and excellent accessibility without sacrificing privacy or access to adjacent recreation and public lands. You will have to look far and wide to find an Oregon Ranch that matches this one!
This Oregon ranch boasts 1.9± miles of North Fork John Day River frontage, plus Rudio Creek flows through the ranch for 1.45± miles and borders BLM lands. Appreciate the awesome landscape provided by the steep rise in elevation from 1,880± feet at the lush fields along the river to 4,920± feet in just 4± miles! The updated farmhouse features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, mud/laundry room with pantry, chef’s kitchen, large living room, covered wrap-around deck, 2 patio areas, hot tub, a pool, and a 2-car garage.
The Oregon farm’s rich soils, together with its 392.2± acres of irrigation water rights can produce most crops common to the area. The linear, center-pivot, wheel line and handline irrigation systems effectively distribute timely irrigation water. Onsite housing is conveniently located and affords great Cascade Mountain views. The unfinished shop/storage/office structure, irrigation pump, linear, center-pivot, wheel line, and handline irrigation system, 3 Granaries, and fuel storage included.
This ranch is just minutes from the John Day River at Clarno and adjacent to BLM lands fenced-in which are permitted for 21 Animal Unit Months (AUMs) of grazing. The rolling terrain has tremendous views of the John Day River Canyon. It is transected by five draws that provide seasonal drainage, and springs provide good water and cover for livestock and wildlife. The varied terrain is frequented by Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, chukar, turkey, and more.
The Oregon property has endless possibilities for an investor. The area is known for great climate and soil for seed crops, forage, and grain farming, or use the property as a home base for a cattle operation. Raise your hay while cattle are turned out to summer pasture, then bring them back to this great property for the mild Jefferson County winters. The farm also qualifies for a dwelling based on a farm income test with many prime elevated home sites.
9 Listings Sold by Alex Robertson
The John Day River winds along this Oregon ranch for approximately 11.5± miles which include 9.5± miles of deeded river frontage, with the balance of the river frontage mostly along BLM lands which are grazed by the ranch! It is one of the few ranches that boasts the rare combination of quality upland game bird, waterfowl, and big game hunting, plus fly fishing for steelhead and smallmouth bass! Rich in history, jaw-dropping vistas, and amazing geology, this ranch has it all.
A rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Western history in Oregon. The Chandler family has raised registered Hereford Cattle at this very location for a continuous period of 131 years. This well-established “Grass Ranch” provides all the 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.
This operating Oregon cattle ranch includes outstanding recreational amenities and an opportunity to improve on what nature has provided, both in agricultural production and recreational development. The John Day River winds along and through the ranch with deeded river frontage. The balance of the frontage is predominately through BLM lands which are grazed by the ranch. The ranch joins BLM land accessible only from the river or adjoining private lands.
This gorgeous Oregon hobby farm boasts two legal dwellings: a breathtaking 2017 Johannesen Builders custom build with countless luxury features, and the original 1927 remodeled/updated farmhouse with lots of charm. This offering includes 25± acres of TID irrigation rights, a 2016 built horse barn with 5-horse stalls, tack room, hay storage and wash stalls, a large 60± ton hay barn, perimeter fencing, water feature, pond, and fully landscaped. This is not just a “package”; it is THE PACKAGE!
Ever dream of owning your own Oregon ranch on a river and with a creek flowing through, fish for largemouth bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass, and rainbow trout, plus hunt for mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, upland game birds, and waterfowl, right out your door? North Fork Ranch just might fit the bill, boasting 2.5± miles of North Fork John Day River frontage, plus Rudio Creek flows through the ranch for 1.5± miles.
This type of property does not hit the market very often. This offering is a prime opportunity to tap into the cattle/agricultural world with a successful pre-existing facility in Oregon. This 6,000 head CAFO permit feedlot has irrigated deeded farm ground, is adjacent to the area’s livestock sale yard, and has natural rolling topography to allow for excellent drainage.
This Oregon ranch is a unique opportunity for the young (or young at heart) cattle operator to get started or for the established operator to expand with this significant grazing opportunity, conveniently located just 42± miles or 45 minutes Southeast of Bend, Oregon. This offering has headquarters with corrals and stock water well for a hard-to-come-by BLM grazing permit. A real high-desert opportunity, just minutes from all the recreational and cultural amenities Central Oregon offers!
The North Unit of the Historic Chandler Hereford Ranch supports the pasturing of 130 pairs, plus produces 300± tons of quality meadow hay. For ease of management, the ranch has a serviceable set of corrals, is fenced and cross-fenced and has ample stockwater which is provided by an onsite well, irrigation ditches and a slough.
This offering is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Central Oregon country living at its best! Bring your horses, ride them year around in the indoor arena, grow and harvest your own hay, own and run a few head of your own cows or simply enjoy the solitude of a beautiful home in the country.
Articles Authored by Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson, Broker, Licensed in OR On a crisp December morning in Madras, Oregon, the cattle at The Greens’ Feedlot line up to the feed bunks. Not much space is available in the Greens’ Feedlot as most (if not all) pens are full with the appropriate number of cattle. The feedlot is a custom […]
The Steiner Rodeo Family from Texas, Taylor Sheridan, and Bosque Ranch Productions brought the debut of the Yellowstone Riggin’ Rally to Darby, MT. The Rally hosted the top 24 Bareback Riders from the PRCA, a $30,000 purse, and nearly 2,000 fans. In attendance were the cast members of the Taylor Sheridan and Bosque Ranch Productions […]
Cole Reiner is sponsored by Fay Ranches Ranch Sales Agents: Neil Bangs, Kevin Stowe, Cheryl Summer, Mike Konstant, Kebi Smith, RJ Patterson, Dixie Barry, Alex Robertson, John Anderson, Scott Hawes, A note from Cole Reiner Growing up on our family ranch just outside Buffalo, Wyoming, I’ve always been involved in the western way of […]