Horton Ranch| $1,250,000 | Fromberg, MT
Two miles east of Fromberg, MT is the Horton Ranch comprised of 160 acres of which 98 acres are irrigated. 52 acres under 1st pivot, which was planted to alfalfa-grass mix hay four years ago. 32.9 acres under the 2nd pivot which is an older stand of grass alfalfa hay. 13 acres of flood irrigation, which is also an older stand of grass alfalfa hay. Pivots run on natural gas at a cost of $600.00 to $700.00 per year depending on rainfall. Water is supplied by the Orchard Canal which traverses the property west to east and supplying livestock water from may till late October. The canal has five headgates for use on the property. The ranch has three stock tanks that supply water to the corrals and pasture when the canal is not running. There are two wells at the headquarters, one at 20 gallons per minute and the other at one gallon/min. also, the ranch has a natural spring that is an artesian well. The owner has run as many as 100 pair of cattle but is presently running 50 pair which are for sale to the new owner. The owner feels that the ranch can support 50 pair, replacements, bulls, and horses comfortably. The ranch is divided into four separate pastures with good fences except for the very top on the south boundary, as cattle do not travel there as it is too steep.
The ranch has many functional improvements besides a very comfortable home built in 1950 with the kitchen and living room remodeled in 2008. The main floor is 960 square feet and the unfinished upstairs, which has been updated with wiring and plumbing for another bedroom and full bath, is 670 sq. ft.
Next is an old-time six stall horse barn with a hayloft and a gamble roof, some cement floor, frost-free hydrant, and electricity. There is also a 25×18 shop with a cement floor, 220 power and an oversized overhead door, 30×80 calving barn with two electric water fountains, three frost-free hydrants, and electricity.
Two 2500-bushel metal gin bins complete the improvements. Taxes are $1,780 per year.
The ranch is very close to Fromberg, MT which is a great small farming-ranching community. Mail service is six days a week and the house is on the school bus route. If you are looking for a nice ranch away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, well you just found it priced at $1,250,000.