Seldom do true working ranches of this scale come on the market in the Sheridan, WY area. This cattle and hunting ranch is just a short 15 minute drive east from downtown Sheridan, WY is all set up and ready to go with an owner-rated carrying capacity of about 600 animal units.
Once owned by the Williams Brothers, owners of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, this ranch has 9,323± deeded acres along with 1,120± acres of State of Wyoming lease and 320± acres of BLM for a combined 11,071± total acres. One can understand why a business entity like the Cincinnati Reds would like a ranch like Brinkerhoff. It embodies all the prerequisites of a good investment and then some. From solid and predictable annual operating profits to long term capital gains appreciation and, not to mention, personal enjoyment and recreation from almost all the big and small game hunting opportunities, this great ranch should be in every successful investor’s portfolio.
Operationally, It is a solid grazing ranch with good soils and good grasses, well known for excellent gains, cow longevity and high retention rates. Stock water reservoirs and piped water from water-wells provide good stock water throughout the ranch; plus good roads provide access throughout the entire ranch making access very convenient and management much easier. There is also three-phase power through much of the ranch. Additionally, Prairie Dog Creek courses through the ranch carrying the valuable water that helps make this ranch so productive with adjudicated water rights and supplemental shares of Kearney Reservoir water. The Prairie Dog Creek valley has some of the best soils in all the region making it a very productive area for growing crops. The ranch has about 263± acres mostly under pivots using adjudicated water Prairie Dog and supplemental water rights. There are also an additional ±140 acres under pivot that are irrigated using Prairie Dog water, but under special conditions. (See water rights documents for more information.) Under the sprinklers sing adjudicated water, the irrigated ground has historically produced about 4 tons of alfalfa hay per acre per year in two to three cuttings, while one circle grows corn for silage used for feeding calves in the 500-hd back-grounding lot at the headquarters.
Besides grazing, this ranch is well suited for wildlife. The diverse and rough terrain, with excellent an excellent array of native grasses and juniper cover, provides excellent habitat for trophy caliber mule deer, many antelope and even elk; plus, an array of upland game birds such as Huns, sharp-tailed grouse, sage grouse and turkeys, plus pheasants abound in the lower areas (there is a hunting lease for pheasant, grouse and partridges until March 1, 2019). Whether you want elk or deer hunting, or premium bird hunting and this ranch has it in a private and beautiful setting where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Big Horn Mountains from just about everywhere on the ranch.
The ranch has 3 residences and two other small cabins – all are in good shape and well cared for. The other improvements include numerous shops and livestock sheds. The main equipment shop is only a few years old and has a concrete floor; and it is heated and insulated. Theres also a larger pole barn used for equipment storage that is also quite new and is large enough to easily store all the main farm equipment. The ranch has a 20,000 lb. certified scale for weighing livestock as well as hydraulic chutes for handling cattle and steel crowd alleys and chutes.
This is definitely a rare opportunity to own ranch this close to Sheridan with all the attributes needed in a working ranch, but with the recreational and hunting amenities one would hope to find and of course enjoy. Please call us for more information or to schedule a showing.
*Actual total acres includes land fenced into the ranch due to topography and fences of convenience, which is 308± acres more than the leased and deeded land.
(Special note – Owner will include cattle and equipment in the offering by a separate agreement and price, so if youre interested in this option, please contact us.)
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9,323 ± deeded acres
1,120± acres State land
State Leases: 708 AUMs, Total cost annually-$3,922.32
320 ± acres BLM
BLM Leases: 39 AUMs, Total cost annually- $82.29
11,071 ± total acres
405± acres of water rights
315± acres under 12 pivots
4-5 tons of hay per acre
600 AU Ranch
500 head feeding/backgrounding facility
Excellent mule deer and elk hunting
Good upland game bird hunting
Within 10 minutes of downtown Sheridan, WY
3 well kept homes and two smaller & newer cabins
The Brinkerhoff Ranch is located about half way between Billings, MT and Casper, WY and just 10 miles, or about 15 minutes northeast of downtown Sheridan, WY in the heart of the Lower Prairie Dog Creek drainage just a few miles from where it has its confluence with the Tongue River. This watershed is, of course, part of the great land “where the rivers run north” that has been so coveted for over 130 years of ranching, but even prior to that when it was inhabited by the Plains Indians. The soils and the grasses have always provided excellent feed for the livestock and wildlife, but additionally, it’s the overall combination of water, soils and climate that has made this area such a great place to live.
The charming community of Sheridan, WY has most amenities and conveniences, including jet service and a commercial airport as well as world-class golf, dining, medical facilities, first-rate schools (rated among the best in the nation) and shopping in Sheridan’s historic downtown. Furthermore, and more distinctly, Sheridan is home to the annual WYO Rodeo, world-class polo, Brinton Museum, Don King Days and many other uniquely “Sheridan” lifestyle events that are sure to please everyone. For further shopping and air service, one can find it in Billings, or Casper, each about two hours away. Furthermore, the Big Horn Mountains are only 30 minutes to the west, where you’ll find all the outdoor recreation you can imagine.
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The climate around the Sheridan area is one of the most “live-able” climates in Wyoming with pleasant summers and moderate winters. Perhaps it’s the proximity to the 45th parallel along with the positioning next to the Big Horn Mountains and the lower altitude, but the Big Horn Mountain foothills have always been one of the most desirable places to live for those who have experienced it. Whatever the reason, it’s hard to argue that this area doesn’t have the greenest and most pleasant climates.
For climate information, visit Sheridan’s Climate