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$66,000,000  •  66,896 acres
$69,500,000
The IX Ranch is a legacy ranch – it is huge, has a long history of stable ownership, and a respected reputation in reputation ranch country. Its central Montana location is 80 miles northeast of Great Falls and adjacent to the town of Big Sandy. The current owners are the second owners in the ranch’s 130-year history. This professionally managed operation recently expanded to run a cattle herd of 4,700. The ranch is estimated to carry 3,900 bred females, 180 bulls, 690 yearling heifers, and horses. Until recently, the ranch actually carried a winter herd of around 3,500 bred females, 120 three-year-and-younger bulls, and ranch horses. In 2021 they expanded the rated capacity by another 400 cows, with the addition of another 8,000± acre operating unit. The entire ranch will continue to raise 7,000 tons of winter feed on average. In the spring, around 690 of the previous years’ heifer calves will return to the ranch for breeding from a grow-lot near Billings. The operation covers 134,482± acres, of which 66,896± is deeded, and the majority of the balance being state grazing leases. It is well improved, with accommodations for a full crew including a manager, as well as comfortable quarters for guests. Besides its position as one of Montana’s great cattle ranches, the IX boasts large populations of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, mountain lion, and five species of upland birds. It is also a scenic ranch boasting a diversity of habitat types from productive meadows to rolling hills which give way to steeper mountain country with scatterings of aspens and evergreens.
$495,000  •  320 acres
River View Basin sits between Loma and Fort Benton. With a basin setting, views of the Teton River and the distant mountains, privacy and a host of game species, this property is sure to please. There are several options for home sites if you choose, or it would be perfect for a hunting cabin. With very little for sale in this area, we are pleased to offer for sale River View Basin consisting of 320 well-blocked acres teeming with game. Whether it be wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing in the nearby Teton River or just plain solitude, this property will not disappoint. One trip to Fort Benton and you will understand the lure of this great little town with all the amenities one could possibly need, not to mention the multitude of recreational opportunities. In addition, it is within 45 minutes to the third largest city in Montana – Great Falls and the Great Falls International Airport.