$5,000,000 • 9,070 acres
Own one of the most Beautiful, well-maintained and productive cattle and equestrian Montana ranches with a balanced operation of hay production and cattle grazing.
A little slice of heaven in the Big Sky Country of Eastern Montana. This well-managed highly productive 9070.2 acre ranch, 6360.2 deeded is located in Terry, Montana. The ranch runs 250+/- cow/calf pairs. The numerous draws with Cottonwood, Ash and Aspen groves set this ranch apart. Impeccable winter protection and premier habitat for white tail, mule deer, and birds, including turkey and partridge; a hunter’s paradise. Numerous buildings and excellent facilities make this a Montana find. A private lease allows this ranch operation the capability of running 400+/- pairs, with the purchase of additional hay.
This magnificent ranch is located centrally between many small towns scattered across the eastern portion of Montana. 28 miles, almost due south of the ranch, is the small town of Terry, just off of I94, which is an interstate highway that travels east/west through the center of Montana. Access to I94 is provided by traveling south on Brackett Creek Road to Cedar Creek Road and then continues south on state highway 253. Once on I94, the larger town of Glendive is a short 40 minute drive Northeast and Miles City is an equal distance Southwest. Both cities, in addition to Terry, have their own community airports which facility small private and commercial aircraft.
I94 Continues further southwest, roughly 2.5 hours from Terry, MT where it turns into I90 in the Large city of Billings. Billings, Montana is one of many major US cities that provides connecting commercial flights nationally and internationally.
The closest major city to the East is Bismark, North Dakota, east from Terry, Montana about 3.5 hours.
Tibbetts Ranch is one of the most beautiful ranches in Montana. It has been maintained by incredible stewardship. Hours have been spent spraying weeds, keeping the draws relatively weed free. Cattle guards separate most of the pastures and fields for convenience. Fences are in good to great condition.
The topography of the ranch lends itself to be grazed at different times of the year. The summer pastures consist of creeks, springs, and pipelines for even stock distribution. Winter and spring pastures contain great natural protection from nature’s elements along with worry-free watering systems. It is a hunter’s paradise for white tail and mule deer.
The Ranch is located in Northwestern Prairie County in the “heart” of Montana cattle country. Wide open plains and numerous coulees with groves of Cottonwood, Ash, and Aspen trees encompass breathtaking beauty on this ranch. A Lil Slice of Heaven hidden away in the Big Sky Country of Eastern Montana.
Tibbetts Ranch is a viable livestock unit of native and tame grasses. It is a balanced operation of hay production and cattle grazing. The Hay Land consists of ⅓ alfalfa and Crested Wheat Grass along with Pubescent Grass. The average yield is ⅕ tons per acre. The 8,960 acre private lease is a 3 yr transferable lease with 2 years left on the renewable contract. There are additional ranch properties (approximately 5,700 acres) within 2 miles of Tibbetts Ranch that are currently for sale. There is an opportunity to put together a large ranch operation.
The coulees and terrain provide excellent habitat for white tail, mule deer, and bird hunting. The coulees provide excellent winter protection for wildlife and cattle, a very special attribute to Eastern Montana.
The ranch has had impeccable care from the withe pipe fences to the pea gravel to the developed springs. It is a sanctuary in Eastern Montana.
The acreage comprises:
6360.2 acres of Deeded Land:
5539.85 acres of Rangeland
479 acres of Hay Land
330.32 acres of Grazing Land
11.12 acres of Farmstead.
There is 3007.12 acres of Leased property which consists of:
640 acres of State Land (125 acres AUM)
2367 acres of BLM Land (570 acres AUM).
For a total of 9367.2 acres of prime Montana acreage.
The ranch sits at an elevation that ranges from 3,000 feet to 3,700 feet. The average annual precipitation is 13.5 inches lending an average growing season (frost free days) from June 1st to September 20th.
Currently the ranch’s cattle are Simmi-Angus cows; calves are born end of March and April. Calves are weaned mid-end of October averaging 620 pounds.
The 2015 Prairie County Taxes were $5264.15
All stock water rights have been filed in Helena with the DNRC in accordance with Montana Water Laws. Extensive water development has taken place through-out the ranch. Seven wells - two solar - are the main sources of water for the ranch. There are approximately 11,000 feet of pipeline, over 16 tons of either fiber-glass, steel, and/or buried tanks. Electricity is supplied to most of the tanks on the winter range for stress free winter watering.
Brackett Creek is a seasonal creek, typically running from the end of March to the first of June.
Numerous fresh water springs are located throughout the ranch, providing water for livestock and wildlife, including:
E Bad Route
W Bad Route
Bad Route is one portion of the summer range on the ranch, it has two solar wells along with numerous springs. There are 100 acres of undeveloped water rights on the ranch.
Domestic Water: there is 1 well with a large backup storage tank that is used for domestic water.
Wells: There are 6 active livestock wells spread across the property.
There are 3 living quarters on the Ranch:
The MAIN HOME is a 3,400 square foot, 4-Bedroom House with 3 baths, a full basement and 2 decks.
There is a 1,800 square foot GUEST HOUSE that boasts 3-Bedrooms, 1.5 baths, with a loft and deck, as well.
An additional 1140 square foot MOBILE HOME (14ft x 70ft) can be used as a manager's quarters or extra living space.
HIP ROOF BARN, 1700 sf, with a vet room and heated calving room
MACHINE SHED, 3200 sf (32 x 100)
LIVESTOCK BARN, 10,000 sf (80X125)
LIVESTOCK SHED, 924 sf (22 x 42)
GRAIN BINS, 6,900 sf
3 PIPE/GUARD RAIL CATTLE CORRALS
BACKGROUNDING YARD with 480 feet of concrete bunks and pipe fence/cable corrals
The livestock buildings include calving sheds, a barn with a vet room & heated calving room, large set of pipe corrals for smooth cattle handling. Guard rail fence makes up the alley and loading chute of this efficient cattle working system. The south end of the ranch has another extremely well built set of pipe & wood corrals for easy handling of cattle, including a loading chute.
There are 5 deer-fenced hay corrals.
ACTIVITIES/AMENITIES (Local Area)
Eastern Montana is known for its abundance of attractions and activities. Just south of the property runs the infamous Yellowstone River which is a water sportsman’s dream. Between the Yellowstone River and the nearby Powder River, there’s never a shortage of fishing, kayaking or canoeing.
The surrounding towns host a plethora of community events, attractions and activities, including museums, galleries and theatre, rodeos and county fairs, trails for hiking, biking and climbing. Miles City hostess the world famous Bucking horse Sale and Terry is home to Montana’s longest continuously operating hotel, the Kempton Hotel.
Powder River Historic Point in Terry, MT, documents the fateful journey of Custer’s troops on their way to the Battle of the Little BigHorn. The annual reenactment of that same battle on the Custer battlefield takes place every June.
Montana’s largest state park is a short 30 minute drive along I94 and provides an abundance of outdoor activities: large game hunting, fly fishing, camping, hiking and even bird watching.