1. Two Chicken Barns + 120 acres (to be surveyed off) - $2,800,000. This 120 acres, chicken barns, and water rights can be purchased with a lease to begin at closing. **Lease Option for Egg Production**-- a qualified egg producer has offered to sign a lease for the poultry barns starting at $100,000 a year. Upon securing a contract to sell pasture-raised eggs, lease will immediately escalate to $200,000 a year for 5 years.
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2. Home, Modular home, outbuildings, barns, garage, & 80 acres - $1,450,000
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3. Entire package--home & improvements, shop building, modular home, irrigation - $4,250,000
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Colorado ranch with organic pasture-raised poultry barns, hayfields, quality improvements
Offered for sale is a 200-acre Colorado farm and ranch operation that combines several income-producing assets, including two large egg-laying poultry barns, hay production, horse training facilities, and quality ranch improvements. A major feature of the property is the two large poultry barns set up to produce pasture-raised organic eggs on a large scale. The barns are each 29,400 sq ft, (58,500 sq ft total), with a 2,500 sq ft headquarters and can house over 48,000 hens with state-of-the-art cage-free facilities, including conveyors to bring the freshly laid eggs to the washing and packaging room. Hens are able to roam freely over 100 acres of hayfields and pasture, giving the poultry barns the coveted label of pasture-raised organic eggs, the highest level of income production in egg barns.
Located Just 5.6 miles Southwest of Crawford, Colorado, this 200-acre property sits on Fruitland Mesa, a broad mesa dotted with productive hay farms, ranches, and cabins. Just 8 miles south of the ranch is the dramatic and stunning North Rim of the Black Canyon. At 7,000 feet in elevation, the ranch enjoys sunny, cool summers and relatively mild winters. The area is known for growing outstanding grass/alfalfa horse hay that is prized all over the country for discerning horse owners. This is a working farm with an outstanding set of improvements, starting with the 8,000-sq ft home. Built in 2004, the owners built it to LAST. The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a huge family room, and a walk-out basement, and 9-foot ceilings on the main floors and the upstairs. There is a spacious 2-car attached garage and an additional 3-car detached garage, a 60x80 machinery storage building, 40 x 112 hay barn, and a1680 sq ft 3BR 2BA modular home for a caretaker or ranch manager.
This ranch is served by two domestic water taps with two large cisterns to capture and store overflow for up to 3 months' use. The ranch has 3,800 shares of Fruitland Mesa irrigation water to serve the five sideroll sprinklers and 100 irrigated acres. There is a commercial well that services the two chicken barns.The water is gravity fed and the ranch has its own headgate. Irrigation water is delivered at 65 psi for reliable hay irrigation. For those of you unfamiliar with hayfield irrigation, pressurized water is highly efficient and is very preferable to outmoded gated pipe and earthen ditch flood irrigation.
Fruitland Mesa is known for outstanding mule deer hunting, producing trophy-quality bucks. This farm is in the heart of Unit 63, some of the best hunting in western Colorado. The north end of the farm has pinyon-juniper bedding habitat that attracts mule deer. On occasion, elk inhabit the ranch, particularly during the winter months, but sometimes during hunting season as well. The ranch has stunning views of the nearby West Elks mountain range to the East, as well as the Grand Mesa to the North and the Uncompaghre Plateau to the west. Snow coverage is fairly light during the winter, but the nearby mountains provide good irrigation water through most of the summer and sometimes as late as mid-September.
This ranch has excellent soil, good water rights and is set up to farm. Historically the farm has produced between 400 & 500 tons of top-quality grass/alfalfa hay per year on 100 acres, which is fenced with 8' game fencing to avoid game damage. Currently the owner is raising highly prized performance horses & pasture-raised chickens. Separate from the hayfields are several horse pastures, a large arena, and 12x40 and 12x20 horse shelters.
The ranch is offered in three different options to purchase the property, and also may be offered with a lease in place for the poultry barns & pasture raised egg operations. Contact listing agent for more information.