The Border Ranch
The Border Ranch is located approximately 10 miles east of Columbus, New Mexico along and on both sides of State Highway 9 in both Luna and Dona Ana Counties. The ranch is partitioned into four pastures, two south of the highway and two north of the highway. The southern boundary of the ranch is the International Border with Mexico. The fence along the border is a very secure structure that is heavily monitored by the U.S. Border Patrol. Ownership reports little or no illegal border traffic in the area.
The ranch is comprised of the following acreage:
- 1,910.00 ± Deeded Acres
- 52,487.00 ± Federal BLM Lease Acres
- 11,158.06 NM State Lease Acres
- 65,555.06 Total Acres (102.43 Sections)
The grazing capacity of the ranch is set and controlled by a Section 3 Bureau of Land Management Grazing Permit for 613 Animal Units on a yearlong basis. Livestock water is provided by three wells and a buried pipeline system. Two of the wells are located north of the highway with a minimal amount of buried pipeline. One well is south of the highway that supplies water to approximately eleven miles of buried pipeline with five livestock drinkers spaced approximately one mile apart. The pipeline extends across the highway to the north in two places. Approximately one third of the ranch north of Highway 9 is included within the West Portillo Mountains Wilderness Study Area that has some restrictions. Some permanent livestock water has been established within the WSA on State land.
Improvements on the Border Ranch include five sets of working pens. Two are located south of the highway and three located north of the highway. The terrain varies from nearly level flats to scattered hill land. The more level terrain is located on the western portion of the ranch. The primary grasses associated with this range site include, but are not limited to black grama, alkali sacaton, plains bristlegrass, tobosa and three awn.
The eastern portion of the ranch is bisected by the Luna/Dona Ana County line. The soils in this area of the ranch are a shallow sandy range site with some areas of deep sand. The primary grasses associated with this range site include, but are not limited to mesa dropseed, tobosa grass and black grama. Invaders to the site include mesquite, broom snakeweed, tarbush and sand sage.
The Border Ranch is located just nine miles east of Columbus, New Mexico. Columbus is a community of approximately 1,700 people that offers limited goods and services. It does provide housing and a source for part time labor. El Paso, Texas is located approximately 50 minutes from the ranch. El Paso is a city of approximately 650,000.00 people that can provide for all the needs of the ranch. El Paso International Airport provides international jet service
Brokers Comments: This is a large desert ranch with a sales price that converts to $1,800.00 per animal unit to reflect the ranch’s location and lack of infrastructure. The Seller wants the ranch sold so I have been requested to submit all offers. So If you are looking for large ranch at a reasonable price come take a look.