|The East Ranch
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The East Ranch
The East Ranch is located in south central Lincoln County on the
north of the Capitan Mountain Range and east of the Jicarrilla
Mountains is some of the best year around cattle country that
New Mexico has to offer. Just forty five minutes from Ruidoso,
New Mexico, a resort community that offers both summer and
winter recreational opportunities. Capitan, New Mexico is
located just twenty-five minutes from the ranch headquarters.
Capitan offers schools, grocery, auto mechanics and banking.
The ranch is comprised of 21,000 ᠤeeded acres with
approximately 4,000 acres of Federal BLM lease land. The ranch
is operated from a headquarters located in the western portion
of the ranch that is accessed by New Mexico State Highway 246
and Lincoln County Road # B001. The headquarters improvements
are comprised of one modern residence, barns and cattle working
pens. The pens are constructed of steel pipe with the cattle
processing tub, squeeze chute and livestock scales under roof
cover. There is an additional set of working pens located on the
east end of the ranch referred to as the 7/11 pens. All pastures
are easily accessible by vehicle.
The ranch pasture design is partitioned into eleven larger
pastures and several smaller pastures and holding traps. The
livestock and domestic water is provided by two wells with the
primary well located off site on the adjoining ranch. There is
well sharing agreement that will be provided to the new owner.
The water is distributed by an extensive pipeline system that
delivers water to numerous water storage tanks and livestock
drinkers throughout the ranch. Water distribution is good. A new
well was drilled on the ranch that has the capability to furnish
water to the system, but currently is not utilized except when
necessary. Water quality is good.
The terrain of the ranch is described and gently to steeply
rolling with intermittent draws that carry runoff water and
provide overflow grazing for livestock and wildlife. The soils
are mostly loamy with the deeper soils in the bottoms of the
draws. The primary grasses include blue, black and sideoats
grama, galleta and plains lovegrass.
The climate is classified as semi-arid. The growing season in
the general vicinity of the ranch is estimated to be between 160
to 170 days. Annual precipitation varies but the historical
average indicates a range between 14 and 16 inches to include
several winter snowfalls. Most of the precipitation falls during
the summer growing season in the form of thundershowers and
thunder storms. The elevation of the ranch varies from 6,100
feet on the eastern portion of the ranch to 6,350 feet on the
western portion of the ranch.
Wildlife in the area includes pronghorn antelope, mule deer,
elk, bobcat, coyote, mountain lion and bear. The Lincoln
National Forest is just minutes away, which offers hunting,
hiking and other recreational activities.
The East Ranch offers a solid turf grazing unit that
has good water distribution and good functional facilities. The
ranch has good access with all pastures easily accessible by
vehicle. It is ready to turn your cattle out.
The ranch is located in an area that has serious wind energy
development potential. All wind rights will be conveyed with the
In addition to the ranch properties that we currently have
listed there are several other properties that are available,
but not actively being marketed.
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