Cochise Ranch

Cochise Ranch
Acreage: 6,607.00 ± Deeded Acres
  80.00 NM State Lease Acres
Location: Approximately twelve miles west of Roswell, New Mexico along and adjoining the south side of U.S. Highway 70/380.
Access: U.S. Highway 70/380 and Buchanan Draw Road, which is a county maintained roadway with controlled access.
Grazing Capacity: The grazing capacity of the Cochise Ranch is owner-controlled at the discretion of the ranch owner. New Mexico State University rates the area to be able to sustain one animal unit on 54 acres on an annual basis. The rating converts to 11.85 animal units per section on a yearlong basis. Total grazing capacity under normal rainfall is estimated to be 120 animal units yearlong.
Description: The Cochise Ranch is a contiguous tract of native grass rangeland that is partitioned into five larger pastures and three smaller holding traps. Each pasture and trap has at lease one source of permanent water. The livestock water is provided by three wells, all equipped with solar powered submersible pumps and large water steel rim storage tanks. The wells are approximately 600 feet to 650 feet deep with a pumping capacity of 3 to 5 five gallons per minute. Two of the wells provide water to a buried water pipeline system that distributes water to areas of the ranch that would otherwise not have a permanent source of water. Livestock drinkers have been installed at various locations along the pipeline system. The headquarters of the operation is located in the north central area of the ranch with improvements consisting of a metal storage barn and maintenance shop, working pens and overhead feed bins. All maintained in good serviceable condition.
Terrain: The terrain of the ranch is described as gently rolling to nearly level with open draws of deep soil and limestone hills with more shallow soils. All areas of the ranch are easily accessible by vehicle with ranch roadways to each pasture and watering. The vegetation includes several varieties of grama grass, tobosa and three-awns.
Climate: The Cochise Ranch varies in elevation, with an average of approximately 4,000 feet. The average annual precipitation averages between 10 and 12 inches annually with most falling in the form of rainfall during the months of July through October. Winters are generally open and mild with some snowfall possible. Several snow events may occur from late November through February. Typically snowfall amounts are less than 6 inches with occasional heavier amounts. Generally the snowfall does not remain on the ground for any length of time. The growing season (frost free season) extends from April 1 through October 31.
Area Data: The Cochise Ranch is located approximately 12 miles west of Roswell, New Mexico. Roswell is the fifth largest city in New Mexico with a current population of approximately 50,000 people. It is situated on the Pecos River and is the center for irrigated farming, commercial dairy production, commercial pecan production, ranching, manufacturing and petroleum production. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, total crop production for the county exceeded $51 million. Chaves County led the state with 75,950 milk cows, resulting in over $338 million in cash receipts from milk for the year. Livestock production resulted in over $558 million in cash receipts. Chaves County ranked #1 in corn silage production with 391,000 tons and produced 391,000 tons of top quality alfalfa. In 2015, the local pecan industry produced 7.1 million pounds of pecans.

Roswell is most popularly known for having its name attached to what is now called the Roswell UFO incident, though the crash site of the alleged UFO was some 75 miles northwest of Roswell. The investigation and the debris recovery was handled by the local Roswell Army Air Field. Roswell is a popular town for tourists from around the world because of its many alien attractions.

The Roswell Army Air Field was converted to Walker Air Force Base during the Cold War and at one time was the largest base of the US Air Force Strategic Air Command. When the base closed in 1967 the facilities were converted to the Roswell International Air Center. Commercial airline service is provided by American Eagle with several daily incoming and outgoing flights to Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix Arizona.
Price: $2,500,000.00 Cash ($378.99/Deeded Acre)
Broker Comments: This type ranch property is scarce in today’s market with excellent access and deeded control. Very few are currently being offered with the potential of the Cochise Ranch. The pasture design is ideal for a commercial or registered cattle operation. The improvements are suited for the operation and are not excessive requiring significant repairs and maintenance. The water system has been developed to distribute livestock water throughout the ranch. Contact the Seller’s exclusive representative to schedule an appointment to take a look.


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