Gran Quivira Ranch
It is with great pleasure that United Country Real Estate- Revolution presents a unique opportunity in central New Mexico. Control your destiny by investing in this large predominantly deeded cattle ranch. The ranch is operated as a year-round cow-calf operation. Enjoy hunting elk, deer, antelope and other species on your own private lands. Live life to the fullest with a productive ranch as well as an abundance of onsite amenities.
The ranch is located northwest of the popular Corona ranching community. The ranch poses gentle terrain with fascinating mountain views due to its proximity to the northwestern slopes of the Gillinas Mountain. The ranch is located predominantly in Torrance County. The southern pastures span into Lincoln County, a well-known destination for hunting and lifestyle properties.
The Gran Quivira is a breeze to travel to. It is only 113 miles southeast of Albuquerque and approximately 120 miles south of Santa Fe. Albuquerque is home to an international airport, major medical centers, shopping, entertainment and restaurants.
The ranch benefits from ease of access due to the paved state highway frontage. The location of the ranch allows for multiple points of egress on county maintained roads and convenient travel to nearby communities. The ranch roads are hard packed and conveniently placed throughout the ranch.
Acreage and Capacity
The ranch is contiguous and includes approximately 26,240 acres of deeded land and approximately 1,880 acres of New Mexico state lease land. With the ranch being predominantly deeded, there is management discretion as to the carrying capacity. The owners rate the ranch at approximately 13 cows per section or five hundred seventy-five (575) head.
Elevations on the ranch range from approximately 6,400 ft. to 6,600 ft. The ranch presents scenic panoramic views of the Mansano Mountains and the Gillinas Mountain. Cedar trees decorate the rolling grassy hills. The ranch is easily traveled by vehicle with smooth roads and trails or by horseback with good ground and visibility.
Soils, Vegetation, Climate
The soils on the ranch include, but are not limited to fine sandy loam, sandy loam, Otero and Palma soils. The ranch has an abundance of varying gramma grasses, multiple browse plants, and is speckled with cedar and pinon. The area rainfall averages approximately 14 inches per year according to NOAA.
The ranch is particularly well watered. There is a total of ten (10) wells. An additional well with pipeline and two drinkers is planned to be installed during Summer 2017. The windmills are aesthetically pleasing, but no longer must be serviced. There are seven (7) solar powered wells and three (3) electric submersible wells. The depths of the wells range from three hundred eighty (380) feet to seven hundred fifteen (715) feet. The combination of storage tanks located throughout the ranch total approximately two hundred thousand (200,000) gallons of water storage.
All wells, drinkers, and storage tanks are connected by underground pipeline, except for two wells and their corresponding drinkers and storage. The floats for the troughs have been installed in secondary containments to prevent unwanted maintenance caused by livestock and the troughs have bird ramps. The valve boxes are conveniently located. Four of the steel-rim storage tanks have been relined with fiberglass. There are over 33 drinkers placed throughout the ranch providing adequate water for both livestock and wildlife.
Hunting throughout this region of New Mexico is remarkable. The ranch is located outside of the core area and currently receives two (2) bull elk permits and three (3) cow elk tags, five (5) antelope permits and allows for deer hunting. The quantity of elk permits issued by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is governed by a Special Management Plan.
The ranch headquarters is centered between the eastern and western boundaries. The primary residence, bunkhouse, shop, rock workshop, impressive handling pens, barn, enclosed horse stables, tack storage, feed storage, chicken coup, and feed storage are located at the headquarters. There are multiple traps immediately adjacent to the headquarters for ease of working cattle.
Primary Residence and Bunkhouse
The primary residence at the headquarters was recently remodeled and contains approximately three thousand (3000) square feet. The renovations were completed in a fashion that preserved the charm of the original construction while incorporating modern ranch style trends.
The exterior of the primary residence and shop building were recently upgraded with new stone veneer, stucco, and quality metal roofing. The primary residence offers panoramic views and plenty of natural light. Enjoy a bar-b-que, entertain guests, and enjoy a little bit of downtime beneath the stars from any one of the surrounding patios.
The interior of the primary residence is spacious and open. The home has three (3) very large bedrooms, one (1) full bathroom, one (1) three quarter bathroom, and one (1) half bathroom. The kitchen offers an abundance of granite counter space and more cabinetry than imaginable. There is a beautiful foyer, two (2) living areas and two (2) dining areas. The utility room is large and functional. The beautiful wood floors have been refinished. The bathrooms have been splendidly remodeled.
The home has received updates to both the plumbing and electrical, as well as a new hot water heater. There is an electrical well with a submersible pump at the headquarters. The septic was recently replaced. The home is ready to move into. The home has a beautiful wood-burning fireplace as well as central heat.
The bunkhouse is in the shop building immediately adjacent to the primary residence. It has a living room, two bedrooms, storage room and a bathroom. It too is on the septic system, has running water, and electricity.
The shop is oversized and has three bay doors. It is great for parking vehicles or for storage. The rock workshop offers a historical presence but was recently updated. It provides an abundance of storage and work area. There is a plethora of covered space alongside the enclosed horse stables for workspace and equipment storage.
The ranch will work well for pure bred or artificial insemination (AI) breeding programs with the first class set of handling pens are oriented to allow for optimal functionality. The pens are large, the alleys are well-positioned and each custom gate has latches accessible by horseback. Cedar stays surrounding the perimeter of the pens provide for a nice touch. The scales are certified and easy to operate. Prepare to enjoy working you cattle under a large shade structure with a first-class alley system and hydraulic chute. Ship cattle by truck and trailer or by the semi-load directly from your pens with combination of load-out options. There are troughs located throughout the pens. There on are two frost-fee troughs to ensure water for your livestock on a cold day.
The covered horse stables are oversized to allow workspace for a calving stall or to work cattle in a sheltered area. There is also an abundance of horse hay storage. The fenced pen nearest the horse stables is large enough to utilize as an arena as depicted by the barrels and poles currently setup.
There is a sea container that serves as a weatherproof tack storage under cover of the horse stable structure. There are two additional railcars that can be used for dry storage of feed. The two-story horse barn takes you back in time with wooden stalls, a tack room, and overhead feed storage.
Ranch Hand Facilities
Whether you have a ranch hand or have the need for a second residence, the ranch hand facilities are fantastic. The ranch hand facilities are located close enough to the headquarters for easy access and yet far enough away to allow for privacy.
Ranch Hand Home
This delectable approximately nine-hundred (900) square foot home has been preserved over the years and was recently remodeled. The home has a metal roof and siding. The interior resembles an adorable ranch-style Pinterest concept. It has one (1) bedroom, a spacious full bathroom, a full kitchen with concrete counters and custom reclaimed cabinets, a dining area with a wood-burning fireplace, living room, dining area, and an office. This home has panoramic views of the nearby mountain ranges
The ranch hand home is conveniently located near the road to the headquarters offering added security. The home is heated by both wood-burning stove and furnace, has hot and cold running water, and has its own septic system.
Ranch Hand Horse Facilities
The horse facilities contain two stalls and covered hay storage. There is a round pen, a sea container for tack and feed storage, and a turn-out. Watering your horses is easy with an electrical submersible well located onsite.
In addition to the pens at the headquarters, there are two additional sets of good quality working pens located on the ranch. One set is in the northwestern portion of the ranch near a solar well, large steel-rim storage tank and drinkers. The second set is in the southeastern portion of the ranch and is also next to a solar well with water storage and multiple drinkers. There are nine pastures and three traps on this ranch. A project is planned for the summer of 2017 to divide the most southern nine section pasture into two pastures.
Price and Availability
Please contact Melissa Y. Gorham-Roybal at United Country Real Estate-Revolution at (575)652-3152 Ext. 700 or (575)640-7520 to schedule your private viewing. This ranch will not be available long due to the size of the deeded holding and the quality of the amenities.
The Gran Quivira Ranch is priced at $525 per deeded acre.
Remodeled Ranch hand home
1st Class Working Pens
Multiple Sets of Pens
3 Electric Submersible Wells
7 Solar Wells