Exceptional and Productive Ranch in Fort St. James – SOLD

Property Details:

Listing Price: SOLD
Address:
City: Fort St. James
Province: British Columbia
Lot Size: 1577 acres
Type: Ranch
Square Feet: 1808
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Waterfront: Yes

Property Photos:

Ridgeview Ranch is situated 10 min from Fort St James in the Stuart/Nechako Valley the second largest forage crop producing area in BC. The ranch totals 1377 acres in 8 titles with an estimated 650 acres in hay and 275 acres seeded to pasture and 350 bush pastures, and the remainder not fenced forest and wetlands providing excellent habitat for waterfowl and wildlife living on the ranch. There are 3 small lakes and Pitka Creek running through a portion of the ranch. The owners have participated in BMP projects that focused on protecting the water quality of these watercourses by way of Riparian Management Plans. They have built numerous dugouts that work with the natural flow of runoff water in the spring. Most are fenced and provide water with the use of gravity fed waterers and solar powered pump watering system.

The owners have been continuously upgrading the buildings, roads, fencing and gates. They have been improving and expanding pasture and production land. The perimeter of the ranch is fenced with a significant amount of cross fencing. There is a gravel pit in close proximity which can be used to construct and upgrade roads.

** The cultivated area must be confirmed to the Buyer’s satisfaction. We are not able to measure from aerial photographs because the owners have done a lot of work to expand and improve production land in recent years which does not show on Google Earth.

This Ranch could support a 200 Cow/calf operation and more with the numerous cross fences of high powered electricity which has favoured a rotational grazing system. There is an efficient Cattle handling system within the Calving Barn, a warm maternity room, inside water hydrant, highly efficient Farmgate constructed gates and panels, extensive corrals with stock waterers a loading Shute system that can load out a cattle liner in 20 min and a 45 min drive to the local auction market on paved road with only 2.2 km of gravel.

With proximity to the container terminal in Prince Rupert and ability to export hay the Fort St James/Vanderhoof area has seen hay production increase because there is now a solid competitive market for hay. No longer do farmers need to worry about an oversupply leaving them with unsold hay in the fields and hay sheds they can focus their efforts on production knowing production is sold.

Ranch buildings and residence

The ranch house residence is consists of 1808 sq ft built up from a older Mobile home that has been rescinded. With large kitchen newly renovated dining area, living room finished in fir tongue and groove, 3 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom with a full four piece bath that includes laundry, a large Artist’s Studio or more potential space. Outside porch, and good sized glassed deck that offers a fantastic view of the land and Mt Pope and Murray Ridge in the background. It is serviced with hydro, telephone, drilled well for domestic use and septic tank and drain field disposal.

  • There is a 30 x 40 Mechanic Shop with attach 24×30 3 bay shed, water in shop, wood heated, other sheds for storage.
  • Barn is 24x 60, with loft, water hydrant inside, maternity room and headgate, highly efficient Farmgate constructed gates inside, a built in Cattle scale.
  • Steel and board corrals, stock waterers, Crowding tub, and alley and headgate and load out Shute, graveled and can handle any weather.
  • 100 x 175 riding arena, tack shed.
  • 16×10 Refrigerated Meat Hanging facility that has a 10 ft high ceiling with hanging rails that is a already established Game/Domestic Meat Hanging Business, with water hydrate outside.
  • 300 sq ft Log Cabin that is has all the amenities for a quest cabin or rental income. Has telephone, water, septic, electric heat.
  • Large garden, raised beds, greenhouse.

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a large contiguous well maintained ranch in a great location at fair market value with a guaranteed market for the production. These 8 titles all join together. There is four access points. Frost Rd from Highway to the main ranch, Woods Rd into the East side from Highway 27, Hanley Road also from Highway 27, and the most west side touches Cunningham road or also known as Lind Lake pit road.

Location: The ranch headquarters is# 4052 Frost Road 2.2km west of Highway 27 10km from Fort St James and 50km from Vanderhoof at the end of a no thru Road so privacy is advantageous. The road is well maintained year-round and school bus service is available on Highway 27.

Access: 4 different access roads onto different parts to the Ranch. The most west end DL1646 is located on the Cunningham Rd. also known as the Lind Lake Pit Rd.

  • The most North end on DL1663 can be assessed by way of a legal assess on Hanley Rd. from Hwy 27
  • The East side DL1659 NE can be accessed from Malcolm Rd. from Hwy 27
  • Ranch headquarters on Frost road 2.2 km from Hwy 27

Services:

  • Hydro Power
  • Well maintained public road
  • 1 deep water well available with water agreement
  • Septic is Plastic ball and drain field has good percolation telephone
  • TV service excellent reception and free
  • Excellent Cell service

 

Contact:

Irv Ridd
Ph: 778 754 7662 | irv@cascadiarealty.ca