ROSE CREEK RANCH – WINNEMUCCA, NV.
CATTLE & HAY RANCH
PRIME FOR COMMERCIAL,
INDUSTRIAL & RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT!
ENJOY FARMING AND RANCHING WHILE DEVELOPING
YOUR OWN PROPERTY FOR MORE VALUABLE USES!!
2,572+ DEEDED ACRES WITH 639+ ACRES WATER RIGHTS
(INCLUDES 639+ AC. SURFACE, 375+ AC. UNDERGROUND, WITH 500+ IRRIGATED ACRES IN ALFALFA AND GRAIN CROPS.)
3 RESIDENCES, PLUS SHOP, OUT BUILDINGS & CORRALS
ASKING $1.8 MILLION WITH POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
6110 PLUMAS STREET, SUITE B, RENO, NV. 89509
(775) 824-3666 OR (775) 333-1472 FAX (775) 824-3660
Rose Creek Ranch offers an exciting opportunity for the more experienced investor. The ranch presently operates as a cattle and hay property, with a cattle carrying capacity of 175+ cows, and produces some 1,000+ tons of alfalfa hay annually, plus grain crops on about 500+ acres of irrigated ground. However, the real value of this offering lies in the tremendous potential for future development into commercial, industrial and residential projects.
The main headquarters and acreage of the ranch lies in close proximity to existing commercial/industrial development and the airport. Some of the property is also next door to a large 5 acre parcel residential subdivision development. Equally important, the ranch includes excellent water rights in good standing with the Nevada State Engineer’s Office for both surface and underground water, an important ingredient for property development. In addition, the second generation owner is presently evaluating feasibility of harnessing Rose Creek’s natural year round water flow in the upper range land for future hydro-electric power production. So, this offering represents the best of two worlds, the ability to farm and ranch on a smaller scale while working towards a more valuable future use of the property.
There are 2,572+ total deeded acres. The ranch includes 639+ surface water righted acres with water coming from Rose Creek in the mountains above and to the south. There are no other water rights or water users to this source of surface water. In addition, the irrigated ground is supplemented with 375+ acres of under ground water certificates, all in good standing with the Nevada State Engineer’s Office, Carson City, NV. Water is pumped from four different wells. A fifth well is operational, but the pump and well are in need of repair. The four operating wells are tied together by pipelines for water and irrigation efficiency. At the present time the owner is irrigating approximately 500 acres of alfalfa and grain crops. Table I summarizes the deeded and water righted property, and current property taxes.
NOTE: Total Water rights are 639.61 acres, including 20.33 ac. Private lease land & 9.85 ac. BLM land.
At present, farm crops include 280+ acres in grain crops, including Yam Hill Winter Wheat, Triticale (rye/wheat cross), and volunteer rye from last year’s planting. Another 220+ acres are in alfalfa hay with age ranging from new to 6+ years. About 120 acres are due for rotation at the end of this season. With the exception of a small amount of leased land in neighboring Section 23, all of the farmland is contained in Sections 18, 19 and 24. Farm equipment and machinery used on the ranch has not been included in the asking price, but is available at market value at Buyer’s option (see equipment inventory, attached).
During normal water years, surface water from Rose Creek runs at an average volume of 2.0 to 2.5 Cubic Feet per Second (CFS), and is transported to the ranch reservoir and then to farm ground via some 2 miles of main line pipe ranging in size from 8” to 10”. In addition, the ground water is supplied by 5 wells, 4 of which have been connected by pipelines to provide for more water use efficiency. The wells vary in size and capacity ranging from depths of 200 to 400 feet with production ranging from 800 to 1,500 Gallons Per Minute (GPM’s). Some of the irrigated fields have been laser leveled and are flood irrigated with some 10,000+ feet of 10” gated pipe. Crops in Section 19 are irrigated with 12 hand lines supplied by one main line.
NOTE: It is common in Nevada for different certificates to duplicate each other. However, this duplication cannot be “Stacked” for calculation purposes. For this reason, the totals are estimated as “NET” water rights. The underground water certificates were not issued “Supplementary to existing surface water”, and are believed to be “Stand Alone” water rights. This means that the underground water may be transferred to other lands (“Place of Use”), such as commercial and/or residential properties, subject to the State Engineer’s approval. A prudent buyer should engage the services of a water engineer to verify all of the water rights information included in this summary.
IMPROVEMENTS: Rose Creek Ranch is complimented with typical improvements. There are 3 residences all on well and septic systems. The main home is a 1600+ square foot, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood framed structure with metal roof, plus a detached 2+ car 24’ X 24’ insulated garage with concrete floor, power and automatic door opener. An older 2 bedroom, 1 bath, single wide 10’ X 45’ mobile home serves as ranch hand quarters. The third residence is a fully remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 baths, 1440 square foot double wide mobile home, and is presently being used as a rental, generating $425.00 monthly income.
There are several other out buildings including a 28’ X 40’ metal shop building with electricity, a railroad box car used for storage, tack shed, ATV shed, wood, storage & chicken sheds, etc. In addition, there is a 200 to 250 head feed lot equipped with working corrals, squeeze and loading chutes, water, power and night light.
The irrigation system includes a reservoir that allows for gravity flow sprinklers, extensive underground pipe lines from the upper range to the reservoir, then on down to the farm ground, thirteen ¼ mile sprinkler lines, and 5 wells (4 functional), for irrigation. The lower farm ground at headquarters is all fenced and cross fenced, and the upper range land also includes extensive fencing and spring water improvements.
LARRY E. WOOD, LISTING AGENT
REALTY EXECUTIVES OF NORTHERN NEVADA
3301 SOUTH VIRGINIA ST., RENO, NV. 89502
(775) 824-3666 ; FAX (775) 824-3660
(Showings to qualified buyers by appointment only, please) 6/1/01