Anderson Ranch is an excellent, small cattle operation located 5 miles
east of the great little ranching community of Roy, New Mexico. The ranch is 2,480 deeded acres of grassland that has been in the
Anderson Family for several generations. Pastures range in size from ½ section to a full section and every
pasture is bordered by at least one county road; however, the county roads
are fenced off of every pasture.
half-section pasture (320 acres) lies 1 mile north of the balance of the
ranch. This pasture contains 2 CRP tracts that total 102 acres with
an annual payment of $1,682 through fiscal year 2022.
The Anderson Ranch is good grama grass and buffalograss
range with strong, high protein grasses throughout. Parts of the ranch were farmed decades ago; however, the country
has recovered well and reestablished in native grasses such as blue grama,
buffalograss and western wheatgrass. The ranch is mostly open, rolling grassland with a few shallow
draws and very little wasted country.
on the ranch range from 5620’ to 5730’, and the average annual
precipitation is from 14” to 16”. Like most of the west, the ranch has experienced severe drought
over the last 2 years, but it received
enough moisture to grow grass to graze reduced numbers of cattle both
OPERATION: The Anderson Ranch is located in some of the strongest grassland
in North America, normally providing 300-pound gains on yearlings from May
to October. Most people in
the area allow 13 to 14 acres per yearling in normal years, which would
indicate a carrying capacity of 170 to 185 yearlings for the ranch.
ranch should run 60 to 70 cows year round in normal conditions. The country is open and provides very little cover for livestock in
winter months, so a cow/calf operator would probably want to
add windbreaks for protection for cows in winter pastures.
are 5 windmills on the Anderson ranch with one mill for each of the 5
pastures. These 5 wells range from 90' to approximately 200' in depth
and produce, good, abundant water for livestock.
Livestock drinkers around the wells vary from several smaller
galvanized tubs to steel rimmed drinkers set in concrete, and one well
pumps into 2 large concrete drinkers. In addition to watering livestock, the windmill at the
headquarters supplies water to the home through a pressure tank system.
IMPROVEMENTS: The home at the headquarters has 2 bedrooms, a
living room, 1 ¾ baths, kitchen, dining area, office, mud room and
concrete basement. The home
has a stucco exterior and a pro panel type metal roof. The house is old but well maintained by the owners who live there. A detached 2-car garage sits beside a shop building with space for
another car. Both of these
buildings have stucco exteriors and metal roofs.
wooden corrals with shed rows and a large steel-rimmed drinker are
situated just east of the
house. Fences, by and large,
are very good to excellent; made mostly of steel T-posts holding 4 to 6
strands of barbed wire. Some
fences use good cedar posts instead of T-posts.
MINERALS: Upon sale, the sellers will convey to the buyer ½ of their
mineral interest appurtenant to the subject property. In 15 years the sellers remaining mineral interest in the property
will revert back to the subject property, so long as there is no mineral
production at that time.
WILDLIFE: Pronghorn antelope live on the ranch.
& FEES: Harding County real estate taxes for the ranch last year were