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Ojitos Draw Ranch
Ojitos Draw Ranch is a pretty little cattle operation located in gently
rolling, short grass country 10 miles east of Roy, New Mexico.
The ranch is approximately 8 miles off of pavement down a good
county road. The old
headquarters is located in a picturesque setting surrounded by trees along
the bottom of Ojitos Draw, a wide, well-turfed draw that runs from west to
east through the ranch. The
ranch is made up of the following lands:
TERRAIN & VEGETATION:
The Ojitos Draw Ranch has an excellent turf of strong plains
up mostly of blue grama and buffalograss.
Western wheat grass, a cool season species found on the ranch,
usually greens up in April, while grama grasses and buffalograss normally
start growing in late May or early June.
Grass rains for the area usually begin in late June and run into
September. Average annual
precipitation for the area is 15” to 16”.
The Ojitos Draw Ranch is very open with little or no brush
shallow drainages or creeks run east to west through the ranch, starting
with Ojitos Draw on the south, Le Douz Creek in the middle and Tequesquite
Creek on the north. The
creeks provide livestock water in the wetter months, as well as protection
for cattle during the winter. Elevations
on the ranch range from 5,500’ to 5,560’.
Ojitos Draw Ranch is divided into 6 pastures and a trap, with pastures
ranging in size from 298 acres to 655 acres.
The pastures are set up for a rotation system that maximizes forage
production without overusing any one area.
The ranch is presently 2 years into a 5-year NRCS program that
provides approximately $16,000 annually to the ranch for beneficial
grazing and management practices. Requirements
for qualifying for the program are not difficult and most buyers would
probably want to continue it.
owner has been running 50 to 60 cow/calf pairs, year round, on the Ojitos
Draw Ranch in recent
years; however the ranch should work very well as a summer yearling
operation as well. In a
normal year the ranch should run 150 to 170 yearlings from May to October
putting on 250 to 300 pounds per animal in 5 to 5 ½ months.
on the ranch water from 2 shallow wells; one is a solar submersible and
the other a submersible with electric power to it.
The ranch would benefit from installing a pipeline that would run
water 1 mile north from the electric submersible well into the two north
pastures. Several dirt tanks
provide livestock water for part of the year most years.
A small, but interesting old ranch house sits in the bottom of
Ojitos Draw just off of a county road on the east side of the ranch.
It has thick stone walls finished with stucco on the outside, and
grooved lath walls on the interior. The
house is uninhabitable, but the owner has dried it in to preserve it in
case a buyer might want to restore it.
small set of pipe corrals is located about ¼-mile off of a county road,
on the south end of the ranch. Boundary
fences are excellent to new in condition over most of the ranch.
The balance of the boundary fence is old and will need to be
replaced in the near future. Most
of the partition fences are new with 4 strands of barbed wire on cedar
Pronghorn Antelope live on the ranch and mule deer are found
in canyons and draws in
the area and occasionally on the ranch.
The owner of the Ojitos Draw Ranch is uncertain of their mineral
ownership in the ranch, but will not reserve any minerals upon sale.
TAXES & FEES:
Harding County real estate taxes for the ranch last year
were $185.55. The state lease
rental fee for last year was $415.
Ojitos Draw Ranch is a great little cattle operation for sale at a very
reasonable price on today’s market, and it is well located in some of
the best grass country in the state.
The ranch is enrolled in a conservation program that provides the
owner substantial additional annual income.
So, if you are looking for a neat little ranch that will run a
couple of loads of yearlings in the summer or cows and calves all year,
come take a look with us at the Ojitos Draw Ranch near Roy, New Mexico.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dave Kern at: 575-762-3707
Kern Land, Inc. is the Transaction Broker for the seller of this property. As the seller’s Transaction Broker we represent the seller, and we are paid by the seller. This property is offered subject to prior sale, change in price, or removal from the market without notice. All information shown in the brochure, while based upon information supplied by the seller and from other sources deemed to be reliable, is not in any way warranted by Kern Land, Inc. or its agents.