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Amabaugh Ranch NEW LISTING

Property Description

This Southern Oregon, Lake County ranch offers high quality spring, summer and fall grazing on over 3500 acres in one contiguous block in a private setting. Included is a 40’x60′ modern shop complete with a concrete floor, high clearance roll up doors and 3 phase power. A 30’x200′ lambing shed is attached to the working set of corrals. There is an attractive, fully developed home site overlooking Goose Lake and much of the irrigated pasture lands. Located near the entrance of the property, this home site comes complete with power, septic and domestic well already established.

Historically the ranch has carried 450-500 pair year-round depending upon the conditions. In the recent past, the ranch has been leased out for summer pasture. In 2020 the lessee grazed a mixed herd of 889 pairs and cavy cows for the full season. The cattle were shipped out in the fall and all were in favorable body condition.

The ranch is fenced and cross fenced resulting in eleven pastures that can be utilized for rotational grazing. Electric fencing is used to facilitate grazing of the 500 +/- acre riparian zone on the north end of Goose Lake.

Irrigation water is supplied by a 2-1/2 mile stretch of Thomas Creek which bisects the northern portion of the ranch from north to south. With the assistance of Ducks Unlimited the flood irrigation system has been greatly improved. Upgrades include the main diversion dam, drains, and secondary diversion points, along with a nicely designed system of head gates, ditches and dikes. These improvements allow for a judicious and efficient use of water.

A ground water permit in the southeast portion of the ranch allows for irrigation to cover 430 acres. A portion of this acreage has been irrigated using two big gun-hose reel sprinklers. A 40 hp turbine pump fills a nearby reservoir where a 60 hp booster pump pressurizes the water to the big guns. An additional well site has been approved to the west of the existing well.

As per the agreement with Ducks Unlimited, the Thomas Creek riparian corridor has been fenced off in order to maximize wildlife habitat. In addition, two tracts of land, one 17 acres and the other 54.2 acres, have been enrolled in CRP. These tracts generate payment to the landowner of $3,959 annually. Also included is a 40 acre parcel of Public Land under BLM control, which the landowner grazes for a fee of approximately $200 per year.

The water storage reservoir located through the middle of the ranch creates a wonderful riparian area throughout the summer months.

Diverse forage includes over 1400 acres of flood irrigated pasture lands and an additional 200 acres that has been cultivated and is currently in triticale under sprinkler irrigation. Sub irrigated and riparian vegetation add to the mix.
The ranch is located just west of highway 395, halfway between Lakeview and the California/Oregon border. Redding Ca. is roughly 190 miles to the southwest and takes about 3-1/2 hours drive time.
The 40 hp turbine pump delivers 800 GPM to the 60 hp booster pump seen below.
Along with all of the irrigation water, there are 6 artesian wells and 1 domestic strategically spread across the pasture lands for stock water. These wells ensure that the cattle have plenty to drink no matter what pasture they happen to be in.