This well planned and very attractive cattle ranch is
located a short distance from four-lane SR70 in St. Lucie Co. The
632 acre ranch is perfect for a purebred operation, heifer
development, back grounding yearlings or intensity rotational cow /
calf grazing program. Property is fenced and cross fenced into 24
pastures. All interior fences were built in the past three years.
Fresh clean water is pumped from a 4"
submersible electric pump to 9 concrete water troughs and 9
black poly tanks that are placed in the pastures and lanes. Water troughs
are in all but three
pastures, plus approximately 8 watering holes are located through out
Fencing is designed for convenient handling of cattle, all pastures
and the cow pens are connected by lanes. Pastures are of various
sizes to accommodate different handling needs. In some cases, four
or five small pastures use the same watering and feeding areas by
opening and closing of gates in that area.
The cow pens are constructed of all steel 2 inch pipe panels, (no
boards to break or rot). A pole shed is constructed over the
squeeze chute area, also there is a scale to weigh individual cows
or calves, and a concrete loading ramp for loading and unload livestock.
The ranch has an attractive "Old Florida" appearance with the oak and
cabbage tree hammocks scattered through the property, that also
provide much needed shape for
the cattle. All pastures are planted in various improved
pasture grasses. In fact, you will find 200 acres of Floralta,
40 acres of Kenhy Floralta (developed by the Seminole Tribe), 60
acres of Jiggs Bermuda, 60 acres of bahia over seeded with
aeschynomene and the balance in bahia grass.
In the past, some areas of the property were farmed, leaving some
drainage ditches in place. The Seller has went to great
expense to clean and restore all the old ditches and laterals to get
this property to drain properly. While working on the
drainage, about 45 culverts of various sizes were installed, several
with risers to better control the water flow and to hold up water
during the dry periods. At the present, drainage and
irrigation is now well controlled on the ranch. The ranch is
bound on the east side by the C-24 canal and the south side by the
C-23 canal, of which the Seller has permits from SFWM to gravity
flow water into and out of both canals. In addition, the owner
has also obtained permits to drill seven wells to the Surficial
Aquifer for agricultural irrigation of 300 acres with a maximum
usage of 303.1 million gallons annually.
Other improvements include a 2015 two bedroom one bath manufactured home
with a 16' x 44' covered porch across the front. In addition, a site
built home is already permitted for property. The 52' x
60'equipment barn is pole construction, with a closed in 12' x 30'
tool and parts area. Barn has electric and water.
The property is being sold as a turn-key operation with all tractors
and hay equipment included, all equipment was purchased new between
2015 and 2017. Please call for complete list.
Call Mark Crews at 863-634-3257
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