On the grassland plains of Montana, immersed deep in the Western landscape, lies a spectacular property for sale. The South Phillips County Ranch is a working production-oriented cattle ranch spanning 9,578+/- total deeded acres consisting of diversified landscapes and an additional 640+/- acres of State land. The property features a mix of open grasslands and rolling hills, with abundant natural water sources from seasonal creeks and multiple wells. 14 reservoirs are in place for reliable water sources without damaging the riparian zones.
Multiple water sources are scattered across the ranch that abound with wildlife, giving access to excellent native wildlife inhabiting the area including mule deer and antelope along with upland game birds. For the hunter or outdoorsman, simply adding well-placed habitat restoration or native wildlife food sources could draw in even more wildlife and upland birds including pheasant.
The ranch is easily capable of supporting 400 cow-calf pairs or work as summer pasture for yearlings, requiring less manpower and time. This Montana ranch for sale has 23 miles of fence. 8.5 miles of the interior fence has been newly installed and 14⅛ miles of the exterior border fence was replaced in 2019. Convenient pasture rotation with clean fresh water readily available has contributed to robust calves in the fall for this ranch.
Improvements on the ranch include multiple grain bins, a 40’ x 60’ Quonset and 2 large shops, one built in 2010 measuring 50’ x 100’ with heat and another, unheated, measuring 60’ x 100’. All water rights and mineral rights owned by the seller will convey with the property.
In 2020 6,520+/- Acres were put into a Fish Wildlife Services Easement. (3,855+/- acres of improved pasture and 2,968+/- of native grass) This program is a voluntary program through which NRCS enters into agreements with eligible partners to leverage resources to carry out high priority wetland protection, restoration, and enhancement and to improve wildlife habitat. Soon after, 1,590+/- acres were seeded to alfalfa and an additional 962+/- acres will be seeded this spring.
The South Phillips County Ranch offers multiple opportunities for a new buyer: continue to operate it as a cattle ranch; rotate to grain and/or crops when commodity prices are more favorable; implement a sage grouse conservation easement with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks; and more.
The current owners have been careful stewards of the land, and it shows. The South Phillips County Ranch is a rare and unique property for sale that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a working cattle ranch in one of the most beautiful and rugged parts of Montana. Whether you're looking for a place to call home, a vacation property, or an investment opportunity, this ranch is a property that is sure to impress. The South Phillips County Ranch is ready for a new owner to take over and continue its legacy.
Phillips County is synonymous with cattle country and tradition steeping in a certain kind of lifestyle that keeps people closer to the land. On these large intact tracts of native grassland of the Northern Great Plains, with its long and rich history, human impact still feels limited and natural rhythms set the lifestyle pace. This ranch for sale is located 20 miles south of the charming small town, Malta, MT.
For more information contact Tanner Anderson with United Country Northwest Realty & Auction in Malta Montana at 406-654-4473 or email Tanner@northwestrealtymt.com