Slade Ranch - North , Malta, Montana, 59538
The North end of the Slade Ranch in South Phillips County covers 5,516+/- total acres, comprised of 5,336+/- deeded acres and 180+/- acres of BLM lease. With 8 miles of water line, strategic cross fencing and acres and acres of improved pasture, this ranch has always ensured healthy cows and heavy calves. The north end of the ranch is approximately 10+/- miles south of Malta, accessed by South Black Coulee Road.
"The Farm", located furthest north, consists of 2,255+/- deeded acres. All acres are in grazing now, however 249.35+/- of those acres were taken out of CRP in 2020 and another 418.64+/-, having been farm ground at one time, are considered "improved pasture". Cross fencing has divided "The Farm" into 5 pastures for grazing rotation. 2 wells with windmills are located on this parcel and were used prior to the pipeline installation. While they aren't in use anymore, they are still available as a backup if needed. A spring runs in the fall and fills 1 of the 3 reservoirs on the north end. The pipeline put in place in 2013 added incalculable value, with 3 holding tanks on this parcel, strategically located to water cows with minimal distance in between. Water is easy to find on this property, allowing the cattle to focus on gaining rather than finding something to drink.
The 2 wells supplying the pipeline are found on the parcel a mile south, consisting of 3081+/- deeded acres. 6 holding tanks are in place on this parcel, scattered throughout 6 separate pastures. 2 pits and 2 reservoirs also hold water here. 949.63+/- acres are considered "improved pasture" however grass throughout is plentiful. Never overgrazed, with plenty of grass left standing most years when cattle are moved off, it’s easy to see this ranch keeps a cow well fed. Fences have been well maintained and 4 miles of new 4 wire fence with steel posts were erected in 2017. 180+/- acres of BLM lease fall between the 2 northern parcels and are included in the sale.