FOR SALE – LAKESIDE CATTLE RANCH comprising 2,986 acres near EDDYSTONE, MANITOBA (Ste Rose du Lac area). 19 quarter sections in a block; 7 deeded and 12 crown leased. (1,081 acres deeded / 1,905 acres crown leased) Approx. 762 acres is crop land and tame forage. Ranch carries approx. 200 cow/calf pairs. 3-bedroom home, Good 32’x176’ calving barn; 40’x40’ shop with concrete floor; storage bldg.; calf shelters; extensive corrals; 2 water wells; tire waterers; Farm has grown corn, barley, oats, millet, wheat, and canola is an option. Make avg. 1500-1600 hay bales. Fenced and cross-fenced. 100 red Angus-Simm cross bred cows and 80 bred heifers available. 4 quarters of LGD Alonsa leased land may be available purchase, which would increase your deeded land base to over 1,700 acres. No hauling of cattle to pasture, just open gates.
ASKING PRICE - $739,000 Canadian dollars
From junction of hwys PTH-68 and PR-481 at Eddystone: head 10 miles north on 481 to "Sunland Road", east 3 miles, then north 1 mile to yard
GPS Co-ordinates: 51.286807, -99.085608
DEEDED LAND: 1,081 acres
NE 28-26-12w – 158.20 acres (home quarter)
NW 28-26-12w – 160 acres
NE & SE 30-26-12w – 320 acres
NW 31-26-12w – 149.4 acres
SE 33-26-12w – 133.70 acres
SW 33-26-12w – 160 acres
CROWN LEASED LAND: 1,905 acres
NW 22-26-12w – 132 acres
NW 27-26-12w – 25 acres
NE & NW 29-26-12w – 320 acres
NW & SW 30-26-12w – 312 acres (both LGD Alonsa quarters)
NE, SE & SW 31-26-12w – 476 acres (NE 31 is LGD Alonsa)
SE & SW 32-26-12w – 320 acres (SE 32 is LGD Alonsa)
NE & SE 24-26-13w – 320 acres
2,986 combined acres (1,081 acres deeded / 1,905 acres crown leased)
The following acres are estimates. They are a combination of both deeded and crown:
Cropland – 275 acres. 2017 had 110 acres of silage corn that averaged 12T/acre and 90 acres of barley averaged 60-70bu/A. Also grown millet, oats, wheat in previous years. Canola also an option.
Tame hay – 487 acres of alfalfa/grass mix. 140 acres are new alfalfa mix seeded starting 2012-2016
Native hay – 202 acres
Pasture – 1833 acres. This includes bush that we pasture.
Bush – 52 acres that are unused
Yard and corrals – 20 acres approx.
Wasteland – 117 acres that are unusable throughout the ranch including lakeshore.
On average we make 1500-1600 hay bales per year. 1000-1100 first cut and 500-600 second cut.
We cut the lowlands and cattails in the fall for bedding and get 200+ bales. We always run out of time so you could get hundreds of lowland bales if needed.
100 bred cows or cow/calf pairs available to purchase
Cows are mostly Red Angus-Simmental cross, Bred to Simmental, Angus, and Gelbvieh bulls.
Calving starts mid-February. There are 70-80 bred heifers that could be for sale as well. Asking current market price. Cows bred for Feb / March calving
The entire perimeter of the ranch is fenced with the exception of one crown lease totaling 12.5 miles of fence. There is additional 15 +/- miles of cross fencing and alleyways within the ranch (not including the corrals). The quality of the fence ranges from new (50%) to needing repairs (20%). There are different styles of fence including 3 barb wire, 2 barb/1 electric, and 2 electric wires.
The ranch can carry 200 cow/calf pairs with proper rotational grazing. With the current cross fencing, rotational grazing is very easy. The ranch can grow feed for more head, but more pasture would be needed for additional cattle.
2 Water Wells - The main well supplies house and corrals. Dug in 2010. 110 ft deep, pump at 30ft, 21GPM. This well easily waters 400 pairs in winter and supplies the house with a family of 4. There is no shortage of water. The water is drinkable for house. Very little rust but does have some minerals. The second well is at the second yardsite and currently supplies a mobile home, which won’t be staying with the farm. New pump & pressure system in 2016. No shortage of water there either.
Watering bowls – 4 tire water bowls. Installed from 2013-present. 5th tire water to be installed yet.
Dugouts – 17 dugouts throughout the property. One new dugout built November 2017.
There is also lake watering access but is rarely needed. The cattle prefer the dugouts. A lack of water is never an issue on this ranch.
Approx. 1300 Sq. Ft. home, Built in 1964. 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom (4 piece includes jet tub). Unfinished concrete basement. Porch entry. Septic is tank and field. Electric furnace and wood stove for heat. Central air conditioning. Patio doors in living room face the lake. Renovations as follows:
2011 – tin roof, laminate flooring. 2015 – fully redone bathroom, porch addition, new kitchen stove. New drywall, insulation and closets in bedrooms. 2016 – new laundry area and pantry, new dishwasher, new chimney. 2017 – new attic insulation, new kitchen rafters, new entry door, new hot water heater, new fridge, washing machine and microwave. Kitchen is currently under renovation. Tongue and groove pine ceiling. Cabinets are being refinished. New lighting in kitchen.
75% of the drywall has been replaced throughout the house
50% of the wiring has been replaced throughout the house
75% of the plumbing was replaced in 2015
75% walls have new ROXUL bat insulation throughout the house
SHOP: 40’x40’ arched roof shop. Concrete floor. Uninsulated. Tin roof. Wooden end walls. Fully wired with one welding plug and one compressor plug. New roll up 13 ft door in 2010.
CALVING BARN: 32’x176’ Metal clad. 2 open ends with 60’ center enclosure. Approx. 15’x25’ heated room with maternity headgate. Fully wired. Dirt floor. Functions well for calving 300 head in February weather.
10x12 insulated storage building beside the shop
16x32 open sided pole shed for calving shelter in corrals
32x32 open sided pole shed for calving shelter in corrals
Corrals are a combination of wood and metal panels. Steel gates. Numerous slab fences. Some needing repair but most in good condition. The corrals are extensive and cover 8 acres. There are 14 separate pens that can handle 400+ pairs plus bulls and feeder calves. Sorting pens. All pens get cleaned on an annual basis. 4 tire waterers.
We are currently adding 3 new pens and adding a 5th waterer. The corrals would then cover 11 acres.
Normally we feed in the bush until just before calving season in February. So on average we use the corrals to feed from January until April.
OTHER INFO ON THE RANCH:
Good cattle facilities, best barn in the area
7 deeded quarters. All in one block. 1 mile of lakefront is deeded.
12 crown leased quarters (4 are owned by the RM of Alonsa, and may be possible to purchase)
35 miles from Ste. Rose du Lac and 70 miles from Dauphin.
3 hours from Winnipeg and 2 ½ hours from Brandon.
We live at the end of a quiet road. There is no traffic and no unwanted guests.
There is plenty of hunting available in the area – geese, ducks, deer. And fishing or ice fishing.
The ranch is in one block with the exception of 3 quarters that are across the road. You never have to haul cattle to pasture. It’s as simple as just opening gates.
There is an extensive system of cross fencing and alleyways to move cattle to and from.
There are 2 deeded quarters and 1 crown quarter along the lake.
School – the seller’s kids went to the Ste Rose school, with bus service right to the house
There is a second yardsite with a mobile home; separate power meter and well. Located approx. ¼ mile from the main yard. (sellers plan to take this mobile home with them)
Possession date would be negotiable. We would need our calving facilities until April 1st at least.
Hydro utility annual average for the farm - $8,000
2017 Property taxes for the farm – $1,922
2017 Lease cost – $4,571