Briggs Ranch in Eastern Oregon for Sale
Briggs Ranch is an Eastern Oregon ranch that is 40 minutes south of Burns Oregon in the high desert. Bordered next to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, the ranch consists of 5,058(+/-) acres deeded with 1,114 acres of pivot irrigation that includes great water sources from wells. Additional to the deeded, the ranch includes two smaller BLM permits consisting of 3,500(+/-) acres for a total of 8,558(+/-) acres in this Eastern Oregon Ranch.
Briggs Ranch has various cross fencing with stock water making this contiguous ranch easy to manage your cattle operation. On the deeded ground, livestock are water by a variety of solar, wind, & electric pumps. For the BLM Permit Big Bird, a well is tied into 4 troughs that vary across the acreage.
The irrigated ground has been recently redesigned into pivots, making this a more efficient and economic farm. There are approximately 790(+/-) acres of irrigated ground that could qualify for organic. Of that acreage, 3 pivots were installed in 2023 with 2 planted in alfalfa & the 3rd in triticale. The remaining 7 pivots are currently under development and projected to be finished in 2024. Wells in this area have been high producing with 1,000 gpm to around 2,500 gpm.
Briggs Ranch Improvements
Improvements are conveniently located near each other. The headquarters has a variety of outbuildings from machine sheds, shops, corrals, rock pit, hay sheds, & more. The corral setup is easy going with a hydraulic chute, crowding tub, sorting pins, livestock scales, stables & more. The cinder pit has been used to keep roads maintained, provide a base for the stackyard, & pivot track fill.
Two shops, a machine shed, and a 4,992 sqft hay shed provide feed & extra equipment storage. Three homes in total, two of which are located on the headquarters. One is a 3 bedroom 2 bath manufactured home while the other is an older two story stick built home. Near the headquarters is the third home equipped with a shop & front porch view of the Steens Mountains.
Briggs Ranch is a contiguous parcel that can run approximately 300-350 head of cattle, depending on pivot pasture or extra hay sales. It is in one of the mildest climates in Harney County that is great for hay production & cattle management. Overall, it can be a great balanced cattle operation with hay sales.