Farm & Ranch West , Volume 46 Cover Feature - Gutierrez Cattle Ranch
Listed by Mason Morse Ranch Company
One of Oregon’s premier, large cattle operations, the Gutierrez Cattle Company is a 72,000-acre cattle ranch offering unparalleled hunting and fishing opportunities. Located approximately 85 miles east of the Redmond/Bend area, the ranch consists of approximately 21,529 contiguous deeded acres together with approximately 50,000 acres of Ochoco National Forest and BLM grazing permits.
Making its home in the beautiful Crooked River Valley, which runs east to west between the Ochoco Mountains to the north and Maury Mountains to the south, the ranch owns the only private inholdings along the river corridor. An incredible haven for wildlife, the ranch is home to world-class elk, mule deer, antelope, wild turkeys, cougar and assorted small game. Seven elk tags and seven buck tags are available to the ranch each year. Due to the presence of abundant water resources, excellent opportunities exist for waterfowl hunting for both geese and ducks, as well as fishing for red band rainbow trout and smallmouth bass.
Ranging in elevation from 3,800 feet in the high desert terrain to over 6,000 feet in the mountain timberlands of Eastern Oregon, the Gutierrez Cattle Ranch has excellent production capabilities and is owner-rated at 2,400 animal units with a complete livestock inventory in place. Extensive water resources include 2,300 acres of pivots and flood-irrigated ground complemented by 5,000 acre feet of reservoir storage in seven lakes, nine irrigation wells and over five miles of the South and North Forks of the Crooked River.
With approximately 28,000 acres behind locked gates and a ranch headquarters set at approximately 4,500 feet, the Gutierrez Cattle Ranch values both its privacy and its quality. Managed for the last 23 years by quality onsite and supporting agricultural management, the property has been well-maintained to support approximately 2,200 breeding females, bulls and saddle horses. The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced into multiple pastures and grazing permits are literally “out the back door” on the north end of the ranch. The numerous irrigated and sub-irrigated pastures and approximately eight upland grazing pastures allow for rotational grazing, and conservation stewardship practices have been aggressively employed to enhance livestock production and wildlife habitat.
Ranch improvements include two sets of thoughtfully designed working corrals with hydraulic squeeze chutes and electronic scales; a 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, 2.5-bath manager’s home; a five-bedroom, 3.5-bath guest home, as well as three smaller homes in the ranch headquarters and one in the upper Rabbit Valley overlooking the lake. Additional amenities include a machine shed with six bays, walk-in freezer and a small apartment; a machine shed/shop with five bays; and a 60x96 indoor riding area for multiple equestrian pursuits.
Just 87 miles east of Bend and 44 miles southeast of Pineville, the ranch offers access to big-city amenities, including dining, shopping, city entertainment and medical services. Commercial air service is available in Redmond at Roberts Field-Redmond Municipal Airport, which is 63 miles west of the ranch.
Recognized as the leading producer in the cattle industry, the Gutierrez Cattle Company is the perfect investment for the hunting, fishing or outdoor recreational enthusiast who refuses to compromise. For someone with a passion for cattle, recreation, beauty and history, this ranch could be a great legacy property for generations to come.
Offered for $21,500,000. For more information on the Gutierrez Cattle Ranch, please contact the Mason & Morse Ranch Company at 970 928-7100 or email@example.com.