Listed by Mason Morse Ranch Company

LOCATION:Blanca, Colorado
PRICE:$32,000,000
ACRES:14,035+/-
CONTACT:  Rue BalcombLinda Niebur

The Costilla Irrigated Farm and Ranch is one of the largest irrigated farms offered in the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado. A combination of farm ground and ranch land consisting of 14,035 +/- deeded acres, consisting primarily of excellent potato producing soils as well as good soils for crops including alfalfa, wheat, oats and other small grains. This is a well established farm located within easy access to shipping routes.

LOCATION

Costilla Irrigated Farm and Ranch is located in Southern Colorado, in the San Luis Valley. Situated on 5-miles of the Rio Grande River outside of Blanca, Colorado, the farm is 20-miles southeast of Alamosa, 235 miles south of Denver, and 89 miles north of Taos New Mexico. Alamosa has a population of +/- 9000 and has a hospital, multiple hotels, restaurants and shopping. Air service is provided by a regional airport with 3-runways over 7500 feet and daily flights on Great Lakes Airlines.

ACREAGE & TOPOGRAPHY

Total Deeded - 14,035 +/- acres
Crop Acres - 5075 +/- acres
Irrigated Pasture - 773 +/- acres

River Bottom:
Sub-Irrigated Pasture - 1248 +/- acres
Some Sub-Irrigated & Dry land Pasture - 1000 +/- acres
additionally +/- 5.5 miles of frontage on the Rio Grande River

Approximately 4182 +/- acres are under center pivots. 2200 acres will be planted in potatoes, with the remaining acres in alfalfa and small grains.
The topography is generally nearly level and undulating.

CROP PRODUCTION AND YIELD DATA

*Yes Available
*Please contact Listing agent, interested parties must sign a confidentiality agreement

SOIL INFORMATION

The soils consist primarily of Cososa loamy sand.
See the attached Soil Maps for detailed listing of soil types.

IRRIGATION INFORMATION

The Costilla Irrigated Farm portion has 34 Center Pivots while the ranch portion has 7 Center Pivots. There are 43-irrigation wells with a total adjudication of 27,116 gpm in addition to 10-domestic and stock water wells. *See attached permits and water rights information.

A list of sprinklers, wells and water information can be obtained from the listing broker.

IMPROVEMENTS

•Potato packing plant with 400,000 cwt storage

•42,000 s.f. potato processing building

•800,000 cwt potato storage

•Two offices, 360x50 metal shop

•15 grain bins 80 ft. Fairbanks scale & fuel station

•Pesticide & fertilizer storage

•Shop/office/calving in 60x120 ft building

•Metal Quonset 32x40 ft, misc corrals & sheds

•Three residences for hired help
1536 s.f. Ranch Manager home w/ detached garage

TAXES

2011- $75,000

SUMMARY

Located at an average elevation of 7626 feet in an ideal climate with some of the most fertile soil in the area, the Costilla Irrigated Farm and Ranch is a good combination of farm and ranch operations. With the current management in place, this farm offers a 7% return, a great return in today’s economic environment.

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