NEW LISTING!!! Here is a ranch for the buyer who wants everything. The Martin Ranch is located just over 10 miles down Callan Lane, a county-maintained road just east of the Menard city limits. The ranch is 1,574 +/- acres with big neighbors, bordering the historic Ford ranch to the east.
The topography of the ranch is diverse, consisting of gently rolling, open live oak country with deep productive soils on the west side. The east side is more brushy with scattered limestone in places. The ranch has been well taken care of and there is an excellent turf of native grass pretty much throughout. 5 dirt tanks are scattered throughout the ranch to take advantage of rainfall runoff and overflow from water storage systems.
In addition to the dirt tanks, the ranch is watered by NINE water wells. These wells service the home and improvements and over 25 water troughs scattered throughout the ranch and pens, making this one of the best watered ranches in the area.
The ranch is fenced into 3 similar sized pastures. Each pasture has a smaller trap that feeds into the pens located in the center of the ranch. The layout of the pastures, traps and pens make working livestock easy. The livestock working pens are one of the highlights of the ranch and are sure to impress even the pickiest rancher. The pen system is like new and extremely well-built with all the bells and whistles including certified group scales, adjustable alleys, loading chutes and more. There are 5, 5 acre lots that are fenced to be able to handle anything from cattle to sheep, goats or swine. There are also 2, 10 ton feed bins fully equipped with electric augers. This livestock handling and feeding system is truly top-notch.
The home is very nice with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an office and a game room. It was recently remodeled and has a beautiful rock fireplace, tile floors, granite counter tops and more. The layout from the living area to the kitchen and dining room is open and very functional and comfortable. There are covered concrete porches on 3 sides of the house that are perfect for entertaining or relaxing and a huge rock and concrete water storage tank with a deck that makes for a great swimming pool in the summer months. There are is also a nice storage barn/shop by the house and another barn at the pens.
The owners have only lightly hunted the ranch and have not leased it in several years. This and the abundant water make the hunting for deer and turkey on the ranch excellent. The large neighbors also help keep hunting pressure low.
This is an opportunity to own a great mixed use ranching, hunting and residential property. The owners are believed to own 75% of the minerals and are willing to negotiate with the potential buyer. Come see this one to appreciate it. It is set up right and ready to move in and operate.