Selling ONLINE April 20, 2023. 'Horseshoe Lake Producer' will be offered for sale by CLHbid.com by way of ONLINE electronic tender from 9am-10am MDT.
The price listed is the Starting Bid - see website for details.
There are often blurred lines in the North American cattle business regarding what worked in the past and what should be changed in the future to meet the world's demand for beef. One foundation for ranching that has not changed is the need for the ideal combination of physical and climatic features to provide sufficient natural grassland for livestock.
'Horseshoe Lake Producer' is the Grazing Lease that will contribute to the modern rancher’s success; 4,529 contiguous acres located just 8.5 miles northwest of Peers, Alberta, and 12.5 miles north of major Yellowhead Highway 16, in an area with an average annual rainfall of 21 inches. As land values increase and climate trends change, ‘Horseshoe Lake Producer’ provides insurance for forage requirements. With the low starting bid, the cost of ownership for this land base is significantly lower than comparable assemblages in other areas. Ranchers know how tight the margins can be, as well as how easy it is to outgrow pasture requirements, and 'Horseshoe Lake Producer' removes some of the guesswork.
There will be more acres of grass to come in 2023 after the recent harvesting of 1,400 acres of trees. Multiple drove trails, lease roads, pipeline right-of-way’s, seismic lines, cleared section boundaries, and log-hauling roads are in place and allow for quad, horseback, and equipment access, all while preserving grazing.
The lease is accessed a mere half mile west of the paved Long Lake Highway and is transected by an upgraded lease road operated by Bonavista Energy, offering year-round access without any concern for road bans. The Grazing lease was recently renewed for another 10 years and offers 485 AUMs, with the possibility of applying for more AUM's based on the recent increase in cleared acres. With 13 miles of perimeter containment in place, including 3 strand barbed wire fencing and natural boundaries, and an additional 3 miles of cross fencing with 4 strand barbed wire for rotational grazing, ‘Horseshoe Lake Producer’ is well set up for minimal management. Follow Highway 32 north from the Yellowhead Highway 16 to Highway 748, and wheels under cattle from a southern operation makes sense.
‘Horseshoe Lake Producer’ has current oil and gas agreements in place for $12,560 dollars annual revenue, and the new owner will enjoy this as well as any incremental revenue from additional new leases going forward; cattle management at a fraction of the cost of many other areas within Alberta. ‘Horseshoe Lake Producer’ is situated in an area with abundant recreational opportunities: the perfect place to spend the weekend camping, fishing, and checking on the cows, all while enjoying some quiet time with family and friends.
‘Horseshoe Lake Producer’ is being offered for sale via escalating online tender by CLHbid.com. Check the website for updates from time to time.
*Buyer will have the option to purchase the livestock corral system for an additional $15,000, including 14 x 25’ portable panels, 2 x 12’ perimeter gates, 3 x 12’ gates attached to panels, 2 x hi hog 10’ panels, a portable chute and a cow catcher.