Central Missouri Ranch with two barns, 4 paddocks for rotational grazing and hay, creek, 4 freeze proof waters and two other outbuildings for storage. Approximately half in pasture and half in woods. The wooded areas have grass growing in them as well and could be grazed. Fences around perimeter are 90% good, holding livestock, the cross fences are good. Each paddock has water either by creek or freeze proof water, or both. An orchard in the front of the property has 20+ fruit trees, including apples, peaches, pears, raspberry bushes and more.
The entry into the ranch has limestone wall, with cedar fence along the driveway to the upper barn. The barn is 57'x54'. One side is a 20' wide, unfinished apartment, with a bathroom (sink, toilet and stall shower), kitchen with stove and sink. The rest is open except one bedroom that has been partioned off and a added on mud room/utility room. The center of the barn is a 17' wide shop, with lights, concrete floor and high doors for pulling in trucks and tractors to be worked on. The far side of the barn is a 20' wide machine shed, open with roof for parking machinery.
The lower barn is 50'x48', with 14' high doors, electric and a 10' overhang around 2 sides with a mister system to keep horses or other animals cool. The inside is open and could be used for hay, storage or riding area. Horse stalls could easily be built around the outside, with the mister system in place to keep animals cool in hot weather, and the barn to keep cold wind and weather off the animals in the winter.
The creek runs most of the year. When the property was listed, we were in a severe drought and there were still big pools of water in the creek. In a normal year, it most likely runs year round. It could be now, running underground.
The owner hayed 3 of the 4 paddocks, about 10 acres each, and averaged 3 bales to the acre, even with the dry weather. There is a lot of limestone on the hills that most likely wash down with rains and help the grass as well as the owner uses honey wagons to put hog manure on the pastures as well.
Many trails on the property though the woods for horse or atv riding. Deer and turkey are abundant. Owner claims that he and his family kill several deer a year off the ranch. The tracks and other sign leave no doubt about the abundance of deer and turkey.
On the hill behind the upper barn, there is a beautiful old home, marked as built in November 1915 on the back porch, that is not livable but beautiful to look at. There is also an old animal scalehouse, 16'x15', with what appears to be intact Fairbanks Scales of St Louis. This could have some antique value or could have some minimal repairs and used.
There are alot of opportunities packed into this 126 acre ranch. Would be a fantastic horse ranch, complete with barns, pasture, hay ground and trails for riding. More cattle can be raised on this property than most ranches of the same size due to the paddocks set up for rotational grazing, hay ground and water. One other unique source of income, the owner claims to sell $5000 a year, $500 per load, of limestone, off the hills for decorative rock. This is a very beautiful and unique ranch that has been set up perfectly to maximize it usage.
PROPERTY NUMBER: 24237-10006