340 contiguous ac+/- turn key Bison Ranch provides the opportunity to become a leader in the Bison industry. Free of any gas, mineral, timber, water or wind leases and all rights transfer to the new owner. You want to be your own boss and build a legacy, you have found the right place.
Especially given there is nothing available for sale at any price that compares to this ranch and its facilities in NYS. Truly, a one-of-a-kind property. This ranch is available now as a operational Bison Ranch including approx. 100 head of Bison, equipment and handling facilities.
The facilities include 2 homes, potential 3rd with some rehab, an additional building lot with a drilled well and electric on the lot, multiple barns, handle facilities, equipment and feed. Plenty of water, managed pastures and crop ground and of course the Bison. 200 ac+/- high fenced, approx 1 ac of corrals, 4 interior gates and 5 exterior, runways and headlock/squeeze shoot with drop down door. .The exterior fence 6' high with 10 telephone poles 18' o.c. and 8' heavy duty T-posts 6 o.c., in between, with 7 courses of wire and the middle wire is electrified. There are more than 30 heavy gauge square stock steel gates on the Ranch. Current owner had worked hard on his pasture and crop management programs resulting in much larger yields. The pasture area has a great combination of small cover, apple trees, hard and softwoods. Lots of good quality water, 5 ponds are scattered around the property for plenty of watering choices along with 5 frost free hydrants, two with electric and 5 drilled wells. Not only would this facility be perfect for meat production or a breeding farm but also be superb as a sport hunting lodge, B&B, or Dude ranch, with the location being close to the famous Cooperstown, NY.
Why consider Bison
Hardy livestock animal that can withstand extreme temperature variance
Lower in saturated fat than beef, pork and chicken
Very long productive life with corresponding meat quality
Natural range animal that needs minimal intervention or management
Cow-bison give birth naturally with no need for calf pulling
Efficient natural feed conversion to muscle with less impact to pasture land
No need for artificial shelters such as barns or sheds
Unique and interesting animal perfectly suited as a primary Guest/ dude Ranch attraction
The custom built main house is 2100 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 car attached garage, views for miles and overlooks a big portion of the fenced pasture yet still a very private setting. The home has a Woodstock wood stove that does most of the heating with a hot water boiler for back up. Covered front porch, full basement with poured walls, Hardwood and tile flooring.
The Farmhouse is 1930 sq. ft with 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath and full basement located at the end of a dead end road. The home has a pellet stove backed up with a newer oil fired boiler. Hardwood, tile and carpeted flooring. The covered rear porch give you views of the side hill pastures and corrals, a majestic site when lined with the Bison.
The third house on the property that will need complete rehab with the exception of the new foundation completed.
You can also purchased separately a lodge on 68ac+/- aprrox 15 minutes from the farm. MLS # 115731