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    776-Acre Ranch with Home, Shop, Calving Barn and 40 Head of Cattle - Vanderhoof, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 19276

    Amazing opportunity to commence your very own ranch operation near the town of Vanderhoof. This beautiful property comes with 210 acres in hay production, 250 acres in pasture, a newer home (2013), numerous outbuildings & 40 head of  cattle.


    Price
    $1,100,000

    Size
    776 acres ~ 2 titles

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    Description

    This property is the perfect opportunity to commence your very own ranching operation in one of British Columbia’s premier agricultural belts. The property is a perfect mix of hay production, pasture, bush pasture and timber. There is approximately 210 acres in hay production. The hay fields are seeded with brome and alfalfa. There is approximately 250 acres in pasture (seeded in Timothy, brome and clover), 318 acres in timber/bush pasture and approximately 14 acres in oat production. The property produces 400-500 tonnes of hay each year (300 tonnes on extremely dry years). The ranch has consistently supported 70 head of cattle in previous years and could support up to 100 with some additional improvements.


    The property is fenced and cross-fenced and has a trail network for vehicle and equipment mobility around the property. There are several dugouts to serve as a water source for cattle.


    Sharing the main farm yard with the stunning home is a calving barn, shop, walk-in cooler/butchering shed, corrals/pens. The yard is functionally laid out to assist in maneuvering and storing equipment. There is also a shale pit on the property. The main farmyard is located back off the road with a row of trees providing a wonderful sense of privacy from passing vehicles.


    In order to help jump start your ranching operation, the Sellers will permit the new owners to hand pick their choice of 40 Angus/Simmental cattle to be included with the sale.


    Residence
    The residence was built in 2013 and is a warm cozy family home.


    The front of the home has a spacious covered porch with two separate stair cases. This is the ideal spot to sit out in the shade on a hot summer's day to enjoy the landscape beyond. Entering the home, there is a spacious mudroom/laundry room to shed your dirty clothes from a day on the ranch, hang up jackets and remove footwear. There is a washer and dryer in the mudroom and deep laundry sink.


    Entering the kitchen/living/dining area, you are greeted by a large, bright and open concept space. The kitchen is both stunning and functional. There is an enormous amount of cabinet space to store dishes and food items along with an expansive island to assist with storage and food prep. There is a spacious dining room and living area off the kitchen where guests can congregate and share stories next to the glow of the woodstove.


    The home has three sizable bedrooms each with a large, bright window. The bedrooms offer wonderful views of the ranch. There is a complete bathroom with shower and tub.


    This is a marvelous family home that is both functional and cozy. It is well constructed and will serve as a welcoming family home for many years to come.

    Location

    The ranch is located north off of Highway 16 approximately 31 kilometres west of Vanderhoof, BC.

    Access

    From Vanderhoof, head west on Highway 16 for approximately 31 kilometres until the highways intersection with Willowvale Road. Turn to head north on Willowvale Road and continue for approximately 1.65 kilometres until the intersection with Fawcett Road. Turn east on Fawcett Road and travel for approximately 2.8 kilometres at which point the driveway will be on the south side of the road.

    Area Data

    Fort Fraser is an unincorporated community of about 500 people, situated near the base of Fraser Mountain, close to the village municipality of Fraser Lake and the Nechako River.


    Originally established in 1806 as a North West Company fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, it is one of present-day British Columbia's oldest permanent European-founded settlements. The area around the community is also recorded as the site of the first land in British Columbia cultivated by non-First Nations people.


    Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia. It's located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof alongside the Yellowhead Highway. The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area's history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.


    Vanderhoof is a robust town within the region with deep roots in the logging, farming and trapping industries. The town has a population of 4,500 and has all the necessary amenities for area residents including schools, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and more. The Nechako Lumber Company operates a large mill just outside the town providing long term sustainable employment to area residents. Vanderhoof recently received a new aquatic center with a 1,500 ft2 leisure pool, six lane lap pool and 30 person hot tub.


    Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. It is the most major municipality near the property. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.


    Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region. Public sector and education based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy. Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure. UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District #57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.


    The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills. This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the Mountain Pine Beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports. It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.


    Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy. These facilities include:


    • Two chemical plants
    • An oil refinery
    • Brewery
    • Dairy
    • Machine shops
    • Aluminum boat construction
    • Value added forestry
    • Specialty equipment manufacturing

    Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to major destinations.

    Recreation

    The recreation on the property and in the wider region is endless. Any recreational activity feasible on a large acreage may be undertaken on this property. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:


    Hunting
    The property resides in Management Unit 7-13 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting on the property is truly exceptional and the season lengths are long and generous. You will find multiple species on the ranch itself.


    Fishing
    There is excellent fishing opportunity in the area surrounding the property. Whether you drive west to the coast or fish one of the region’s many salmon rivers, the fishing is sure to impress. There are many lakes in the region offering excellent trout and kokanee fishing as well.


    Equestrian
    With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery, there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the property and on nearby Crown land.


    Hiking
    With the diversity/immensity of the property and its abundant beauty, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the ranch by foot and discover new joys each time.

    Map Reference

    54° 3'46.66"N and 124°24'19.45"W

    Investment Features

    • 210 acres in hay lands producing 400-500 tonnes
    • 40 head of Angus/Simmental cattle

    The following equipment to be included with the sale:

    • 50 HP John Deere tractor
    • John Deere 720 tractor (lawn ornament)
    • Bale unroller
    • Feeders (approx. 6, some homemade)
    • Grain troughs (approx. 3)
    • Salt and mineral feeders (approx. 6)
    • Hay tarps
    • Some fence posts and wire
    • Electric fencers (1 large, 1 small)
    • Some shop tools and misc. supplies and parts in shop
    • 8 HP Snowblower on tracks
    • Fuel tanks (3)
    • 16’ fifth wheel bunk trailer
    • 2 350 Yamaha quads

    Services

    • Electrical
    • Water - drilled well
    • Sewer - lagoon
    • Heat - electric baseboards and pellet stove

    Improvements

    • 1,664 ft2 home built in 2013
    • Shop
    • Calving barn
    • Corrals and cattle handling infrastructure
    • Walk-in cooler
    • Fencing/cross-fencing
    • Butcher shed
    • Road network

    Tax Details

    $1,454 (2019)

    Zoning

    AG-1

    Legal

    Section 26 Township 14 Range 5 Coast District except the most southerly 25 metres, the most westerly 25 metres & the most northerly 6.1 metres thereof
    PID 004-743-164


    SE1/4 of Section 27 Township 14 Range 5 Coast District
    PID 015-069-443

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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