Frio River Farm is 5,892 acres of highly productive black clay loam soil, with river and creek frontage and an exceptional water supply for over 2,580 acres of irrigated fields, that is an operating farm and ranch for sale in Uvalde County, Texas. This is an impressive example of an expertly developed Texas farm and ranch with quality improvements and infrastructure, that is staffed to create an efficient operation that can easily be transferred to new ownership without any negative impact on the propertys productivity. A farm and ranch operation of this size and quality is truly a rare find and an amazing opportunity for the savvy operator or investor.
Frio River Farm is accessed via an electric gated entry from paved RR 187 in Uvalde County. It is 15 minutes South of Sabinal and 20 minutes East of Uvalde. This places the property just 30 minutes from I-35 and just over an hour from San Antonio.
This high-fenced farm and ranch operation has a total of 2,580 irrigated acres from seven 310 acre center pivot irrigated fields and five pivot irrigated fields between 50 and 150 acres in size. The farm has 978 base acre-feet of Edwards Aquifer water supplied to the fields and their irrigation systems via a combination of permitted wells totaling over 17,500 gallons per minute of capacity. This includes four Edwards Aquifer irrigation wells that each have a capacity in excess of 3,500 gallons per minute with fertilizer tanks, as wells as a 1,000 gallon per minute permitted Uvalde County irrigation well, and four permitted Uvalde County wells with capacities from 300 to 800 gallons per minute.
The ranch currently supports 5,000 head of stocker cattle alongside 300 breeding pairs. Three shallow wells are located by the cattle working pens with a storage tank feeding a water trough system throughout the ranch.
The property has over five miles of Frio River frontage that forms the southern border of the property. It also has over five miles of both sides of wet weather Blanco Creek running down the eastern portion of the property. The creeks course has been left in its natural state, leaving it lined with native trees and brush. The creek drains into the Frio River on the Southeast corner of the property.
Other improvements on Frio River Farm include over one million bushels of storage bins, covered cattle working pens with loading shoot and hydraulic squeeze shoot, penning and rotational grazing lanes and fencing between all pivots, a drive-on weighing scale with scale house, two fully equipped workshops, and a net wire high-fenced perimeter. There is a site-built three bedroom, two bathroom home on the property built in 2017 and a three bedroom, two bathroom trailer home that is covered by a metal shed.
There is a great team of people currently operating Frio River Farm that would be willing to stay on and continue to operate under a lease, a profit-sharing arrangement, or a combination of a lease and profit sharing. The current team of operators for the cattle and the crops would help facilitate a smooth transition for the buyer.
Water usage: 1,500 acre-feet. Currently leasing 500 acres at $40 per acre-feet on average.
Property Taxes: $35,000 per year
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