Ford Ranch Farm
The Ford Ranch just 11 miles west of Brady, the geographical “Heart of Texas”, is one of the largest contiguous hunting and cattle ranches in Central Texas spanning three counties and covers more than 32,000 acres of live oak covered grasslands. This was famous Texas A&M 1895 graduate G. Rollie White’s home ranch who came “crawling into” McCulloch County at age 1 with his parents in a covered wagon in 1875, leased the Ford Ranch and later purchased it in 1902. The 324 ac Ford Ranch Farm is the northern agricultural portion of the famous ranch fronting on paved FM 2028 to the north and County Roads 122 on the east and County Road 124 on the west. Ford Ranch Farm is just a few miles south of Melvin, Texas famed as home to Jacoby’s Feed and Seed and their great café/ranch store.
324 acres in McCulloch County
Ford Ranch Farm was historically a cotton farm at the turn of the Century as evidenced by the abandoned historical headquarters with old barns, houses, and outbuildings. Over time the farm was converted into improved grasses and operated as a hay meadow and bull/steer trap for the larger Ford Ranch nearby. This is the southern beginning of the vast Rolling Plains just north of the Edwards Plateau. The Farm has two tree lined creeks meandering through the property, Saddle Creek and Needle Creek. These draws run in wet months and have a few pools that persist in the dry months creating excellent livestock and wildlife waters.
There is a 95 acre Tiff 44 hay meadow and field that is well establish and has historically been used to produce round bails for the larger Ford Ranch to the south. A 40 acre Klein Field is located on the west portion of the Farm and has also been used as a hay meadow as well. The rest of the Farm is a mix of improved and native grasslands with the riparian areas along both creeks remaining in woodlands and cover. There is a nice hillside roll and the neighborhood is active farming and ranching creating a beautiful pastural setting.
There is an excellent caliche road to the middle of the ranch where the old Headquarters is located which is central to the property and would make for a very interesting homesite. Old barns and outbuildings provide for the perfect backdrop of a new future remodeled headquarters.
Habitat and Wildlife
Ford Ranch Farm is all low fenced and has a tremendous whitetail deer population as well as upland and migrating game bird habitat. The fields are covered with deer in the early mornings and late evenings. The ponds and creeks hold migratory waterfowl and is the perfect place for an afternoon fall dove hunt. There are numerous areas on the Farm where one could enhance wildlife by planning food plots. Bob white quail are abundant, and their melody can be heard from all over the Farm. The creeks are lined with large bull mesquite, willow, and large oaks providing excellent cover for game.
The property has one old 100 foot well which has been abandoned. Creeks provide wildlife and livestock water and the farm immediate to the north just drilled a 200 foot well with potable water. The Deep Hickory water rights have been severed from the property.
Seller will retain 50% of minerals owned. Seller believes they own 25% of the mineral on the Farm. There are active shallow oil wells adjacent to this Farm.
$2,500 per ac or $810,000.00
James King, Agent
King Land & Water, LLC
432 426.2024 Office
432 386.2821 Cell
Harrison King, Agent
King Land & Water, LLC
This Ranch offering is subject to prior sale, change in price, or removal from the market without notice. While the information above was provided by sources deemed reliable, it is in no way guaranteed by the broker or agent.