Under Contract! Mountain View Farm

$3,390,000

  • 1,277 +/- acres 4 miles west of Lewistown
  • Over one mile of Highway 87 frontage
  • Over two miles of county road frontage
  • Area views of five different mountain ranges
  • 1,201 +/- acres cropland mostly 0-2% slopes
  • Excellent managed farming operation

The Mountain View Farm is a beautiful property with views of area mountain ranges and productive croplands.  The Farm has a unique location close to Lewistown conveniently located near implement dealers and grain markets just 5 minutes from town.  The land and buildings have been well cared for and put simply this is a perfect gentlemen farmer property with the potential for appreciation. Please note, there is a planned lease for the 2024 crop year.

Farm Location & Ag Suppliers

The Farm is conveniently situated just 4 miles west of Lewistown, offering easy accessibility along Highway 87 for over a mile. Moreover, the property enjoys proximity to two miles of County Roads, including Valach Rd, Lower Cottonwood Creek Rd, and Scott Crossing Rd, enhancing transportation convenience. As the hub of commerce in the area, Lewistown, with a population of 5,850, serves as the primary source of goods and services. The town boasts four equipment dealerships, comprising Frontline Ag (John Deere), Hoven Equipment (New Holland and Bobcat), Wichman Ag Supply (Vermeer), and Torgerson Equipment (New Holland and Case IH), providing comprehensive options for agricultural machinery. For agricultural inputs, Lewistown Propane and Moore Farmers Oil serve as reputable suppliers of fertilizer in the region. Additionally, there are two 110 car grain terminals within a half-hour drive namely Columbian Grain at Moore and United Grain at Moccasin which is a huge benefit to area growers.

Ranch Size and Operation

The Mountain View Farm consist of 1,277 acres, with 1,201 acres designated as cropland. The ten grain bins have a combined capacity of approximately 27,500 bushels. Grain allotments are 482 acres for wheat @ 34 bu/ac and 452 acres for barley @ 39 bu/ac. This land has been well maintained through a leasing arrangement with a neighboring farmer. In the past the main crops have been wheat and barley. For the upcoming 2024 crop season, the intention is to sow lentils. Lentils are an excellent rotational crop, especially in cereal-based cropping systems. Rotating lentils with other crops helps in breaking pest and disease cycles, reducing weed pressure, and promoting biodiversity in the soil. Lentils improve soil health, enhancing nutrient cycling, and promoting environmental stewardship.

Climate

On average, Lewistown has 196 sunny days per year. The Lewistown area is in a good precipitation zone for Montana. Climate data indicates approximately 18 inches of annual precipitation, including average annual snowfall of 65 inches. Most of the rainfall is received in April, May, and June. Lewistown experiences a relatively low humidity climate throughout the year. As for temperatures Lewistown, as with Central and Eastern Montana, is on the colder side with an average growing season of about 105 days, with the last freeze around late May and the first freeze around early to mid September. During the summer, days are very warm, but nights remain cool and rare freezes occur.

Home

 Nestled within old growth trees and mature shelter belts, this timeless home exudes historic charm and enduring appeal. Built in 1925, this classic gable design is a true farm house. Over the years, the home has been thoughtfully maintained and updated, including a new roof. The property features nicely maintained improvements set within a tranquil yard, tucked away a quarter-mile off the highway via a private drive. The interior, spanning 1.5 stories and 1,575 total sq ft, offers a cozy living space with four bedrooms and one full bath, complemented by additional fixtures throughout. The main floor includes a porch, a spacious living/dining area, a generously sized kitchen with original cabinetry, and a convenient half bath, while upstairs, three cozy bedrooms await alongside a full bath. In the basement, essential utilities such as a furnace, washer, dryer, and storage space are housed, along with a soft water system and utility sink. Heating is provided by a propane forced-air system, while power is reliably supplied by Fergus Electric Cooperative. Water for the home and yard is supplied by 1925 well, producing 20 gallons per minute, ensuring ample water for everyday needs and maintaining the lush surroundings. From the inviting porch to the warm interior, every corner of this home tells a story of timeless elegance and comfort.

Outbuildings

The property boasts an array of outbuildings and yard improvements, each dating back to different periods, with the earliest being 1925. The landscape is imbued with historical character and practical functionality. Among the standout features is the 1925 barn residing in the middle of the farmyard, accompanied by a series of grain bins offering a total storage capacity of approximately 10,000 bushels, and an implement shop constructed in 1976. These outbuildings collectively contribute to the property’s adaptability, offering ample storage space and fulfilling diverse agricultural and household needs with ease and efficiency.

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