RST Angus Ranch, Hixon BC, 505 New Dale Road, V2N 5Z6
Hixon Area, BC, The RST Angus Ranch has historically been comprised of 7 titles and +/- 2 miles of riverfront that worked together to a well-balanced and excellent Cattle operation.
The Ranch consists 700+ acres with incredible views of the Fraser River. Ample pasture and hay fields on a super fertile loam soil, which would allow for potatoes and other cash crops.
At this time the Ranch can support up to 120 cow/calf operation.
Water Licenses included Irrigation rights on the Fraser for up to 99,000 m3 per year and three wells.
Irrigation pipe (2-1/4 mile wheel move, approximate 60-6'' main, 120 pieces of 3'' pipe with sprinkler heads), a John Deere irrigation Pump, irrigation trailers, will be included in the sale.
The Ranch has approximately 140 acres under cultivation with approximately 80 acres under irrigation, a 460 acres are cultivated for pasture, remainder in timber. There is ample of room for more fields.
For the Owner / Manager, there is a modern 2600+/- sqft home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Several bigger and smaller barns are also available. Two of them are not older than six years old.
This Ranch with the combination of abundant water supply and its fertile soil has enormous potential for fully sustainable living and significant income.
The current owner is retiring after 25 years and needs a successor with vision and passion for a life living from the Land.
Hixon Area Information:
Based on Wikipedia:
Hixon is an unincorporated community at the northern edge of the Cariboo region of the Central Interior region of British Columbia, Canada. It is part of Electoral Area E in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. It is located on the east (left) bank of the Fraser River, and is about midway along BC Highway 97 between the cities of Prince George (N) and Quesnel (S). It was named for Hixon Creek, which in turn is named for a 19th-century prospector in the area, by the name of Joseph Foster Hixon, who found gold here on the banks of the Fraser River back around 1866.
Climate in British Columbia is influenced by latitude, mountainous topography and the Pacific Ocean.
This diversity causes wide variations in average rainfall, snowfall, temperature and hours of sunshine, sometimes over very short distances.
In general, however, temperatures are warmer in the south than in the north, and rainfall is heaviest along the coast and lightest in the southern interior. BC is a large province, and therefore has a number of different climatic zones.
The Interior Plateau: Because the Coast Mountains act as a barrier to the moist westerly air flow, the Interior Plateau (immediately to the east of this mountain chain) has a much drier and more continental climate. Summers tend to be warm and dry; winters cooler, but less moist. The southern interior, including the Okanagan, Similkameen, and Thompson River valleys, experiences BC's hottest summers, with temperatures often in the 30°C range/86-102°F, and occasionally rising above 40°C/104°F. Kamloops, for example, has an average maximum of -1°C/30°F in January and 28°C/82°F in July, and just 279mm/11in of annual precipitation. Areas further north on the Interior Plateau (Williams Lake and Prince George areas) tend to have a moist, cooler regime than that of the southern portions of the plateau.