Florida Ranch Hits Market

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Ranches

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 9.15.14 AMA 13,924+/- acre Florida agricultural operation has hit the market for $55 million. Southern Cattle Company offers crop diversity, quality soil, irrigation, spring-water, exceptional livestock carrying capacity, infrastructure, and cattle genetics unmatched in the south. The ranch is located Hwy 231 approximately 10 miles northwest of Marianna in Jackson County, Florida, just 25 miles south of Dothan, Alabama.

At 8,991+/- deeded acres and 4,993+/- leased acres, it is rare to find this amount of assembled fertile farmland for sale. Livestock includes: 3,287+ head of cattle and estimates of 2,000+/- calves by March 2016. Ninety head of cutting horses, 2,687 cattle embryos, and 29,161 bull semen units are also included in the sale. For more info, or call listing broker Jon Kohler at 850-508-2999.

The property features some of the best water features in Florida, including two magnitude-two springs, 20-year water use permits with no daily max, a 170 acre lake, 19 total center pivots, 39 wells, and a 35,000+/- square foot facility for bottling water.

Practically every acre has been improved to maximum productivity, including a state-of-the-art sale barn with auction auditorium, corporate offices, entertainment facilities, a show barn, a donor barn, multiple hay barns, numerous equipment barns, a boat house, working pens, and nine houses. Located in a prosperous farming neighborhood, the property also contains 1,129 +/- acres of merchantable loblolly pine.

“Although the current owner’s passion is cattle genetics and the property today is operated more as a cattle ranch, this land is as fertile as any in the Southeast,” said Kohler. “Whether one is looking for high quality irrigated farmland or wants to step into one of the top bull genetics programs in the Southeast, this ranch is a rare opportunity.”