Located in the heart of a productive cattle ranching zone where bucolic pastures and grasslands stretch out toward a horizon with mountain range views, Express Springs Ranch is a highly improved operation, comprised of 17,785 total acres and 3 land tenures with BLM and state land access. If you’re looking for a tried-and-true cattle ranch as a sound investment opportunity with use-flexibility and low overhead costs – this one’s a great find!
- Extensive improvements and operational cattle facilities
- 4 wells, extensive water systems and pipeline
- 4-bedroom home
- Modern modular home
- Pleasant year-round climate
- Easy access to the nearby progressive and friendly community of Roswell, NM.
The Express Springs Ranch is located approximately 35 miles Southwest of Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County.
The ranch is comprised of three land tenures which combine to provide an excellent cattle ranching operation and an investment opportunity with flexibility and use at minimal costs.
8,524 acres approximately Deeded (MOL)
6,701 acres BLM land (MOL)
2,560 acres State land (MOL)
17,785 acres TOTAL ( 27.75 Sections)
341 animal units, as rated by the Bureau of Land Management permit.
Price and Terms
The price includes the deeded land with all improvements, the BLM leased land and the State leased land.
Express Springs Ranch improvements and construction are all in good to fair condition. This ranch property is highly improved with easy access. Extensive construction planning has produced a unique blend of practicality and utility combined with a beautiful location providing many amenities not available in most other ranching enterprises.
The headquarters consists of two living quarters. One four bedroom one bath and a two bedroom and one bath residence are available as well as a modern modular home on the west side of the highway.
Electricity is supplied by Central Valley Electric Cooperative. Telephone service is available.
Water is received from the house well pumped to the house as well as the west well for back-up purposes.
This ranch offers a modern and adequate means of assuring proper animal distribution by being divided into various pastures. In this connection, a high density, high frequency rotational grazing program is employed to maximize the ranch's grazing efficiency.
There are four wells. The wells are approximately 400 - 800 feet in depth.
There are dirt tanks, numerous storage tanks pipeline delivering water to the drinking troughs
14 inches annually
Approximately 4,000 feet.
All terrain is readily accessible by vehicle or horseback. A special feature of the Ranch is the Felix River that runs periodically after heavy rains. The large draw holds good water during a large portion of the year and it is tree lined allowing cover for livestock.
The vegetation includes a wide variety of grasses, spring weeds, and browses. These combine to provide year-long forage for sheep or cattle. Major types of forage include:
Black, Blue and Sideoats, Grama, Tobosa, Sand Dropseed, Fillaree and Silver Bluestem.
Dexter Elementary, Jr. High, Sr. High Schools:, Roswell Campus of Eastern New Mexico University, and New Mexico Military Institute. Serviced by school bus and or mileage allowance is paid by the school system if children use their own transportation.
This ranch offers excellent hunting for mule deer, blue quail, and dove.
Ease of Operation
Annual operating costs are low due to the year-round grazing and mild climate. The long growing season allows minimal winter feeding with protein blocks being used on a free choice basis.
The ranch has extensive cross-fencing, and working facilities which make this ranch a very efficient operation. Details have been considered in the construction of ranch improvements allowing maximum ease in working and moving livestock.