Scenic Valley Ranch
Ask Jeff Browning
Put all the fast paced city troubles behind you and enjoy the beauty located just over an hour from Springfield, Missouri in Texas County. On the banks of the Elk creek in a 680 acre picturesque setting lies the Scenic Valley Ranch. Here you can find spring fed lakes, creeks & gentle rolling hills that currently sustain a year round herd of over 1400 sheep. With over 600 open acres of ground, this ranch would make a great stocker farm, cow calf operation or continued use of sheep. It's evident this farm was carefully designed and the layout provides moving/sorting and maintaining livestock functional and efficient. No expense was spared on the all steel working facility with covered hydraulic squeeze chutes & three hydraulic sorting gates. The ranch also boasts over 22 fenced and cross fenced pastures w/water and a mile long connecting alley which makes moving cattle a one man job. Other key features are the 3 hay barns capable of holding 1,000 round bales, steel fenced feedlot with concrete bunks and waterers, and fenced and cross fenced barbed and woven wire fencing all throughout. The barn lot is set up on a backup Winco propane generator with a designated propane tank to keep everything functioning at all times. As you approach the main entrance of the Scenic Valley Ranch, the views of the cascading creek bottoms and the 1 acre spring fed lake will take your breath away. Continuing up the drive through the concrete cattle guards and away from the main working headquarters, you will find the 4,607 total sq foot custom brick home with steel shingled roof. This Executive style home also has a backup propane generator system capable of powering the entire home. Off the back patio you can enjoy that morning cup of coffee overlooking the herd as they make the morning track out of the bottom ground. Scenic Valley Ranch has an abundance of wildlife. The main 4 acre reservoir is stocked with crappie, bass and catfish and It's common to hear the canadian geese and mallard ducks in unison as they leave the lake in the morning to feed in the fields. Deer and turkey can be viewed feeding in the valley year round.