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Property For Sale
393002 Range Road 9-0, Rocky Mountain House, Clearwater County, Alberta, Canada
GPS 52.37409 N  115.15982 W    MLS Listing

Property Features and Overview

Recreational Hide-away, Acreage, Country Estate, or a Working Ranch -- features a 2200 sq ft home on 160 acres, surrounded by Crown Land, with a year-round spring-fed stream, creek-side patio, landscaped yard, and beautiful native trees.

Ride, hunt, fish, hike, cross-Country ski, snowmobile from your front door. Wildlife of all kinds visit daily. Lakes and beaches are nearby; boat, swim, camp, water-ski whenever you like. Enjoy the scenic wonders and wildlife of Banff and Jasper National Parks, with Calgary and Edmonton shopping / entertainment 2 hours away.

Cross-fenced pastures for rotational grazing, plus corrals, barns, and shop, make for a fine cattle, sheep, llama, or horse operation. A private road with Provincial License guarantees access and earns $23,000/year from Road Use Agreements. Potential rental income from guest suite and pastures could increase this by another $10,000 to $12,000/year -- combined income would pay 3/4  of your mortgage.

To View This Property, contact:
        Kim Elliot, Re/Max, Rocky Mountain House AB,  1-403-844-5494 or
 Email Kim
  MLS Listing
 OR  Don Sackett, Re/Max,  Calgary / Carstairs AB,     1-403-946-5657 or Email Don
   MLS Listing


Photo Essay

From 1979 to 2005, we raised purebred Hereford bulls and replacement females for commercial ranchers and other purebred breeders. 

We were told that our stock was "one of the best kept secrets in the Hereford industry". Our bulls were Maternal Trait Leaders and 10% of our cows showed up on the Top Producing Female list most years.

In 2005, the heart of our herd was sold to the Bohnet family of High River and the younger bred cows were dispersed through Innisfail Auction. The bred heifers, yearling bulls, and 2-year old bulls were sold in 2006. Until 2016, we ran grassers in the summer and leased some grass to keep the pastures in good condition. Failing eyesight forced me off the ranch in 2017.

We put a lot of time and effort into our Herefords, not to mention love and affection for the cows, their calves, and our great bull power. We miss their peaceful nature and truly mourn the loss of our “family”.


FA Silver Canadian ET 37D                            LCI Royal Red ET 83A
    Total Maternal EPD +42                             Total Maternal EPD +42

Read more about the herd and our bulls at
Rocking "Are" Herd History.

Photo Gallery #3

Read more about the herd and our bulls at
Rocking "Are" Herd History.

In March 1990 we made the cover of Canadian Hereford
Digest - Thanks Kurt. Photo by Marty Ross.

A mother's love, minutes after birth - new life and new hope.

Newborn, warm, dry, and well-fed.

Cow and calf at work.

If only calves could talk  -  @#$%%$#   @##$@! SNOW!

Buddy and his Dad, both as tame as puppy dogs.

Buddy and his real Dad.

The fence climber in the front yard, with a girl friend.

Tiami Mark Broen 17L - our first bull, purchased from Walter Berger, Taimi, in 1980.

HH Advance N194 -one of the best cow producers in the industry, purchased in
1986 at Peacock dispersal.

GH Britisher 3X was obtained from the Hansen dispersal in 1993, replacing N194
who died in service of heart failure. 

LCI Royal Red 83A, one of the best maternal trait bulls in the industry,
purchased from the Floyd Anderson dispersal in 1995.

FA Silver Canadian 37D, another maternal trait leader, came from Bjorger Pettersen in
 1998, and served us well.