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ELCOME  TO
ROCKING "R" RANCH 

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

A SMALL PIECE OF PARADISE
Property Features and Overview
 

It's your choice: make this property your Acreage, Country Estate, Recreational Hide-away, Executive Retreat, or a Working Ranch. There are 160 acres deeded land, a 2200 sq ft home with corrals, barns, shop and oilfield revenue of $21,000/year. Potential rental income from guest suite and pastures could increase this by another $12,000 to $14,000/year -- combined income would pay 3/4  of your mortgage.

Safe, secure, seclubed, the property is surrounded by Crown Land, and has a year-round stream with beautidul trees and pastures. Facilities are suitable for cattle, sheep, llama, or horse operation.

This is a Recreational Paradise. 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, and Calgary and Edmonton shopping and edntertainment just 2 hours away. See
MLS Listing.

To View, phone Kim Elliot, Re/max Real Estate 1-403-844-5494 or Email Kim.
 

No, it's not Colorado, Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming. It's even better! It's Alberta, Canada! Rocking "Are" Ranch is located in west-central Alberta, 17 miles southwest of the Town of Rocky Mountain House, in Clearwater County, approximately 150 miles northwest of Calgary.

 

         



Rocky Mountain House was a fur trading post on the North Saskatchewan River as far back as 1799. Now located at the intersection of Highways 11 (David Thompson Highway) and Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail), it is a hub of activity for oil and gas, forestry, agricultural, and tourism.
A good hospital and medical clinic, shopping, restaurants, banks, motels, camp grounds, and other services are available in town.



RANCH BACKGROUND

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.
 

MEMORIES OF THE CATTLE AT WORK
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.