Wearden North Farm

The Wearden North Farm is an exceptional recreational property featuring farming income and prime rice land.  In an area renowned for its waterfowl hunting, this property provides for some of the best waterfowling opportunities within 100 miles of Houston. 

Location:      The farm is located at Cordele, approximately 13 miles north of US 59, between Ganado & Edna, off FM 530 on CR 278.  The Jackson County Airport is less than a mile from the FM 530 exit (3,393’ asphalt runway). 

Habitat:          This is a predominantly open rice farm and cattle ranch.   Longs Branch Creek crosses the far southwest corner of the property, providing approximately 25 acres of scattered live oaks and brush.  This area would make a great spot for a hunting lodge or residence.

Wildlife:         For waterfowl, along the Texas Gulf Coast, it is hard to find a better location.  Within a 10 mile radius of this property are thousands of acres of rice ground, many of which are managed in part for waterfowl.  Dove hunting can be excellent, and the ranch’s sandy soils would be conducive to quail restoration.

Deer, hogs, and varmints visit the farm’s wooded and pasture areas. 

Cropland:     Approximately 220 acres are typically planted in rice on a 3-year rotation.  One +115 acre block has been bench leveled.   The farm has 887 acres enrolled in the current farm program, with 294 acres of rice base with a high program yield.  While recent rice crops have been for hybrid seed rice, the farmer confirms this property is very capable of 60-barrel yields if conventionally farmed (9,720 #s/acre).

Cattle:            The three year rice rotation is conducive to running cattle on the non-planted portions of the farm.  Approximately 120 acres are in “permanent” pasture of native grasses.  The grazing is being conservatively managed, with a stocking ratio of 1 A.U. to 10-12 acres of area not currently planted.

Water:            The 820’ irrigation well on this farm is estimated to flow at 1,500 g.p.m. under a normal load.   The engines and pump are owned by the farmer and are not included in the offering price.

A shallow electric well is located in the southwest corner of the property, providing a source of livestock water at the pens. 

Electricity:    Electricity is present in the southwest corner of the property for the livestock well.

Minerals:       Surface only is being conveyed in this sale.   

Additional

Acreage:       A +5,076 acre non-contiguous ranch and farm is also available approximately ½ mile south of this property.  Contact broker for details.

History:         This farm has been in the same family since 1931, when it was purchased by prominent civic leader Joseph Wearden, who from 1924 until 1933 was Goliad’s first elected mayor as well as president of the First National Bank.

Price:             Asking $3,100,000 or $3,144/acre.

BROKER: Jeff Boswell, Partner or William Swanson, Associate Broker

PHONE: (713) 304-8186 or (281) 844-2928

EMAIL: bos@republicranches.com; wswanson@republicranches.com

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