Shell Valley Farm
Shell Valley Farm
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This property shines with pride of ownership as the Michelena family has meticulously cared for the soils, irrigation, and crops for three generations. Over a mile of Beaver Creek meanders through the 600+/- deeded and 200 +/- BLM acres of property creating lush riparian habitat lined with productive farm plots amid the incredible back drop of the Big Horn Mountains. Shell Valley Ranch is currently a highly productive farm with fields of quality alfalfa and corn crop balanced with sub-irrigated meadows and dry land shoulder pasture. The property would also make an excellent base property for a large scale cattle operation, or a stand alone niche livestock ranch, or a blank slate for an picturesque equestrian estate.
The farm plots benefit from low overhead and efficient water distribution with buried pipelines, concrete ditches and numerous valves, risers and other improvements. The property holds early priority water rights supplemented with storage water from Levitt Reservoir. The farm typically produces 3 cuttings of alfalfa yielding 6 to 7 ton per acre, on years with only 2 cuttings it is common to yield 5 to 5.5 ton to the acre. Working improvements included welded pipe pens with concrete bunks; a certifiable 40,000 pound scale; several equipment shops; a heated pole barn, and other agricultural oriented structures. An older but very well cared for 2 bedroom 1 bath home completes the property.
This one of a kind setting is only 5 miles from Shell Canyon and has incredible access to public lands teaming with elk, moose, mule deer and other wildlife home to the Big Horn Mountains and the desert foothills. This area is rich in geology, wild life, and recreation and holds amazing vistas including historic “W Canyon” and other deep chasms and mesas that form the western edge of the Big Horns. The community of Shell and the farms that lie along the tributaries of Shell Creek weave a fabric of families that are true to the spirit of Wyoming.