The 315+/- acre Black Mountain Farm is located off US Highway 20 13 miles south of Worland Wyoming. Sitting in the southern Bighorn Basin, the scenic location has views of the Bighorn and Owl Creek Mountains and sits just above the Bighorn River. Worland is an agriculture center in the Basin and has a thriving community. A regional hospital, airport, and top quality schools are just a few of the services. Wyoming Sugar, a grower-owned cooperative, is a regional center for sugar beet production. The Coors Malt Barley receiving station is also in Worland, a regional hub for the many growers in the area. Just 17 miles up river is the town of Thermopolis, a popular destination for tourists and fisherman.
This large productive farm fronts Highway 20 South on the western boundary and the Bluff canal on it’s eastern boundary. Two of the Zimmatic pivots lie west of the railroad tracks that bisect the property irrigating approximately 80 acres. The other two Zimmatic pivots are on the eastern side of the rail. One pivot irrigates approximately 80 acres and the other is 20+- acres. There is about 10 acres of flood using gated pipe. Total irrigated is between 180 and 185 acres. The farm has a history of excellent production and is currently in barley, sugar beets, and corn. 200 Sugar Beet shares are available as well.
Wildlife on the farm includes abundant trophy class Whitetail Deer, which have been managed in cooperation with neighboring farms. Presently, the owners have an annual lease with an outfitter for goose hunting which is some of the best in the Bighorn Basin. The pheasant population is very good and has been reserved for the owners enjoyment.
The Farm has an excellent 40 acre home site with water, electricity, and fiber all at the location. A 100×50 metal equipment shop and two small outbuildings and scale, are the only improvements.The site was originally a home and feedlot that have been removed and is ready for construction.
Taxes: approximately $4200/2021
Water: approximately $12,000 annually
Electricity: average of approximately $110/acre