Glad Valley Ranch: South Unit
Executive Summary: The Glad Valley Ranch is located in one contiguous 3,678.15 deeded acre block in Northern Ziebach County, South Dakota. The ranch consists of a terrific blend of native grass, tame grass, and hayground to accommodate a year round Ranch or a great summer grazing and hay unit with good early season grasses and pound producing Native Grasses for later in the grazing season. There are 1,402 tillable acres that currently consist of: 474 acres in Hayground, 595 acres in 2nd and 3rd season improved grasses, and 333 acres available to plant this season. The ranch is watered by 3 electric wells with tanks and one hydrant on pipeline at the headquarters well, 11 dams, 2 dugouts, and several small, undeveloped springs. The improvements are modest yet very functional and consist mainly of: 3 water wells, 1 hip-roof barn, corrals, singlewide mobile home and several mature shelterbelts. The fences are mostly 4 strand barb wire and are in good, to excellent condition.
The Ziebach County South Unit boasts some of the best ground in the offering and consists of 1,791.08 Deeded Acres. This property is watered by 1 electric well, 7 dams, and 2 dugouts. An old homestead would make a fantastic home site with the well and mature shelterbelt and 341 acres of hayground plus most of the balance in exceptional grassland.
The Glad Valley Ranch would be a fantastic operation either in its entirety or in separate units. The combination of good Native grass to the great tame grasses compliment each other for maximum utilization. Combine the grass with the productive hayground and the tillable ground that is ready for Millet, Sorgum Sudan, Willow Creek Wheat, Corn, or various other varieties of hay or chopping feed stuffs create a property that could generate much more feed than the typical operation.