The Diamond Cross Ranch lies in one of Montana’s most private and beautiful locations. It is located in southeastern Montana, 45 miles Northeast of Sheridan, WY and 95 miles Southeast of Billings, MT, as the crow flies. Neighborhood ranchers enjoy the proximity to Sheridan, known for its devotion to western heritage and the arts. Billings provides for additional amenities and services found in larger metro areas.
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History of Diamond Cross
This ranch is a culmination of many ranches that were assembled during the last 15 years by an owner with vision and passion for the country, culture, and industry. This offering is a large block of land in true ranching country that values traditions of hard work and good neighbors. With the guiding principle of moderation and putting the land, cattle and employees first, the building improvements on the Diamond Cross Ranch primarily consist of the original headquarter dwellings for what was the main dwellings for these ranches as they operated independently over the past century.
About the Ranch
Range Telephone provides high speed fiber optic to most main ranch buildings for internet and telephone. Propane is the main heating source for structures. A variety of satellite service providers are available for television.
There are no large and extravagant expensive homes on the ranch. Smaller ranch employee homes have been created while honoring the ranch’s history by updating and caring for many of the original historic ranch homes.
The ranch ranges in elevation from 3,280 feet on the river to 4,724 feet above sea level in the high country. The dominant topographical features are the Tongue River, 4 Mile Creek, Prairie Dog Creek, and Wall Creek to name a few.
Operations & Resources
The irrigation systems associated with Diamond Cross Ranch’s irrigation rights include direct diversion and storage reservoir. Extensive water pipelines, springs, wells, and reservoirs serve the ranch.
During the past few years, the Diamond Cross Ranch goes into the winter with approximately 2,000 bred females of which around 1,800 are mature cows and 200 are bred heifers.
Wildlife is abundant with lots of trophy whitetail and mule deer, antelope and elk. Upland game birds are also found on the ranch including pheasant, sharptail grouse, Hungarian partridge and turkey.
The Diamond Cross Ranch has an adequate growing season for 2 full cuttings of hay and sometimes a third cutting of hay under the pivot sprinklers. Hay production has been 6,500-8,000 tons per year.
Around the Ranch
In addition to the historic cattle ranching activities, the ranch will provide recreational opportunities for hunting and fishing.
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We look forward to showing you around what we believe is one of the finest ranches in genuine American ranch country. Explore portions of the ranch through some short video clips to give you a taste of what this land has to offer.