Bly, Oregon Cattle Ranch with Farm Land
Located in southern Oregon about 50 miles east of Klamath Falls, Deming Creek Ranch is comprised of 6,600 deeded acres and 4,500 leased acres and includes an on-going cattle operation with 2,500 acres of lush irrigated pasture, forested hills of pine, juniper and aspen. The ranch features the Sprague River, Deming Creek, a reservoir and proximity to nearby national forest, lakes and streams. Home to abundant deer, antelope, bear, cougar and migratory elk with two spacious homes, bunkhouse, and a log lodge.
Location and Area:
Deming Creek Ranch is located approximately two miles north of the community of Bly, Oregon, approximately halfway between Klamath Falls and Lakeview in southern Oregon’s Klamath County High Plateau three miles from the Gearhart Mountain Wilderness. Bly was originally settled in the 1870s and has experienced a rich, old west history since then. The town currently has about 500 residents. Deming Creek Ranch is uniquely situated in a rugged, rural setting yet just 60 minutes from shopping and an airport served by Horizon Air. All Horizon flights to and from Klamath Falls connect through Portland, about an hour’s flight away.
Deming Creek Ranch is situated on a high plateau surrounded by mountains with elevation ranges between 4,000 – 5,500 ft. providing a climate that is very pleasant with warm, sunny days and cool nights in the summer and cold but relatively temperate, dry weather in the winter. Southern Oregon is known for its mild climate and distinctive four-seasons. Average annual maximum temperature is 68 degrees F and the annual minimum temperature is 41 degrees F. Average annual precipitation is 29.5 inches. Snowfall is minimal with approximately 2.3 inches per year and in many years is non-existent. With its warm summers and mild climate, southern Oregon is an excellent place for gardening and is well known for its many wine vineyards.
The ranch has US Forest Service and BLM grazing permits and currently runs 600 cow/calf pair plus 350 yearlings. Currently there are 1,430 flood-irrigated acres of pasture land near the ranch headquarters, with the potential to irrigate 1,860 acres and the potential for 500 to 670 acres in native grass hay field. The ranch also has 1,278 acres of supplemental water rights. Cleared land currently exists which, if irrigated, could provide additional pastureland. To support the livestock, the ranch includes an 8,000 sq. ft. hay barn complete with five calving stalls and corral, auxiliary hay shed, a heated shop and numerous utility structures. All pastures are easily accessible via well groomed gravel road and/or ATV and horse back. While not currently grazed, there is potential for one or more annual hay cuttings and other crop production. There is potential for timber harvest of yellow and lodge pole pine as well as aspen. Selective cutting was done in the mid-1990s which made the forest healthier and provided more grass. Timber from the area is typically processed in mills in nearby Roseburg, Oregon.