Silverado Ranch

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Silverado Ranch


  • 848 FSA Cropland Acres
  • Cattle Working Barn 
  • 2 Equipment Barns
  • Two calving pastures 
  • Timber w hunting lease 
  • Federal Opportunity Zone designated area
  • 50 minutes South of Des Moines 

The owner of the ranch is also the listing broker. Broker has financial interest in the property.


WB Realty Co. proudly presents Silverado Ranch, a 1984-acre property in Decatur County, accessible from four roads and spanning an impressive four-mile width. This expansive tract offers a remarkable array of features. Silverado Ranch encompasses two calving pastures, timbered hunting grounds teeming with deer and fowl, and an impressive capacity to accommodate 700 cow/calf pairs. With extensive new fencing, improved pastures, and over 20 ponds gracing the landscape, the ranch sets an ideal stage for both livestock enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers.

The ranch includes a state-of-the-art working facility equipped with a hydraulic chute, alleyway, and a vet room, ensuring efficient operations. The property also boasts multiple well-designed corrals for effortless cattle handling. Additionally, you'll find a fully insulated shop, an air-conditioned office, and the convenience of fiber internet.

Boasting 848 FSA cropland acres along with various amenities such as cattle working and equipment barns, Silverado Ranch masterfully balances agricultural productivity with natural beauty. Nestled within a federal opportunity zone area and just a short 50-minute drive south of Des Moines, with easy access from I-35. It's here, at Silverado Ranch, that your aspirations truly take root.


Interstate I-35 to Highway 2 exit. West on Highway 2, North on R12 (155th Ave), Right on R26 (160th Ave). Follow for 1 mile. Silverado Ranch on the West side of the road.


  • There are two calving pastures currently in use, which also serve as winter feeding locations. These calving pastures are equipped with line bunks conveniently accessible from the road. Ample water is available at each location to support large lactating herds throughout the year.
  • Those interested in continuing the operation as a cattle ranch would retain the ability to maintain the current labor used at the ranch.
  • All paddocks on the ranch are linked to a central alleyway system that spans the entire length of the ranch, facilitating easy rotation between paddocks or herding to the working facility.
  • Pond tire waterers are present in all paddocks.
  • This expansive ranch offers some of the finest hunting in southern Iowa. Certain parts of the ranch have established long-term hunting rights in place, providing supplementary revenue.
  • The property offers excellent areas for Turkey and Pheasant hunting, as well as access to the Grand River, a major highway for a diverse range of wildlife.
  • Annual property taxes amount to $24,854.

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Property Features

Equipment/Office Building 

  • 70’ x 80’ x 20’
  • Two 16’ x 18’ overhead doors with motorized operators
  • Floor drains
  • Fully insulated 
  • Propane heat
  • Interior metal on ceilings and walls
  • LED lighting throughout
  • 16’ x 20’ office equipped with bathroom/shower
  • Fiber internet

Cattle Facility 

  • 81’ x 80’ x 14’
  • Four 12’ x 12’ overhead doors
  • Vet room with heat, water, and drain
  • Med pens
  • Bud box
  • Daniels MFG alleyway
  • Daniels MFG hydraulic chute w/scale
  • LED lights throughout

Ranch Headquarters

  • Full corral with waterers, alleyways, and sorting pen
  • Large hay yard
  • Concrete for outdoor storage of mineral and ground hay
  • Pull through gravity grain storage


  • Southern Iowa Rural Water Association  
  • Clarke County Electrical Co-Op
  • GRM Fiber Internet   

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