12370 Fortenberry Rd, Decatur, Texas 76234
Flying C Ranch (CP Longhorns)
General Description: The Flying C Ranch is extremely unique and offers some astonishing views of Denton County. Located roughly an hour from the DFW metroplex, this property is directly off Highway 51 and offers great road frontage. A private pipe entrance welcomes you into the property and is secured by video surveillance, always keeping its owner and guests safe and secure. A gravel driveway takes you to the homesite and headquarters of the ranch. The 2,000 square foot barndominium has attached a 60x80 airplane hangar; sitting on an elevated hill, it overlooks lush pastures and presents a spacious view for many miles. Behind the homesite is a large 40x100 commodity barn, that also covers some of the cattle working station. Various pipe holding pens, a squeeze chute, and loading dock make up the cattle facility. Adjacent to the headquarters is a 3500' grass airstrip. The land has a soft roll to it. Strategic and responsible land stewardship practices have been in place for the last 20 years, ensuring the integrity of it's grasses, soils, and the overall well-being of the ranch. Maintaining one of the highest points in Denton County, this property bestows incredible views in every direction. Although the ranch has been utilized to accommodate the current owners purebred cattle business, there is immense potential for it to proceed in commercial business and development endeavors.
Location: Located in the Prairies and Pineywoods West region of Texas, this property demonstrates the immense beauty that the Denton County countryside offers. Roughly an hour from DFW, the ranch presents a convenient route to all the major outlets the metroplex has to offer you including being within an hour of the DFW airport. Eagles Canyon Raceway is a recent business development mere minutes from the ranch, as well as Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds; both very popular sites. The property has approximately 1,300 feet of highway frontage; as the DFW metroplex expands closer, so will the attractiveness and value of this property.
Legal Description: A1239A THOMAS, TR 1C(1), 300.0 ACRES
Ranch History: The Flying C Ranch has been an operating Longhorn breeder for the last 20 years. The ranch has raised an astonishing amount of award-winning champion cattle within the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, as well as being recognized as a top breeder in the nation. In order for these first-class cattle to thrive, it is obvious that the ranch management practices have met a strict and responsible criteria of keeping land stewardship a foundational focus during its existence.
Grasses & Vegetation: The ranch is comprised of various medium and tall native grasses. Last year, 45 acres was planted in WW-B Dahl and it performed very well. The ranch is perfectly suited for planting and implementing a rotational grazing program. There are few trees on the property, mainly open pastures, making it best suited for cattle and/or horses.
Cattle: To secure the integrity of the land and prevent overgrazing, it is advised to not implement a stocking rate of cattle exceeding 1 AU (cow)/7 acres.
The ranch has 4 cross fenced pastures to pursue a rotational grazing program on.
The cattle facility on the ranch is comprised of a covered area with a squeeze chute, loading dock, and various pens (roughly 60x60). 4 new loafing sheds have been built and all pens have access to water by concrete troughs.
Commodity barn is located next to the cattle facility and is 40x100 and has an area to easily store 27 tons of feed, etc.
Wildlife & Hunting: There has been minimal Whitetail Deer hunting pressure on the property for many years. The last mature buck that was harvested, scored in the 140s class B&C. Feral hogs, turkey, and various native birds also frequent the property.
Water: 2 ponds on the ranch provide great opportunities for fishing with family or to simply use as a place to relax. Each pond is roughly 3 acres in size, and all remain in great condition with no leaking.
Easements: Gas Pipeline (Targa), Oil & Gas (Lime Rock Resources)
School District: Slidell ISD
Airports: Private airstrip (Flying C Ranch)3500' grass airstrip, Denton Enterprise Airport, DFW International Airport
Hospitals: Wise Health System East & West campuses
Proximity to Metropolitan Areas:
Dallas 68 miles (1 hr. 20 mins)
Fort Worth 54 miles (50 mins)
Waco 140 miles (2 hr. 20 mins)
San Antonio 305 miles (5 hr. 30 mins.)*Contact Sheldon Wellborn (254) 974-2082 for more information*