Eastern Oregon Briggs Ranch

36625 Sodhouse Ln, Princeton, Oregon, 97721



MLS: 36102-00401

5058.47 Acres

6,064 SqFt

12 beds

8.0 baths

What You Should Know

  • Eastern Oregon Ranch

  • Ranch for sale, Harney County

  • Land for sale outside of Burns

  • Land for sale in Princeton

  • Three homes on property

  • 5058+/- Deeded Acres

  • 1114+/- Water Rights

Why You'll Love It

Briggs Ranch

36625 Sodhouse Ln, Princeton, OR 97721

Briggs Ranch is an Eastern Oregon ranch that is 40 minutes south of Burns Oregon in the high desert.  Bordered next to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, the ranch consists of 5,058(+/-) acres deeded with 1,114 acres of pivot irrigation that includes great water sources from wells.  Additional to the deeded, the ranch includes two smaller BLM permits consisting of 3,500(+/-) acres for a total of 8,558(+/-) acres in this Eastern Oregon Ranch.

The Ranch has various cross fencing with stock water making this contiguous ranch easy to manage your cattle operation.  On the deeded ground, livestock are water by a variety of solar, wind, & electric pumps.  For the BLM Permit Big Bird, a well is tied into 4 troughs that vary across the acreage.

The irrigated ground has been recently redesigned into pivots, making this a more efficient and economic farm.  There are approximately 790(+/-) acres of irrigated ground that could qualify for organic.  Of that acreage, 3 pivots were installed in 2023 with 2 planted in alfalfa & the 3rd in triticale.  The remaining 7 pivots are currently under development and projected to be finished in 2024.  Wells in this area have been high producing with 1,000 gpm to around 2,500 gpm.

Improvements are conveniently located near each other.  The headquarters has a variety of outbuildings from machine sheds, shops, corrals, rock pit, hay sheds, & more.  The corral setup is easy going with a hydraulic chute, crowding tub, sorting pins, livestock scales, stables & more.  The cinder pit has been used to keep roads maintained, provide a base for the stackyard, & pivot track fill.  Two shops, a machine shed, and a 4,992 sqft hay shed provide feed & extra equipment storage.  Three homes in total, two of which are located on the headquarters.  One is a 3 bedroom 2 bath manufactured home while the other is an older two story stick built home.  Near the headquarters is the third home equipped with a shop & front porch view of the Steens Mountains. 

This Eastern Oregon Ranch is a contiguous parcel that can run approximately 300-350 head of cattle, depending on pivot pasture or extra hay sales.  It is in one of the mildest climates in Harney County that is great for hay production & cattle management.  Overall, it can be a a great balanced cattle operation with hay sales. 

Surrounding Area

 Harney County, located in the expansive high deserts of rural Eastern Oregon, ranks as the 10th largest county in the United States, encompassing over 10,000 square miles.  This vast area boasts diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife.  At the southern tip of the county, one can marvel at the stunning vistas of Steens Mountain, which oversees the Alvord Desert & Trout Creek Mountains.  The northern region features the Malheur National Forest, Silvies River, & timber country.

Wildlife abounds, ranging from large game such as elk, pronghorn, & mule deer to a variety of smaller critters and bird species typical of the Pacific Northwest.  The county’s primary community, Burns, is situated midway between Central Oregon & the Idaho Border.  A two-hour trip to the west leads to Bend, while two hours east reaches the Idaho border and the Treasure Valley.

ACREAGE: 5,058.47 (+/-) Deeded Acres – Per County Records 
- 324.26 (+/-) Acres Irrigated under Pivot
- 790.13 Acres in Development                                 
- 25 Acres – Improvements, corrals, rock pit, homes, etc                             
- 3,919.08 Acres of Pasture

WATER RIGHTS:                                                                                                              
Certificate#                Transfer                     #Acres            Priority Date             

93234                          T-12822                       120.5               Oct. 9, 1998                Briggs             
93194                          T-12822                       124.80             Oct. 9, 1998                Briggs             
                                        61.63               May 21, 1992              Briggs             
91644                          T-13924                       291.73             May 22, 1992              Windmill        
32394                          T-13925                       75.53               Oct. 2, 1985                Briggs             
82390                          T-13925                       31.0                 Sept. 29, 1983             Briggs             
97383                          T-12420                       35.8                 March 18, 1968           Briggs             
91418                          T-13926                       131.0               May 21, 1992              Windmill        
93424                          T-12833                       242.4               Feb. 8 ,1999                Windmill

Name                          Allotments                  Turnout          Total AUM’s

Briggs FFR                 OR05322                    8/1-9/30           100                             
Big Bird                      OR05302                    4/1-6/30           300


  • 2005 Fuqua MH – 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath – 1,538 sqft  
  • Kit MH – 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath - 938 sqft                                                                    
  • 2009 Champion MH – 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath - 2,100 sqft                                            
  • 1920 2 Story Stick Built – 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,488sqft                                         
  • GP Building w/ Lean-to – 2,484 sqft                                                                        
  • GP Building w/ Dirt Floor – 2,000 sqft                                                                     
  • GP Shed – 579 sqft                                                                                                    
  • Machine Shed w/ Dirt Floor – 1,536 sqft                                                                  
  • Corrals                                                                                                                        
  • GP Building – 1,824 sqft                                                                                           
  • Livestock Sheds & Scales                                                                                          
  • Hay Shed – 4.992 sqft                                                                                               
  • GP Building – 600sqft                                                                                               
  • Rock Pit

FINANCING: Cash or Bank Financing       
TAXES: $7,319.77 – Per County Records (Farm deferral)
PRICE: $10,000,000


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Where You'll Find It

  • Street Address: 36625 Sodhouse Ln
  • City: Princeton
  • State: Oregon
  • County: Harney


Curt Blackburn

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