Conveniently located between Greybull and Shell, Wyoming, this very productive Big Horn Basin farm has been well managed and shows pride of ownership.  Currently produces alfalfa hay, corn, barley and other grain crops, and irrigated pasture.


A  productive Wyoming farm and cattle ranch, the very well kept Delaney Farm & Ranch is located on the eastern side of the Big Horn Basin between Greybull and Shell, Wyoming.  The Big Horn Basin supports a vibrant farming industry.  Crops grown include high-quality dairy hay, alfalfa seed, dry beans, corn, sugar beets, and malt barley.  The region is supported by farm service and support businesses, seed companies, and processing plants. 

The Delaney Farm & Ranch benefits from a very well designed irrigation system that is easy to operate and plentiful, low-cost irrigation water.  Completing the farmstead is a very well-maintained home, an beautiful yard, a good set of working corrals, and a good shop.  Currently, a tenant farmer is leasing a portion of the farm.

The property also is ideal as a small ranch and offers great flexibility for rotational grazing or management intensive grazing (MIG) on irrigated pastures.  A purebred cattle operation or other livestock interest also would be a natural fit here.  Combined with other grazing lands, the Delaney Farm & Ranch would make an excellent winter base for a commercial cattle operation. With proper management, alfalfa yields in the area are expected to range from 4-6 ton per acre.

Thus, the expected yields in the area combined with the well designed, practical and well-executed irrigation system could translate to 800-1200 tons of hay produced.  Alternatively, hay crop production could be co-managed along with grain production (i.e. corn, barley) to help support a cow-calf operation.


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Farm Location Click To View

The Delaney Farm is located west of the Bighorn Mountains and in one of Wyoming’s farming regions – the Big Horn Basin.  Locally, the farm is about 5 miles east of Greybull and 9 miles west of Shell.  Other important farm service communities include Worland (~43 miles), Basin (~13 miles), and Powell (~53 miles) are within a moderate distance.

The Big Horn Basin has an ideal climate for cash crops.  There is a thriving farming sector growing dairy-quality hay, sugar beets, corn, malt barley, and dry beans.


Farming & Irrigation Click To View

The Delaney Farm is ~383± deeded acres.  The water rights date back to 1899.  Irrigation water is delivered to the farm through the Shell Canal from approximately April 15th to October 15th of each year.  The water enters the property at the highest point of elevation, settles in a small pond, then flows downhill in a 15″ pipeline to a pump station that delivers water to three large and two smaller center pivots, one side-roll sprinkler, and gated pipe.

There are 278± acres of water rights on the Delaney Farm.

Irrigation water costs from Shell Canal are $13 per acre with an annual water assessment fee of $3,614.  The average annual cost to operate the electric pumps between 2007 and 2012 was $21 per wet acre.

 The owners have used part of the farm to graze their cattle.  The remainder of the irrigated acres are leased to a tenant farmer with the lease extending through the 2013 growing season.   Crops grown on the farm have included barley, sugar beets, dry beans and corn.  Alfalfa hay is a dominant crop on the farm. Typically, three cuttings of alfalfa are harvested annually with an average yield of 6 tons per acre.  One application of fertilizer is applied each year.


Home & Landscape Click To View

Surrounded by shade trees, the home is a 3,000± sq. ft. custom home with quality features and maintenance throughout.  It is a ranch-style home and has a walk-out basement, 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms.  It benefits from a geo-thermal heat pump system, forced air condition, and Pella and Anderson windows.  All plumbing and wiring in the home was updated in 1990.

On the main level of the home there is a large kitchen (with custom red oak cabinetry) that opens to a spacious dining-living area.  A wood-burning fireplace lends a nice wood heat to the entire area.

There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one with a Jacuzzi tub) on the main level. There is adequate storage throughout the home and in the attached 2-car garage.  The walkout basement has a large family room, wet bar, wood stove, two bedrooms (non-conforming), one bathroom, and an office/bonus room.

Special pride and joy is given to the lush yard and landscaping around the house.  The yard is watered through an underground sprinkler system.  Flowers and trees are planted in various beds throughout the living area to provide shade and beauty.  With the walkout basement and back entrance on the house it is a very easy and enjoyable place to entertain.

Domestic water is provided by the Big Horn Regional Water Supply System thereby ensuring a plentiful supply of quality water.


Farm & Ranch Improvements Click To View

The farm and ranch improvements on the Delaney Farm are very well maintained and very functional.  A 32′ x 40′ post & pole steel building serves as the main shop.  The mechanic’s bay is heated, has a concrete floor, and is clean and well organized.  Five 16′ open bays serve as machinery storage bays.

There is a complete set of corrals with cattle working and load-out facilities.  The corrals are constructed of recycled oilfield pipe and recycled A solid set of corrals at the Delaney Farmhighway guard rail therebycreating a very sturdy set of corrals.  A steel shed is used as a calving shelter when needed and houses a small tack room.

There is a restored log building currently used as a garden shed.



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  • Please see the brochure for additional photos and information.  An aerial map of the farm is also available in the brochure.
  • 2012 Real Estate Taxes: $3,484.15   (Big Horn County Assessor)
  • The Seller reserves the right to effectuate a 1031 tax deffered exchange according to IRS regulations.  This exchange will not incur any expense or liability on the part of the Buyer.
  • Mineral Rights:  All mineral rights presently owned by the Seller, if any, are negotiable.
Delaney Farm Aerial Location

The Delaney Farm location near Greybull, WY. Image captured from the Big Horn County Mapserver.


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