Midbar is a Working Ranch
Midbar Ranch Is Very Productive and Easy to Manage
The deeded land has 8 pastures, the largest is 1238 acres and the smallest is 640 acres. The Forest allotment has 5 large pastures and 3 smaller pastures. The largest is 3784 acres and the smallest 296 acres.
There are two working corrals. The main one at the headquarters has a scale, pens with water and two 50 acre holding traps. The Forest Service has approved the construction of another holding corral on Forest land at the south end of the ranch.
The extensive pipeline system connects storage tanks and drinking troughs supplying water to all the deeded pastures and to all but one of the forest pastures. This pasture is served by a dam at the north end that holds water year-round most years and a stock pond in the south. The pipeline feeds two 3000 gallon storage tanks that sit on a ridge just below Black Point, the highest peak in the Peloncillo Range and allows wildlife and livestock to remain in the high elevations.
Because of the elaborate water system, movement of cattle is facilitated by controlling the piped water and the fenced water lots around the stock ponds, reducing overuse of horses and/or vehicles.