There is something truly special about the N Bar Ranch, which lies 10 miles south of Grass Range, Montana. This gorgeous ranch spans a vast contiguous 200,000 acres which boasts everything from large tracts of timberlands, to lush bottomlands of fertile soil.
The N Bar Ranch is made up of several sections. Careless Creek, the most southern section, makes up the ranch’s commercial heifer development program. The ranch focuses on bettering commercial black angus genetics by breeding to premier bulls like Wilks Ranch Greasy (CLICK HERE) to produce well balanced calves. Looking northeast, the Swimming Woman ventures its way up into the mountains; and in the northwestern portion lies the Pronghorn.
At the heart of the ranch, the Main N Bar was the first of the Montana ranches to join Wilks Ranches. This ranch is an iconic gem which shines as one of the West’s premier ranches. The N Bar is not only rich in its natural resources which supports 4,500 animal units, but it is also rich in its history.
Though established in 1885, the true history of this ranch dates back another seven years to 1878 when two brothers, Zeke and Henry Newman obtained a government contract to run cattle. The brothers were forced to sell the ranch shortly into their ownership due to a combination of the state’s worst drought and preceding winter, which devastated the area: destroying foliage and in effect, killing 60% of Montana’s cattle population.