Historic Texas Land Auction: Camp Cooley Ranch to be Auctioned by Hall and Hall

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The 10,600 +/- acre Camp Cooley Ranch in Franklin, TX, will be auctioned as a single tract on August 4, 2011 by Hall and Hall Auctions. For bidding qualifications and more information on this Texas land auction, contact ranch broker Bernard Uechtritz at (214) 608-8567 or CampCooleyRanchSale(at)gmail(dot)com.

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For nearly two decades Camp Cooley has been an internationally known cattle operation running as many as 4,500 cow/calf pairs.

Legendary Camp Cooley, known as ‘The Cattle Ranch’ of Central Texas, is perhaps the best known modern day name brand and ranching operation of its type in the world.

One of Texas’ largest and most historic ranches, the 10,600 +/- acre Camp Cooley Ranch in Franklin, TX, will be auctioned as a single tract on August 4, 2011 by Hall and Hall Auctions. Qualified bids need to be submitted by Wednesday, July 27th at 5 P.M. CST to be considered for this Texas land auction. The property, located in the middle of the 2 hour drive triangle of Austin, Dallas, and Houston (45 minutes from College Station and 3 hours from San Antonio), boasts incredible rolling topography, lakes, timber, wildlife, wetlands, a 1,000‐acre exotic game preserve, and a sophisticated multi‐level turnkey cattle operation. For bidding qualifications and more information on this Texas land auction, contact ranch broker Bernard Uechtritz at (214) 608-8567 or Scott Shuman, head of Hall and Hall Auctions, at 1-800-829-8747. http://www.hallhall.com

“Legendary Camp Cooley, known as ‘The Cattle Ranch’ of Central Texas, is perhaps the best known modern day name brand and ranching operation of its type in the world,” said Uechtritz. “It is incredibly rich in history, natural beauty, surface and subsurface water, Coastal Bermuda grasslands and minerals, and offers multiple revenue streams and many other opportunities.”

For nearly two decades, Camp Cooley Genetics built a revolutionary, robust, and internationally recognized seedstock cattle operation, running as many as 4,500 head of cow/calf pairs and up to 2,000 head of bulls on the fertile pastureland. It remains today a sophisticated multi‐level turnkey cattle and commercial hay operation.

Assembled from more than 40 tracts in the early 1950s, Camp Cooley Ranch includes lush grasslands, mineral rights and wetlands with potential for mitigation banking. The wildlife preserve and incredible lodge was once a private retreat for bygone era Texas tycoons, legends, and famous politicians, including President Lyndon Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally.

Camp Cooley includes an incredible 8,590 sq. foot lakeside main residence, a 15-suite executive office complex, meeting rooms, and security and communication systems that monitor the ranch. A sophisticated computer-monitored water well system also covers the entire ranch, as well as a network of homes, barns, workshops, buildings, first class breeding and cattle workstations, and a multi‐use sale pavilion, which are all interconnected by approximately 84 miles of internal road systems.

Hall and Hall expects a diverse group of bidders to qualify to attend this private Texas land auction on August 4th, 2011. Contact ranch broker Bernard Uechtritz at (214) 608-8567 or Scott Shuman, auctioneer, at 1-800-829-8747 for more information. For videos of this phenomenal Texas ranch auction, visit http://www.campcooley.com

About Hall and Hall:

Hall and Hall was formed in 1946 as an agricultural mortgage company, and has since branched out into farm and ranch brokerage, auctions, appraisals, resource management and enhancement, retained search, and consultation on conservation easements and stewardship plans. Hall and Hall has emerged as the largest full service rural real estate firm in the Rocky Mountain West and Great Plains regions, managing more than 800,000 acres of land, and servicing a loan portfolio of more than $400 million. A unique partnership between its offices in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Texas, Kansas, and Colorado ensures that the client receives local knowledge and personal service as well as the international perspective needed to make informed acquisition and management decisions.

About Bernard Uechtritz:

Uechtritz is known for his expertise in complex real estate transactions of large ranches, unique estates, and extraordinary property worldwide, including high-profile sales in California and Texas. His ranch transactions include the famous J.L. Williams, “HTC Ranch” near Tyler and the “Lone Oak Ranch” near Marquez, not far from Camp Cooley. He can be contacted at CampCooleyRanchSale@gmail.com for more information on this Texas land auction.

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