A 200,000ac cattle ranch on the Aleutian Islands in Alaska has come on the market with a price tag of $16.5m. This vast ranch sprawls across the Umnak and Unalaska islands.

The Umnak Island is 72 miles long and 16 miles wide, with its own volcano. It is home to 10,000 head of cattle and reindeer, a small bison herd and a few wild horses. The Okmok volcano separates the ranch from the nearest village, just over 40 miles away.

The ranch has its own slaughterhouse, built up from the concrete foundation of Fort Glenn, a World War II army air base. The ranch becomes fully operational during the autumn, processing 40 to 60 head of cattle per day, and 500 to 1,000 per season.

The ranch keeps 11 saddled horses, but most of the herding is done with a two-seat helicopter, as stock can roam more than 50 miles from their holding pens. The 10,000 cattle are rounded up in early autumn after a summer spent roaming the ranch without need for supplementation.

The ranch also comes with:

  • Headquarters building and shop.
  • Hanger with two-seat helicopter.
  • Ranch equipment, including trucks and tractors.
  • Three cabins, which serve as accommodation.
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