Tom Sidwell has over ten years of experience selling New Mexico farms, ranches and rural properties throughout the State. He is helping farmers and ranchers sell their properties as well as assisting buyers in finding the type of property they are looking for. He will work hard for the trust you put in him.
Tom is very knowledgeable about, and keeps up with, land issues relating to BLM, Forest Service Lands and State Lands, water rights, as well as endangered species and other issues affecting land ownership in New Mexico.
With over thirty years of Holistic Range Management practice, he is a frequent speaker on ranch and grazing management at State as well as International events.
Tom is President-Elect of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association; President of the Southwest Quay Soil & Water Conservation District; President of the North Eastern New Mexico Livestock Association; Board member of Quay County Natural Resource Committee; The Lineberry Policy Center, and past board member of Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital.
Tom and his partner and wife Mimi, together operate their 7,000-acre cattle ranch in Eastern New Mexico where they raise and direct-market grass-fed beef while continuing to improve the health and productivity of their land.
Tom Sidwell: History
Tom’s family came to New Mexico in a covered wagon from Texas in the early 1890’s, and homesteaded in the foothills of the Capitan Mountains. Tom’s father, an old time cowboy, worked on some large cattle outfits such as the Bar W, The Block Ranch, the Hatchets and the Quatros Amigos ranches, and eventually bought his own ranch while also running a locker plant in Carrizozo, NM. He instilled in Tom a strong work ethic, character and, honesty.
When Tom returned from serving in the United States Army, he graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Range Management. He then worked on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona for a year as a survey crew member surveying and mapping the soil and vegetative sites on a million acres.
He transferred to the Bureau of Land Management in Socorro, NM where he was a Supervisory Range Conservationist on 1.2 million acres of public land, in addition to having a small alfalfa and livestock farm. He left the BLM after ten years and managed several large ranches in Southwest Texas and in South Central New Mexico.
Holistic Resource Management
In 1980 Tom was introduced to Allan Savory’s Holistic Resource Management principles, an intensive grazing and planning process, (short grazing periods with long rest periods which promotes strong root systems and plant vigor) which he successfully implemented on these ranches.
Tom and Mimi have bought and sold ranches in NM and Nebraska where they implemented Holistic range improvement practices and developed hunting and “working cattle guest ranch” enterprises, in conjunction with the livestock operations and current value-added grass-fed beef segment. Their ranch, and real estate office, is located 20 miles south of Tucumcari, NM.
To discuss your needs please contact Tom Sidwell
Phone: 575 403 6903
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