Frontier County Grass

This great piece of rangeland would make a great hunting property, or a nice pasture for some cattle. The property has been cross-fenced into two pastures. Water was previously provided to this property via a neighbor’s house well, and this arrangement has been canceled. A new well would need to be drilled for a new solar panel submersible, and a new tank site would need to be developed. This property is adjacent to 473 acres listed separately by Lashley Land known as Frontier County Drycrop and Range, Tract #1.  This area is known to have good, productive hard land grass. Mule deer and wild turkey traverse this property, providing good recreational opportunities.​

Legal Description: PT 26-7-29 & PT 35-7-29 west of the 6th PM, Frontier County, Nebraska

Taxes: $2,865

Address: Curtis, NE 69025
County: Frontier

The Devine Ranch-Tract 3

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Tract 3: Tract three is a non-contiguous short section, with approximately 520± acres of good to excellent hardland pasture, very few cedar trees, in a nice rolling hill setting.  There are two windmills, and two stock ponds.  Tract three is accessed through a neighbor, and will have legal access with a perpetual easement. This same neighbor will also have a perpetual easement through a part of Tract two.

The ranch has been evaluated for estimated carrying capacities as well as estimated landlord revenue on a summer grazing basis utilizing cow/calf pairs and market rents.  The ranch has two long term tenants.  They have worked and cared for the land along with the current owners.  The current ownership is very conservation minded and the ranch resource reflects this.

Deeded Acres By County Record

Tract 3 – Taxes: $6,104.36
Hardland pasture: 520.23±

Location/Background
The Devine Ranch is located in South Central Custer County near Oconto, Nebraska, approximately 25 miles North from Lexington, which has one of the largest beef packing plants in the region.  This ranch was homesteaded by John A. Devine who is still considered a very prominent man of Oconto.  The current Owners of the Devine Ranch are direct descendants of the original Devine Family that homesteaded it.  This is the first time this ranch has been for sale since it was homesteaded 132 years ago in 1889.

Rainfall
The rainfall in the area and location of this ranch ranges from 20”-24” per year with the majority of it falling during the growing season.  It is generally considered consistent and reliable to the extent that cattle sell downs because droughts are rare.

Minerals
The current ownership will convey all the owned minerals.

Exchanges
The current ownership will cooperate with 1031 exchanges.

Ogallala Aquifer
The Sandhills of Nebraska support the largest fresh water aquifer in the continental U.S.  Known as the Ogallala or High Plains Aquifer, it develops fresh water bearing material where this ranch is located.  Stock wells and irrigation wells are generally considered shallow by comparison to other cattle producing regions in other states.  The Devine Ranch is located in the Ogallala Aquifer that supports approximately 400-600 feet of fresh water bearing material in the area of the ranch.  Static and pumping levels for both irrigation wells and stock wells are considered shallow and excellent.  A major factor in this is the South Loup River that traverses through Tract two.

Landlord Revenue Estimate

Tract 3
520.23 Acres Total by County Record @ .80 AUMs – 416 AUMs
416/12 months – 35 AUs or 15 Acres/AU
416/5 months – 1.6 BWE, 52 Pair or 10 acres/pair
52 pair @ $65.00/pair/month for 5 months – $16,900
$16,900 Gross Income
$6,104 Real Estate Taxes
$1,000 R & R
$1,750 Misc
$8,046 Net Income, Say $8,000 Net to Landlord

Year Around Carrying Capacity Estimate

Tract 3
416 AUMs/12 months – 35 AUs
35 AUs
.80
28 Cows
520.23 AC/35 AUs 15 AC/AU
520.23 AC/28 Cows 19 AC/Cow

Summary Estimate

Tract 3
520 Acres
$16,900 Gross Income
$8,000 Net Income

History
The Devine family has deep seated roots in the Oconto, Nebraska area dating back to the late 1800’s, John A. Devine settled the South Loup Valley Ranch, (The Devine Ranch) in the 1880’s.  He was a long time stockman and a substantial farmer and leader in the community.  John A. Devine has pioneer honors in Custer County and his character was the positive expression of a strong, loyal, and noble nature.  John A. Devine made his life count for good in all of its relationships, and helped in the civic and industrial development, and the building of Custer County, Nebraska.

Frank “Bounce” Devine served his country with the US Navy from January of 1942, until April 1946 serving on the USS West Virginia.  Later the family moved to Oconto, Nebraska. In 1950 he was employed at the Farmers Bank of Oconto for over 40 years, serving as President from 1975-1983.

James V. Devine once said the financial interest of any growing community is among the most important, because upon this rests the opportunity for progress or the probability of retrogression.  James V. Devine was also devoted to the family farm. In 1889, they located the farmstead near Oconto and settled there.  He appreciated the dignity of labor, the value of industry, and the necessity of honesty and integrity.

Today the Devine Ranch still exists and is very well maintained by James T. Devine from Colorado and Frank Devine from Arizona who currently lease the ranch.  The ranch reflects the care and conservation efforts that James T. Devine has provided over the years of his tenure.

Excerpts from the Custer County Historical Society, in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

Address: Oconto, NE 68860

County: Custer

Garden County Range and Wildlife

This is an excellent range and recreation property located just 1 mile South of Lewellen, NE.  It has deep canyons with magnificent views of the Platte River Valley.  Mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, and even turkeys make their home on this beautiful tract.  The Owner installed new solar power for watering livestock and wildlife.  There is a live spring at the bottom of one of the canyons, which also provides water for wildlife as well as livestock.  It has an exceptional road access on the North side of the property.  The value could greatly be enhanced with the addition of an access road through the canyons to the top where it overlooks the gorgeous valley below.  Please contact the broker for details and construction cost of the road.    

Acres:
Range:248.48±
Road:2.91±
Total: 251.39±

Legal Description:
All west of the 6th PM in Garden County, Nebraska
PT LOT 6 S OF CO RD -PT S1/2SW1/433-16-42
N1/2NW1/4-PT S1/2NW1/4-PT E1/2NE1/4 4-15-42

Taxes: $735.48

Address: Lewellen, NE 69147
County: Garden

Keith County Farm and Grass

Here is a great combo farm in Keith county that is only 5 miles North of Brule, NE.  The current Owner has been taking in 35 pairs for 5 months.  The pasture is watered by a solar well with a plug to use a generator if needed.  The farm ground can be rented or custom farmed.  The property enjoys great access on a good county gravel road, which forms the West boundary.  There are several good spots to build a home or put in a set of improvements.  There is also good deer hunting with the crops, grass, and canyon running through the pasture.  Call Scott for your showing today.

Legal Description: All 34-14-40 638.76A 95D-B-B-16_STR (34 14 40)

Taxes: $3,713.16

Address: Brule, NE 69127
County: Keith

Keith County Grass and Farmstead

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Located just 2 miles North of Roscoe, on the Keystone Road, sits this very well maintained parcel of grassland.  This property is just minutes from Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala.  A few of the aerial photos show Lake McConaughy in the background.  This ranch is sitting on nearly 300 acres of hard land pasture with decent fences.  The well on the property supplies water to the livestock tank, and to the home.  The grassland is currently rented from June 1-November 31.

This is a rare opportunity to own a nice starter ranch with room to grow the herd.

Legal Description: TR(Tract1) in South 1/2 & NE 1/4 West of County Road 30-14-37 289.92 Acres 1A-O-16 STR (30-14-37) Keith County Nebraska

Taxes: $3,458.36

Address: 1150 Keystone Roscoe Road, Ogallala, NE 69153
County: Keith

Knox County Pasture

Here is a great opportunity for some extra pasture in Knox County! This 320 acres of pasture has had extensive cedar removal, boasting good quality grass in sandy soils. Livestock water is provided by a solar well, and the property is cross-fenced with 4 wire barbed fencing in good condition. The property is accessed by a good county road (519 Ave) on the west side. The seasonal Schindler’s Creek wanders briefly onto the property on the southeast side.  The property has quite a few yucca plants which could be significantly reduced by prescriptive winter grazing. Those cows will chew them off at the base in an effort to get at a little green! This property has no improvement site, just solid pasture ground for your operation!

Legal Description: 

Section 15, Township 31, Range 7 West of the 6th P.M.
S1/2SW1/4 & S1/2SE1/4

and

Section 22, Township 31, Range 7 West of the 6th P.M.​
N1/2 N1/2

Taxes: $5,294.56

Address: Verdigre, NE 68783
County: Knox

Logan-McPherson County Line Ranch

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Property Summary

Location: The Logan McPherson County Line Ranch is located in the heart of the Sandhills between Highway 97 and US Hwy 83, specifically located 13 miles North of Ringgold, Nebraska. The Ringgold road is a county oil mat road that has been well maintained providing this property excellent access. There is a short three mile drive from the oil mat road via county maintained sandhills road to the building site. This access is basically a private county maintained driveway!

Ringgold, Nebraska is an unincorporated village. Tryon is the county seat of McPherson County and Stapleton is the County seat of Logan County. The ranch is located in the Stapleton school district which has a K-12 school and limited services (post office, grocery, restaurant, gas, church). The ranch is approximately one hour North of North Platte, Nebraska. North Platte is the regional hub providing all services including an excellent hospital and commercial airport with daily flights to Denver.

Description: Logan McPherson County Ranch is comprised of 6,112.85 county deeded acres and a 640 acre school lease that expires December 31st, 2022. This is an all contiguous ranch that supports 2 center pivots for winter feed and spring calving protection. The building site is located in the central part of the ranch and consists of the main dwelling, a guest/tenant home, large storage building, work shop/ pole barn garage area, as well as the working corrals and pens. The home site is well protected with mature cedar wind breaks. This ranch has been operated by the current ownership since 1995.

The ranch consists of 13 pastures with most of the pastures containing two water sources. There are 23 water sites located throughout the ranch. Mostly consisting of windmill power, there are several wells that have been cased and could be converted to solar submersible wells. There are three wells that are already equipped with submersible/windmill combinations. There are six tanks that are located around the home site that are connected via pipeline including the only tank in the “School Section” pasture. Ample water and well located fence allows the opportunity for a sound rotational grazing operation.

The center pivot irrigation systems are both located in the Upper Loup NRD and subject to their rules and regulations. Currently there are no water use restrictions. The west pivot was installed in 2014 and has a 7 tower Zimmatic pivot with a John Deere diesel engine and 80 HP Amarillo pump. The East pivot has an 8 tower late model Reinke pivot with John Deere diesel engine and 50 HP Amarillo pump. Both pivot systems have upgraded sprinkler packages. Static and pumping water levels range from 40-70 feet.

NEBRASKA SANDHILLS: The ranch is located in the South Central region of the famed Nebraska Sandhills, known for one of the finest cattle producing regions in the United States. The Sandhills of Nebraska is the Nation’s largest undisturbed native grassland area. It covers approximately 13 million acres in 20 counties located in the north central part of the state. The grasses are vigorous and nutritious and have proven themselves as drought tolerant species centuries ago by supporting vast herds of Buffalo.

OGALLALA AQUIFER: The Sandhills of Nebraska also sits on top of the largest fresh water aquifer in the continental U.S. Known as the Ogallala or High Plains Aquifer, it supports fresh water bearing material where this ranch is located in the range of 600’-800’ in depth. Stock wells and irrigation wells are generally considered shallow and abundant by comparison to other cattle producing regions in other states. Most of the stock wells on this ranch are 2-3 rods deep and in most cases can be pulled by hand to change leathers.

RAINFALL: The rainfall belt in the area and location of this ranch ranges from 17”-19” per year with the majority of it falling during the grass growing season. It is generally considered consistent and reliable to the extent that cattle sell downs because droughts are rare.

Livestock Markets: This ranch is located near some of the best livestock markets in the county. The North Platte Stockyards is back and has quickly established itself as one of the hottest barns in the state. Ogallala Livestock is a long established barn and sells annually thousands of reputation cattle through its various sales including special stock cow bred heifers, yearling, and calf sales. Many reputable video sales are available as well.

Broker Comments: This is a nice well blocked, all contiguous Nebraska Sandhills Ranch, well located in the South Central Part of the Sandhills. It is located in a good rainfall belt and in an area that reflects stable ownership, as few ranches change hands and are multi generational. This ranch has been well cared for and managed carefully for the past 26 years. This is evident as you look at the old healed blowouts and fences. This ranch has been in current owner operated hands since 1995 and has only been on the market one other time in the past 100 years.

FSA Info
222.09 deeded FSA Pivot Irrigated Acres. Approximately 22 FSA acres irrigated on School Lease.
264 Certified Irrigated acres in the Upper Loup NRD (includes acres on the School Section Lease)

Well Info
Both Irrigation wells located in Upper Loup NRD

West Pivot: G-170804
Drilled in 2014
Depth 300ft
1325 GPM
Static water 44’
Pumping Level 70’

East Pivot: G-000689
Drilled in 1956

Improvements/Outbuildings
Main Home: 1,488sq ft + 1488sqft basement partially finished. 3 conforming bedrooms. 1.5 bathroom
Detached 2 car garage. Workshop and attached pole building. Approximately 30’x70’. Building includes a nice lean-to grilling area.
Hired hand Home: 3 bed 1 bath 1,064 sqft +unfinished basement.
Metal Storage shed with dirt floor: approximately 50’x95’
Several utility outbuildings and barns.
Older wood barn used as a calving shed.

Approach to Management and Revenue:
The ranch resource has been analyzed for estimated carrying capacity relative to time, use and balance under what would be a typical use in a landlord posture. What follows are the ranch estimates of deeded acres and current real estate taxes; as well as estimates of land classes, carrying capacity, and AUMs of productivity under typical/average use. The ranch has been evaluated for annual carrying capacity as well as an estimate of landlord revenue generation on a summer grazing basis utilizing cow-calf pairs and selling the landlord share of meadow hay production. The limiting factor on this ranch is summer AUMs, however, irrigated pasture could be established under part of the center pivot irrigation acreage to increase the Spring/Summer/Fall AUMs.

Acres
Estimated acres by County Record, NRD Record, and Satellite Measurement. (Estimates and Acres do not account for the Board of Education Lands and Funds leased ground)

Center Pivot Irrigated= Hayed/Grazed 224 acres.
Sandhill Rangeland= Grazed 5,870 acres
Building Site and Lots= 18 acres
Total Estimated Acres by County Record 6,112.85±
Board of Education Land Funds Lease=640± (expires 12/31/22)

Landlord Revenue Estimate
224 Pivot Irrigated- Hayed 4 ton/acre= 896 tons @ 2.5 AUM/ton= 2,240 AUMs
(224) pivot irrigated- grazed 1 AUM/Acre= 224 AUMs
5,870 Sandhill Rangeland- Grazed @ .5 AUM/acre- 2,935 AUMs
6,094 acres= 5,400 AUMs
5,400 AUMs/12 months = 450 AUs or 13.5 acres/AU estimated
224 acres hayed 896 tons @ $90/ton/2 = $40,320 or $180/ac CE
224 AUMS/1 month/1.5 BWE= 150 pair X $55/pair = $8,250 or $37/ac CE
2,935 AUMs/5 months/ 1.5 BWE = 392 pair or 15 ac/pair
392 pair @$55/pair/month for 5 months = $107,800 or $18/ac CE
$ 156,370 Gross Income

($ 38,239) Real Estate Taxes
($ 12,000) R & R
($ 2,500) Misc
$ 103,631 Net Income to Landlord

Year Around Carrying Capacity Estimate
5,400 AUMs/12 months = 450 AU
Winter 2,240 AUMs/4months = 560 AUs
Spring/Summer/Fall 3,160 AUMs/8 Months = 395 AUs
450 AUs
.80
360 Cows (cow calf, retaining replacements, bulls)
6,112 ac/450AU= 14 ac/AU
6,112 ac/360 Cows= 17 ac/cow

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Taxes – Estimated $38,239.50

Legal Description: See brochure

Address: Ringgold, NE 69167
County: Logan and McPherson

Cheyenne County Wildlife

This is an incredible 841 acres of Nebraska wooded canyon ground.  The pictures do not lie!  The quality of mule deer and whitetail that have been harvested, mostly with archery, is something that you rarely see. Not to mention, the quality of elk that are on the property. We even bumped several sharp tailed grouse while surveying the land. The farm ground helps to attract game animals to the property.  There is an isolated 65 acre tract of dry crop, mostly seeded with alfalfa, that is a favorite forage for deer, elk, and wild turkey.

There is a submersible well that provides water to two tanks and a windmill that provides livestock water for another pasture.

The CRP acres provide magnificent habitat, not just for upland birds, but for deer and elk as well. The current CRP contracts expire September 30, 2021, and one contract expiring in 2035. The owner has re-applied for another CRP term. At the time of this publication, he has not received the 10 year CRP program renewal contract. We feel confident that the property will once again be approved for the program.  Copies of the CRP contracts and maps are available upon request.  Payments for the year ending September 30, 2021, will total $3,762.50.

There is a building that could be improved inexpensively as a cabin with all amenities.

The current Owners qualify for 2 landowner elk permits.

The pasture is leased for the 2021 grazing season for a total of $10,000.  $5,000 payable 1/2 May 15th and 1/2 October 15th.  The drycrop will either be a crop share or be customer farmed.  Contact the Broker for estimated income for the drycrop.

Acres
*A combination of FSA measured acres and Cheyenne County Assessors card.
C.R.P: 152.8±
Drycrop: 68.60±
Timbered Range: 615.48±
Site & Roads: 4.5±
Total: 841.38±

Legal Description
All in Township 17 North, Range 52 West of the 6 PM, Cheyenne County, Nebraska
Section 22: All
Section 27: NW1/4

Taxes – Estimated $4,217.94

Address: Potter, NE 69156
County: Cheyenne

Furnas County Home and Range

Country living at its finest! This is a beautiful property with a great location!  Located 2 miles south on Hwy 47 and a half mile East just off of the pavement.  This property is very well taken care of and is move in ready.

It includes a ranch style home, two car attached garage, large 52×72 Morton building, multiple outbuildings, a small pond, chicken coop and 106 acres of pasture. The property is set up perfect for farm living and equine enthusiasts or livestock producers.

Cambridge is located in South Central Nebraska and offers all amenities including a hospital, public school, grocery store, multiple restaurants and much more.

Home: The original home was gutted in 1983 with an addition added and entire remodel. It is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom with a large living area upstairs and down. There are 3 bedrooms and one bath upstairs  Downstairs there is a bedroom, rec area and mechanical room. The kitchen features solid oak cabinetry with an open concept style towards the living room.  There is a large laundry room upstairs with additional sink and cabinetry that doubles as a mud room entrance from the outside.  The roof was replaced in 2020. A brand new Geothermal heating and air system was installed in 2018, and provides a constant water source to the pond and underground sprinklers.  The water heater was replaced in October of 2020. All windows are Andersen windows. The home was also recently repainted. There is a central Vac system throughout the house and was installed in the mid 90’s. There is also a water filtration system and water softener installed. Electrical service is supplied with two 200 amp service panels to the home. There is an attached two car garage with working operators. All appliances and fixtures can stay with the property if the buyer so chooses. In addition, the entire building site has a fully established buffalo grass yard.

Morton Shop Building: The shop is 52’x72’ with a full concrete floor, and is fully wired and lighted, There is a walk through door, a 12’x14’ overhead door with operator, and a 14’x20’ sliding door on the end wall.  This building was built in the early 2000’s and is in excellent condition.

Outbuildings and Grain Bins:  All outbuildings are in excellent condition and include A 16’x25’ single car garage that is insulated and wired with a concrete floor and new roof in 2020.  The granary/storage building is 25’x30’ is wired with a concrete floor, steel siding, and new roof also in 2020. There is a small utility/garden shed used to store mowers and lawn and garden equipment that is also full concrete floor, wired, and has an overhead door. The chicken coop is steel roof and siding and fully clean and kept. A RV carport storage was added in 2018, and is tied to footings. There are also 3 grain bins on the property that are in usable condition and currently rented out.

Pasture and Corrals: There are approximately 106+/- acres of pasture included with the listing. The pasture has been well cared for and not overgrazed. Fences are 4 wire barbed wire and in good condition. Carrying capacity is approximately 15 cow-calf pair on a six month grazing season. Pasture has been well kept with noxious weed control sprayed yearly. There are good working and loading corrals with newer posts and continuous steel fencing. Water is supplied by the hydrant ran from the house and the farm pond. The pasture is currently leased for the 2021 grazing season.

Legal Description: 9-3-25 NW ¼ and N1/2 SW ¼

Taxes: TBD

Address: 41006 Road 719, Cambridge, NE 69002
County: Furnas

Lyman Irrigated Farm

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Here is a very nice farm located in western Scotts Bluff county, South of Lyman.  The main home was built in 1999.  It is a double wide mobile home set on a poured foundation with an attached garage.  There is also an older home that is also livable, but used for storage, and several outbuildings including an older barn. The farm has 382 acres of Gering Ft. Laramie Irrigation District water. The cost on the water for 2021 is $12,319.50. The farm is watered by two 2016 Reinke pivots with end guns.  One waters 115 acres and the other one is 128 acres and both are electric powered. The balance of the irrigated is watered by a wheel line{80 acres} and 15 acres by gated pipe. There are 12 acres that are sub-irrigated. This is a very good farm, located in a good area with strong hay sales. Current owner specializes in hay production, with most of the farm in alfalfa or triticale.  Call Scott for more info and a showing.

Detailed information on hay sales is available for qualified buyers. 

Income Potential
243 acres of pivot irrigated @ 200/acre=$48,000
110 sideroll, and flood irrigated acres @ 180/acre=$19,800
100 acres of grass and small tracts to graze with houses and barns=$9,000
Total potential income: $76,800

Acres
370± Cropland
69± Grass, building sites, roads, irrigation canals
439.37± Total acres

Legal Description:
PT SE 35-22-58
NE SW, N1/2N1/2 SE SW 35-22-58
NW SW 35-22-58
PT SE NE PT NE SE 34-22-58
SW NW 35-22-58
SE NW 35-22-58
N1/2 NW 35-22-58

Taxes: 14,279.02

Address: Lyman, NE 69352
County: Scotts Bluff