LANDTX Merges with Hall and Hall

We are proud to announce that Dave Culver, President/Director of LANDTX in Mason, TX, has been named a full partner and will become an integral part of our expansion into the Texas marketplace. Culver has 35 years of experience selling rural land and a long history of sales success approaching $1 billion in career sales of farms and ranches. A 6th generation Texan, Culver grew up on ranches in Texas and New Mexico and received his B. S. from Texas A&M University.

“Dave Culver’s sterling reputation and creative background make him a perfect fit for Hall and Hall,” states Managing Director Monte Lyons. “We fully expect him to contribute significantly to Hall and Hall’s growth in Texas while providing a seasoned marketing presence to aid Hall and Hall’s ever-evolving systems.”

Prior to joining Hall and Hall, Culver was President/Director of LANDTX, a successful and respected rural brokerage firm that operated out of Boerne, Fredericksburg and Mason, Texas. Culver is a past President of the Texas Alliance of Land Brokers, co-founder of the Texas Land Brokers Network, has served on multiple land trust and conservation boards, and was recently on the Texas Wildlife Association’s Legislative Committee.

“What a great honor to become a part of such an esteemed outfit,” says Culver. “I aim to provide the full menu of Hall and Hall services in Texas at the same high level they are provided in the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains and the rest of North America for over 70 years.”

 

 

Texas Farm & Ranch Auction Totals $24 Million+

Over 150 bidders attended the 11,831 acre Texas Farm and Ranch Auction on November 14th in Athens, TX.  Seven of the 45 registered bidders prevailed in a spirited competition for 16 tracts.  The auction totaled $24,034,970.  Negotiations are proceeding on remaining parcels.

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Colorado Farm & Ranch Land Sells for $10.14 Million at Auction

The 8,735± acre Bowen Arrow Farm and Ranch sold at auction on October 19th, fetching a total of $10,140,000.  The property, spread throughout eastern Colorado with 4,470 acres located in Adams County, 1,025± acres in Weld County and 3,240± acres Washington County, was offered in 26 separate tracts. Competitive bidding took place with over 200 people in attendance and 73 registered bidders. Eight buyers purchased tracts for a total sale price of $10.14 million.

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The sale generated interest from 37 different states and six countries. Sale prices ranged from $616 per acre on Washington County grassland to $1,750/ac on Adams County dryland. Smaller 40-acre parcels fetched as high as $2,375/ac before becoming combined with larger offerings. Bidders stayed engaged and active throughout the auction with the largest combination consisting of 3,680± acres prevailing at $1,359/ac. Six of the eight winning bidders were single tract purchasers. Several farmers and ranchers were able to add to existing holdings.

Call Scott Shuman, Head of Hall and Hall Auctions, with questions – 800-829-8747

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Hall and Hall Gives Back

By: Rob Hart

Hall and Hall’s unique partnership model makes it hard to achieve consistency at times.  Every partner has an equal say in how we operate, how we donate, and how we volunteer.  As you might expect, the opinions vary greatly, so the company has chosen not to “donate” under its own name.  But that doesn’t stop Hall and Hall from encouraging and awarding their staff for supporting worthy causes.  Tens of thousands of hours and dollars are privately donated annually, and many sit in leadership positions which support worthy organizations around the country.

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However, not everything can be done confidentially.  As professional auctioneers, our auction department has the opportunity to openly volunteer at great charity auction events around the country.  In 2016, the Hall and Hall auction department volunteered at 18 charity events from coast-to-coast while generating millions of dollars for children’s programs, medical research, athletics, agriculture, and the environment. If you support a great cause, give us a call.  If we have an open date, we’d love to help.

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch Auction Fetches $37.5 Million

The Thomas Land Company auction conducted December 1, 2016 offered more than 28,000 acres of mixed western Nebraska irrigated land, dry farm land, and ranch property.  The sale drew a capacity crowd of about 400 persons, and nearly 130 registered bidders.

Before the auction began, Thomas Land Company President Lola Thomas addressed the crowd. She delivered an emotional thank you to the community for the happiness given her recently deceased husband Mike. She expressed hope that the offering of the land in 50 parcels would allow local farmers to add onto their holdings.

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The Hall and Hall team included three Hall of Fame auctioneers and World Champion auctioneer Spanky Assiter was aided by spirited competition between both locals and large out-of-state investors. The land, offered in 50 parcels, was auctioned over nearly eight hours. The auction was a success. Mrs. Thomas expressed her gratitude to successful and unsuccessful bidders.

Historic Kansas Ranch Heads to Auction October 5th

Yaggy Plantation, a 1,260+/- acre property only minutes from Hutchinson, KS will be auctioned to the public on October 5, 2016 in five tracts and combinations. The property offers a unique mixture of irrigated farmland, a mile plus of Arkansas River frontage, a historic homestead with two residences, dryland acreage and hunting cover. It has been in the same family for 130 years. For more information, contact John Wildin of Hall and Hall at 620-662-0411 or visit http://hallhall.com/ranches-for-sale/properties/yaggy-plantation.

“Back in early 1900’s Yaggy Plantation was a very large and successful apple farm with roughly 50,000 apple trees,” said Wildin.  “Also, according to historical documents, it had more than 1,000,000 catalpa trees that were harvested for fence posts and railroad ties. The plentiful crop diversity is due to the water under this land being plentiful and shallow.”

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There are two large historic homes situated on a tree-lined drive with expansive lawns. Both two-story houses have front and back porches, numerous bedrooms, brick fireplaces and hardwood floors, all in a beautiful setting amongst mature trees. The north home (c.1905) was faithfully refurbished in 2005. The south home (c.1892) was ordered as a prefabricated house from Sears & Roebuck and delivered to the site by train.

Yaggy Plantation is all contiguous land, without any public roads through the property. It is roughly two miles wide and one mile deep. Well over a mile of the south boundary lies along the north bank of the Arkansas River, the sixth longest river in the U.S. Hardwood and softwood trees are scattered throughout the land intermittently in rows and large stands along the river. A huge grove of catalpa trees provides the most secure sanctuary for the many varied wildlife species found here, including mature whitetail bucks. In between the various tree groves and rows are fields of native grass that have been until recently enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program. These are perfect fawning areas bounded by tree lines. The towering cottonwood trees along the river provide massive canopies for nearly the entire length of the riverbank.

“Keep in mind all of this land is contiguous, and yet is not impacted by public access anywhere through the property,” Wildin added.  “This truly is the premier wildlife sanctuary in the Midwest with whitetail deer, large flocks of wild turkey, ring-necked pheasants and the bobwhite quail.”

The north end of this land is the historically productive cropland, of which nearly 350 acres are pivot irrigated to produce prolific yields of corn, soybeans, milo and wheat. The sellers have permits for an additional 226+/- acres of pivot irrigation.

“The phrase ‘unique land offering’ is probably the most over-used description in the real estate world,” said Scott Shuman of Hall and Hall Auctions.  “But the 1,260± acre Yaggy Plantation defines exactly what that phrase is meant to describe. Just three miles from Hutchinson and only fifty-five miles from the Wichita airport, this is one of the most unique land offerings to come along in a long time.”