Auction

Rother Farm & Ranch - CO/KS

Apr 20 Burlington, CO 34,602± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

The Rother Farm & Ranch’s 36,558± acres will be offered in 28 tracts and in combinations in one of the largest, recent property offerings in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. With tracts ranging from 153± acres to 8,589± acres, build a combination that suits your unique needs.

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Auction Date and Location:
Tuesday, April 20th at 10am MT
- Held at the Burlington Community Center in Burlington, CO
340 S. 14th St., Burlington, CO 80807

Information Dates and Locations:
Friday, March 12th from 10:00am to 11:00am MT
- Held online, call for online access instructions.
Wednesday, March 24th
- Sharon Springs, KS from 9:00am to 11:00am MT
Held at the Wallace County Fairgrounds Community Activities Bldg.
214 W Park St., Sharon Springs, KS
- Cheyenne Wells, CO from 12:00pm to 2:00pm MT
Held at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds Community Bldg.
425 S 7th W, Cheyenne Wells, CO
Friday, March 26th from 10:00am to 11:00am MT
- Held online, call for online access instructions.
Tuesday, April 6th
- Sharon Springs, KS from 9:00am to 11:00am MT
Held at the Wallace County Fairgrounds Community Activities Bldg.
214 W Park St., Sharon Springs, KS
- Cheyenne Wells, CO from 12:00pm to 2:00pm MT
Held at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds Community Bldg.
425 S 7th W, Cheyenne Wells, CO

Just the Facts

34,602± Deeded Acres

1,956± State Lease Acres


15,320± Acres of Dryland Farmland

1,803± Acres of Irrigated Farmland

19,215± Acres of Grassland

Broker's Comments

Seldom is a property of this magnitude offered at public auction. The Rother Farm and Ranch offers something for everyone.

It took over 70 plus years, a love of agriculture, and business acumen to assemble this offering. The farmland will add well to an existing operation or investment portfolio, and Buyers will find the ranchland to be well maintained and cattle ready.

The land will be sold at auction in tracts and combinations, making this a tremendous opportunity for Buyers to purchase their ideal property.

An equipment auction will follow this land auction on a date to be determined.

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Location

From the center point of the property near Cheyenne Wells, CO

- Denver is a 3-hour drive

- Kansas City is a 4-hour drive

- Omaha is a 5-hour drive

History

Harold Rother: Originally from Okarche, Oklahoma, Harold Rother first came to eastern Colorado and western Kansas while on wheat harvest in the 1940s. He fell in love with the area and recognized a great opportunity to build a farm and ranch empire while building a life in a place where he also loved the people. With his brother, he first purchased 320 acres in the early 1950s, which is being offered in the auction as Tract 13. He later purchased section 18 (Tract 17), which included a farmhouse where he would raise his family alongside his wife and partner Shirley. Together they raised two sons on the property while being active in their local community and church. Harold loved the farming and ranching way of life and never met a stranger. Harold passed away in March 2007.

“Harold was a great man. He was honest and easy to do business with. He knew how to make money and saw opportunities in farming and ranching.”

V.L. Weed – Longtime friend

“Harold Rother was the kind of man who didn’t care whether you were rich or poor but what kind of man you were. Harold did not like lazy people, and no one worked harder than him. He was a great judge of a person’s character. He knew the cattle business inside and out. People were always trying to pick his brain about business, but he wasn’t one to answer questions. He would always pose the question and then sit back and listen.

Not once did I ever hear him say something that wasn’t the truth and he never cheated anyone. He possessed the most integrity of anyone I ever dealt with in all my years in the bank. I was honored to call Harold Rother my friend. 

When Harold trusted someone, he trusted them completely. He and I would often meet at the local coffee shop very early in the morning before he headed to the ranch and me to the bank. Many times as he was leaving, he would hand me checks that he needed to deposit. Sometimes it would be a few hundred dollars and sometimes several hundred thousand dollars. Because he trusted me without question or reservation, I made sure to never do one thing that would ever betray that.”

Brett Legg – President – Eastern Colorado Bank - Cheyenne Wells, CO.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

36,558± Total Acres

- 34,602± Deeded

- 1,956± State Lease

Tract 1: 6,401± acres - Grassland - Cheyenne Co., CO

Tract 2: 8,589± acres – Grassland and Dryland – Wallace Co., KS

Tract 3: 1,845± acres – Grassland and Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO & Wallace Co., KS

Tract 4: 6,638± acres – Grassland – Cheyenne, Co., CO & Wallace Co., KS

Tract 5: 842± acres – Irrigated Farmland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 6: 328± acres – Irrigated Farmland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 7: 153± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 8: 321± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 9: 811± acres – Irrigated Farmland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 10: 307± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 11: 988± acres – Grassland and Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 12: 646± acres – Dryland – Wallace Co., KS

Tract 13: 322± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 14: 314± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 15: 289± acres – Dryland – Kiowa, Co., CO

Tract 16: 1,270± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 17: 622± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 18: 622± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 19: 638± acres – Grassland and Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 20: 1,566± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 21: 408± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 22: 408± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 23: 470± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 24: 947± acres – Grassland and Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 25: 319± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 26: 158± acres – Dryland – Cheyenne, Co., CO

Tract 27: 336± acres – Dryland – Greeley, Co., KS

Tract 28: 0.4± acres – Lot with Bin Site – Arapahoe, CO

Deeded Acres: 34,602±
State Leased Acres: 1,956±
Total Leased Acres: 1,956±
Total Acres: 36,558±

Water Rights

All the Seller’s water rights, including well-sharing agreements, will transfer with the property.

Mineral Rights

No mineral rights will transfer with the property.

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Terms

Summary of Terms:

- A 10% earnest money deposit of the total contract price will be due immediately from all successful bidders.

- The property is being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” and without any contingencies including financing.

- Closing will be set 30 days from the auction date or as soon thereafter as closing documents are available.

- Includes 100% of Growing Crop and Water Interest.

- Broker Participation Available

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