The ranch consists of 1,110± acres and is located in northern Cherry County, Nebraska, near Valentine. There is an old homesite with outbuildings, shelterbelts and corrals. The land is flat to gently rolling along with a few draws. The ranch is well balanced with hay ground and native pasture. The property would make an excellent place to start your ranching way of life, while enjoying the peaceful open skies.
The property has the look of a small year-round ranch. As you drive into the property, the hayfields surround the headquarters. The hayfields are mostly cool season grass that makes excellent winter feed for livestock. The headquarters have a couple outbuildings along with tree shelterbelts for winter protection. The northern tract, which has the headquarters located on it, has all the hay ground and ample native rangeland. The south tract is all native rangeland and is great summer pasture for the operation. The two tracts are a half mile apart and have a section line road fenced on both sides connecting the tracts. The ranch will make an excellent place to start your operation or expand your existing.
The Cherry County Ranch has a great location in northern Cherry County, Nebraska. The ranch is located in an area that land does not change hands much, and I contribute that to the quality of the land and what it gives back. It is difficult to find an affordable ranch of this size in the area that has all the attributes to become a year-round operation. The area is rich in ranch and farm history, along with Native American culture. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire your first ranch or expand your existing operation. With the access, quality of soil, and diversity of the land, the property will go a long way towards fulfilling your goals.
The property is located 10 miles west of Valentine, Nebraska on highway 20, then three miles north on blacktop county road, then one mile west via county road.
The property is located just north of the Minnechaduza Creek Valley. The area is the transition from the rich heavy soils of the Dakota’s to the vast Sandhills of Nebraska. Cherry County is rich in cattle tradition, as being the number one cattle county in the United States. The people of the area are strong and friendly, lending help to neighbors in time of need. Neighboring ranches offer a diversity of cattle operations and dryland/irrigated farms. The Valentine area has many recreational opportunities including, Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, nationally recognized Prairie Club golf resort, floating the Scenic Niobrara River, best hunting and fishing in the State, Native American Culture, and many more.
The average precipitation for the area is 18-22 inches per year, with the majority of it in the growing season. The warmest monthly average temperature is in July at 88 degrees, and coldest is December with an average high of 35 degrees.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
1,109± deeded acres
North tract, 633± total acres
- 240 acres dryland farm/hay ground
- 393 acres rangeland
South tract, 476± total acres rangeland
The north tract has an electric submersible well, located at the headquarters, that feeds a couple short pipelines and could be expanded to better serve the property. There is also an electric pumpjack well in the northwest quarter.
The south tract has an electric pressurized submersible well and pipeline with two tanks.
All sellers owned mineral rights will be transferred to the new owner
2018 real estate taxes are $5,795.
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