The historic Duck Bar Ranch consists of 7,005± acres located 35 miles southwest of Valentine in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills. The ranch is all contiguous, supporting sub-irrigated meadows and rolling Sandhills with Gordon Creek meandering over six- miles through the property. Duck Bar Ranch is a solid year-round cow-calf operation with many recent updates to buildings, corrals, fences, and water resources. Recreational and hunting opportunities are abounding on the ranch and surrounding area. The current owners rate the ranch as a comfortable 400 cow-calf year-round operation with all the supporting livestock.
Just the Facts
• Sandhills Ranch
• Over 800± acres of sub-irrigated meadows
• Over 6 miles of Gordon Creek
• All contiguous ranch
• Estimated to carry 400 cows with all supporting livestock
• Excellent improvements and fences
• Additional hunting and Airbnb income
• Top-notch water resources
• Abundant big game and birds
• Trophy class deer
• 18 fenced pasture
• Blacktop road access
• Ranch located in the heart of Nebraska’s best outdoors
• Located near Merritt Reservoir, McKelvie National Forest, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie Club Golf Resort
• Gordon Creek surface water permit
• High-capacity groundwater irrigation permit
• Within minutes of one of the Nation’s best cattle sale barns
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
Sub-irrigated Meadow: 800± Acres
Rangeland: 5,565.64± Acres
BELF Lease (good until 2029): 640± Acres
Total Acres: 7,005.64± Acres
Building Improvements Include:
Main Home 1,972 square feet
Guest Home 779 square feet
Bunkhouse 1,236 square feet
Machine Shed (2015): 40’X64’X15’
Car Port (2017): 24’X24’
Vet Room* (2015): 16’X32’
Pole Shed: 21’X69’
North Calving Barn: 50’X35’X12’
South Calving Barn: 51’X26’X8’
Horse Barn: 26’X48’X12’
Pole Shed: 30’X80’X10’
Two Calf Shelters
Welker Cake Bin
Numerous Additional Outbuildings
*(Insulated with water and heat)
A bonus to the ranch water amenities is a stocked lake for fishing. The ranch consists of 22 windmills and three solar wells along with a pipeline feeding five tanks. Cattle will always have a short walk to a water resource. There is an old surface water permit for Gordon Creek to flood irrigate approximately 80 acres and high-capacity groundwater permit to center pivot irrigate approximately 90 acres. Neither water permits are being utilized by the current owners but remain active permits.
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