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Rush Creek Ranch

$1,190,000 Rushville, NE 474± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Rush Creek Ranch, located in Sheridan County, just two miles south of Rushville, Nebraska consists of 473.83± acres. The ranch has three pivots totaling 150± irrigated acres with the balance rangeland. There are two homes, each with outbuildings and corrals needed to start your own operation or enhance your existing operation. Rush Creek has a seasonal flow and provides sub-irrigated meadows along its meandering path through the ranch.

Just the Facts

  • 473.83± deeded acres
  • 150± irrigated acres
  • Rush Creek meandering through the property
  • Two homes with outbuildings
  • Mature tree shelterbelts
  • Highway access very close to town
  • Working cattle facilities
  • Good hard grass
  • Three pastures watered with submersible wells
  • Calving/backgrounding lot

General Description

Rush Creek Ranch is currently a home base for a cow/calf operation. The pivots provide ample feed, and tree shelterbelts protect livestock through the cold winter months. There are three pastures on the ranch watered via four stock wells. Rush Creek, a small seasonal tributary that runs through the heart of the ranch and provides some sub-irrigated bottoms in the pastures. The ranch would also make an excellent cattle backgrounding setup with the ample feed sources. The extra home would also provide additional income as a rental.

Broker's Comments

Rush Creek Ranch provides an opportunity to expand or start your own operation. The property is very diversified and provides many different operational scenarios that will fit a buyer’s needs. With no pumping restrictions on the pivots, crops will always do good in years of drought and provide a steadfast supply of feed or crops. Rush Creek has it all, live water, nice home, good improvements, irrigation and pasture.

Learn about the locale


Rush Creek Ranch is located where the Sandhills of Nebraska meet the hard grass country of the Dakotas. The ranch has highway 250 frontage and is conveniently located just a couple of miles south of Rushville, Nebraska. The closest commercial airport is located a little over 30 miles west near Chadron. Chadron provides all major amenities, including a state college.


Sheridan County receives over 17 inches of yearly precipitation on average. Average high temperatures in the summer are in the mid to low 80 degrees with coldest winter months averaging upper 30’s. Average snowfall is 40” but note that most snowfall melts in a few days and winters are mostly open. The climate is an arid type with low humidity and cool summer nights.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Irrigated: 150± Acres
Rangeland: 300± Acres
Dryland Crop: 15± Acres
Improvements: 8.83± Acres
Total Deeded: 473.83± Acres

Deeded Acres: 474±
Total Acres: 474±


Rush Creek Ranch consists of two sets of improvements separated by a mature tree windbreak running north to south. On the southern end of tree belt tucked into trees is the first set of improvements, featured in a very private setting is a 3,354 sq. ft. four-bed, two and a half- bath, two-story brick home with attached rec room and two car garage. Located on the northern end of the tree row is the second home, which is an older 1,640 sq. ft. three-bed one-bath home with an upstairs and full basement. Located around the second home are shops, a large Quonset, other outbuildings and working facilities. The pivots range in age with one a 2016 Reinke, and the other two are older but very functional. There are five shallow irrigation wells supplying the pivots that are currently not under any watering restrictions.

Water Resources

Rush Creek meanders through the property and provides water to livestock and wildlife. Pivots are supplied by four submersible wells and one high-capacity well with a hollow shaft pump. There are currently no pumping restrictions for these wells. Each house has its own submersible well, along with four other submersibles that are used for livestock water.

Mineral Rights

All seller owned mineral rights will be transferred to the buyer.


Taxes are estimated at $7,839 annually.

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Wildlife Resources

Rush Creek’s 473± acres provide good habitat for deer and upland birds. The green fields in the fall due to irrigation attract all sorts of wildlife to the property.

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