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Whitetail Farm

$7,950,000 Paxton, NE 2,080± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Whitetail Farm is located in McPherson County, Nebraska, and consists of 2,080 ± deeded acres and offers ten irrigated center-pivots covering 1,309± certified irrigated acres and are supported by the world’s second-largest aquifer, which is a highly valued natural resource underlying nearly all of Nebraska. All the irrigation wells are high-volume producing with very little drawdown and no pumping restrictions. Whitetail Farm provides a strong return to the investor with corn, soybean, and alfalfa production among the best in the area. The farm is currently used as a summer cow/calf high-intensity grazing program, along with some winter feed production. Most of the pivots are in a perennial grass/alfalfa mix and provides top-quality grazing with excellent gains.

Just the Facts

  • 2,080± deeded acres
  • 1,309± certified irrigated acres
  • 1,168± corn base acres
  • Ten center-pivot irrigation systems
  • High-producing irrigation wells
  • No pumping restrictions
  • Pivots recently updated with tower boxes, panels, and drive units
  • Pivots planted to cool season grasses and alfalfa
  • Intensive grazing system setup
  • Pipeline livestock water system
  • Mobile home
  • Steel Shop
  • Grain storage
  • Large pipe corrals with working facilities
  • Capable of row crop production

General Description

Whitetail Farm features ten center-pivot irrigation systems and is currently being operated as a high-density grazing rotation, supporting nearly 800 head of cow/calf pairs during the summer months and still able to produce 650 tons of winter hay. The pivots are planted to a combination of perennial cool-season grasses and alfalfa. The farm is also capable of raising good row crops such as corn and soybeans. All the pivots have been updated with new tower boxes, panels, and driveline equipment. The wells are powered by diesel motors and are high-volume wells with little drawdown and no pumping restrictions. The farm has a newer set of pipe corrals along with a trailer house, shop, and grain storage. 

Broker's Comments

Nebraska Irrigated Farm is an extraordinary offering located in a reputation area for crop production. It is rare to find an operation of this size. The farm offers a significant opportunity for the active farmer looking for a farm large enough to maintain a family operation. The farm also represents an opportunity for a large investor to buy high-quality agricultural land in one of America’s great farming areas. This is a place to park a significant amount of capital and enjoy the stability and certainty that land is always real wealth. 

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Location

Whitetail Farm is located in McPherson County, north of Paxton or southwest of Tryon, Nebraska. From Tryon, the farm is approximately 17 miles west on Highway 92 and south sic and a half mile on Diamond Bar Road. From Paxton, the Farm is approximately 22.5 miles north on South Paxton Road, then five miles east to Diamond Bar Road, and then one mile north. Paxton is located on I-80, approximately 38 miles west of North Platte. 

Locale

Whitetail Farm is located in the renowned Sandhills ranching country and is fortunate to have abundant underground water resources, as well as a consistent climate favoring some of the best grasslands in the US and outstanding crop production. Western Nebraska is heavily reliant on cattle and crops, also being an agricultural-friendly state. 

Climate

Whitetail Farm has a growing season of over 130 days and an average annual precipitation of 18-20 inches. Most precipitation falls as rain during the warmer part of the year. Rain is normally heaviest in late spring and early summer. Winter snowfall is frequent, but snow cover usually disappears during the mild periods. Summer highs average in the upper 80’s, and winter lows average in the teens.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Deeded acres: 2,080± acres

Irrigated acres: 1,309± acres

Native Range acres: 756± acres

Improvements/Corrals: 15± acres

Corn Base acres: 1,168± acres

Deeded Acres: 2,080±
Total Leased Acres:
Total Acres: 2,080±

Improvements

The farm has new pipe corrals that can handle over 800 head of cattle with 13 pens, alley, loadout, and working facility. A 2017 mobile home, 15’ X 66’, is located on the farm near the steel shop, which is 40’ X 76’. The improvements are highlighted by three 22,000-bushel storage bins. 

Water Resources

Groundwater wells supply water for the property. Nebraska groundwater is regulated and an abundant water source – about as secure as water gets. Water for the wells comes from a high plains aquifer commonly called the Ogallala Aquifer. It is the largest freshwater aquifer in the continental United States, with freshwater saturation levels in the sandhills ranging up to 1,200 feet. The total volume of water in the aquifer reaches from south central South Dakota to west Texas and is estimated to be approximately 21.8 billion acre-feet, of which approximately 65 acre-feet are located in Nebraska. Whitetail Farm is located in the Twin Platte Natural Resource District (TPNRD), and all wells are certified with the NRD. There are ten irrigation wells located on the farm, and they have no restrictions on pumping; however, no new well can be drilled other than replacement, and no expansion of irrigated acres is allowed. Information on the Twin Platte can be obtained at www.tpnrd.org. Livestock water is supplied through an extensive pipeline system to all pivots.

Mineral Rights

Seller will convey all owned mineral rights. 

Taxes

Taxes are estimated at $23,545 based upon previous years.

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Wildlife Resources

The Sandhills of Nebraska, along with the excellent feed sources from the pivots, create an excellent habitat for wildlife. The farm will hold good numbers of deer, mostly mulies and upland game birds. Nebraska deer and bird hunting licenses are over the counter on a first come bases and easily accessible. 

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