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SOME OF EVERYTHING: Besides offering excellent farmland, the Marshall County property that sold at auction in October offers a building site and excellent pastures and wildlife habitat.

Excellent farmland with ideal build site tops $5,000 per acre

A Marshall County property with high-quality tillable acres brought top dollar.

The property that has everything commands a price that underscores its assets, and that was certainly true in an Oct. 26 auction of 220 acres of Marshall County land.

The property was sold in three tracts and was advertised as a great opportunity for local farmers, investors or home builders. It has quality tillable acres, excellent pastures with springs and an ideal site for building a dream home. The three tracts sold for an average of $5,036 per acre.

The seller was Herb Plegge. Midwest Land and Home of Washington handled the sale.

Jackson County

About 160 acres of Jackson County land sold at auction on Oct. 19. The highly productive cropland was a mix of dryland and pasture with excellent wildlife habitat. It was bid in at $3,175 per acre.

The seller was Six R Farms LLC. Midwest Land and Home handled the sale.

Washington County

About 160 acres of Washington County land sold at auction on Oct. 26. The land was billed as prime farmland with about 45 acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, providing good wildlife habitat and hunting possibilities. The property sold for $2,343.75 per acre.

The sellers were Brett and Susan Langfritz. Midwest Land and Home handled the sale.

Republic County

About 315 acres of Republic County land sold at auction on Nov. 2. The property is mostly dryland cropland with about 40 acres of hay meadow. Both tracts feature Class II and Class III soils with Hasting silt loam and Crete silt loam that are considered prime farmland. The property brought $980,000 or an average of $3,121 per acre.

The seller was R&B Land and Cattle. Midwest Land and Home handled the sale.

Barton County

Two quarter-sections of Barton County land were sold at auction on Oct. 29. One quarter is under irrigation with two wells. A seven-tower Valley center pivot was included in the sale. That quarter brought $3,850 per acre. The second quarter, all dryland cropland brought $2,100 per acre. All mineral rights transferred to the buyer.

The seller was Sieker Ag LLC. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Graham County

About 240 acres of cropland and grassland in Graham County was sold at auction on Oct. 31. The land was about 84 acres of dry cropland with the balance in grass. It was advertised as “the best deer hunting land in northwest Kansas” with abundant cover, live water and excellent habitat for wildlife. All mineral rights transferred to the buyer. The property brought $1,250 per acre.

The seller was B Bar B Ranch. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Clark County

About 470 acres of cropland and grassland in Clark County was sold at auction on Nov. 7. The land sold in two tracts. Tract 1, about 160 acres with 118 in cropland and the balance in grass and roads, including about 4 acres of CRP, sold for $1,175 per acre.

Tract 2, about 310 acres with 240 in crop production and the balance in grassland and roads, was bid in at $850 per acre. All mineral rights are intact and transferred to the buyer.

The seller was Weddle Farms Inc. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Decatur County

About 200 acres of dryland cropland in Decatur County was sold at auction on Oct. 25. The farm is nearly level with excellent Keith and Uly silt loam soils. Mineral rights are intact and go to the buyer. The property brought $1,700 per acre. The sellers were Fred and Erika Reichert. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Finney and Gray counties

Two sections of irrigated farmland, one in Gray County and one in Finney County, were sold at auction Oct. 22. The land has been in the Priddle family for several generations and farmed by the current tenants for more than 30 years. There are two section sprinklers with five irrigations wells, two producing as wells, gearheads, an underground gas line, an underground irrigation pipe, and excellent cropland. All mineral rights transferred to the buyers.

Each section was offered as a separate tract. Tract 1, the Finney County section, sold for $1,700 per acre. Tract 2, the Gray County section, brought $1,950.

The sellers were Tony Priddle, John Priddle, Nancy Drennan, Bart Foster, Paula Morris and Suzanne Bruner. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

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