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STRONG PRICES: Good quality land with recreational potential and a location close to town is rarely available. When it does come up for auction, the bidding is usually strong and the price good.

Good land with farmstead brings strong price

A Washington County farm close to town and with excellent soils brought $2,869 per acre.

Properties that are close to town, offer a good sold home with outbuildings and have top producing soils don’t come along every day. And when they do, they bring a strong price. That’s just what happened on Jan. 25 in Washington County when 237.4 acres of top-quality farmland was sold at auction.

The property was sold in two tracts. Tract 1, about 229 acres, had 141 in dryland cropland and the rest in hardwood bottoms and hay meadows. Tract 2, about 8.5 acres, had a two-bedroom, one-bath home with hardwood floors, woodburning fireplace, rural water, natural gas and other amenities. The property includes a 50 foot by 96 foot pole shed, garage and other useable buildings. Both tracts sold together for $2,869 per acre.

The seller was Diane Brooks. Midwest Land and Home of Washington handled the sale.

Kiowa County

About 197 acres of Kiowa County dryland crop land, grassland and land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program was sold in January. The land brought $939 per acre.

The seller was not disclosed. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Ford County

About 238 acres of high-quality dryland crop land near Dodge City was sold in January. The property includes about 27 acres of grass and waterways, which make excellent habitat for wildlife. The land sold for $1,050 per acre.

The seller was not disclosed. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Butler County

Three properties totaling 155 acres with two homes and a horse barn with fence paddocks was sold in December in Butler County. The first home was custom built in 2000. It is a wood-frame, stone-sided home with an unfinished basement. Its many amenities include a formal dining room, formal living room, large kitchen with granite countertops, large island, pantry, custom cabinetry, woodburning fireplace and family room. The home overlooks a large, scenic pond with a floating dock for fishing or boating.

The second home a short distance to the wet, was built in 1991. It offers an open floor plan with high ceilings, hardwood flooring and a large adjoining wood deck. The kitchen includes granite countertops with a breakfast bar, gas cook top, double over and pantry. The view-out basement is fully finished.

The third property, the horse barn has four horse stalls that lead to fenced paddocks for grazing and access to five loafing sheds. The property also includes a utility building and open-sided machine shed. The three properties sold for a total of $991,000 or $6,394 per acre.

The seller was the Steven A. Hatchett Trust. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Cheyenne County

About 640 acres of cropland and grass was sold in Cheyenne County by public auction Feb. 6. The property sold in five tracts. Tract 1, about 160 acres of good cropland, sold for $2,150 per acre. Tract 2, about 160 acres of cropland planted to wheat and tract 3, 80 acres with about 42 acres of cropland planted to wheat with the balance in grass, were sold together. The combined tracts brought $1,900 per acre.

Tract 4, about 160 acres of mostly cropland, sold for $1,950 per acre, and the final tract, 80 acres of cropland, brought $1,350 per acre.

The seller on tracts 1, 2 and 3 was Edna Roesener, while the Query family was the seller on tracts 4 and 5. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Stevens County

About 465 acres of grassland was sold by private treaty in Stevens County in January.

The seller was Hines Farms. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Ulysses handled the sale.

Pratt County

About 389 acres of land in Pratt County was sold in three individual tracts in January.

Tract 1 was a mix of irrigated and non-irrigated cropland that included irrigation equipment. The second tract, also a mix of irrigated and dryland with some pasture with mature trees and excellent wildlife habitat, also included irrigation equipment. The final tract was all dryland crop ground. The total price for all three tracts was $863,547, or $2,220 per acre.

The sellers were the Bob and Myrna Schmidt Trust and the Gary L. Romine and Rita L. Romine Trust. Farmers National Co. handled the sale.

Gove County

About 310 acres of cropland and grass with improvements was sold in Gove County in a public auction Jan. 14. The property was sold in two tracts. The first, about 230 acres of cropland with excellent Harney and Holdrege silt loam soils, brought $1,700 per acre. Tract 2, which includes an excellent building site, two machinery sheds, two 6,000-bushel grain bins, a water well and 80 acres of pasture brought $1,550 per acre.

The seller on that land was the Gladys Jacobs Trust. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Rooks County

About 685 acres of cropland and grassland were sold at public auction on Jan. 30 in Rooks County. The property sold in three tracts. Tract 1, about 365 acres with 194.5 planted to growing wheat and the remainder in grassland, sold for $900 per acre. Tract 2, about 160 acres with 76 in milo stubble and the remainder in grass, brought $875 per acre. The final tract, about 160 acres with 94 acres in growing wheat and the remainder in grass, brought $700 per acre.

The sellers were David and Jennifer Mongeau. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Kiowa County, Colo.

About 320 acres of land were sold by private treaty in January. The property brought $630 per acre.

The Ruby N. Schmidt Trust was the seller. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Ulysses handled the sale.

Cheyenne County, Colo.

A big sale of 2,400 acres of cropland and grassland including a farmstead was sold in six tracts Jan. 24 in Cheyenne County, Colo.

Tract 1, 320 acres of grassland, brought $850 per acre. Tract 2, about 320 acres of cropland, was bid in at $1,100 per acre. Tract 3, about 640 acres with 615 in cropland and the balance in grass, brought $900 per acre.

Tract 4, about 640 acres with 624 in cropland and the balance in grass, brought $900 per acre. Tract 5, about 160 acres of dryland cropland, brought $1,150 per acre. The final tract, about 320 acres with 204 acres in cropland and the balance in grass, brought $850 per acre. That tract included the farm home, shop building and a detached garage.

The seller was Boswell Trusts. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

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