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South Dakota cropland sells for $9,550 per acre

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TOP DOLLAR: High caliber is how the sale bill described some South Dakota cropland that sold for nearly $10,000 per acre.
Sale of the Month: Cropland in Moody County, S.D., sells for $9,550 per acre at an auction.

Top quality cropland in eastern South Dakota’s garden spot can evidently still command top dollar. See the results of that and other land auctions in South Dakota and North Dakota.

$9,550 per acre for Moody County, S.D., land

Approximately 249 acres of farmland in Moody County, S.D., sold in two tracts at an auction in October. The parcels sold for $8,900 and $9,550 per acre.

This property has some “high caliber cropland and locations that potentially could provide some superb locations for establishment of a rural acreage home site or sites in accordance with Moody County zoning.,” according to the sale bill. The land is tiled and has an overall rating of oil ratings of 81.3. — Auction managed and conducted by Sutton Auctioneer and Land Broker, Sioux Falls, S.D. Phone: 605-336-6315.

Badlands ranch brings $2,613 per acre

“A remarkable property with expansive meadows, stunningly beautiful buttes and treelined-valleys on the eastern edge of the North Dakota Badlands,” according to the sale bill, sold in two parcels at an auction in October for $2,446 and $2,613 per acre.

The sale included a ranch headquarters with a multipurpose building with living quarters, shop and tack room. The ranch’s “diversity and contrasts provide productive grazing for cattle and horses and endless activities for sportsmen and recreationalists,” the sale bill read. — Auction managed and conducted by Pifer’s Auction and Realty, Moorhead, Minn. Phone: 877-700-4099.

Century farm sold

A Kingsbury County, S.D., century farm — one that had been in the same family for more than 100 years — sold at an auction in October. One parcel near Lake Preston, consisting of 148 acres with a high percentage of tillable acres and a Surety AgriData productivity index of 72.8, sold for $3,500 per acre.

The second tract of 160 acres sold for $4.050 per acre. It has 125 tillable acres. The rest is in waterways, trees and roads. The Surety AgriData productivity index on the tillable acres is 80.2. — Auction managed and Conducted by Burlage Peterson Realty, Brookings, S.D. Phone: 605-692-7102.

Rents set in online auction

Cash rents for land in Spink County, S.D., were inked in a recent online auction. The land was offered in six tracts.

The land’s crop productivity indices range from 65 to 95. The winning bids for the fields were $185, $196, $211, $213, $235 and $261 per acre for three years. — Auction managed and conducted by AgVisors LLC, Watertown, S.D. Phone: 605-475-2015

West River cropland

Approximately 313 acres in Dewey County, S.D., sold for $1,200 per acre at an auction in September. The property near Dupree, S.D., consisted of two parcels of cropland with good access. — Auction managed and conducted by Pifer’s Auction and Realty, Moorhead, Minn. Phone: 877-700-4099.

Northern North Dakota CRP

A quarter of ground in Rolette County, N.D., scheduled to come out of the Conservation Reserve Program in September, sold for $650 per acre at an auction.

The property has prime habitat for wildlife, including upland game and whitetail deer, according to the sale bill. — Auction managed and conducted by Pifer’s Auction and Realty, Moorhead, Minn. Phone: 877-700-4099.

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