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South Dakota ranch sells in 7 tracts, averages $3,581 per acre

Slideshow: The 900-acre ranch near Wagner includes facilities for a 500-cow dairy.

A 900-acre ranch in south-central South Dakota was sold at a public auction in December. It included cropland, hayland, pasture, a feedlot and facilities for a 500-cow dairy.

The Charles Mix County, S.D., ranch near Wagner was sold in seven tracts. Winning bids for the tracts ranged from $2,100 to $4,600 per acre. The average was $3,581 per acre.

“It is not often that such a large, contiguous block of good-quality cropland is offered in the area with each tract offering great location and access. It offers vast building improvements that could be utilized for a purebred cattle operation, heifer or bull development, cattle feeding or conversion to an on-site sale barn for bull and heifer sales,” according to the Farmers National Co. sale bill read.

Click through the slideshow to get a closer look at the property.

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