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Comeau Ranch in western Kansas sold at auction

Comeau Ranch in western Kansas sold at auction
A 3,200-acre ranch with cropland and grassland in Rooks and Ellis counties is sold at auction.

Western Kansas farmer and rancher Roger Comeau is retiring and put his 3,200 acres of operations up for sale at auction on Nov. 3.

The properties, which are scattered in Rooks and Ellis counties between Plainville and Hays, were sold in 12 tracts with excellent grassland and extensive water enhancement features.

Tract 1, about 640 acres of grassland, sold for $825 per acre. Tract 2, about 570 acres of grassland and 63 acres of cropland, was bid in at $925.

Tract 3, about 160 acres, 147 in crops and eight in grass, with the remainder in waterways and roads, brought $900 per acre. Tract 4, about 640 acres with 20 in crops and 620 in grass, brought $774 per acre.

Tract 5A, about 80 acres, mostly in crops, brought $1,100 per acre. Tract 5B, about 50 acres in crops, brought $1,350 per acre, while tract 5C, about 60 acres of cropland and 31 acres in grass, was bid in at $800 per acre.

Tract 6, about 240 acres, mostly in crops, brought $1,275 per acre. Tract 7, about 160 acres with 90 acres of crops and 65 acres of grassland, brought $825 per acre, while tract 8, about 320 acres with 257 in crops and 55 in grass, brought $1,200 per acre.

Tract 9, about 160 acres with 130 in crops and 30 in grass, brought $850 per acre. Tract 10, about 100 acres of cropland, brought the best price of any parcel, $1,500 per acre.

The property was listed as the LR Comeau Ranch LLC. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Ellis County
About 160 acres of Ellis County crop and grass lands was sold in two tracts at an Oct. 7 auction.

Tract 1 was surface rights to the property, while tract 2 was mineral rights. There are producing oil wells on the property. The tracts sold together for $310,000, or $1,937.50 per acre.

The sellers were Paul and Cheryl Leiker. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Thomas County
How can you get prices like $6,000, $7,000 or even $10,500 per acre in northwest Kansas? Sell your 54.47 base acres of wheat land for commercial development, that's how.

Those prices are exactly what came to pass on Nov. 1 when about 58 acres of land adjacent to the existing Rodenback Industrial Park in Colby went on sale.

Tract 1, about 5 acres, sold for a whopping $10,500. Tract 2, about 5 acres, brought $7,100. Tract 3, another 5-acre tract, sold for $6,000 per acre.

Tract 4, platted at 5 acres, brought $5,900 per acre, while tract 5, about 6 acres, sold for $10,400 per acre, and the final tract, tract 6, about 30 acres, sold for $7,000 per acre.

The sellers were Ross and Anna Dean Rodenbeck. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Hodgeman County
About 1,270 acres of cropland and grass with producing gas wells was sold at auction on Oct. 25. The property was sold in five tracts, with the mineral production on tract 5.

Tract 1, about 160 acres mostly in crops, brought $900 per acre. Tract 2, about 200 acres of grassland, brought $650 per acre. Tract 3, about 190 acres of cropland, brought $675 per acre, while tract 4, about 90 acres of grassland, sold for $650. The final 620 acres of grassland with mineral production sold for $750 per acre.

The sellers were Curtis and Carol Wieland and John and Lucinda Wieland. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Logan County
About 675 acres of Logan County land in cropland, grass and the Conservation Reserve Program was sold at auction on Oct. 21. Tract 1, about 320 acres of mostly cropland with about 43 acres of CRP, sold for $910 per acre. Tract 2, about 1160 acres with 132 in crops and 28 in grass, sold for $925, while tract 3, about 198 acres of cropland, brought $1,400.

The seller was the Maxine M. Berry Irrevocable Trust. Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby handled the sale.

Decatur County
About 720 acres of cropland and grass was sold at auction in Decatur County on Oct. 18.

The property was sold in three tracts. Tract 1, about 240 acres, with 148 in crops and the remainder in grass and roads, brought $1,400 per acre. Tract 2, about 160 acres with 128 in crops and 32 in grass, was bid in at $1,600 per acre. Tract 3, about 320 acres almost evenly split between cropland and grass, brought $1,050 per acre.

The sellers were Freeman Wayne and Carrie Price. Farm and Ranch Realty handled the sale.

Pawnee County
About 317 acres of Pawnee County land was sold in three tracts at public auction on Oct. 17.

Tract 1, about 80 acres of dry cropland, brought $1,300 per acre.

Tract 2, about 157 acres of dry cropland with a farmstead, brought $1,321.20 per acre, while tract 3, about 80 acres of dry cropland, brought $670 per acre.

The seller was the Franklin Family Trust. Carr Auction and Real Estate of Larned handled the sale.

Meade County
About 162 acres of land sold at auction on Sept 27.

The property was dry cropland located near the Gray/Meade county line. It brought $1,850 per acre.

The seller was John Dorr and Martha Ewing Trust. Carr handled the sale.

Hamilton County
About 160 acres of Hamilton County farmland enrolled in the CRP was sold a private auction in October. It sold for $480 per acre.

The seller was Mullins Etal. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Ulysses handled the sale.

Stevens County
About 240 acres of native grassland in Stevens County was sold at private auction in October. The sale price was $670 per acre.

The seller was the Thora E. Curtis Estate. Faulkner handled the sale.

Grant and Kearny counties
About 700 acres of dry and irrigated farmland plus a home site were sold in Grant and Kearny counties in a sale that closed Nov. 3.

The property was sold in five tracts at private auction.

Tract 1, about 157 acres of irrigated cropland in Grant County, brought $290 per acre.

Tract 2, about 80 acres of dryland cropland, brought $750 per acre.

Tract 3, about 157 acres of irrigated farmland in Kearny County, sold for $1,250 per acre.

Tract 4, the home site in Kearny County, brought $100,000.

The final tract, tract 5, was 308 acres of dryland farmland and brought $450 per acre.

The seller was the Lewis R. Moore Revocable Trust. Faulkner handled the sale.

Haskell County
About 320 acres of dryland farmland was sold at private auction in Haskell County in October.

The property was sold in two tracts, each about 160 acres. Tract 1 brought $1,600 per acre, and tract 2 brought $1,375 per acre.

The seller was GESG LLC. Faulkner handled the sale.

Baca County, Colo.
About 310 acres of farmland and grassland in Baca County, Colo., was sold at private auction in October. The property brought $260 per acre.

The seller was Bauer Etal. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Ulysses handled the sale.

Texas County, Okla.
About 160 acres of dryland farmland was sold in October in a private auction in Texas County, Okla. It brought $625 per acre. The seller was Riffe Etal. Faulkner handled the sale.

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