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Medicine Creek Ranch , Nebraska
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Recreational

$15,500,000 / 19,317.00 Acres / Available

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Property Summary

$15,500,000
Total Acres: 
19,317.00
ID #: 
Closest Town: 
Crookston, NE
County: 
Cherry County
Property Type: 
Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Recreational
Water Rights: 
WiIl pass with land to the buyer.
Mineral Rights: 
WiIl pass with land to the buyer.

Land Details

Total Acres: 
19,317.00
Deeded Acres: 
19,317.00
Leased Acres: 
4,000.00
Zoning: 
Ag
Elevation: 
3,000 ft
Topography: 
Gently rolling pasture with irrigation.
Vegetation: 
Warm season grasses, native habitat, cropland irrigation.
Irrigated Acres: 
764.00
Source of Lot Size: 
Owner

Building Details

Homes: 
4
Bedrooms: 
6+
Bathrooms: 
6+
Year Built: 
unknown
Outbuildings: 
3
Outbuilding Types: 
Barns - Shop Buildings - Metal Storage Buildings - Calving Sheds
Other Improvements: 
Grain Storage - Cattle Working Facilities - 500 head Feedlot - Livestock Barn
Fence Type: 
Barbed Wire

Property Description

Medicine Creek Ranch is a beautiful landscape of Sandhills grassland and irrigated production farmland that provides good production and exceptional recreation opportunity.  This unique property is nestled in the beautiful Sandhills region of Northwestern Nebraska approximately 1 hour southwest of the town of Valentine.  

This diverse terrain totals approximately 19,317+/- deeded acres with the opportunity for approximately 4,000+/- leased acres.

This income producing ranch offers something for everyone including the cow/calf rancher, seasoned investor, or outdoors enthusiast. Ideal for both operating cattle and crop production.

Cattle Operation:

Medicine Creek Ranch features a capacity for carrying up to 1700 mother cows which allows for a great investment opportunity. The current owners operate the ranch with production on the pivots in various types of forage for cattle. Alfalfa, Sudan grass, sorghum and native grass are produced to continue the carrying capacity throughout the year. The ranch is separated into more than 30 pastures that allow for excellent rotation. All perimeter and cross fences,  consisting mostly four wire barbed wire, are well maintained and additionally across the ranch there are well designed and maintained cattle working facilities.  Those improvments include a 500 head feedlot, large calving shed and livestock barn, heated shop, and multiple outbuildings.

Water:

The ranch offers an abundance of quality water. Medicine Creek flows west to east through the entirety of the ranch,  Steer Creek also flows along the southern portion of the ranch and both offer ample water for both livestock and wildlife.  Additionally, water is pumped from multiple wells for livestock and irrigating crops. An extensive system consisting of windmills, solar wells, pipeline, and tanks provide water throughout the ranch. All irrigation pumps and pivots operate with electricity. Currently, 4 Center Irrigation Pivots combine for over 764+/- acres of irrigated crop land. There are also multiple lakes and ponds located on the ranch. (Average rainfall in the area is 19”-22” annually.)    

Recreation:

Wildlife is very abundant in the hills and offers opportunity for high quality mule deer hunting.  The whitetail deer hunting is also exceptional and they can be found along the creeks and in the ag fields.    Large herds of Mule deer and Whitetail deer can be found in the Sandhills offering the opportunity for high quality trophy bucks. Other wildlife that call the ranch home include Pheasants, prairie chicken, several kinds of ducks as well as Canada geese. Coyotes and bobcats can also be found wondering the expanse of the property. There are fishing opportunities in the many ponds on the ranch that include trout and a mix of warm water species.

Under current operations, the ranch is leased out for hunting. Other Agri-tourism revenue streams are possible to accompany the hunting operations.

The Ranch Details:

Medicine Creek Ranch is a mix of sandhills pastures and excellent sub-irrigated and irrigated bottoms. It also has multiple ponds, two lakes and Medicine Creek that flows through its entirety. The West unit also has two residences and multiple outbuildings for the cattle and farming operation.  

Medicine Creek Ranch:

     19,317+/- Deeded Acres

     4,000+/- Leased Acres (Samuel R McKelvie Forest Lease)

     4 Houses

     500+/- Head Feedlot

     4 Center Irrigation Pivots with ground water rights (764+/- irrigated acres)

Location:

< 1-hour drive from Valentine, NE

3.5-hour drive from Rapid City, SD

6-hour drive from Omaha, NE

6.5-hour drive from Denver, CO 

Nearest Airports:

Miller Field- Valentine Nebraska (VTN)
Runway 3701’x60’ asphalt
Fuel available- 100LL, Jet A
Hangers and tiedowns available
Distance to ranch-26 miles

Ainsworth Regional Airport-Ainsworth, Nebraska (ANW)
Runway- 6824’ x 110’ asphalt
Fuel available- 100LL, Jet A.
Distance to ranch-71 miles

Thomas County Airport- Thedford, Nebraska (TIF)
Runway- 4400’ x 60’ asphalt
Fuel available- 100LL, self-service credit card.
Hangers and tiedowns available
Distance to ranch-91 miles

North Platte Regional Airport- North Platte Nebraska (LBF) Commercial service available
Runway- 8001’x150’ concrete/grooved
Runway-4436’x100’ concrete
Fuel-100LL, Jet A
Hangers and tiedowns available
Distance to ranch-157 miles

Other Area Attractions:

Smith Falls State Park, Forth Niobrara and Valentine National Wildlife Refuges as well as Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area which is some of the best Walleye fishing in northern Nebraska. Fredrick Peak Golf Course is a fantastic 10-hole course designed by the Lehman Design Group know for the Dunes course at the Prairie Club.

Livestock and machinery: Not included in listing price.

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