Cedar Canyon Ranch – 2,927.67 +/- Acres in Scotts Bluff County, NE

Property Overview:  Cedar Canyon Ranch, located 12 miles southwest of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, borders the Cedar Canyon Wildlife Management Area along the entire west side of the ranch.  Breathtaking views are found throughout the property and it’s home to many wildlife including mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, wild turkey, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, bobcats, and mountain lions.  Take advantage of this hunter’s paradise!

Multiple springs run through the ranch and throughout the varied topography.  Deep draws provide winter protection, along with multiple canyons that feature cedar and pine trees.  Driving into the ranch from the north end, you will see open range for summer grazing that leads to higher elevation changes.  Scenic canyons guide you to the backside of the ranch which features wide open pastures for grazing.  There is over 600 ft. of elevation change from the ranch entrance.

Cedar Canyon Ranch has been in the same family for over 35 years and it has been well taken care of by the current tenants.  Five electric wells are located throughout the property, along with great fencing.  The current tenants are summer grazing 60-100 cow/calf pairs and 200-250 yearlings for 5-6 months through the summer.  Two fenced-off fields are currently out of CRP, with the option to re-apply for CRP payment.  Winter grazing opportunities, or year-round cattle, are options.  The owners successfully ran a full cow/calf operation for many years on the ranch.  With an average rainfall of 15”-17” a year, highly-productive native grasses on this ranch are known to put pounds on your livestock.  The property is currently leased for the 2022 grazing and hunting seasons.  Opportunities like this don’t come around every day!

Housing Overview:  Two homes sit on the northeast end of the ranch, which serves as ranch headquarters.  One was built in 1930, the other was built in 1960.  Both homes have been vacant for several years.

Improvements:  Various outbuildings, grain bins, and corrals are located at the ranch headquarters.

Please note:  The continuous fence corrals, working chute, and load-out facilities were built by the current tenant and will need to be purchased with the sale of the property.  One oil well does exist on the property (Parcel #10297944).  Any and all mineral rights and artifacts are excluded from the sale, as this was a school lease purchased by the sellers.  All other mineral rights on the property convey with the sale of the property.

Legal Descriptions

Parcel ID: 010033432
Legal: S1/2 SW, SW SE, E1/2 SE 4-20-56 (193.48)
Parcel ID: 010033483
Legal: S1/2 SE 5-20-56 (76.18)
Parcel ID: 010033513
Legal: PT E1/2 8-20-56 (310.44)
Parcel ID: 010033548
Legal: NE, W1/2, N1/2 SE 9-20-56 (564.24)
Parcel ID: 010033564
Legal: N1/2, N1/2 S1/2 10-20-56 (479.33)
Parcel ID: 010035710
Legal: ALL 3-20-56 (629.75)
Parcel ID: 010297936
Legal: ALL 36-21-56 (674.25)

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Pettit Ranch – 4,960 +/- Acres in McPherson County, NE

Property Overview:  The Pettit Ranch, established in 1904, is a cattle-producing operation in the heart of the Big Lamunyon Flats in McPherson County, Nebraska.  Consisting of 4,320 +/- continuous deeded acres and a 640-acre school section lease, this scenic, Nebraska Sandhills ranch is located about 4 miles north of Highway 92 in between Tryon & Arthur, Nebraska and approximately one hour from Ogallala or North Platte, which provide some of the best livestock markets in western Nebraska.  An oil paved road runs right through the center of the ranch providing excellent access.

The owners have been consistently running 500+ cows year-round on the ranch.  On an average year, 800-1,000 bales of hay off the many sub-irrigated meadows provide enough feed to get them through the winter, and some years, even provide enough feed to background the calves as well.  The highly-productive Sandhills offer many great native grasses that are known to put the pounds on your livestock and hold a home for many different types of wildlife such as grouse, prairie chicken, turkey, and geese.  The ranch is also home to many large mule deer and occasionally, antelope and white-tail deer.

The ranch is all set up for rotational grazing, as it is currently split into approximately 30 pastures, varying in size.  Due to the incredible Ogallala Aquifer, there is always an abundance of fresh water flowing from the 23 solar wells that are spread throughout the ranch.  With the annual rainfall in the area ranging from 17”-19” per year, drought conditions are rare.  There are also several large ponds that provide a steady stream of water running from the north end of the ranch to the south.

The property is currently open for the 2022 grazing and hunting seasons, as there are no leases in place.  The Seller has paid for the first half of the school section lease, which is paid in two semi-annual payments for a total of $13,720.16.

This property is offered for sale by the Seller with the intention of completing a 1031 exchange.

Housing Overview:  On the ranch headquarters sits two homes.  One was built in 1922 consisting of 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  The other was built in 2015 and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with extra potential in the unfinished upstairs.

Improvements:  There is a 40 x 80 steel building with box stalls, a tack room, and a hydraulic working chute.  There are a few other outbuildings on the ranch that can be used for storage.  Two sets of cattle working facilities, one at the headquarters and one along the blacktop road, make it easy for semis to load and unload livestock.  Established tree shelterbelts provide excellent protection, and a few of the newer strips planted a couple of years ago, will be great for many future years to come.

*Co-listed with Hall & Hall.


Meridian Canyon Ranch – A Recreational Property in Custer County

Property Overview: Located in northeastern Custer County, near Sargent, NE, is a hidden one-of-a-kind recreational property.   There are approximately 2,340 +/- acres, with 1,914 +/- acres of that being pasture and recreational land that includes a mixture of deciduous and cedar trees, providing a great habitat for deer, turkey, elk, and several exotic animals.  There are several trails and scenic views overlooking the property, as well as several ponds and water sources for livestock and other animals spread throughout.  The other 426 +/- acres consist of dryland, hay meadow, and food plots for all your upland bird hunting.  The entire property is surrounded by an 8 ft. high tensile fence, which requires very little maintenance, with a remote-operated gate at the entrance.

Another desirable feature of the property is a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 1,837 sq. ft. furnished rustic log cabin home built in 2001, with a   beautiful wood log and stone exterior.  Large windows throughout the home present natural lighting, along with breathtaking views of the property.  The updated kitchen and large stone fireplace in the living area serve as the heart of the home, with a guest suite and master suite to each side.  The master suite features a tiled bathroom, a large walk-in closet, and access to the wraparound deck that overlooks the beauty of the Meridian Canyon Ranch, where you can enjoy the sounds of elk bugling, birds chirping, and all the other wonderful sounds of nature with no neighbors in sight.  Downstairs you will find an entertainment area, office area, wet bar, and an additional guest bedroom with walk-out doors to the lawn.

Sitting next to the home, built in 2005, is a 390 sq. ft. art studio built within a detached, 598 sq. ft. rustic log cabin, two-car garage with a small workbench and control box for the underground sprinkler system.

There is a 40’ x 60’ steel building with concrete floors, workbenches, and electricity.  A registered irrigation water well sits just to the north of the building and is set to pump 700 gpm.  The property is located in the Lower Loup NRD Water District.

Additional Income:  To generate additional income and utilize the land in the summer months, the property is used for grazing, haying, and farming.  During the winter months, the property is used entirely for recreational purposes, selling all kinds of big game, exotic, predator, and bird hunts, along with property tours.

Current Leases on the Property:

Summer Pasture Lease Expires 2021

Farm Ground Lease Expires 2021

Hunting Lease that Expires March 31st, 2025

Income Potential:

150 cow/calf pairs @ $50/month for 6 months = $45,000

Farm ground income = $11,000/year (Prices vary with different Crops)

Hunting Lease $3,500/month for 12 months = $42,000

Total Income Potential: $98,000

Legal Descriptions:

Parcel ID: 001363910

Legal: PAR in SW ¼ Section 27 Township 20 North Range 17 West

49 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001364000

Legal: W ½ NW Section 27 Township 20 North Range 17 West

79.98 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001364100

Legal: N ½ Section 28 Township 20 North Range 17 West

319.25 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001364200

Legal: SW SE Section 28 Township 20 North Range 17 West

40.07 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001364300

Legal: SW ¼, N ½ SE, SE SE Section 28 Township 20 North Range 17 West

280.22 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001364600

Legal: E ½ NE, SE ¼ Section 29 Township 20 North Range 17 West

240.91 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001365220

Legal: NE SW, N ½ SE & N ½ E RD Section 32 Township 20 North Range17 West

338.42 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001365300

Legal: S ½ SE Section 32 Township 20 North Range 17 West

80 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001365400

Legal: SW ¼ Section 33 Township 20 North Range 17 West

160.1 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001365500

LegaL: NW NW, S ½ NW Section 33 Township 20 North Range 17 West

120.22 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001365600

Legal: E ½ NE NW Section 33 Township 20 North Range 17 West

360.47 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001365700

Legal: NW ¼, Section 34 Township 20 North Range 17 West

160.3 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Parcel ID: 001365900

Legal: SW ¼ N of RD Section 34 Township 20 North Range 17 West

110.1 +/- Acres Corner TWP Custer County, NE

Water Wells:

Located in the Lower Loup NRD, there are two registered wells on this property.

Registration# G-100153, drilled 1998, 700 gpm, 226’ static level, 275’ pumping level, 320′ pump depth, 620′ well depth, 8” column.

House Well: Registration # G-106740, drilled 2000, 23 gpm, 220′ static level, 233′ pumping level, 273′ pump depth, 340′ well depth, 1″ Column