SOLD $910.00 / acre
Monday, June 26th at 10 am MST (11 am CST)
Henry Davis American Legion Post 161
206 Sprague St
Rushville, NE 69360
Bid Online: https://bid.agwestland.com/
AgWest Land Brokers is proud to offer this 1,787.87 +/- acres of contiguous Sandhills pasture ground south of Rushville, NE. Ground like this doesn’t come up every day, as this ground has been in the Nelson & Nielson Family for over 30 years. Trenda’s parents, Forrest and Hazeloraine Nelson, purchased part of the Beguin Ranch back in 1990 with Trenda and Jonathan Nielson and family running cattle on the ground since 1995. The soils are mostly Valentine fine sandy loam rolling and hilly offering grasses that may include Little Bluestem, Sand Bluestem, Switchgrass & Sand Lovegrass. The pasture is cross fenced to offer four separate pastures for rotational grazing with excellent water sources in each, with three windmills, a solar well, and just over .7 miles on Pine Creek winding through the north end of the north pasture for water. Fences have been well maintained by the owners year-round, along with excellent noxious weed control throughout the ground.
Access is key and access doesn’t get much better with the majority of this 1,787.87 +/- acres sitting right along Hwy NE-250 between Rushville and Lakeside, NE. Current owners estimate the pastures will run .5 to .7 AUM per acre for a 5-month summer grazing. Last year they ran 200 open cows from late June to October, in a very dry year, with grass left over. Three hundred yearlings have also been grazed on the pastures from mid-May through September over the years.
This land, having highway access directly off Highway NE-250 and powerlines running through it, makes for a great getaway spot for a home or a hunting cabin to be built along the .7 miles of Pine Creek. This property features beautiful sunrises and sunsets with a variety of wildlife including whitetail deer, mule deer, bobcats, and antelope traveling through! The rolling Sandhills, with occasional pockets, make for an excellent spot and stock deer hunting haven! On top of that, just 6.5 miles south is home to Smith Lake known for fishing in the summer and excellent ice fishing in the winter.
Smith Lake Wildlife Management Area offers a 222-acre lake, surrounding marshy and grasslands, and some wooded habitats. Offering a concrete boat ramp and dock, a primitive campground and picnic area. Smith Lake is known for fishing in the summer and a great ice fishing lake in the winter. You can expect to catch yellow perch, bluegill, black bullhead, and sunfish. It’s a no wake zone, with boat speeds restricted to 5 mph. The 222-acre lake is surrounded by a wildlife management area where hunting is allowed for deer, dove, grouse, pheasant, rabbits, turkeys, and waterfowl. It’s a popular destination for birding. Avid observers report seeing grebes, terns, woodpeckers, phoebes, bluebirds, bobolinks, red-winged blackbirds, long-eared owls, black-necked stilts, piping plover and marbled godwit.
From Rushville, head south on to NE-250 S/Chamberlain Ave for 18 miles. Property is on the west side of NE-250.
Latitude: 42.4704 / Longitude: -102.4636