When land with great recreational potential comes up for sale, the bidding is strong and the price is solid. That was borne out in Rawlins County on Aug. 9 when 570 acres of cropland and grass came up for auction in Rawlins County.
The farm has live water and great potential for hunting deer, turkey, quail and pheasant and it brought out a large crowd of active bidders, according to Farm and Ranch Realty of Colby, which handled the sale.
The property sold in three tracts to three different buyers, one local farmer, one investor and one bidder with an interest in properties with good hunting potential.
Tract 1, about 150 acres, 127 in cropland and the remainder in grass. It brought $1,574 per acre. Tract 2, about 274 acres with 109 in cropland and 165 in grass. It brought $1,000 per acre. Tract 3, 151 acres with 112 in grass and the remainder in crops. That tract brought $1,156 per acre. The seller was the Dale L. Allacher Living Trust.
About 1,740 acres of Stevens County land was sold at private auction during August. The land, sold in 8 tracts, offering a stark contrast of the value of land with and without irrigation.
Tract 1, about 315 acres of irrigated land, brought $3,500 per acre, while tract 2, a 320-acre irrigated parcel was bid in at $2,600 per acre.
Tract 3, a 320-acre dryland parcel, brought $550 per acre and tract 4, 145 acres with irrigation, brought $1,890 per acre.
Tracts 5, about 160 acres of dryland cropland, brought $600 per acre while tracts 6, 7, and 8, each of them 160 acres, were sold for $450 per acre.
Two Grant County farms were sold in August private auctions.
The first was about 30 acres of grassland that sold for $16,000 or about $533 per acre. The seller of that land was the Wesley E. Swisher Trust.
In the second sale, about 120 acres of dryland cropland brought $975 per acre. The seller of that farm was the Garden City Co-op. Faulkner Real Estate handled both sales.
About 160 acres of Morton County dryland farm ground was sold at private auction in August. The land brought $750 per acre. The seller was John R. Slemp Living Trust. Faulkner handled the sale.
Two separate farms were sold in Stanton County private auctions in August. The first, about 160 acres of dryland farmland, brought $745 per acre. The seller was David Sivright.
The second sale, 160 acres of dryland cropland, brought $800 per acre. The seller was Olson Farms LLC. Faulkner handled both sales.
About 80 acres of farmland and grassland in Seward County were sold at private auction in August. The land brought $895 per acre. The Geraldine Brier Estate was the seller. Faulkner handled the sale.
Three land sales were conducted by private auction in Haskell County in August.
One sale was 240 acres of native grass, which brought $450 per acre. A second parcel of 73 acres of nataive grass also brought $450 per acre. The seller of those two parcels was Culluson, etal.
In the third sale, about 320 acres of farmland enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program with intact mineral rights brought $925 per acre. The seller of that land was Val Blaricum.
Faulker Real Estate and Auction handled all three sales.
Texas County, Oklahoma
About 1,562 acres of land in Texas County, Okla. was sold in12 tracts in a private auction sale in August.
Trac 1, about 160 acres of farmland enrolled in CRP, brought $325 per acre.
Trac 2, about 315 acres of farmland, brought $740 per acre, while tract 3, about 160 acres, was bid in at $590 per acre.
Tract 4, about 80 acres of farmland enrolled in CRP brought $440 per acre, while tract 5, about 60 acres of farmland was bid in at $950 per acre.
Tract 6, about 317 acres of farmland, brought $1,000 per acres while tract 7, about 144 acres of farmland, brought $910 per acre.
Tract 8, about 80 acres of land enrolled in CRP brought $500 per acre. Tract 9, about 80 acres of CRP land, brought $750 per acre, while Tract 10, another CRP tract of 80 acres, brought $875 per acre. Tract 11, another CRP tract of 80 acres, brought $925 per acre. The final tract was 6 acres with a commercial building was sold for $36,000.
The seller was the Noxie Harder Estate. Faulkner handled the sale.
Beaver County, Oklahoma
About 160 acres of dryland cropland enrolled in CRP, was sold at private auction in August. The land sold for $700 per acre. The seller was Bowman, etal. Faulkner Real Estate and Auction of Ulysses handled the sale.