The Keith County Ranch: Just over 6,570 acres of rangeland, South Platte River frontage and pivot irrigated cropland being offered as 14 parcels. The ranch has an excellent location and access in southwestern Nebraska between Ogallala and Paxton, NE in Keith County. It lies on both sides and along the South Platte River, I-80 and US Highway 30.
The Keith County Ranch is part of the Lute Family of ownership and will be offered for bidding on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Keith County Fairgrounds in Ogallala, NE. Included in the offering will be a building site parcel that includes approximately 115 acres, which could be combined with two adjacent parcels to create a 440-acre site. Many other combinations are available in this offering.
Operated as a working cow ranch, the ranch offers an abundance of forage and protection for the existing cow herd. The approximate 4,325 acres of summer grazing land is hard land range which is cross fenced and water is provided by stock tanks on water pipelines. 1,500 acres of sub-irrigated pasture along the South Platte River offers off season grazing opportunities. A pivot irrigated quarter of 138 acres offers supplemental feed. The ranch is in above average condition as far as stock water availability and range condition. The fences throughout the ranch are in good to excellent condition. 600 acres is located around the headquarters and in small tracts for bull pastures, heifer breeding and/or weaning calves.
The west unit of the ranch is located just west of Roscoe, NE or 4 miles east of Ogallala, NE. It consists of approximately 2,405 acres of hardland rangeland for summer grazing. This is watered with a water pipeline to 10 stock tanks and also has 5 stock dams.
The east unit of the ranch is located on south side of the South Platte River, 2 miles east of Roscoe and 4 miles west of Paxton, NE. The headquarters and pivot irrigated quarter are in the east unit. It also includes approximately 1,900 acres of hardland rangeland for summer grazing. This is watered with a water pipeline to 7 stock tanks, a windmill with tank and also has 3 stock dams. There is approximately 1,500 acres of sub-irrigated pasture along the South Platte River that offers grazing in the fall, winter and spring. The balance of approximately 500 acres is around the headquarters and in smaller tracts. The South Platte River portion includes approximately 300 acres of wildlife habitat and over 3 miles of river frontage.
HUNTING & RECREATION: There are over 3 miles of South Platte River frontage within the ranch. This includes nearly 325 acres of heavily treed wildlife habitat for whitetail deer, turkey and the occasional elk. The South Platte River provides habitat for ducks and geese. The hardland hills offer upland bird and mule deer hunting.
This is a very nice opportunity to purchase a diverse ranch with many different attributes. The property has excellent access just minutes from I-80. Full possession of all parcels will be March 1, 2020.