The Belle Fourche River Farm consists of approximately 116.1+/- acres lying directly on the west side of Vale Cut-Off Road and directly along the south side of the Belle Fourche River. It is approximately 6 miles to Newell, 8 miles to Vale, 18 miles to Belle Fourche, and 50 miles to Rapid City, South Dakota.
This property provides ample opportunity for farming and haying, with exceptional soil productivity levels and irrigation permit. The Belle Fourche River is an asset, not only for irrigation, but also for affording good fishing holes and attracting all kinds of wild game.
Improvements on the property include a 2014 irrigation enter pivot covering approximately 74 acres. A small livestock open faced shed, Butte-Meade rural water tap, and a concrete water tank. Also, selling with the property is a permit allowing the owner to irrigate out of the Belle Fourche River. The soil on the property is absolutely second to none. Comprised of class I and II soils, the productivity level is exceptional. The property has been operated in mainly hay production the last 6-7 years and since the installment of the pivot, has consistently yielded +/- 5 ton to the acre. This property produces excellent alfalfa crops, but would also be a suitable fit for a variety of row crops, such as corn, wheat, barley, sorghum, sunflowers, peas, and more.
The property extends to the Belle Fourche River at the northern Boundary. The unfarmed portion of the property is fenced off with the river, allowing livestock cover. The Belle Fourche River is a great asset to have, as it flows year-round, affords good fishing holes, and is an attraction for mule and whitetail deer, turkey, ducks, quail, grouse, and pheasant.
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The unfarmed portion of the property is fenced off with the river, allowing livestock cover.
Class I and Class II Soils
Small, open-faced livestock shed
Included with the sale of the property is a permit allowing the owner to irrigate out of the Belle Fourche River.
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