Benchmark Farm- HQ and 119 Acres
Headquarters, 219 acres – $365,000
The Benchmark Farm fits perfectly into that niche of an operation big enough to be economically viable but small enough to be affordable. The elements of this property such as, size, location, accessibility, quality irrigated farmland, attractive improvements, proximity to population centers and ease of operation all work together to set the Benchmark Farm apart and make it a highly desirable farm and ranch property.
The Benchmark Farm includes a 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath home built in 2001 with partially finished basement. There is also a 3-car garage, 50’x 80’ barn, and set of modest corrals.
Location: Newell, South Dakota is a small community that finds itself in the transition ground of irrigated farm land and good western South Dakota grass lands. In Newell are your basic needs businesses such as, a grocery store, mechanic shop, hardware store, k-12 school, cafes, and convenience store gas stations. A short hour drive south is Rapid City, which provides easy access to all of the necessary amenities of country living. Rapid City has a regional airport, big name implement dealerships, many grocery and home goods stores, as well as a range of entertainment options. Also close by are Spearfish, Sturgis, Belle Fourche, and the great Black Hills area for beautiful scenery and unmatched recreational benefit.
The property consists of 219 acres with 170 acres of flood irrigated class 3 and 4 soils. Nearly all of the irrigated portion of the property is currently planted to alfalfa hay. A fair expectation for production on the irrigated acres would be from 2-4 ton per acre, depending on management practices, and year to year conditions.
The Benchmark Farm improvements include a 3 bed 2 1/2 bath home built in 2001 with partially finished basement. There is also a three car garage, 50’x 80’ barn, and set of modest corrals.
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This is an outstanding farm property under excellent management and priced to sell. A partial purchase may be possible. High productivity indexing soils | Over 90% tillable | Large shop/machine shed | Nearly-new lodge-style 4 bed/2 bath home | Additional off-site HQ unit and grain storage.
Barry was a lifelong western SD rancher with a stellar reputation and it’s our privilege, on behalf of the Family to offer this exceptional line of machinery and equipment at public auction. This is a LARGE Auction with many exceptional late model low-hour pieces in excellent condition. Please join us on auction day, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m., in Opal, SD or bid online.
On the Northern Great Plains, the grass is good and gains are strong. The Stockert Ranch, located in Perkins County, in Northwestern South Dakota, is no exception. This well balanced, entirely contiguous ranch property features quality grazing lands, productive tillable, HQ improvements, abundant wildlife, and exhibits a lifetime of excellent stewardship.