The Nelson Farm is a complete farm operation in an area where grain and feed production are always in demand. The property is comprised of 3,620.4 contiguous acres, of which 3,224 are tillable, with the balance in well-sodded native pasture and grassed waterways. The Nelsons have owned and operated this property for some 80 years and are stepping aside in order to allow a new owner the opportunity to continue.
Climate information services indicate the following averages for the surrounding area: Average High Temperature: 58° Fahrenheit Average Low Temperature: 33° Fahrenheit Average Annual Precipitation (Rainfall): 15.77 inches The average growing season of days greater than 40°: 110 to 120 Days
The soils on the farm are predominately comprised of Kyle Clay, Pierre Clay and Bidner Loam, with productivity ratings in the crop production areas ranging mostly from 29 to 65. The soils are well suited to wheat, feedstuff, alfalfa and grass production.
The improvements on the Nelson Farm are neat and in excellent condition, and consist of: 1,456 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3-3/4 bath ranch style home with full basement and attached garage constructed in 2003. 60 x 105 Morton Building shop/machine shed with full concrete floor. Constructed in 2009.
Domestic and livestock water is provided to the property via the Butte Meade Sanitary Water District, a local rural water system. Additionally, the North Irrigation Canal traverses parts of the property providing a reliable source for livestock water through the summer months. Irrigation water is provided, to the irrigated acreage, by the Belle Fourche Irrigation District.
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The North Ziebach County Unit would be a fantastic headquarters and consists of 1,975.7 deeded acres, complete with the home, barn, mature shelterbelt, and corrals. There are 1,061 tillable acres, with the balance being grass and headquarters. The property is watered by two electric wells and four dams. The tillable acres consist of: 595 acres planted to improved grasses, 333 acres ready to plant, 133 acres of alfalfa.
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.