$4,450,000   •   1,506.05 Acres

If you're on the lookout for a property that seamlessly blends income potential with serene surroundings amidst the natural splendor of Nebraska, look no further than the Devine Ranch. Spanning approximately 1,506 acres, this expansive ranch boasts a diverse topography and teems with wildlife that gracefully roam the hillsides and meander along the banks of the South Loup River.LandThe Devine Ranch presents a unique blend of productive agricultural acreage and premium recreational possibilities, rendering it a versatile gem for potential buyers.  Its combination of center pivot and dryland fields provides avenues for generating income, while the sub-irrigated meadows and pastures offer opportunities for grazing or leisurely pursuits. Situated along the riverfront, this property boasts a desirable location, complemented by excellent county road access, ensuring convenient accessibility.  Overall, the ranch’s blend of fertile farmland, well-managed pastures, and the scenic South Loup River traversing its expanse make it an extraordinary and rare find for those seeking to acquire a piece of land that seamlessly merges agricultural productivity with recreational enjoyment. RecreationThe South Loup River, meandering through the property, not only adds to the scenic beauty but also enhances the wildlife habitat, making it an ideal spot for hunting aficionados.  The diverse range of species including deer, turkey, waterfowl, and predators creates an enriching hunting experience, catering to both big game and upland bird enthusiasts. Recent trail camera captures further highlight the richness of wildlife on the ranch, emphasizing the plethora of opportunities for both hunting and wildlife observation.  Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or someone who appreciates the tranquility of nature, this ranch offers a distinctive and fulfilling experience for outdoor enthusiasts. AgricultureThe Devine Ranch encompasses approximately 1,506.05 deeded acres, offering a multifaceted landscape tailored for various agricultural and recreational pursuits.  Among its notable features are 1,046 acres of meticulously managed hardland grass, strategically outfitted with an underground waterline system and multiple tire tanks to ensure ample water supply for livestock.  These grasslands are intelligently partitioned into six distinct pastures, with a couple of pastures benefiting from small ponds for year-round water access. Moreover, the property boasts approximately 98 acres of sub-irrigated river meadow and recreational land, renowned for its high-quality hay production and significant wildlife activity.  Complementing this are 179.24 acres of dryland, primarily comprising class 1 and 2 soils, along with 9.16 acres of gravity irrigated farmland and 138.8 acres of sprinkler irrigated farmland, predominantly featuring class 1 soils.  Additionally, there are 34.9 acres dedicated to roads, a homesite, and waste management. Currently leased for the 2024 farming and grazing season, the property accommodates 100 cow/calf pairs for a span of five months on the grassland.  Meanwhile, the river bottoms are earmarked for hay production, while the farmland is slated for crop cultivation.  This leasing arrangement underscores the property’s versatility, catering to farming, ranching, hunting, and recreational activities alike. With its well-manicured pastures, fertile farmland, and robust hay production, the Devine Ranch presents a turnkey opportunity for prospective buyers seeking a functional ranch with significant income potential. Irrigation Information: Electric Well & 50HP Motor, Registration: G-025636, Drilled 7/11/1966, Pump Rate 1,100 GPM, 364′ Pump Depth, 49′ Static, 103′ Pumping Level, 8″ Column. 7 Tower Valley Pivot Owned by Tenant 20,000 Bushel Grain Storage Water/Mineral Rights & Natural ResourcesAll Owned Convey. Region & ClimateOconto, Nebraska gets 23 inches of rain, per year on average.  The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. Oconto averages 26 inches of snow per year.  The US average is 28 inches of snow per year. There are 227 sunny days per year on average in Oconto.  The US average is 205 sunny days. Oconto gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 68 days per year. HistoryThe Devine Ranch enjoys a prime location, situated just a mile and a half east of the Pressey Park State Wildlife Management Area.  This renowned park spans approximately 1,700 acres and stands as a testament to the generosity of Mr. Henry E. Pressey, who donated the land to the State of Nebraska on May 6, 1930. Pressey Park offers a wealth of outdoor recreational activities, including fishing, camping, hunting, and shooting facilities, all set against the picturesque backdrop of the South Loup River.  For visitors to the area, the park serves as a haven where they can partake in various outdoor pursuits while immersing themselves in the natural beauty of Nebraska’s landscape. The proximity of the Devine Ranch to Pressey Park further enhances its appeal, providing residents and guests alike with easy access to additional recreational amenities and opportunities to explore and enjoy the surrounding wilderness. LocationThis ranch is located 6 miles northeast of Oconto, NE, 15 miles south of Broken Bow, NE, 28 miles north of Lexington, NE, and 43 miles northwest of Kearney, NE.


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