$1,601,650 • 909 acres
Offered in six separate parcels, Gardner Farms, Inc. was established in 1972 with three bank loans, and was put together one piece at a time like a puzzle. This one border fenced block of prime Box Butte County center-pivot irrigated farm and ranch land is located in the Snake Creek Valley eleven miles west of Alliance, Nebraska. Spanning 5,774 deeded acres +/-, the subject property is comprised of 1,523.9 irrigated acres +/- and 4,250 acres +/- of dry land farm ground, sub-irrigated meadows and pasture. The soils are sandy silt loam which produces excellent crops and grazing. All eleven center-pivot irrigated circles have excellent shallow irrigation wells in the prolific Arikaree Aquifer, with shallow levels that have stayed nearly static over the past 40 years. The wells and pivots have been annually serviced by Western Valley Irrigation and Dustin White Pump Service and are electric powered (PREMA) except for #31 circle, which is powered by a John Deere diesel generator. These irrigation wells are metered and have been conservatively used with a large unused future water reserve established with the Upper Niobrara – White Natural Resource District. This subject property has been well cared for and managed by the owner/operator (farmer-rancher) in cooperation with good tenant farmers and ranchers. The farm raises corn (220 bu/a in 2015), wheat (100-120 bu/a in most years), edible beans (40-50 bu/a most years), sugar beets with top yields, excellent dairy alfalfa for many years and excellent potatoes (cash rented) on all circles over the past 40 years. For the avid bird hunter the subject property is covered in pheasants during the winter months.
PARCEL 1 - This parcel is 909 acres +/-, comprised of 243.6 irrigated acres (Pivots #19 & 20) with the balance being in grass. It also features good cattle feeding pens, very good cattle working facilities, calving barns, an excellent manager’s modular home and an additional older home. There are four 22,000 bu Behlen grain bins which were newly rewired in 2016. Well permits for the pivots are G-069412 (Pivot #19) and G-054679 (Pivot #20).