Schrader Real Estate & Auction Company will manage the sale of the 48 tracts, which total some 2,900 tillable acres. “It’s possible that we will have some large investors seeking to purchase substantial amounts of land, but local farmers and investors seeking 100 acres or less will have an equal chance to buy the land they want,” says R.D. Schrader.
Located five miles east of Rockford, the tracts range in size from 2± acres to more than 200 acres and will be available for the 2012 crop year.
Date: 10:00 a.m. central time, November 19, 2011
Location: Community Building Complex of Boone County
111 W. 1st Street, Belvidere, Illinois 61008
Phone: (815) 547-3928
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Forty-three minutes into the auction, the entire Circle Cross Ranch in Valentine, Nebraska sold for $11.75 million. The winning bidders, cattlemen Danny Weinreis of Minatare, Neb., and Gene Weinreis of Golva, N.D., along with their brothers, plan to continue operating Circle Cross as a cattle ranch. According to Danny Weinreis, “It’s really great cattle country here. We’re cow-calf operators. That’s what we’re looking for: a good feed base and a place to run mother cows.”
Auctioned by Hall and Hall, the auction attracted some of Cherry County’s largest landowners and about 30 bidders from across the country.
Nestled in the Sandhills region of Northwestern Nebraska lies the spectacular 40,520± acre Circle Cross Ranch. Tucked in against the Niobrara National Scenic River, the Circle Cross is located about 20 minutes southwest of the Nebraska town of Valentine. The Circle Cross includes 12,020± deeded acres, a 16,500± acre permit in the McKelvie National Forest, 3,400± acres of private and state lease, and some 8,600± acres of additional private leases.
The ranch is irrigated by several wells on the property as well as pumps drawing water from the Niobrara. Approximately 1,100 acres of the ranch are irrigated through 7 pivot irrigation systems. The water is of excellent quality and abundant. Several stock tanks and ponds also dot the landscape around the ranch.
Cattle thrive on the Circle Cross’s vast grasslands and prairies. In addition, hay, corn, and other crops can be easily grown thanks to the well-developed irrigation system on the property.
Driving through the ranch you’ll find open plains, rugged terrain, and scenic trails following the river and through its many wooded areas. The land use permits on the adjacent Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest add additional grazing and recreational opportunities.
Date: 10:00 a.m. Central Time, December 2, 2011
Location: Valentine, Nebraska
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