Here is one of the best!
One of the most well-balanced ranches in the Nebraska Sandhills. A portion of the Clifford Ranch has been in the family since 1911! This Eastern Sandhills ranch is located in Central Holt County, an area with rainfall averaging 25 to 26 inches annually. Located southwest of Atkinson, Nebraska, this ranch is highly accessible with the headquarters located only two miles from Nebraska Highway 11.
The Clifford family has always cared about the good stewardship of this outstanding ranch. The ranch offers nearly 2,500+/- acres of sub-irrigated meadow, suitable for hay production, with additional acreage in the first bench meadow. The balance of the ranch features sandhill pastures of mainly warm-season grasses.
The ranch is well-watered, with a combination of windmills, flowing wells, solar wells, plus seasonal creeks and drainage. Improvements include a ranch house, barn, small shop, plus excellent pipe corrals.
If you are looking for an exceptional ranch with a great location, good carrying capacity, and abundant winter feed supply, please plan on your own personal inspection of this rare opportunity. Call the agents for details.
Agent Comments: Sub-irrigated hay meadows: defined as “sub-irrigation or sub-irrigated land means the natural occurrence of a ground water table within the root zone of agricultural vegetation, not exceeding ten feet below the surface of the ground.”
The ranch consists of warm and cool season grasses allowing early spring grazing and sustainable grass through the warmer months of the grazing season. Fences and water points are in good condition. An abundance of winter feed and wintering areas. Excellent wildlife including deer, turkey, grouse, prairie chicken, and waterfowl.
This area of Nebraska is host to one of the largest cowherds in the nation. The area cattle market is served by some of the best livestock markets including Atkinson Livestock Market, Burwell Livestock Market, Ericson/Spalding Livestock Market, and Bassett Livestock Market.
Average rainfall of 25’ to 26’ of rainfall per year and snow fall totaling 32” on average.
What makes this ranch special, water and feed.
From Atkinson, Nebraska, 16 miles south along State Highway 11, then two miles west on 860th Road to the ranch headquarters.