White River Ranch is a highly productive cattle ranch located in the panhandle of Nebraska. It is an all-continuous ranch that consists of 6,781.89 +/- deeded acres in Dawes County and is comprised of some of the greatest hardland pasture in the area- where the native grasses are known for putting the pounds on your livestock.
White River Ranch is an extremely well-managed property that has several miles of new fence, two excellent sets of cattle working facilities, highly productive hay meadows, and excellent US Highway 385 access. The Gorr Reservoir, an underground water system feeding several tanks, and multiple holding ponds spread throughout the ranch provide an abundance of water sources for livestock. The property also has the White River running through the southeastern portion of the property, providing great winter protection. Volunteer cedar trees, thistles, and other noxious weeds have been well-maintained, making this a very clean ranch.
Along Highway 385 sits the main headquarters that includes a 1,104 sq. ft. 2 bed, 1 bath home built in 1914, multiple outbuildings, and well-established trees for privacy. Across the road from the headquarters sits a 1,680 sq. ft. 3 bed 2 bath home with some recent updates done to the interior.
For the past several years, the ranch has been utilized as a yearling operation generally running anywhere from 1,500 – 3,000 head of yearlings, depending on a wet or dry summer. For a year-round operation, the White River Ranch is capable of running 600 cow/calf pair and all supporting livestock, with the ability to produce enough feed to get an operator through the winter months. The property has the power to produce 2,500 bales of hay on an average year when utilizing the 87.88 +/- irrigated acres and 776.32 +/- acres of dryland and sub-irrigated meadows - all of which are mostly planted to an alfalfa/grass hay mix.
The Gorr Reservoir, Willow Creek, and the well-known White River all make a presence on the property. Many mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey, and antelope tend to travel the creek bottoms, graze the sub-irrigated meadows, and roam the several thousand acres of open prairie this ranch has to offer. For the waterfowl and upland bird hunters, the recreational opportunities are almost never-ending! Several ducks, geese, pheasant, doves, and many other species tend to travel the river and creeks and jump from pond to pond.
White River Ranch is located only a few miles outside of Chadron, NE, which provides all of your much-needed essentials and much more. The property is also close to several national forests, reservoirs, and airports. Chadron State Park and Fort Robinson State Park are both within a 25-mile drive from the White River Ranch. For a quick weekend get-a-way with the family, Angostura Reservoir in South Dakota is 40-miles away.
With the lack of high-quality ranches available in today’s land market, this property won’t last long so take advantage of it while you can!
This ranch is being offered with the intention of the Sellers to complete a successful 1031 exchange.
Summer Grazing Lease - Expires November 1st, 2022
Deer Hunting Lease - Expires December 31st, 2022
Township 33 North – Range 49 West of the 6th P.M. Section 2: NE ¼, PT. SE ¼ (307.96 Acres)
Township 34 North – Range 49 West of the 6th P.M. Section 7: SE ¼ (175.63 +/- Acres)
Section 17: All (650.91 +/- Acres)
Section 18: All (706.62 +/- Acres)
Section 19: All (697.41 +/- Acres)
Section 20: All (672.15 +/- Acres)
Section 21: All (633.39 +/- Acres)
Section 22: All (618.74 +/- Acres)
Section 26: W ½ SW ¼, SW ¼ NW ¼ (115.06 +/- Acres)
Section 27: N ½, SE ¼ (478.70 +/- Acres)
Section 28: N ½ (320.54 +/- Acres)
Section 29: N ½ NE ¼, SE ¼ NE ¼, NE ¼ SE ¼, W ½ (502.23 +/- Acres)
Section 34: N ½ NE ¼, SE ¼, NE ¼ (116.17 +/- Acres)
Section 35: S ½, NW ¼ (470.31 +/- Acres)
Township 34 – Range 50 West of the 6th P.M.
Section 13: E ½ (315.77 +/- Acres)