What an exceptional opportunity to own a fantastic Custer County, Nebraska ranch. Offering 2220 +/- deeded and 634 +/- leased acres this one will not last long. The ranch is a great mix native grass pastures and cedar lined draws. The ranch has an excellent water system that features pipeline to 27 water tanks that offer the cattle and wildlife plenty of access to good water without the need to gather at a single tank.
This ranch is 2854+/- acres of very productive pasture land located approximately 6 miles south of Broken Bow, Nebraska. This area is know for its excellent grass and putting pounds on cattle. With abundant water from a expansive pipeline and tank system as well as multiple stock ponds on the ranch this one will check a lot of the boxes for todays cattle producer. The center of the ranch is a series of large grass pastures and the east side as well as the west side of the ranch features long cedar and hardwood canyons that offer plenty of cover and shade for livestock and wildlife.
The home on the ranch is a beautiful open floor plan home that features 3-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms. The home has many very nice touches including new vinyl flooring throughout the main floor. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, composite counter tops, beautiful wood cabinets and plenty of room for storage. The living room has a nice wood fireplace insert with stone face and hearth. The back deck is large and overlooks the back pasture canyon giving the owners a great place to relax and watch for deer and other wildlife that frequents the area. Additionally there is a large Quonset building that is partially finished and all the materials to finish are on site.
At the main home site there are some small corrals and a loafing shed for horses and a small alley and chute to work small numbers of cattle. There are a much larger set of corrals located on the BELF lease property on the north end of the ranch.
Hunting on the ranch can be very good with solid numbers of mule deer and whitetail deer as well as large groups of wild turkey. Mule deer on the ranch have averaged 130? to 175? and whitetail deer average 120? to 150?. There are also Sharp-tailed grouse frequently seen on the ranch as well as an assortment of other small game such as coyote, bobcat, racoon, opossum and many other critters. Multiple water fowl species also frequent the large pond that sits on the east side of the ranch. The diversity of wildlife and size of the ranch will allow for many good days of hunting for the adventurous outdoorsman. The ranch is also very well suited for ATV and UTV trails as well as the equestrian minded owner.
Currently the ranch operates as a full scale cattle ranch. This ranch produces excellent feed and is set up well for good pasture rotation. The ranch is running 325 mother cows year round with the addition of some lease cattle when the grass production allows. The ranch has seen tremendous rainfall this season and there are approximately 50 pairs adding to the 2022 season. The pastures are carefully managed for noxious weeds and there has been a stringent mitigation program for many years to assure quality feed and minimal weed problems.
Region & Climate
The Ogallala Aquifer is the life blood of Nebraska and the Broken Box Ranch sits right on top of the aquifer. The region has great water and excellent grass. Custer County, Nebraska averages 24 inches of rain and 29 inches of snow annually and sees approximately 224 days of sun. Average high temp in July is 87 degrees and average low in January is 12 degrees.
Conveniently located just 6 miles south of Broken Bow and a just under 40 miles to Lexington, Nebraska the ranch is close to all modern conveniences. The ranch is also close to a good local sale barn and markets for easy access to sell cattle. The ranch is bisected by Hwy 21 which is a main artery from Interstate 80 into the sandhills of Nebraska.
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From Broken Bow take Hwy 21 south approximately 6 miles. Drive is on west side of hwy. Broken Box Ranch