1,497.38 Acres, more or less Tripp County, South Dakota
The Fricke West River Ranch offers all the features that a professional cattleman or avid sportsman could ever long for. This is one of the best quality properties we have had the opportunity to offer in quite some time considering the combination of the agricultural production and recreational opportunities it provides.
The property boasts abundant grass, abundant water, and abundant wildlife.
With two miles of the Keya Paha River meandering through the center of the ranch, along with two additional spring fed streams flowing down the canyons from the south, there is never a worry about the cattle running short of fresh water on hot summer days. An electric submersible well provides additional water at the rv camp site and for the gathering pens at the corral.
The property has excellent road access just 1 1/2 miles east of State Hwy. 183 coming north from Nebraska or south out of South Dakoka. The are several major livestock markets in nearby Winner, SD and Valentine & Bassett, NE. This area of South Dakota is also well known for its world class pheasant hunting, trophy mule deer, and tremendous fishing on the nearby Missouri River Reservoirs.
The ranch typically runs 250 to 275 cow/calf pairs and generates approximately $90,000+ in annual rental income. Well maintained cross fences divide the ranch into five parcels along with several small yards for working and gathering the herd.The large flat meadows can be hayed or grazed depending on annual rainfall and stocking needs. The ranch consists of vast open upland prairies (free of invasive cedar trees and brush seen in eastern SD & NE pastures); wooded oak lined canyons providing shade for the livestock and acorns and shelter for wildlife; and quiet river bottom clearings. The owners past experience and the current tenants testimonies relate that the quality of the native grass is proven each and every fall with extra pounds at weaning time and feeder calves that top the market when they trade across the scale at the livestock market.
Improvements include: well maintained border fences, several newer cross fences, a submersible well, an Aermotor windmill, working corrals and working alley, load out facilities with modern steel chute, and electrical hookups at the campsite.
This a a very diversified ranch with quality grasslands, multiple live water sources, and premier mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey and upland gamebird hunting. Affordable South Dakota real estate taxes are also a significant advantage of ownership when compared to other ranch properties across the border in adjacent states. This is a unique opportunity to make a high quality land investment! Call for more details!
** Note: The ranch will be shown by appointment only, to pre-qualified buyers.
Facts and Features / MOPLS #47403
Address & Coordinates
Latitude: 42.9981, Longitude: -99.7381