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Most Expensive Farm in Nebraska Hits Market for $34 Million | KTIC Radio

Most Expensive Farm in Nebraska Hits Market for $34 Million

Most Expensive Farm in Nebraska Hits Market for $34 Million

(Denver, CO) – Hall and Hall, the largest full-service ranch brokerage in America, has just listed Zeman Ranch near Bassett, Nebraska for $34 million. The property offers a secure investment in 10,343± deeded acres of prime Nebraska farm and ranchland. It includes 5,640± center pivot irrigated acres supported by the world’s second largest aquifer. The balance of over 4,700 acres includes outstanding improvements, lush grass and hay utilization and crop aftermath for 2,300 cows/calf pairs, and a 2,500 head open air feeding facility. The owner’s home is a 3,200 sq. ft. log home that was built in 2009.  For more information visit or contact Tom Metzger of Hall and Hall at 303-861-8282.

“Zeman Ranch is a large cattle operation that includes 44 pivots all diesel powered,” said Hall and Hall Broker Tom Metzger. “These irrigate approximately 5,640 acres which includes irrigated pasture, crop and feed.  The ranch also includes an open air feeding facility, processing facilities, barns, corrals and way above average improvements including a highly improved ranch headquarters.”

Corn yields average 180-200 bushel, and beans 65-70 bushels. Alfalfa will typically produce 4-5 cuttings per season with yields exceeding seven tons per acre. Cropland soils consist mainly of Valentine soils as well as the grasslands. More than 50 miles of new five wire fence with steel corners and swinging gates have been installed since 2007. All of the pivots have water line and stock tanks that make them suitable for summer or winter grazing.

Zeman Ranch Facts:

  • 10,343± deeded acres
  • 5,640± center pivot irrigated acres
  • 8 miles south of Bassett, NE
  • Excellent cropland yields
  • Current running 2,300 cow/calf pairs
  • Open-air feeding facility handles 2,500 head
  • Grassland consists of upland and meadow sub-irrigated acres
  • 51 registered irrigation wells plus 4 stock/domestic wells
  • Extensive operational facilities in good condition
  • 3,600 linear feet of concrete bunks and 24 feeding pens
  • 3,200 sq. ft. 3 bed 3 bath owner’s log home
  • Employee housing, barns, shops and grain storage
  • Abundant big game and upland birds

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