ONLINE AUCTION April 15-17, 2024: Irrigated Farm in Kit Carson County, Colorado

ONLINE AUCTION April 15-17, 2024: Irrigated Farm in Kit Carson County, Colorado

Kit Carson County Irrigated Farm, Kit Carson County, Farm Auction, Hayden Outdoors, Colorado


Published On: March 27, 20242.1 min read
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Property Type: Farmland
Auction Dates: April 15 – 17
Location: Colorado
Acreage: 1,481 Acres

Kit Carson County Irrigated Farm is located 11 miles north of Bethune, CO, this 1,481-acre property boasts 1,033 irrigated acres, excellent crops, good grazing, and a reliable water supply. The farm offers an outstanding habitat for pheasants and mule deer, adding recreational charm to agricultural productivity. This irrigated farm ground produces excellent crops, good grazing, and recreational benefits. The current tenant is growing corn, wheat and running cattle on the pivots.

Encompassing a total of 1,481 acres, the farm comprises 1,033 irrigated acres, approximately 300 acres of dryland, and the remainder in grass and improvements. The land lays nicely with good drainage and average soils.  It is easily accessed by well maintained county roads.

The property boasts functional improvements, including 14 grain bins, nearly 2,500 linear feet of concrete bunks, and 18 pens in excellent condition, each equipped with water drinkers. The well-organized feed yard features a loading chute, scales, and working pens. Additional structures include a 170’ x 50’ shop building for equipment storage, a scale house with scale, covered loading chute, and two silage pits.

The property offers an outstanding habitat for pheasants and mule deer, presenting opportunities for recreational activities amidst the agricultural activities.  There are good numbers of pheasants and plenty of opportunity to add additional habitat on the corners and expired CRP.

Corn and wheat stand as the primary crops cultivated on the farm. The tenant efficiently manages agricultural operations, employing rotational grazing on pivots and pasture, and making effective use of excess forage from crops and grass.

With a reliable water supply, the farm relies on 5 irrigation wells, 2 domestic wells, and 2 commercial wells. Pivots, installed between 1978 and 1982, have undergone two upgrades, including the installation of zimatic control panels seven years ago.

Bethune, Colorado is a town of 183 residents at 4,258 feet just 150 miles from Denver, Colorado to the west.   Burlington, Colorado is just 10 east of Bethune.  Interstate 70 runs east and west and is the main artery from Denver to Kansas City.  It offers excellent access to all grain markets and commerce.

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