7,427+/-Acres Frost Ranch, Rock/Holt County, NE

7,427+/-Acres Frost Ranch, Rock/Holt County, NE

$10,500,000 SOLD
  • Date added: 12/20/17
  • Type: Farm/Ranch
  • Status: SOLD
  • Taxes: $43,938.00



The Frost Ranch is an all contiguous year-round ranch located in the middle of the Nebraska Sandhills. Utilizing electric fences, the ranch can optimize rotational grazing across the ranch through the summer months and produce an abundance of hay from the sub-irrigated meadows for winter feeding. Nice ranch improvements include houses, barns, corrals and machine shop.



The Frost Ranch is located approximately 21 miles southeast of Bassett, NE, or fifteen miles south of Newport. Bassett and Newport are both located on US Highway 20. Location of the ranch is generally in Rock County with the east end of the ranch in Holt County.



Rock County is home to the City of Bassett and the smaller town of Newport with a combined population of 1,526 people. Bassett is the county seat of Rock County and is located in North Central Nebraska in the unique Nebraska Sandhills. US Highways 20 and 183 intersect in Bassett, and Nebraska Highway 7 extends from Bassett to the north through a very scenic area of the Niobrara River. Bassett is 43 miles from the South Dakota border; 240 miles northwest of Omaha, NE; and 460 miles northeast of Denver, CO.



The Frost Ranch is all contiguous and located in the middle of the Nebraska Sandhills. It is used primarily as a cow/calf operation, but could easily run yearlings. The ranch is fenced in several different pastures utilizing electric interior fences to control the summer grazing. Water on the ranch may be one of the best attributes with several free flowing wells that require no pumping. There are also many solar wells, pipeline and a few windmills. Perhaps the second best attribute of the ranch is the sub-irrigated meadows that stretch across the ranch. Production of hay from the meadows can range up to 4,500 bales and grazing on the meadows from after growth is great for cows or weaned calves. Past use of the ranch includes over 600 cow/calf pairs annually.



            Deeded                                    6,787±

            Lease NE State                         640±

            Total Aces                               7,427±



Nebraska state Lease # 110872         Section 16: T28N 17W Rock County, NE        Annually: 2018 - $15,138.76




There are two homes on the ranch as well as a small cabin located near Pony Lake, which is a large lake adjacent to the ranch. The primary house is a 2,500 square foot ranch-style house with an adjacent smaller bunk house/guest house. The shop is a 2009 Morton (54’X83’) with cement floor and the calving shed/horse barn is a 2009 Morton (36’X75’). There are two sets of all steel corrals. Windbreaks and natural protection provide shelter from winter winds.


Pony Lake Grade School is adjacent to the ranch and from the latest information has one teacher and five students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Rock County High School and Bassett Grade School are both located in Bassett.



Average precipitation is twenty four inches per year and the average snowfall is thirty nine inches. High temps are around eighty seven degrees and lows in January are around thirteen degrees.



The Sandhills region is the largest remaining tract of mid and tall grass prairie in North America. Mule and whitetail deer populate the area, along with ducks and geese which utilize many of the lakes scattered across the Sandhills. Pheasants, grouse, and sage hens are also found in the area. The Cowboy Trail, one of the country’s longest rail-trails, stretches nearly 205 miles and passes through Basset on its way to Valentine, NE where it crosses over the Niobrara River on a dramatic quarter mile trestle one hundred fifty feet above the river.



Annual taxes are approximately $42,938.00.



Any mineral rights owned by Seller will convey to Buyer.



The Frost Ranch will guarantee you three things - water, hay and grass. Set up to rotate cows through the summer months, the ranch can accommodate a large number of cows through the summer and the wet meadows can easily provide more than enough winter feed for the winter months. The owner indicates the ranch can easily run over six hundred cows year-round.

Co-Listed with Hall and Hall

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  • Bunk House
  • Calving Shed/Horse Barn 36x75
  • Corrals: 2 Steel
  • Shop 54x83
  • Wildlife: Ducks, Geese
  • Wildlife: Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer
  • Wildlife: Pheasant, Grouse, Sage Hens
  • Windbreaks
Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.


Company: Heartland Country Real Estate