The Bliss Ranch is comprised 1,962.92 well balanced acres and is in immaculate condition! The ranch is located in some of the best grass country in the northern plains and features an impeccable set of HQ improvements, several wells along with an extensive pipeline system and 700+/- acres of highly productive tillable, currently used in feed production. Additionally, the ranch is a holder of 370+/- AUM’s in the Grand River Grazing Association.
The Bliss Ranch located in northwestern South Dakota, between the vibrant agricultural towns of Lemmon, SD and Hettinger, ND. The ranch is accessed by well maintained Perkins County gravel roads only 8 miles off the newly paved US Hwy 12.
The Bliss Ranch is very well improved.
- The residence features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and is a 1,956 sq ft brick ranch style Home with full basement and attached insulated and heated 2-car garage.
- The outbuildings include a: 32×62’ hip roof Barn (w/steel siding) with 23×62’ lean to; 41×101’ Quanset Shop (concrete floor)
- A full set of pipe and continuous fence corrals and sorting pens along with extensive, mature shelterbelts and large livestock pens round out the HQ improvements.
- The Headquarters are attractive and in immaculate condition!
- The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced, the fences are in good to excellent condition providing for effective grazing management.
The ranch has historically been operated as a year-around Cow/calf enterprise, carrying some 175 -200 head. The grass production is outstanding and the tillable acreage is comprised mostly of CL II Reeder-Lantry loams and Regent-Dalgum and Savage silty loams with gentle slopes. The tillable is currently used as feed production providing an ample quantity of winter feed for the ranch.
Additionally, the Ranch is currently a member of the Grand River Grazing Association and holds an allocation of 370+/- aum’s in the Grasslands. The allocation is in the form of 72 C/c pairs and 3 bulls for the grazing season. Application process and approval are required for transfer.
The Bliss Ranch is exceptionally well watered with several electric wells, a windmill and extensive waterline system with over a dozen tanks and hydrants and several well placed reservoirs and ‘springy’ draws on the property. The Perkins County Rural Water System also crosses the property.
The topography on the Bliss Ranch ranges for gently sloping hay meadows to steep and rocky hills and buttes. The elevation of the ranch ranges from 2,650’ to 2,850’ with most of the tillable in the middle of the range.
The ranch is home to all the species of wildlife one would expect to see in the Northern Great Plains, including; deer, pronghorn, grouse, pheasants, coyote and raptors.
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