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Carruthers Nebraska Ranch

Kimball , Nebraska | County: Kimball | 1470 Acres

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Carruthers Nebraska Ranch is a livestock grazing operation consisting of 1,470 acres of grassland with a beautiful home, outbuildings and corrals; the property is one-half mile off the county road and only 10 miles from Kimball where you are tucked away and can look out any window and see nothing but the prairie dancing in the breeze, livestock grazing and kids playing.

Carruthers Nebraska Ranch is a quality cattle ranch with excellent improvements in a desirable locale. The existing income from the CRP along with the income from the grassland utilization and use of the buildings make this a profitable ownership endeavor.
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The 1,470 acres consists of excellent quality grassland along with the building site. The property is enrolled in the NRCS Rangeland CRP program and receiving $15/acre/year with 10 years remaining on the CRP contract.  Carrying capacity if traditionally managed with CRP contract is 84 pairs or 180 yearlings. It is a mixture of warm and cool season grasses with species like blue gramma, crested wheat grass, little blue stem, buffalo grass, sweet clover and needle and thread grass to name a few. The current owner has seen gains in yearlings of 2+ lbs/day. There are 9 pastures including the 100-acre pasture that sells with the homestead. All range from 160 acres to 100 acres in size with at least one water source in each. There are multiple wells including 2 solar wells that both have ample storage. A 35,000-gallon cistern and a 15,000-gallon bottomless tank. The bottomless tank has a great trap in the corners of 4 of the pastures, making it easy to rotate pastures, doctor animals and manage grass. In the ¾ of a section on the west side of RD 49 there is a submersible that feeds the 3 tanks in each pasture. The perimeter of the property has 3 strand barbed wire fence and in the areas that the original fencing existed a pollinator was put in and fenced out with a 2-strand high tinsel electric fence creating a new perimeter. Additional income can also be made as by leasing the acreage to graze. The current lessee would be interested in continuing to do so and would sign a long-term contract.  Earning potential $15-$27/acre.


An exceptional set of building improvements are in place on the Carruthers Ranch.

The home features a great open concept that is a combination of new construction and newly remolded. An addition started in 2018 and completed in 2021, and new remodel also completed in 2021. The original home was new in 2004. This home is perfect for entertaining and family time spent around meals and in the kitchen. There is a beautiful new alder wood kitchen, with new soft close drawers and cabinets complete with pullouts, organization, an island and spacious pantry that any cook will love. Its open concept connects the kitchen to the living room with a six-seat breakfast bar, but it does not lack a formal dining area. It features plenty of room for everyone to have their own space with five traditional bedrooms with large closets and one nontraditional with enough room for complete home gym. This home includes a master suite with walk in closet, five-piece bath, with double vanity, soaker tub, separate shower and private toilet not to mention a sperate laundry. It has two living rooms and two additional full bathrooms. One as nice as the master bath with another set of double sinks, private toilet and walk in shower with two shower heads.

A half bath right off the mudroom that is well thought out as it and the second washer and dryer are off the spacious 3 car garage’s exterior entrance. Working from home is a breeze with a 12x20 office with exterior entrance also off the garage. Not to mention the unheard-of High-Speed Internet capabilities with this rural property!!!  This home leaves little that was not thought of. It is well insulated with new two new furnaces and two new air conditioning units, new windows through out and all lighting has been converted to LED. There is a great storm shelter in the garage as well as ample storage and work area. When you move into the yard this property features several outdoor spaces with new sidewalks, a nice porch, firepit and pergola allowing for paly and relaxation.  There are two matching outbuildings a 52x42 ft shop and 42x32 barn with attached 70x20 ft open front shed. There are heated waters in corral and several small stall type pens. There is a single well on the property that supplies both the house and the corrals. In the yard there is plenty of space to park trailers and equipment, build an arena and plant a garden. You can ride in the arena OR on your property which can be seen from all angles of the house. When driving home, you won’t have to open a gate with two cattle guards one entering the property and the other entering the yard.


Kimball, Nebraska is the county seat, this is the address for the property. There is a small grocery store and small hospital with emergency room. Municipal Airport located three miles south of Kimball and 4 miles west of the property. A Dollar General, great public library, great K-12 school with an FFA program and concurrent enrollment for high school students allowing them to earn college credit while still in high school. The school has 403 students preK-12 with a 10-1 student- teacher ratio. There are 2 parks, an outdoor swimming pool, a really nice 18 hole golf course, Subway, Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut and other local restaurants and several hotels and gas stations. A local coop and 2 parts stores and hardware store, multiple banks, a gym and a pharmacy as well as many other amenities, so you don’t have to go far for the necessities. There are local rec leagues for sports opportunities for young and old and as well as 4-H clubs for involvement for the youth. In the event of needing a larger town you are 30 minutes to an hour from most things and only 2.5 hours to Denver International Airport. Main roadways that make this ranch convenient and hardly rural are interstate 80, highway 30 and highway 71 in this tri-state area.

•    34 miles from Sidney NE “Home of Cabela’s”
•    55 miles from Scottsbluff/Gering NW
•    64 miles from Cheyenne, WY
•    63 miles from Sterling, CO
•    76 miles from Fort Morgan, CO
•    108 miles from Ft. Collins, CO
•    162 miles from Denver, CO
•    273 miles from Rapid City, SD

•    Kimball Community Walking Path on the south edge of town
•    Oliver Reservoir 9 miles west of Kimball.
•    Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Visitor Center 35 miles north on HWY 71
•    Local fair grounds and rodeo arena
•    Local RSNC Ranch Sorting events as well as team penning, roping clubs, barrel races and youth saddle clubs all within a short haul.   
•    Four Winds Golf Course is an eighteen-hole grass green golf course. It is one of the best in the state. A driving range, practice putting green, plus carts and clubs are available.

•    Propane: stove, furnace and hot water heater- the current tank is Peetz Farmer’s Coop out of Peetz Colorado, they run a keep full route if you so choose. The contracted gallons for the year can be transferred to the new owner if desired. Frenchman Valley Coop out of Kimball, NE is also an option.
•    Electric: High West Energy out of Pine Bluffs, WY- 105 gallon hot water heater is on peak hours and provides a discounted rate for doing so.
•    Internet: Action Internet out of Scottslbluff, NE is the current option, however Starlink is slated to come to the area mid to late 2021. A deposit has been made for the property.  HughesNet is also an option.
•    Phone: Viaero Wireless is the best cell phone provider. There is a location in Kimball, NE or Sidney NE
•    Trash: Kimball County Dump- this can be set up in the city office. Trash can be hauled and/or dumpster services are available.
•    Water: Private Well installed 2004 the well is attached to the meter for the house and there is no additional charge. If well work is ever needed Brown Pump and Septic or B & B well service are both options.
•    Sewer- Private Sewer and leach field installed 2004


Carruthers Nebraska Ranch is a quality cattle ranch with excellent improvements in a desirable locale.  The existing income from the CRP along with the income from the grassland utilization and use of the buildings make this a profitable ownership endeavor.  Quality grass ranches in this price range are difficult to find and one that makes money “out of the gate” is more rare.


An option exists to purchase just the home and buildings with 100 acres, please see the Prairie Oasis Ranch for more information.