A May 17 auction saw 1,390 acres of irrigated cropland and grass sell for $1,281 an acre to $2,100 an acre. The farm was located about seven miles south of Rocky Ford, Kan., in Otero County. The large property was offered in four tracts with tracts 1 - 3 selling for $1,281 an acre. The three tracts consisted of 1,220 acres, of which 885 were gravity irrigaged. The balance was in grass.
Tract 4 sold for $2,100 an acre and consisted of 160 acres with 128 acres gravity irrigated.
Tract 5 was the farmstead which sold for $165,000.
Handling the auction was Neal Mann, Farm & Rancy Realty, Inc., Colby, Kan., 785-635-2102.