A June 18 auction saw 224 acres north of Clinton, Ill., in DeWitt County bring $9,400 to $10,700 per acre. The property was offered in three tracts and was nearly all tillable.
Tract 1: 69 acres with a PI of 138.6 (147 is maximum per Bulletin 811) sold for $10,700 per acre.
Tract 2: 79 acres with a PI of 136.8 sold for $10,650 per acre.
Tract 3: 76 acres with a PI of 133.8 sold for $9,400 per acre.
"We had a lot of active bidders but an area farmer took all three tracts," says Stan Irvin, Martin Auction Services, Clinton, Ill., 217-935-3245, who handled the auction.