Northern Plains Grassland and Cattle Ranch - Butte County, Belle Fourche, SD

The Northern Plains Grassland and Cattle Ranch is an expansive balance of exceptional native grasses, an abundance of water, and thousands of acres of hayland. This legacy ranch encompasses over 26,000± acres that provide quality summer grazing for yearlings and/or cow-calf pairs.  As a working livestock ranch, this is one of the largest grass and hay production ranches for sale in the Central Plains region.

The Northern Plains Grassland and Cattle Ranch is conveniently located 20 minutes north of Belle Fourche, less than an hour from the Black Hills of South Dakota, and easily accessible off US Highway 85 and nearby the National Designated Geographic Location famed as “The Center of the Nation.”

The ranch consists of 26,535± acres including a variety of quality native grasses, productive hayland with a more than adequate water supply.  There are 25,975± deeded acres comprised of approximately 18,050± acres of contiguous pastures 7,924± acres of dryland alfalfa and grass hay.  A new T-L Irrigation center pivot covers 227± acres of alfalfa in addition there are 330± acres of flood irrigated alfalfa.  The historical stocking rates in this region require a minimum of 20 acres per cow/calf pair.


  • 26,535± Acres (Mostly Contiguous)
  • 18,053± Grazing Acres
  • 8,400± Acre Hay Land
  • Numerous Dams
  • Deep Well
  • Pipeline and Concrete Tanks
  • Excellent livestock working facilities
  • Comfortable ranch home and bunkhouse
  • Close to supplies and veterinary services
  • Conveniently located 20 minutes north of Belle Fourche
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.


Fay Ranches has been providing brokerage and advisory services for the acquisition and sale of significant land assets since 1992. While not forgetting our roots as a sporting ranch company, we have expanded our focus and expertise to include the finest farms, ranches, timberland, plantations and vineyards from coast to coast. Over the last two decades, we have built a network of relationships including our Strategic Alliance with Texas-based Republic Ranches. We continue to lead the industry with our consistent ability to source land opportunities for investors and use our unrivaled reach and marketing platform to handle the sale of exceptional land assets.  Fay Ranches is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana with offices across the United States, from Oregon to Tennessee.

Northern Plains Grassland and Cattle Ranch

Butte County, Belle Fourche, SD

25,975 Acres