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  • STARTMar 4th - 10:00am

  • VENUELovilia Community Building

Monroe County, Iowa Land Auction

SOLD! TRACT 1 – $2,900.00 PER ACRE

SOLD! TRACT 2 – $2,900.00 PER ACRE

SOLD! TRACT 3 – $2,900.00 PER ACRE

TOTAL – $2,070,165.00

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Sale to be held at the Lovilia Community Building, 608 W 17th St., Lovilia, Iowa 50150

713.85 Surveyed Acres • 3 Tracts

Property Preview: Friday, February 21, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.


The Garrett Ranch is located in Sections 22, 23, 26 & 27, Cedar Township, Monroe County, IA. In Lovilia, IA take County Road H16 (120th St) west for 7 miles to 530th Ave. Turn left or south and proceed 1 mile to 130th St. Turn left or east and go 3/4 mile to Tract 1. Be watching for presale directional signs for directions to Tracts 2 & 3. (Lovilia, Iowa is located 10 miles northwest of Albia, Iowa.)



Cattlemen and outdoor enthusiasts mark your calendars now for this upcoming Monroe County, Iowa land auction. This auction features one of the premier pasture and recreational farms that will be sold at public auction in the midwest in 2020! This farm includes 6 conveniently divided rotational grazing paddocks with ample grass to handle up to 250 cow/calf pairs or 400 yearlings. Other attributes of this farm includes 6 ponds with custom built water tanks in each paddock, productive tillable farmland that is currently in hay production as well as attractive recreational acreage. Tract 1 features a 3-bedroom modular home, a 33′ x 54′ Morton utility building, a cattle working facility and much, much more! You will not want to miss this rare opportunity to buy 715+ acres of contiguous pasture and recreational acreage in the heart of cattle country at public auction!

Please note: The Garrett Family will be selling approximately 190 3-year old cows that are coming off of this ranch, including 150 Black & BWF 3-year old bred cows. Bred to Nichols purebred angus bulls, due to start calving March 1. Also 40 Black & BWF 3-year old cows with big stout calves at side. Cows have been exposed back to Nichols purebred angus bulls.
These cows will sell February 8th, 2020 at the Russell Livestock Market in Russell, Iowa.



Tract 1 – 100.75 Surveyed Acres

  • FSA information indicates 82.37 acres UHEL cropland currently in improved pastureland. This parcel is improved with a 3-bedroom mobile home, a 33’ x 54’ Morton building and a cattle working and loadout facility. Other amenities of this tract include abundant grass and a pond with a custom-built cattle drink.
  • Soils include Pershing, Gara-Armstrong and Van Meter Loams.
  • CSR2 is 42.3
  • Access is on the north off of 130th Street and via an ingress/egress easement from the west off of 534th Lane.

Tract 2 – 237.88 Surveyed Acres

  • FSA figures indicate 204.09 acres HEL cropland and 12.56 UHEL cropland currently in improved pastureland, with the balance offering 3 ponds, terraces and wooded draws.
  • This tract offers ample water for cattle with custom-built drinks at each pond as well as awesome long term grazing capacity.
  • Soils include Pershing, Gara-Armstrong and Van Meter Loams.
  • CSR2 is 46.5
  • Access is from the west by an owned access road off of 534th Lane.

Tract 3 – 375.22 Surveyed Acres

  • FSA figures should indicate 231.02 UHEL cropland currently in improved pasture, with the balance of this tract offering ponds, wooded draws and timber areas.
  • This parcel offers 2 ponds with custom-built cattle drinks, high volume grass and an abundance of wildlife for recreational activities.
  • Soils include Gara, Van Meter and Pershing Loams.
  • CSR2 is 41.8
  • Access via an ingress/egress easement from the west off of 534th Lane.



The Garrett Ranch will be sold in three (3) individual tracts based on a survey that has recently been completed, with the said surveyed acres used to constitute the final settlement price. All three (3) tracts will be offered through the marketing method of “buyers choice” whereas the high bidder can take any or all tracts for their high bid. Buyers choice auctioning will continue until all three (3) tracts are sold. The farm will NOT be offered in its entirety or in any combinations. Bidding is not contingent upon financing.

Ten (10%) percent of the bid price to be due on the day of sale with the balance due in approximately 30 days, on or before Monday, April 6, 2020, upon delivery of a merchantable abstract and deed. Immediately following the auction, the successful bidder(s) shall enter into a written agreement with the seller. The real estate taxes will be prorated to the date of closing. Full possession will be given at the time of closing. Farm sells with full farming and grazing rights for 2020.

All announcements sale day shall take precedence over any prior advertising either written or oral. The information in this brochure is believed to be accurate; however, no liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed. All lines drawn on maps, photographs, etc. are approximate. Buyers should verify the information to their satisfaction. There are no expressed or implied warranties pertaining to the property. This real estate is being sold “as is”.


Mike & Jill Garrett – Sellers

Representing Attorney:
Jenna K. Lain
Meyer & Lain Attorneys
214 S Franklin St.,
Corydon, Iowa
Ph (641) 872-1304

Auction Managers:
John Probasco (641) 856-7355
Jim Huff (319) 931-9292





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March 4
10:00 am - 11:55 pm


Lovilia Community Building
608 W 17th St., Lovilia, IA, 50150, United States.