Highly Productive Tillable Farm With Building Sites And Hunting In Mercer County, IL - 168 Acres


168 Acres / Mercer County, IL


For the first time in over a century, Dunrovin/Lawson Farms will be offered to the public in 3 tracts. Here is your opportunity to invest in a highly productive Mercer County farm or add to your existing row crop operation. The farm is situated in section 16 of Mercer Township, on the north-east corner of Aledo, IL. The farm is accessible from the East by Highway 94, and from the West by NE 7th Ave. The farm has approximately 141.7 acres of desirable, fertile soils with an average productivity index (PI) of 134.6 with predominant soils including Muscatune, Osco, and Greenbush silt loams. The farm has been well cared for and maintained and can produce high yields every growing season. The remainder of the farm has some woods and an older pond and would make a desirable building location for your new home or development and hunting opportunity. Buyer(s) will be responsible for reimbursing prior tenant for fall applied Anhydrous Ammonia. This is a great benefit to the new buyer as the NH3 was applied before the price increase. Huge savings to a new buyer! Full cost available upon request.

Tract 1

This 91+/- acre tract is nearly all tillable with approximately 87.4 high-quality acres currently in row crop production. This tract has a productivity index (PI) of 138.19 with predominant soils consisting of Muscatune, Osco, Greenbush and Fayette silt loams. This tract is easily accessible from Highway 94 and would make a great investment or to add to a current owner/operator portfolio.

Deeded Acres: 91+/-

FSA Farmland Acres: 87.4+/-

DCP Cropland Acres: **151.96 (entire Farm)

Soil Types: Muscatune, Greenbush, & Osco silt loams

Soil PI/NCCPI/CSR2: 138.19 Average PI

Base acres and Yield: **Corn Base Acres 88.30/PLC Yield 176, Soybean Base Acres 57.8/PLC Yield 52

CRP Acres/payment: 0

Taxes: Unknown

Lease Status: Open tenancy for 2022

Possession: Immediate

Survey needed?: Survey needed

Brief Legal: 91+/- acres in section 16, T14N-R3W Mercer County, IL

PIDs: 10-10-16-302-035 & part of 10-10-16-100-005

Lat/Lon: 41.2048, -90.7363

**Figures are for the Entire farm and will need to be reconstituted for each tract

Tract 2

This 41+/- acre tract will be desirable to a current farm operator, investor, or developer. This tract has a good balance of income-producing farmland and mixed timber. This tract is made up of approximately 22.8 tillable acres currently in row crop production with an average productivity index (PI) of 117.24. The remainder of the property is wooded with an older pond and would make an excellent location to hunt. This tract has excellent building sites and is currently accessed from NE 7th Ave and has 100th Ave frontage as well.

Deeded Acres: 41+/-

FSA Farmland Acres: 22.8+/-

DCP Cropland Acres: **151.96 (entire Farm)

Soil Types: Osco, Greenbush & Hickory-Sylvan Silt Loams

Soil PI/NCCPI/CSR2: 117.24 Average PI

Base acres and Yield: **Corn Base Acres 88.30/PLC Yield 176, Soybean Base Acres 57.8/PLC Yield 52

CRP Acres/payment: 0

Taxes: Unknown

Lease Status: Open tenancy for 2022

Possession: Immediate

Survey needed?: Survey needed

Brief Legal: 41+/-acres in section 16, T14N-R3W Mercer County, IL

PIDs: Part of 10-10-16-100-005

Lat/Lon: 41.2127, -90.7229

**Figures are for the Entire farm and will need to be reconstituted for each tract

Tract 3

This 37+/- acre tract is mostly income-producing with approximately 30.9 acres currently in row crop production with an average productivity index (PI) of 137.98! Primary soils on the tillable acreage consist of Muscatune, Greenbush and Osco silt loams. The balance of this tract is wooded and could host opportunities for hunting. This tract is accessed by NE 7th Avenue.

Deeded Acres: 37+/-

FSA Farmland Acres: 30.9+/-

DCP Cropland Acres: **151.96 (entire Farm)

Soil Types: Muscatune, Greenbush & Osco Silt Loams

Soil PI/NCCPI/CSR2: 137.98 Average PI

Base acres and Yield: **Corn Base Acres 88.30/PLC Yield 176, Soybean Base Acres 57.8/PLC Yield 52

CRP Acres/payment: 0

Taxes: Unknown

Lease Status: Open tenancy for 2022

Possession: Immediate

Survey needed?: Survey needed

Brief Legal: 37+/- acres in section 16, T14N-R3W Mercer County, IL

PIDs: Part of 10-10-16-100-005

Lat/Lon: 41.2124, -90.7406

**Figures are for the Entire farm and will need to be reconstituted for each tract

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  • 10% down payment immediately after auction - cash, personal, or business checks accepted

  • If the winning bid is online, you will be immediately contacted to make arrangements for the 10% down payment and a purchase contract will be sent via DocuSign

  • High bidder has 30 days to close unless otherwise noted

  • Announcements on auction day will take precedence over any prior announcements

  • This is a no contingency sale and is not subject to financing or additional inspections

  • Possession at closing, subject to tenant’s rights, if any

  • If a survey is needed it will be done following the auction and the total purchase price will be adjusted to the surveyed acres

  • All information provided is derived from sources believed correct but is not guaranteed or warranted - Bidders shall rely entirely on their own information and judgments

168 Acres / Mercer County, IL


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Debbie S Laux, Illinois Broker, License: 471.018541

Joe Gizdic, Director, Ranch & Farm Auctions, 217.299.0332

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Cody Lowderman, IL Auctioneer License: 441.001255

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