County Line

Sold on July 19, 2022
from 3:00 PM to 3:00 PM UTC

Blackie, AB
Sale Size
4 Parcels, 1 En Bloc
$1.06M - $2.18M

6.5 quarters of prime farmland selling in 4 parcels a mere 40 miles southeast of downtown Calgary, AB; it really doesn't get any better. The high bidder on Parcel 2, the home half-section, will also have the option to buy the farmstead. With revenue from gas wells and power lines, this is an excellent opportunity to purchase prime farmland close to the Alberta Foothills.

Available Parcels

Map of County Line
Parcel Name Parcel 1Parcel Size Final $2,180,000View Parcel
Parcel Name Parcel 2Parcel Size Final $2,000,000View Parcel
Parcel Name Parcel 3Parcel Size Final $1,060,000View Parcel
Parcel Name Parcel 4Parcel Size Final $1,730,000View Parcel
En Bloc Name Parcel 5En Bloc Size Final $400,000View En Bloc

Sale Description

Please click here for directions to: Parcel 1, Parcel 2, Parcel 3 and Parcel 4.

Click here for requirements for En Bloc bidding.

Click here to view the specific details of the Surface Lease Revenue for all Parcels.

Please view the specific details in the Offers to Purchase for each Parcel, including the En Bloc bidding, in the respective Parcel Details section.

‘County Line Farm’ is one of those truly classic stories of a family named Swartz making the trek north from Pennsylvania, USA, to Ontario, and then heading west in search of fertile farmland. With the southern Alberta views of the majestic Rocky Mountains becoming more pronounced as they headed west, the family settled in just a stone’s throw from what is now the County Line between Foothills County to the west and Vulcan County to the east.  Situated eight miles east of Blackie, Alberta, and 40 miles southeast of the once legendary Calgary stockyards, ‘County Line Farm’ remains ideally situated to take advantage of solid markets to support grain, oilseed or livestock farming.  Like the lyrics from Luke Combs: “nothing lasts forever” and the time has come for the Swartz family to hand over ‘County Line Farm’ to new owners.  The farm has served the family well, and they wish the same for the new buyers.  

PARCEL 1 is that highly sought after, wide-open from corner to corner, half-section of farmland. Sloping to the south, the Parcel has seen work over the years to ensure that the land remains well-drained, even during years with excessive rainfall.  This half will work for its new Owner during the growing season, and every other day of the year, given its Surface Lease Revenue.   As a bonus, existing claims filed under the Orphan Well Fund will be assigned to the new Owner for Parcels 1, 2 and 3.  

PARCEL 2 is another wide-open half-section with approximately 310 acres under cultivation. Parcel 2 does not include the existing farmstead.  Lack of sloughs and wasteland on the half means every acre you buy will pay you back for years to come; there are no freeloader acres here.  This half-section includes Surface Lease Revenue as well.  The farmstead located in the northeast corner of the half section has a subdivision application pending.  The buyer of Parcel 2 will be offered the option to purchase Parcel 2 with the farmstead included for an additional $175,000.  If the buyer of Parcel 2 elects not to exercise this option, the existing Owner shall be entitled to register the Plan of Subdivision and retain the farmstead for future re-sale.  

PARCEL 3 offers up unlimited potential with Surface Lease Revenue, an 18-acre area of virgin pasture ideally suited for a large ranch yard, and another 140 acres under cultivation.  This exclusive quarter can be whatever you and your family may dream of.  Views toward the foothills and the snow-capped Rockies from your ranch house deck in the evening might just be one of those dreams.

PARCEL 4 is a full quarter and a half.  It is well-drained and wide open, except for the former old farm site located along the westerly side.  The Parcel offers up year-round revenue from its power transmission lines.  Parcel 4 sits by itself just east of the other five quarters that make up ‘County Line Farm,’ however its 240 acres have been an integral part of the farm's success over the past century.  This highly fertile land that is well-drained and has few rocks will give the new owner a vast array of cropping options, which always translates to more money in the bank at the end of harvest.   

After the sale of the ‘County Line Farm’ Parcels, prior bidders eligible for the 'en bloc' round of bidding are entitled to bid for the entire farm.  ‘County Line Farm’ is being offered for sale via online electronic tender by  Please check the website for updates from time to time, including more information on the farmstead option and requirements for 'en bloc’ bidding.  

Viewing of Property: The property may be viewed by interested registered bidders.  Please contact us by email at for an appointment.

County Line is being offered for sale via online escalating tender by Check the website for updates from time to time. The property may be viewed by interested registered bidders. Please contact us by email at for an appointment. As a law firm, CLHbid never discloses bidder's names to any party, including the Seller. Only the successful buyer's name is ever disclosed to the Seller as part of the closing process.

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