KLM Tract 1

Council Grove
, KS
220+/- Acres

Auction: KLM Investments – 420 +/- Acres

280th & Road C, Council Grove, KS 66846
220.00 +/- Acres

Property Description

Vaughn-Roth Land Brokers is proud to present these Lyon County properties located between Council Grove and Americus, just east of Dunlap on behalf of KLM Investments (The family of Mack and Sara Colt) to the public via live auction. Premium grazing pasture, cropland, hay meadow, CRP and hunting property all combine to make up this tremendous offering! We will be selling these adjacent properties in two separate tracts and will not combine them. These properties have been in the family for decades and this may be the only opportunity to purchase them for decades more.

Located just east of Dunlap, Tract 1 totals 220 acres more or less and is a diverse mix of excellent and resilient Native grass pasture on the west transitioning through heavy hardwood timber to first-class, ultra-fertile cropland on the west. This tract will appeal to the multi-faceted ag operator or to the recreational buyer wanting high-quality with return on investment.

The pasture portion of this parcel totals approximately 177 acres within the boundary fences and approximately 21 acres of tillable with the balance in creek and heavy hardwood timber with a light amount of conifers as well. The grass is in excellent condition, especially for just coming out of a grazing season that was one of the driest in recent memory. The plant community within the pasture is dominated by the “Big 4” of Big Bluestem, Indian Grass, Switchgrass and Little Bluestem with a healthy compliment of Grama varieties. This pasture would suit both the cow/calf operator, due to the shelter provided by both the low elevation and timber along the west boundary or the stocker operator, due to high quality of the grass and small amount of waste.

The majority of the barbed wire fences on this tract are very impressive with most of them being of a recent vintage. The north and west boundary fences are 5 strand rated excellent. The east fence is 5 strand rated good and the south fence is 4 strand rated adequate to good depending upon the section.

Livestock water is provided by a substantial sized pond near the center-point of the property that covers approximately an acre and a half when at full pool. The pond, like most of them in the area, is showing the effects of the unusually dry 2023 drought but this pond is a good one in years with normal precipitation.

The creek-bottom tillable portion totals approximately 21 acres and boasts ultra-productive soil types of Class 1 Reading Silt Loam and Class 2 Ivan Silt Loam. This area will also attract interest from the recreational buyer as there is heavy hardwood timber that flanks Wright’s Creek as it meanders between the tillable fields. There is a CRP contract on this parcel for a buffer strip containing 2.21 acres paying $96.76 per acre annually and expiring on 9/30/2027. The landowner receives 50% of CRP proceeds while the other 50% goes to a previous tenant. The Buyer shall transfer the CRP contract into the Buyer's name withing 2 weeks of closing.

We just put up trail cameras and will continue documenting the wildlife population on the property up until sale time, so be sure to keep checking back for new pictures.

Please give Cameron Roth a call at 785-917-0867 to set up a tour of this tremendous quality offering!

Disclosure: There is a presence of Sericea Lespedeza on both parcels in this auction.

Brief Legal Description: The South Half of the Southwest Quarter and the Southeast Quarter EXCEPT the North Half of Lot 3 of said Southeast Quarter, ALL in Section 17, Township 17, Range 10 East of the 6th P.M., Lyon County, Kansas including Right-of-Way.

Location: Approximately 1.75 miles southeast of Dunlap Kansas. The west side of the property is at the intersection of Road 280 and Road B. The east side of the property is at the intersection of Road 280 and Road C.

Driving Directions from the intersection of Highway 56 and Americus Rd. (Rd F): Take Americus Rd. (Rd. F) F south from Highway 56 for 6.5 miles to 280th and turn west. Proceed 3 miles and the property begins on the north side of the road.

Driving Directions from Americus: Take Americus Rd. (Rd. F) north for 3.5 miles to 280th and turn west. Proceed 3 miles and the property begins on the north side.

Minerals: The Seller’s mineral interest transfers to the Buyer. There is no current mineral production.

Earnest Money: $40,000.00 due on the day of auction.

Buyer’s Premium: NONE!


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