Auction: Sauder Tract 1 – 320 Acres
Vaughn-Roth Land Brokers proudly presents this Greenwood and Coffey County real estate on behalf of the estate of Craig Sauder. These properties, many of which have been in the family for 4 generations, are all located near the eastern edge of the legendary Flint Hills region at the confluence of the Woodson, Greenwood and Coffey County lines.
This region has been one of the most-envied by cattle producers across the Country and justifiably so. The native grasses of this area, over a limestone base, continually prove their mettle in the harshest of drought conditions including the unusually dry 2023 grazing season it just endured. This is also a testament to the tenant who did a great job by not abusing these pastures in a year that would have been easy to do so. Please keep in mind when viewing the pastures and ponds that there are areas in the region that haven’t received 1/3rd of their average rainfall in the 2023 grazing season.
Totaling 1,720 acres more or less in tract sizes ranging from 80+/- acres to 360+/- acres or combinations thereof, there’s a tract for every type of Buyer. Flint Hills pasture, good cropland, brome and native hay meadows and two tracts with plenty of hunting appeal compose this diverse offering. Only 4% of original Tallgrass prairie remains in the United States with 2/3rds of that being located in the Flint Hills. This is your opportunity to purchase the resilient and iconic grasslands that puts the pounds on cattle year in and year out, regardless of the extreme adversity it faces. Again, some of these tracts have been in the family for 4 generations and they may stay in the next family for 4 more, so come to the auction prepared to capitalize on this opportunity!
Tract 1- "The Young"
Tract 1 totals 320 acres more or less with the majority comprised of native grass pasture as well as a cropland portion on the south end. There’s approximately 262 acres within the fenced area of the pasture that features the “Big 4” native grasses including Indian Grass, Switch Grass, Big Bluestem and Little Bluestem, as well as a host of complimenting forbs. Water on this tract is supplied by multiple ponds throughout with most of them currently showing the effects of the 2023 drought. The largest pond is near the NW corner and covers about 2.5 acres when at full pool. This pond has obviously been served well by two catch ponds to the east.
The fences on the pastured portion range from adequate to excellent with the west fence being 5 and 6 strand rated mostly excellent, the north fence being 5 strand rated good, the east fence is 4 and 5 strand rated good to very good and the fences separating the cropland portions on the south end rated adequate to good being mostly 4 strand.
The portion currently in crop production on this parcel is situated at the south end and encompasses approximately 39 acres. The soils in the tillable section are made up of Kenoma silt loam, Aliceville silty clay loam and Woodson silt loam. It was planted to soybeans in 2023 and could continue producing grain or converted to forage or alfalfa production to suit your cattle operation needs.
Please contact Cameron Roth at 785-917-0867 or Charly Cummings at 620-496-7108 to set up a tour.
Brief Legal Description: The East Half of Section 10, Township 23 South, Range 13 East of the 6th P.M., Greenwood County, Kansas. 320 acres more or less including Right-of-Way.
Location: Southwest of Gridley Kansas at the NW corner of the intersection of Roads 310 and HH.
Driving Directions from Gridley: Take Emmer Rd (near French Foundation Bldg.) south for 3 miles to 2nd Rd. and turn west. Proceed 4 miles to HH where the property is located at the NW corner.
Minerals: According to the mineral title opinion provided by Karen McIlvain, Attorney-At-Law, there are minerals intact on some portions of this tract and not intact on some portions of this tract. Please refer to the mineral language related to this tract provided by Ms. McIlvain contained within the “Related Documents” tab of this listing. If you have questions regarding mineral rights or interests, please contact Karen McIlvain at (620) 437-2600. Potential Buyers are to use their own due diligence regarding both the mineral and surface estate of the real estate being sold. Let it be known that Vaughn-Roth Land Brokers and the Seller make no warranty or guarantee of any type regarding mineral rights or interests other than whatever rights and interests the Seller may possess on each tract, shall transfer to the Buyer of said tract.
Tenancy: This real estate sells without any grazing, haying, tillable or hunting leases in effect. If the Buyer does not plan to operate the property themselves and needs a tenant, the current tenant desires to continue leasing this property.
Closing and Possession: Closing shall be on or before December 20th, 2023. Possession shall be at closing.
Earnest Money: $40,000.00 due on auction day.
2022 Taxes: $1,859.70
Auction Details: Live auction to be held on November 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Sauder Center located 110 S 1st St, Madison, KS.
Disclosure: There is a presence of Sericea Lespedeza on all tracts although the landowner and tenant have done an admirable job controlling it to reduce invasiveness.
ORDER OF SALE:
Tracts 1, 2 & 3 will each offered individually only.
Tracts 4, 5, 6, & 7 will each offered individually and then in combination. The bid amounts of these 4 individual tracts will be added together and be increased by $50,000.00. The starting bid amount for the combination of these tracts will be the sum of the individual tract bids plus the $50,000.00. If a qualifying bid is placed on the combination of tracts, the tracts will sell in combination and WILL NOT be offered again, either individually or in combination.
Tract 8 will be offered individually only which will be after the offering of Tracts 4-7.