Auction: Sauder Tract 3 – 160 +/- 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!
Live auction to be held November 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Sauder Center located 110 S 1st St, Madison, Kansas
TRACT 3- "The French"
Tract 3 totals 160 acres more or less and is located directly on the Coffey, Greenwood and Woodson County lines on the Coffey side. This parcel will find interest from beef producers as its highest and best use is as grazing pasture and will suit either the cow/calf or stocker operator. We were pleasantly surprised at the condition of the grass here after the brutally dry summer it had just come through. There's an impressive amount of Big Bluestem throughout the grazable portions as well as the balance of the "Big 4".
Fences on this tract are very impressive for the most part with the north boundary fence being 6 strand rated excellent. The west side is 5 strand rated very good. The south fence is 5 strand rated mostly very good to excellent with a splice needed at the SE corner. The east fence has a south 1/2 rated excellent 5 strand and a north 1/2 rated fair to adequate 4 strand. There are two ponds on this property with one near the east boundary and one in the north-central section. Both ponds are showing the effects of the 2023 drought and would benefit from dozer work prior to the 2024 grazing season but typically hold adequate water in a normal precipitation year.
There is a water tower belonging to Coffey County Rural Water District #2 on the south end of this property that's situated on .2 acres that also belongs to the water district. We have mapped the acreage to the center of both roads bordering the property and there is a validated 160+/- acres.
Please contact Cameron Roth at 785-917-0867 or Charly Cummings at 620-496-7108 to set up a tour.
Brief Legal Description: The Southwest Quarter of Section 14, Township 23 South, Range 13 East of the 6th P.M., Coffey County, KS. 160 acres more or less including Right-Of-Way.
Location: Southwest of Gridley, Kansas at the NE corner of the intersection of 1st and Angus Rd.
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 and turn south. Proceed 1/2 mile where the property begins on the east side.
Minerals: The Seller does not possess the mineral rights or interests on this tract. There is current production on the property. 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 mineral 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.
Auction Details: Live auction to be held November 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Sauder Center located 110 S 1st St, Madison, KS.
Earnest Money: $25,000.00 due on auction day.
2022 Taxes: $580.16
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.