Auction: Sauder Tract 4 – 360 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 4- "Sauder Home Place"
Here's the ultimate mixed-use addition to the land holdings of the diversified ag operator. Totaling 360 +/- acres, this one has it all including a residence and improvements, native grazing pasture, good tillable, brome and native hay meadow. Whether you want a great location to winter cows or background stockers while having plenty of additional acreage to grow forage to support them, you'll find a lot to like here.
The residence is 1 1/2 story encompassing right at 2,000 square feet of living space that consists of 6 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The residence is dated but appears to be in decent shape although, like all real estate in this auction, it will sell as is, without warranty or guarantee. The Sellers are currently preparing for an auction of the contents of the home, at which time we'll add interior photos.
The majority of the native pasture portion is located south of the residence with some additional pasture to the north/northwest. The south pasture totals approximately 95 acres and has a substantially rolling topography with deep draws, providing protection from the Kansas wind for those calving cows. The pasture to the north/northwest contains approximately 58 acres with two ponds. Fences around these two pastures range from adequate to excellent. There’s also another area of native grass in the southwest corner of the property totaling around 28 acres that lays outside the boundary fence of the parent parcel and does not have a division fence separating it from the neighboring property. In the past, the tenant has grazed this area in conjunction with the neighboring pasture. The Buyer of this parcel could possibly continue this arrangement, proceed with incorporating it with the parent parcel or possibly sell this area to the neighbor.
The hay meadows vary in location and type with a mix of brome and native meadows. In all, there’s approximately 45 acres in current hay production. They appear to be in very good shape considering the summer they just endured.
The cropland on this tract ranges from upland on the north to bottom-ground flanking Greenhall Creek that flows from northeast to southwest through the property. Total tillable acreage is approximately 85 acres with soil types in the south tillable section being primarily composed of good Class II Martin silty clay loam and also contains a substantial amount of Class I Reading silt loam towards the south boundary. The northern regions currently in crop production contain upland soil types dominated by Class II Aliceville silty clay loam.
Please contact Cameron Roth at 785-917-0867 or Charly Cummings at 620-496-7108 to set up a tour.
Brief Legal Description: The NE 1/4 SE 1/4 & SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 23 South, Range 13 East of the 6th P.M., Greenwood County, Kansas. 360 acres more or less including Right-of-Way.
Location: SW of Gridley, Kansas on GG Rd. between 310th and 300th Roads. The address for the residence is 3057 GG Rd., Gridley, Kansas, 66852.
Driving Directions from Gridley: Take Emmer Rd (near French Foundation Bldg.) south for 3 miles to 2nd Rd. and turn west. Proceed 5 miles to GG and turn south to the residence which is about 1/2 mile on the west side.
Minerals: According to the mineral title opinion provided by Karen McIlvain, Attorney-At-Law, the mineral rights are not intact on this tract but the Seller does possess a royalty interest of .02395830. According to Kansas Geological Survey records, the total 2022 oil production was 3,187 barrels and the total 2021 oil production was 3,668 barrels. There is current production on 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 future grazing, haying, tillable or hunting leases in effect. The tenant has the right to harvest the currently growing 2023 soybean crop this Fall. 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.
2022 Taxes: $3,508.44
Earnest Money: $50,000.00 due on auction day.
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.