Sauder Tract 5

, KS
160+/- Acres
Contract Pending

Auction: Sauder Tract 5 – 160 +/- Acres

300th & GG Rd., Virgil, KS 66870
160 +/- Acres

Property Description

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 5- “The Piatt”

Tract 5 totals 160 acres more or less and is all business for the cattle operator. There’s no tillable and no hunting appeal, just resilient Flint Hills grass to keep your cattle progressing through the summer months. This parcel has good gravel road access from multiple sides including new pipe double gates off the north road and a cattle guard off the east road. There’s also two gates bordering Tract 6 to the west if you’d like to purchase both tracts or possibly the entire section when adding in Tract 7 to the south. These parcels will be offered both individually and in combination.

The barbed wire fences on this property will quickly get your attention with the north, west and east fences all being 5 strand rated excellent. The south fence that borders Tract 7 is 4 to 6 strand rated adequate to good.

There’s two ponds on this tract with one near the north boundary and one near the west boundary. The one to the west still has substantial water remaining after the dry grazing season. The north pond, while large in surface area, needs a cleanout and this winter could be a great time to do it.

Please contact Cameron Roth at 785-917-0867 or Charly Cummings at 620-496-7108 to set up a tour.

Brief Legal Description: The Northeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 23 South, Range 13 East of the 6th P.M., Greenwood County, Kansas. 160 acres more or less including Right-of-Way.

Location: SW of Gridley, Kansas at the intersection of 300th and GG Rd. on the SW corner.

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. Proceed 1 mile to the intersection of 300th and GG where the property is on the SW corner.

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 .01302084. There is current mineral production on this tract. According to Kansas Geological Survey records, the total oil production for 2022 was 619 barrels and the total oil production for 2021 was 146 barrels.  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.

2022 Taxes: $469.70

Earnest Money: $25,000.00 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.


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. 

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