Auction: Sauder Tract 6
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 6- “The East Demler”
This is the tract the recreational buyers and beef producers will both find attractive. This parcel totals 160 acres more or less and features native grass pasture on the east and north halves, an excellent brome field on the west as well as a barn and improvements. Greenhall Creek meanders the entire length of the property and is flanked by hardwoods and conifers that’s called home by an abundant wildlife population including whitetails and bobwhites.
Backgrounding or calving would be ideal on this parcel that features heavy timber in the draw and a rolling topography across the native grass pasture. The brome field on the west side totals approximately 35 acres and appears to be in great shape considering the conditions. Barbed wire fences line the boundaries of the property with the west fence being 4 and 5 strand rated good to excellent. The east fence which adjoins Tract 5 is 5 strand rated excellent. The north and south fences are 4-6 strand rated adequate. The division fence between the brome and pasture is 5 strand rated adequate. Water is supplied on this tract by four ponds and the creek. The best pond is on the south end and still holds adequate water while the other ponds are showing the effects of the lingering drought. In normal precipitation years, this is a tract with a plentiful water supply.
There’s a lot to like here for the hunter starting with mature hardwoods and conifers along the creek that has a dense population of resident deer. There’s big elevation changes to the east of the draw allowing for great vantage points from above with good access along an already established two-track road. County roads border the north and west sides with the west side having a large natural buffer created by the brome field. The pasture area around the draws is brushy and provides textbook bedding areas on the edge of the timber and creek. Really all that needs added to create a first-class hunting tract are some food plots and there’s multiple good prospective sites to do so.
Please contact Cameron Roth at 785-917-0867 or Charly Cummings at 620-496-7108 to set up a tour.
Brief Legal Description: The Northwest 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: Southwest of Gridley at the intersection of 300th Rd. & Rd. FF on the SE side of the intersection.
Driving Directions from Gridley: Take Emmer Rd (near French Foundation Bldg.) south for 3 miles to 2nd Rd. and turn west. Proceed 6 miles to FF and turn south. Proceed 1 mile to the property on the SE side of the intersection.
Minerals: According to the mineral title opinion provided by Karen McIlvain, Attorney-at-Law, the minerals rights on this parcel are not intact, however, it is her opinion that the Seller possesses a royalty interest of .12239580 and an overriding royalty interest of .02734370, both of which shall transfer. According to Kansas Geological Survey records, there is current production on the property. 2022 oil production total was 474 barrels. 2021 oil production total was 485 barrels according to Kansas Geological Survey records. Please refer to the mineral language related to this tract provided by Ms. McIlvain contained within the “Related Document” 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: $902.90
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.
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.