Auction: Sauder Tract 7 – 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 7- “The Jones”
This tract totals 320+/- acres and borders Tracts 5 and 6 along its north boundary, giving you the opportunity to own the entire section. Composed of good Flint Hills native grasses, timbered draws, multiple ponds and Greenhall Creek, this is another tract for both the beef producer and the recreational buyer.
Boundary fences range from adequate to excellent with the west fence being 5 strand rated excellent, the south fence is 4 strand rated adequate to good, the north fence is 4-6 strand rated adequate to good and the east side being 4 and 5 strand rated good to excellent.
Livestock water sources on the property are substantial in normal precipitation years with four ponds and two creek drainages. Similar to the entire region, the water sources are showing the effects of the ongoing 2023 drought which has been one of the driest on record in the area. The ponds are attractively spaced across the northern half from east to west with Greenhall Creek running through the northwest corner. The south half has a creek drainage running the entire length of the property from east to west and a pond near the southwest corner.
The recreational buyer will find plenty of whitetail habitat here and there’s plenty of them currently taking up residence on the property. There’s heavy timber and scattered brush with great native grass bedding areas along Greenhall Creek. The south draw also contains heavy and scattered timber that offers multiple great stand locations. Elevation changes and access are two very unique attributes this tract possesses that the hunter will find attractive for easy entry without causing alarm. Roads border three sides of this tract and there’s also a good oilfield road running the entire length from east to west above the south draw.
Please contact Cameron Roth at 785-917-0867 or Charly Cummings at 620-496-7108 to set up a tour.
Brief Legal Description: The South Half of Section 21, 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 at the intersection of 290th and GG on the NW 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 1.5 mile and the property begins on the west side. This Tract borders Tracts 5 and 6 on the south side.
Minerals: According to the mineral title opinion provided by Karen McIlvain, Attorney-At-Law, the mineral rights are not intact on this property and the Seller does not possess any mineral interests. There is current mineral production on this parcel. 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: $1,339.26.
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.