Diamond Bar D Ranch

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Diamond Bar D Ranch - Recently Sold

$19,520,000
Longton, Kansas

Diamond Bar D Ranch is truly one of the finest Kansas tallgrass ranches ever offered for sale. The quality and condition of the ranch is why it is a year-round home for a commercial cow herd of over 800 head. Located in the Osage Questas geographic region of southeastern Kansas, this all contiguous ranch consisting of 8,675± deeded acres is interspersed with both the Little Caney and Salt Creeks, which are enhanced by the numerous fresh springs and compliment over 60 water sources, either ponds and/or lakes. In addition to the commercial value as a working ranch, its unique physical diversity has been supplemented with numerous food plots to provide exceptional habitat for whitetail deer and wild turkey. Whether it is utilized for personal enjoyment or from a commercial hunting perspective, there is nothing to compare this ranch to.

Location: 

Located around 90 miles southeast of Wichita, Kansas, and 90 miles northwest of Tulsa, Oklahoma, primarily in Chautauqua and Elk Counties, the Diamond Bar D Ranch is fairly remote and therefore it is less likely to be exposed to unwanted encroachment by strangers.  

There is a state highway just 4 miles west of the ranch for easy access into and out of the immediate area. Within a 40 mile radius there are 3 jet-capable airports, with commercial service out of both Wichita and Tulsa.

Locale: 

The Diamond Bar D Ranch is situated in the southern portion of the Tall Grass Prairie, one the world’s most productive natural ecosystems. This tallgrass prairie is naturally prolific due to the inherent soil types overlaying one of the oldest limestone rock formations in Kansas, the generous annual precipitation of around 40 inches and a growing season of nearly 190 days. These rolling hills and canyons are marked with rock outcroppings, good hardwood tree stands and the many springs and ponds. 

General Description: 

Diamond Bar D Ranch, a true Class A working ranch, is an excellent combination of highly productive grazing land, good creekbottom hay meadows, and tree-covered draws. The ranch has been designed and improved to be a very productive yet efficient cow operation, with excellent fencing, both on the perimeters and internally for easy pasture rotation. There is a well-thought-out ranch headquarters with a good set of working pens, adjoining traps, and a nice shop and storage buildings. There are numerous food plots scattered throughout the ranch. With the beautiful owner’s house and the guest house, commercial hunting on this property is a natural fit, and with the managed whitetail deer population, it can be very profitable. 

Acreage: 

8,674.60 Deeded Acres

Acreage Breakdown: 

Total deeded acres:  8,675

Hay meadow acres:  175

Fescue acres:  220

Total additional leased acres:  3,700

Leased hay meadow acres:  75

Leased fescue acres:  120

Improvements: 

All of the gates, braces and stays are of new pipe construction welded watertight. Currently there are over 22 miles of new 6-wire perimeter fencing, and over seven miles of improved crushed rock roads throughout the ranch. There are around 60 water sources, either ponds or lakes, with 30 of them either brand new or just cleaned out in the past year. Four areas around the ranch have been fenced and graveled to be used for round bale storage.

 The headquarters consists of a good set of working pens that include a hydraulic Silencer chute. The heated horse barn is a Morton Building with 6 stalls and a ranch office. The shop building is also a Morton Building with a 40 X 60 heated shop and concrete floor, with an open 100-foot extension to the east for equipment storage, plus a fully enclosed mineral bin on the end. 5-pipe fencing is prevalent at the headquarters and used for traps, horse pens and corrals. There are 3 overhead cake bins, and around 50 concrete feed bunks distributed throughout the numerous pastures. There are several older barns around the ranch that can be used for either hay or equipment storage.  

 

The gorgeous owner’s home is nearly new and consists of around 4,000 sq.ft. It is covered in native stone, with a covered walkway that connects to the 3-car garage. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a great room, an office and a mud room. The interior of this spectacular house, decorated by the owner’s wife, is finished beyond description. The views to the north, past the attached covered outdoor entertainment area, are breathtakingly beautiful looking over a large lake and the grass- and tree-covered hills as far north as the eye can see.

 There are three additional homes on the ranch. Two are used for employee housing, both around 1,600  sq.ft. in size, and the third is used as a guest house and is around 1,400 sq. ft. All three of these houses have been completely remodeled in the last few years and are in excellent condition.

Climate: 

The average high temperature in January is 43 degrees and the average high temperature in July is 89 degrees. Average annual precipitation is 40 inches. Local elevation is 1,000 feet above sea level. It averages around 190 frost-free days yearly.

 

Taxes: 

Property taxes are estimated at $32,291 annually.

Mineral Rights: 

The owner believes that he owns all of the mineral rights under the ranch except for a reservation of the coal bed methane gas rights under 2,300 acres that was reserved many years ago. The owner will convey all of his mineral rights at the listed price.

Broker Comments: 

The Diamond Bar D Ranch is a truly unique opportunity in the world of ranch real estate. It has been meticulously assembled and improved with results which are second to none. This premier cattle operation was created by utilizing the most productive land, designing and implementing a first-class ranching system that is efficient to run, and then maximizing the native resources, all in one our nation’s most beautiful settings, the Tall Grass Prairie. The rolling hills, the numerous springs and the two live creeks, and a very generous climate help make this ranch a great place to raise cows and their calves year round. The whitetail deer have been managed for trophy hunting, whether it is for one’s own pleasure or on a commercial basis. Other recreational attributes include hunting wild turkey, and incredible fishing any one of the 60 lakes or ponds. The gorgeous main house, just recently completed, epitomizes the level of planning used by the seller in creating the Diamond Bar D Ranch.  

 

Sources/Footnotes: 

Wildflower Images courtesy of Shelley J. von Merveldt. Contact Information available upon request. 

Hall and Hall Partners, LLP and their representatives are engaged herein as Transaction Broker.
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The Facts: 


• This outstanding working ranch of 8,674.6 deeded acres is set in the Osage Questas region of southeast Kansas near the town of Sedan.
• This tallgrass prairie consist of good soils overlying limestone rock, along with generous precipitation, all of which help this ranch to have a strong cattle carrying capacity nearing 800 head on an annual basis .
• Excellent ranch improvements including good working facilities at the headquarters, superior perimeter and interior fences, all steel gates and well-constructed ranch roads.
• 39 inches of average annual precipitation along with an average of 185 days of growing season.
• There are two good rock-bottom creeks running through the ranch, the Little Caney and Salt Creek.
• Trophy whitetail deer and wild turkey hunting, along with excellent fishing. The whitetail deer population has been managed to attain maximum trophy potential.
• Over 60 ponds and lakes, with several covering 3 to 5 acres in surface area.
• Elevation runs from around 840 feet to nearly 1,140 feet above sea level.
• Nearly new 4,000 sq.ft. custom-built owner’s home of native stone construction.
• Employee and guest houses, three in total, have been extensively remodeled in the last few years.
• Wichita is 90 miles west of the ranch, Tulsa is 85 miles south, and Kansas City is 190 miles north. 

Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources.Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan in our Abilene office at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

AUCTIONS - Hall and Hall Auctions offer “Another Solution” to create liquidity for the owners of Investment-Quality Rural Real Estate.  Our auction team has experience in marketing farmland, ranchland, timberland and recreational properties throughout the nation.  Extreme attention to detail and complete transparency coupled with Hall and Hall’s “Rolodex” of more than 40,000 targeted owners and buyers of rural real estate help assure that there are multiple bidders at each auction. In addition, the unique Hall and Hall partnership model creates a teamwork approach that helps to assure that we realize true market value on auction day.  For more information on our auction services contact Scott Shuman at (800) 829-8747.

APPRAISALS - Staying abreast of ancillary market influences in ever-changing economic conditions requires a broad professional network to tap into. Finding an appraiser who not only understands the numbers but also the differences in value from one area to another is a critical part of making an informed decision. The appraisal team at Hall and Hall, formed entirely of Accredited Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), has that critical network of brokers and lending professionals. This professional network coupled with diverse experience across multiple regions and market segments allows our appraisal team to deliver a quality product in a reasonable timeframe.  For more information contact our appraisal team at (406) 656-7500.

SPECIALIZED LENDING - Since 1946 Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to landowners.  In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and efficient processing allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.

Competitive Pricing  |  Flexible Terms  |  Efficient Processing
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Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882 
J.T. Holt • (806) 698-6884

Disclaimer: 

Seller's Agent:

The Seller's Agent represents the Seller only, so the buyer may be either unrepresented or represented by another agent. 

  1. The seller's agent is responsible for performing the following duties: 
    1. Promoting the interests of the seller with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity;
    2. Protecting the seller's confidences, unless disclosure is required; 
    3. Presenting all offers in a timely manner; 
    4. Advising the seller to obtain expert advice; 
    5. Accounting for all money and property received; 
    6. Disclosing to the seller all adverse material facts about the buyer that the agent knows; and 
    7. Disclosing to the buyer all adverse material facts actually known by the agent, including the following: 
      1. Environmental hazards affecting the property that are required to be disclosed; 
      2. The physical condition of the property; 
      3. Any material defects in the property or in the title to the property; and 
      4. Any material limitation on the seller's ability to complete the contract. 
  1. The Seller's Agent has no duty to perform the following: 
    1. Conduct an independent inspection of the property for the benefit of the buyer; or 
    2. Independently verify the accuracy or completeness of any statement by the seller or any qualified third party. 

Buyer's Agent: 

The Buyer's Agent represents the buyer only, so the seller may be either unrepresented or represented by another agent. 

  1. The Buyer's Agent is responsible for performing the following duties: 
    1. Promoting the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty, and fidelity;
    2. Protecting the buyer's confidences, unless disclosure is required; 
    3. Presenting all offers in a timely manner; 
    4. Advising the buyer to obtain expert advice; 
    5. Accounting for all money and property received; 
    6. Disclosing to the buyer all adverse material facts that the agent knows; and 
    7. Disclosing to the seller all adverse material facts actually known by the agent, including all material facts concerning the buyer's financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction. 
  2. The Buyer's Agent has no duty to perform the following: 
    1. Conduct an independent investigation of the buyer's financial condition for the benefit of the seller; or 
    2. Independently verify the accuracy or completeness of statements made by the buyer or any qualified third party. 

Transaction Broker:

The Transaction Broker is not an agent for either party, so the Transaction Broker does not advocate the interests of either party. 

  1. The transaction broker is responsible for performing the following duties: 
    1. Protecting the confidences of both parties, including the following information: The fact that a buyer is willing to pay more; 
      1. The fact that a seller is willing to accept less; 
      2. The factors that are motivating any party; 
      3. The fact that a party will agree to different financing terms; and 
      4. Any information or personal confidences about a party that might place the other party at an advantage; 
    2. Exercising reasonable skill and care; 
    3. Presenting all offers in a timely manner; 
    4. Advising the parties regarding the transaction; 
    5. Suggesting that the parties obtain expert advice; 
    6. Accounting for all money and property received; 
    7. Keeping the parties fully informed; 
    8. Assisting the parties in closing the transaction; 
    9. Disclosing to the buyer all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction broker, including the following: 
      1. Environmental hazards affecting the property that are required to be disclosed; 
      2. The physical condition of the property; 
      3. Any material defects in the property or in the title to the property; and 
      4. Any material limitation on the seller's ability to complete the contract; and 
    10. Disclosing to the seller all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction broker, including all material facts concerning the buyer's financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction. 
  2. The transaction broker has no duty to perform any of the following: 
    1. Conduct an independent inspection of the property for the benefit of any party;
    2. Conduct an independent investigation of the buyer's financial condition; or
    3. Independently verify the accuracy or completeness of statements by the seller, buyer, or any qualified third party. 

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“Do not assume that an agent is acting on your behalf, unless you have signed a contract with the agent's firm to represent you. As a customer, you represent yourself. Any information that you, the customer, disclose to the agent representing another party will be disclosed to that other party. Even though licensees may be representing other parties, they are obligated to treat you honestly, give you accurate information, and disclose all known adverse material facts.”

NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.