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North Greenwood Ranch

$6,362,695 Hamilton, KS 2,892± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

The 2,892± acre North Greenwood Ranch is located 12 miles north of Eureka, Kansas. This all-contiguous tract of land is a great grazing outfit that has good fences and is very well watered. This ranch is a good hard-working native tallgrass Kansas Flint Hills ranch with no buildings other than an older abandoned shop building.

This ranch is cross-fenced into three separate pastures: the 720± acre "north pasture", 1,180± acre "south pasture", and the 980± acre "east pasture". Abundant water is provided by nine ponds, springs, wet weather draws, and Sinclair Lake. Fences consist of mostly four and five barbed wire and steel posts.

Just the Facts


  • 2,892± acres of open flint hills grass
  • 70 miles northeast of Wichita, Kansas
  • Excellent water sources (9 ponds – mostly spring-fed)
  • Three pastures with good fences
  • Works for both cow/calf and stocker operators
  • Average precipitation 37 inches and 185-day growing season


General Description

The 2,892± acre North Greenwood Ranch is beautiful, open, and clean grassland with very, very few trees. The current tenant has spent many hours removing most of the trees and has cleaned up a lot of the oilfield equipment that was abandoned many years ago. There are no buildings other than an older concrete shop building that hasn’t been used for a long time. There is a large concrete slab where a building used to stand that now serves as a good place to store round bales for the cows. 

Broker's Comments

This Flint Hills ranch is good to go with the grass in great condition, good fences, and plenty of water. Open rolling hills of grass extend over the horizon. This is a hard working grass ranch that will run cow/calf pairs or a great place for stockers. This place is productive and easy to own and operate. 

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Location

The ranch is located approximately 12 miles north of Eureka in Greenwood County. Wichita is 70 miles northwest, Emporia is 38 miles due north, and Cassoday is 20 miles to the west. 

Locale

The Kansas Flint Hills represent the bulk of the remaining acres of native tallgrass prairie in this country. Originally, there were over 140 million acres of this unique ecosystem, but only four percent of that remains, and it has been protected naturally by the predominate rocky soil. This rich soil sits on thick layers of limestone, flint rock, and shale. The limestone rock produces the naturally rich native grasses that cattle easily gain weight on, thereby cattle ranching is the main driver of the local economy. The native tallgrass species that dominate the area include both big and little bluestem grass and Indiangrass, along with numerous forbs and legumes. 


The breathtaking beauty of these rolling Flint Hills with the native prairie grasses are speckled with many varieties of wildflowers. These hills are dominated by numerous springs and seasonal creeks in the draws. 

Climate

The average high temperature in January is 43 degrees and the average high temperature in July is 90 degrees. Average annual precipitation is 37 inches and can include 6 inches of snow. The ranch averages around 185 frost-free days yearly. Elevation on the ranch ranges from 1,500 feet on the highest hills to 1,300 along the creek bottoms.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Deeded Acres: 2,892±
Total Acres: 2,892±

Improvements

Old concrete shop building and a large concrete slab used for hay bale storage.

Water Resources

Numerous fresh spring-fed ponds dot the ranch from one end to the other and provide fresh water for the livestock. In the southwest quadrant of the ranch is a nice lake known as Sinclair Lake.

Mineral Rights

Nearly all the mineral rights were reserved many years ago. There is one very small reservation that will revert to the landowner in a few years. 

Taxes

Property taxes are estimated at $8,048.94 based upon past years.

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General Operations

The North Greenwood Ranch has been operated over many years as a commercial cow/calf operation. The cow numbers have been around 280-290 head of cow/calf pairs. Occasional weed spraying and burning has helped to control various weed and brush species. 

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