Many have driven through the eastern region of our state to experience the simple beauty that the bluestem tallgrass prairies provides for its travelers just passing through. This area is a special attribute of our state but there is so much more to this region than meets the casual eye. This vast prairie in the plains is one of the most sought after native grass prairies in North America and is home to some of the greatest cattle producers our country has to offer. The Flint Hills of Kansas is an area of our state that has been a point of pride, beauty, and prestige in ownership and we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to broker the sale of ranches in this area.
A common question for the agents and auctioneers of the Farm and Ranch division of J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc. revolves around current land prices and how the land market is performing. This question has complexities in its answer and it depends on the county of the state one is interested in. It ultimately comes down to the fact that certain areas of the state have held their value while other areas have seen a market correction. One of the main areas that have held their value well are the Flint Hills with minimal per acre price corrections. We have been fortunate to broker several large Flint Hills ranches in recent years and our experience and expertise in this area of the state has provided us with applicable market data.
Flint Hills ranches sold by J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.
Z Bar Ranch/Eagle Bar Ranch – 5,497.10 Acres in Wabaunsee County, Kansas
The most recent Flint Hills ranch we brokered is located in Wabaunsee County, Kansas and known to some as the Eagle Bar Ranch, but also known by the brand of the Z Bar Ranch. The Eagle Bar Ranch is part of a dynamic history of Kansas land ownership and is a portion of the empire that was created by the vision of George H. Davis. It consists of 5,497.10 acres with two large contiguous grazing units that are located on both sides of Highway 4. The ranch has ample water and is cross fenced for an efficient cattle operation.
DeCoster Ranch – 5,687.90 Acres in Cowley County, Kansas
The DeCoster Ranch is located in Cowley County, Kansas and it is part of a large family ranch that is rich in history. This ranch is all contiguous with beautiful rolling terrain, multiple creeks, and abundant ponds. It is cross fenced with multiple pastures and set up for a turnkey cattle operation.
Diamond R Ranch – 5,528.30 Acres in Greenwood and Elk Counties, Kansas
The Diamond R Ranch is located mainly in Greenwood County with a couple of tracts of land in Elk County. Tremendous pride in ownership is apparent with this ranch. The ranch features great fencing, a ranch headquarters, and existing facilities. The new owners moved in and were able to get their cattle operation up and going in no time.
Hiatt Ranch – 7,015 Acres in Cowley County, Kansas
The Hiatt Ranch was full of history and owned by one of the premier cattle families of the region. It is located in Cowley County, Kansas and is a large contiguous tract of land with tremendous interior ranch roads and fencing. The ranch provided efficient pens and facilities to run a top notch cattle operation. This ranch has abundant water resources with multiple ponds and creeks running throughout. The quality of the ranch roads and easy access to a highway are just few of the many amenities.
The recent sales of these prestigious Flint Hills Ranches has been a point of pride and gratitude for our Farm and Ranch Division. It has provided us with great market data and a vast database of potential buyers across the country. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to represent our clients in brokering deals for these ranches that are sought after on a local, regional and national level.
The recent transactions noted have totaled nearly 23,730 acres and nearly $43,600,000.00 in sales prices. The Flint Hills of Kansas are alive and well and will garner great pride in ownership for many years to come!
J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc. Farm and Ranch Division specializes in the sale of ranches, farmland, irrigated land, recreational land, and hunting land in Kansas and Oklahoma. They broker sales by the auction method as well as through traditional listings.