The English Ranch is a working cattle ranch encompassing 2280 acres in the Cross Timbers Region of Southeast Kansas. This acreage features rolling terrain with a native grass base including Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Indian Grass, Switchgrass and the many beneficial legumes and forbs of the Tallgrass Prairie. The thirty-eight inches of annual rain fall and a 200-plus day growing season make it possible to produce excellent gains with stocker cattle. The owner has been stocking the ranch with two-hundred-fifty cows.
The main house offers 3000 sq/ft of living space. Large window in the living room offers a spectacular view of the ranch. Three bedrooms and 2 full baths afford plenty of room for a family. Two smaller homes on the ranch can provide housing for employees or room for additional family or guests.
Current management includes an aggressive brush control program to control oaks, hedge and Sericea lespedeza. With the use of controlled burning and chemical applications, a large percentage of undesirable species have been removed.
The majority of the fences are 5 wire and less than 10 years old. Quality livestock handling facilities are strategically located across the ranch to facilitate cattle management. Ranch ponds, as well as a few springs and Davis Creek, provide adequate livestock water even in times of severe drought.
Southeast Kansas is noted for trophy whitetail bucks and this ranch has its share. Oak ridges, along with hardwood timber in the creek bottoms, provide adequate feed and cover to produce trophy deer. Turkeys, quail, coyotes and other small game make this an excellent choice for the outdoor enthusiast. Many of the ponds are stocked with bass, crappie and catfish for the fisherman. The two forks of Davis creek crossing the ranch provide small stream fishing and recreational opportunities.
The minerals are intact and will transfer to the buyer. There is no production on the ranch, but producing oil wells are in operation within a mile from the ranch.
The ranch headquarters is located approximately eight miles from Sedan, Kansas, while Coffeyville and Independence, Kansas are both less than thirty minutes away. Bartlesville, Oklahoma is forty-five minutes away offering shopping, entertainment, and a regional hospital system.
The English Ranch is a southern Kansas working ranch at its best. The combination of three homes, production agriculture and trophy hunting make it, ideally positioned for year-around living with multiple sources of income.