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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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VID: 190ac residential dairy farm with capacity for 220 head hits market

Farming news: 190ac residential dairy farm hits the market

Threave Rural, has launched to the market, Knockeffrick Farm, in Sorbie, Newton Stewart, in the UK, for which it is seeking offers of over £1,800,000.

Knockeffrick farm benefits from a traditional, extremely well-presented four-bedroom farmhouse nestled within its own private grounds along with a three-bedroom dairy cottage, a modern steading (cubicles for 220), and about 190-acres (77.06ha) of prime agricultural land.

The enterprise currently operates as a “highly productive” dairy farm with a herd of Montbéliarde cattle using a relatively modern dairy complex and the capacity to house 220 dairy cattle plus young stock.

The farm extends in total to about 190.41-acres (within a ring fence in 17 good-sized fields), including the area occupied by the farmhouse, cottage, farm steading, access tracks, etc.


The whole of the agricultural land has been allocated payment regions 1 & 2.

The firm is advised that the vendors are active farmers (as currently defined under EU Regulation 1307/2013 and the Scottish Statutory Instrument 2014/58).

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It is further informed that the sellers completed an IACS/SAF submission 2023 (a copy of which can be made available for inspection from the sole selling agents during normal office hours).

Knockeffrick Farm benefits from 73.32 units of region 1 entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €165.63 and 0.65 region 2 entitlements with an illustrative value of €36.16.

The sellers, according to the firm, will use their best endeavours to complete the necessary documentation to transfer any and all established Basic Payment Entitlements.

For the avoidance of doubt, any such payments already applied for prior to the completion date, will be retained by the sellers, i.e., the 2023 Basic Payment and 2023 greening payment.

The purchaser, upon occupation of the subjects of sale, will be required and be responsible to comply with the statutory management requirements and good agricultural and environmental conditions, as laid down within the cross-compliance documentation 2023; this obligation expires on December 31st, 2023.


The property is situated within close proximity to the village of Sorbie within Machars Peninsula of Dumfries & Galloway.

Knockeffrick lies in a scenic and fertile farming region of Southwest Scotland which is renowned for producing quality livestock and early grass growing potential.

The peninsular is favoured with a mild climate, given the proximity of the gulf stream to the coastline.

The farm enjoys elevated views over the open countryside and is within a short drive of the many tranquil beaches and coastal walks around the Machars area.

The launch of this residential dairy farm to the market follows this 730ac residential cattle & arable farm with a €3.4m guide.

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