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PHOTOS: 94-acre dairy farm with €750,000 guide price for auction

James L Murtagh Auctioneers is guiding a “superb” circa 94-acre dairy farm for sale in Ballintue, Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath at €750,000.

The property firm will offer the farm for sale by public auction tomorrow (Friday, July 30th).

Westmeath dairy farm for sale

The holding is for sale as follows:

Lot 1: c.31-acres including cattle accommodation:

“The prime limestone lands are renowned for their feeding ability, are of excellent quality, all in good permanent pasture with no waste whatsoever and benefit from piped water to all divisions.”

“The lands are well sheltered and fenced with good road frontage. They are made up of three large divisions, subdivided into smaller, well-fenced paddocks.”

Accommodation comprises:

  • 3-bay slatted shed to accommodate 32 adult cattle;
  • Also, a 3-bay round roof shed with a 4-bay lean-to;
  • 5-bay lean-to and adjoining 2-bay round roof shed accommodating 56 cubicles, calving area, calf shed and dry bedded area with centre feeding passage;
  • Holding yard (with camera system) and cattle pen;
  • A silage pit, 30 m x 11m silage slab;
  • 6-unit milking parlour in “need of servicing and slight reconditioning”;
  • Lofted area for feed and pull system for feeding.
Lot 2: Circa 63-acres:

“The limestone lands are all in permanent pasture with no waste, good road frontage, well fenced and very accessible whilst also being well laid out for efficient grassland management.”

“The majority of the lands are accessed by a hardcore roadway giving convenient access to four large divisions with cow paths to the remaining two.”

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“An abundance of gravel, stone and sand available on-site for the further development of roads.”

The paddock sizes are: c.11-acres; c.11-acres; c.13-acres; c.10-acres; c.9-acres, and c. 8-acres.

“Both lot one and lot two are within close proximity and in the past formed part of a busy, productive and successful dairy enterprise.”

Letting arrangements

There is a grazing letting agreement in place due to expire on December 1st, 2021. According to the selling agent, this date can coincide with the closing of the sale.

The letting agreement relating to the cattle accommodation & yard is due to expire on April 1st, 2022.

Location

Located just off the L1902, the property is accessed via the Royal Canal shared space. It is approximately 2km from Ballynacargy village.

“The holding is in two separate divisions, yet easily accessible by livestock on foot.”

“The lands have extensive road frontage onto the Royal Canal and benefit from cattle accommodation, including a 6-unit herringbone milking parlour, cubicles, and slatted shed.”

Photos of Westmeath dairy farm for sale:

More information

The auction will take place on Friday, July 30th at 4 pm in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar & via LSL Auctions.

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