This organic milk contract requires that the cows remain on this farm, so this will be a turnkey sale of the organic farmland, buildings and organic herd.
Sale includes115 cows and 110 heifers
Some registered, all have generational info (pcDart),
Breed is primarily Holstein with some Jerseys
Current RHA is 23,000
Buildings and equipment:
Dairy barn with 95 new free stalls for lactating cows and cement barnyard for winter turnout.
Upright manure storage, gravity fed
2700 gallon bulk tank
Two Lely A4 robots and compressor and other necessary milking equipment
Heifer and dry cow barn with over 100 free stalls built in 2016. Headlocks in breeding half and pen to calve in animals.
Calf 30 x 80 hoop barn which usually houses 25 animals with new ventilation installed last fall.
All new spring tight electric perimeter fencing in the grazing system.
Three 28 x 100 bunks and one 60 x 70 bunk
Two sawdust storage sheds
Three bedroom, one bath farmhouse,
Wood shed and outdoor furnace
This sale can also include as much or as little of the farm’s current tools and equipment that a buyer would want i.e. mixer wagons, tractors, skid steers, haying equipment, wagons…
Land: Home farm is 155 acres which includes 114 acres of open pasture and tillable land. The pastures are set up for grazing the milking herd and include fenced paddocks and lanes. Additional rental land for haying and grazing is available and includes an additional 400+ acres. The farm currently produces all the feed needed for the dairy herd and also has income from crop sales.
Organic Milk Contract:
The organic milk buyer is currently holding farms to a quota or base, and this farm’s current contract is for 2.43 million per year
The farm has a perpetual farmland conservation easement that allows all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures. The conservation easement includes the option to purchase at agricultural value. This option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or a future owner) attempt to sell the farm to a non-farmer. There is an existing farmhouse which may be renovated, replaced or enlarged. Additional farm labor housing may be constructed.
There are also two house sites excluded from the conservation easement where a house coulkd be built.
Contact Jen Lambert at [email protected] for more information