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Sunday 4 December 2016

Golden Vale holding is a 'walk-in' dairy enterprise

Jim O'Brien

Published 15/04/2015 | 02:30

An aerial view of the 78ac dairy farm near Kilmallock, Co Limerick
An aerial view of the 78ac dairy farm near Kilmallock, Co Limerick

This top quality holding in Co Limerick looks certain to tempt buyers interested in dairy expansion back into the auction rooms.

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Located at Ballingaddy North near Kilmallock in Co Limerick, the 78ac, non-residential, working dairy farm (pictured above) comes to auction with a guide price of €10,000/ac.

Located 2km from Kilmallock, the property is currently home to a milking dairy herd belonging to farmer John Clery who is retiring from the business.

The holding is all in one block and comes with road frontage on to two roads.

It is serviced by two internal roadways and the fields are divided by natural hedgerow and electric fences.

Facilities include a 10-unit milking parlour and cubicle accommodation for 60 cows in a building with a central feeding passage and fitted with an automatic scraping system. There are also calving pens and storage.

Richard Ryan of selling agents GVM Kilmallock says the land is in great heart having been well minded and reseeded in recent years.

The farm comes with a basic payment of €7,260 and will be sold at auction at Bulgaden Castle Kilmallock at 3pm on Friday, May 8.

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In May Mr Ryan is also handling the auction of 17ac at Cringer, Knockainey near Hospital in Co Limerick.

Described by Mr Ryan as mainly high dry ground, the auctioneer says some of the land needs a bit of attention but overall the holding is good Golden Vale grazing ground.

The property is home to a derelict thatched cottage with out-offices and is serviced by mains water.

The farm will be sold at auction at Deebert House Hotel, Kilmallock at 3pm on Wednesday, May 6.

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