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Saturday 29 July 2017

Offers wanted for ready-to-run dairy holding in heart of Co Cork

Cork, Dairy farm on 114ac, Property to be sold in lots

This dairy farm is capable of carrying a herd of more than 100 cows, with slatted cubicle housing for 200 animals, while other facilities include a new swing-over-arms 20-unit milking parlour
This dairy farm is capable of carrying a herd of more than 100 cows, with slatted cubicle housing for 200 animals, while other facilities include a new swing-over-arms 20-unit milking parlour
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

An exceptional standalone dairy farm capable of carrying a herd of more than 100 cows is for sale at Dunbeacon, Durrus, west Cork.

For sale by private treaty, the property is the home farm of Liam Sheeley, a farmer who paid a record €5m for a farm at Rosbercon in south Kilkenny.

The farm is within three miles of Durrus village and within striking distance of Skibbereen and Bantry.

Auctioneer Henry O'Leary has no guide price for the property but describes it as a superb farm with the best of dairy facilities.

It is laid out in well-managed divisions under young pasture. With its south-westerly aspect, it is made up of gentle sloping land that is easily worked.

"You could cut silage off every inch of it," Mr O'Leary said.

The farmyard has housing for around 200 animals in excellent wintering facilities that include a slatted cubicle shed for more than 100 cows.

Other facilities include a new swing-over-arms 20-unit milking parlour, but there is no dairy quota with the property.


The holding includes an old farmhouse in a derelict state of repair with fabulous views over Dunmanus Bay to the west.

Fine

Mr O'Leary describes the property as a fine working farm that has been excellently managed.

"It is located in a sheltered spot and is big enough and good enough to be a standalone dairy enterprise.

"It is rare to get a unit of this size in this area so it is almost unique," he claimed.

This property is available as an entire or in suitable lots: lot one, around 28.5ac; lot two, circa 81.5ac; and lot three, the old farmhouse on around 4ac.

The auctioneer says he is open to any decent offers for the property.

"People in the business will know the value of this farm if they come to have a look at it," he said.

"We have had quite a few young progressive farmers make offers on this but the credit squeeze is making it very difficult for them.

"It is a shame to see a fine farm like this with many likely customers who would make a real go of it, but the banks don't want to know."

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