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Monday 24 October 2016

Residential farm in the heart of Cork dairying country

Jim O'Brien

Published 05/08/2015 | 02:30

Newtownshandrum milking parlour
Newtownshandrum milking parlour
The residence on the farm in Newtownshandrum was extended and refurbished in the last decade

A solid residential dairy farm extending to 78 ac is on the market in Newtownshandrum, Co Cork.

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The well-equipped farm comes to the market by private treaty with a guide price of €8,000/ac.

Located 10km from Charleville in the heart of north Cork dairy country, the parish of Newtownshandrum is renowned for producing hurling stars for the Rebels and top quality milk for the creamery.

The residence on the farm is a four-bedroom bungalow that was extended and refurbished within the last 10 years.

The accommodation includes a sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom, while one of the bedrooms has ensuite facilities.

The holding is described by Richard Ryan of GVM Kilmallock as a good quality dairy farm laid out in easily managed divisions that are paddocked for dairying and serviced by central roadways.

While the place has not been operational as a dairy farm for the last two years most of the infrastructure is still in place.

The yard includes cubicle accommodation for 120 cows with easy feed passageways and automatic scrapers.

Milking parlour

There is a 12-unit herringbone milking parlour along with calving pens, an up-to-date slurry lagoon and various other sheds and farming facilities. Water is supplied by a private well and a mains supply.

Mr Ryan expects a lot of interest from locals and from customers further afield.

"Except for some minor adjustments this is a ready-to-go dairy farm, it is in good heart and has been well looked after.

"It would be ideal as a start-up dairy operation or could be a great addition to an existing enterprise," he said.

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