Farm Ireland

Monday 22 January 2018

Bandon 76.5ac offers excellent tillage opportunities

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

The land around Bandon, with its strong mix of tillage and dairying, is among the most sought after in the country. Farming property in the area always achieves premium prices, so the sale of a 76.5ac non-residential tillage farm with an old farmyard will be watched carefully.

The property comes to the market by private treaty with a guide price of €10,000 to €14,000/ac.

Located three miles from Bandon town, the roadside holding is laid out in three large divisions and divided by a minor road that gives excellent road frontage.

According to Ernest Forde of selling agents Hodnett Forde, the lands are in stubble after spring barley at the moment and are well known in the locality for producing high yielding crops.

In its heyday, the holding was known as a 'model farm'. Mr Forde said it was once owned and farmed by renowned farmer Dick Bryan who pioneered many modern farm practices including grassland management, the use of high quality grass seed and the removal of internal fences. Thanks to his efforts, one of the fields extends to 50ac.

The property has not been in the ownership of the Bryan family for a number of years but it still has been well farmed for tillage.

The yard is of the traditional type and now in poor repair. It comprises a four-bay covered silage pit with lean-to, a four bay storage shed with a lean-to and two stone buildings.

The property can be sold in the entire or in two lots. Lot one consists of 51.2ac, while the second section is made up of 25.3ac and the outbuildings.

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