Ready-to-go holding, which includes extensive farm buildings, guided by auctioneer at €870k
There is an old joke told about the farmer who, when asked what he would do if he won the lotto, replied that he would continue to farm 'until it was all gone'.
This yarn goes some way to explain the deep connection between the farmer, his land and his job.
However, even those with the most tenuous connection to the land would be attracted by a 72.5ac non-residential farm with a 91,606gal milk quota located less than half a mile from Rosscarbery in West Cork.
The holding comes with extensive farm buildings and entitlements and the private treaty sale is being guided at €870,000 or €12,000/ac.
According to auctioneer John Hodnett, this is a very good quality dairy farm being sold as a going concern (but without stock).
The lands, which adjoin the Glandore Road, are of top quality and are laid out in large paddocks with road frontage on a number of sides.
The farm is supplied by mains water and a full electricity service.
The farmyard consists of a wide variety of well-maintained farm buildings, including an eight-unit milking parlour with automatic feeders, a cubicle house for 70 cows with yard scrapers, two covered silos and lean-to, calving boxes, calf pens and a modern dairy with a 1,150gal milk tank along with a back-up electricity generator and a selection of multi-purpose outbuildings.
The property can be sold in lots or as an entire and each lot comes with a proportional amount of quota.
Lot one consists of 32.6ac with 41,171gal of quota.
Lot two is made up of 5.6ac with the farm buildings and 7,028gal of quota, while lot three has 34.4ac and quota of 43,406gal.
Mr Hodnett, who says the property is attracting substantial interest, describes the farm as a "press-button operation".
This is a ready-to-go farm, and all it needs is a herd of cows.