A 187ac residential dairy farm at Kilmurray near Trim in Co Meath was sold under the hammer by Raymond Potterton making €2m or almost €10,700/ac.
The dairy holding has accommodation for up to 400 head of cattle while the farm's dairy operation is centred around an 18-unit milking machine, a herringbone lay-out and a 10,000-litre bulk tank.
The land is in watered paddocks and suitable for grazing or tillage with farm roadways running the length of the holding.
On the day bidding opened at €1.3m and with four bidders in the chase, the price went up in tranches of €100,000 to €1.6m. Bidding continued in increments of €50,000 until, at €1.85m, a killer bid of €150,000 put the place on the market at €2m. It sold at that to a dairy farmer from the Dublin area.
A farm, extending to 84ac with livestock and poultry facilities at Addinstown between Delvin and Athboy will be sold at auction today with a guide price of €730,000. Entitlements worth €13,000 per annum will also be offered for sale with the farm.
The place comes with two poultry sheds and was home to a thriving egg business. The farmyard includes a wide range of sheds including slatted units, fodder storage and machinery storage. The yard also has good cattle-handling facilities and a large silage pit.
The auction takes place today, Tuesday July 28, at 3pm at the Navan offices of Raymond Potterton auctioneers.
Some strong bidding saw four farmers vie for a top class Meath dairy holding