Strong bidding for quality Offaly dairy holding
Negotiations are on-going for the sale of a 120ac former dairy farm at Newtown Killeigh near Tullamore in Offaly. The farm was recently withdrawn from auction at €1.375m.
Situated about 4km from the village of Killeigh and about 9km from Tullamore, the farm is located across the road from the Glenisk factory in the heart of good dairy country.
It was a dairy operation for the last 50 years and home to a pedigree Holstein herd.
Set out in a number of large fields, the ground is nicely elevated with some lovely stands of trees dotted around the property and fine hedgerows separate the large divisions.
The lands are serviced by a central farm roadway.
The farmyard on the property has rubber-matted cubicle accommodation for 200 cattle in a series of four good sheds serviced by automatic scrapers and ample slurry storage capacity.
There is also a large silage pit with a concrete base and sturdy cattle-handling facilities. At auction, proceedings got under way when auctioneer Phillip Byrne of REA Coonans Maynooth accepted a bid of €1.2m.
The two interested bidders quickly drove the price to €1.375m and having consulted with the vendors, he sought further bids but to no avail and the property was withdrawn. Active negotiations are on-going.