This is an organic dairy farm milking 115 cows with 110 heifers.
This organic milk contract requires the cows remain on this farm, so this will be a turnkey sale of the organic farmland, buildings and organic herd.
115 cows and 110 heifers
Some registered all have generational info (pcDart),
Breed is primarily Holstein with some Jerseys
Current RHA is 23,000
Buildings & equipment:
Dairy barn with 95 new free stalls for lactating cows and cement barnyard for winter turnout.
Heifer & dry cow barn with over 100 freestalls built in 2016. Headlocks in breeding half and pen to calve in animals.
Calf 30 x 80 hoop barn which usually houses 25 animals with new ventilation installed last fall.
For additional infrastructure see above.
3 bedroom, 1 bath farm house. There are also two excluded house sites where a house could be built.
The Home farm is 155 acres which includes 114 acres of open pasture and tillable land. The pastures are set up for grazing the milking herd and includes fenced paddocks and lanes. Additional rental land for haying and grazing is available and includes an additional 400+ acres. The farm currently produces all the feed needed for the dairy herd and also has income from crop sales.
Organic Milk Contract:
The organic milk buyer is currently holding farms to a quota or base, and this farm’s current contract is for 2.43 million per year
The farm has a perpetual farmland conservation easement that allows all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures. The conservation easement includes the option to purchase at agricultural value. This option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or a future owner) attempt to sell the farm to a non-farmer. There is an existing farmhouse which may be renovated, replaced or enlarged. Additional farm labor housing may be constructed.
For more information:
Contact Jen Lambert at [email protected]