Sole operator with part time help currently raises organic dairy heifers, owned and boarded, as well as Angus beef. Non-organic sheep, pigs and layers are raised to a lesser extent. Markets include a well established farm store selling frozen meat and some freezer trade beef sales. Heifer boarding is provided for long standing organic dairy clients and there is some room to add to that list. We seek a career minded diversified farmer(s) interested in cattle production as well as conducting their own enterprise. The goal is to expand the offerings in our farm store with direct sales available to the collaborator(s). Possibilities include but are not limited to poultry, cattle, possibly some sheep as well as fruit, vegetable and maple syrup production. For more information you may contact Vince at [email protected].
Lewis Creek Jerseys, Inc.
Farmer or farm family
565 McDowell Rd., Danville, Vt.
Total number of acres available with this property:
Total acres available for agriculture:
Acres of forested land:
Acres of cropland or tillable land:
Acres of pasture:
Other open and/or non-farmable land:
Holdings consist of 297 owned acres (120 open) plus 158 acres of open land that is leased. Home farm is land trusted. 172 acre woodlot is under active forest management according to current use and land trust regulations. Very few wetlands but there are streams in the woods.
Quality of land:
All acreage is certified organic, the home farm since 1995. Deep well drain loam soils predominate. We do have stones but most of the land can be plowed. Pastures for the most part are of meadow quality.
Water sources present:
Water sources details:
Springs and drilled wells are used throughout the ranch.
Barns and sheds:
Farmer housing details:
Currently no housing is available on the farm, but nearby rentals are readily available.
Equipment and machinery:
Equipment and machinery details:
Equipment use is possible under a collaborative arrangement. Full line of square and round baling haying equipment . Wrapper and ag bagger. Plows, chain and disk harrows, field and row cultivators, lime sower, rotary cutters, post pounder, log winch, 4 tractors and a skidder.
Farm infrastructure details:
Home farm has 3 livestock barns with a total capacity for about 150-200 head of cattle. High tensile fencing used throughout owned and leased land, all with above ground water systems for rotational grazing.
Owner/operator seeks a co-producer/manager to assist in current livestock operations as well as conduct their own enterprises on the farm.