#1156 Western Montgomery County – This is something that comes along only once every few years – a really well put-together two family farm, with quality soil (and enough of it) with very good facilities for cattle, your young stock, your machinery – and the owner families. AND, this well- cared for farm is located on a paved, Town-maintained, dead end road. Try to find that elsewhere!
This exceptionally nice operating dairy farm has a stable milk market located within the Amish community in the Fort Plain area. We are confidant a new owner can take over the market. The farm has 268 acres and includes two streams and two ponds. There are 175 tillable acres, 30 in pasture, and 50 acres of woods with good timber + 13 acres of conservation land. Their silt loam soil has been well managed for years, with tiling, hedgerow removal, strip cropping, and crop rotation. The farm lanes have mostly been graveled.
Total dimensions on the barn are 40×190’; the original two story barn is 40×120’ with a drive-in to the loft. A one-story 35×70’ addition completes this barn for 80 tie stalls and two pens. Also, there is a 35×40’ addition for young stock Is attached to the one-story section. Barn equipment features a 2″ pipeline and units, 1000 gallon tank with precooler, cow mats, tunnel ventilation, a huge 30×40’ covered barn cleaner room, tunnel ventilation, and a shop area. A good spring provides water for the livestock.
Other buildings are 20×45’ and 30×60’ with doors and a 20×54’ hop house used for storage. Two concrete stave silos are 14×60’ and 20×70’ and two concrete bunks (40×130’ and 30×130’) provide additional feed storage.
The two-family Colonial farmhouse provides 3600 Sq. Ft. of living space with 7 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 3 full baths, for a total of 15 rooms. A metal roof, vinyl siding, hardwood floors, a sitting porch with a swing, good drilled well and two forced air furnaces make this an attractive and comfortable home.
As an interesting sidebar, there is a historic Indian site located in the woods. It was occupied in 1491!
Asking $750,000, just about the amount of a recent appraisal. There may be a potential discount if you wish to allow a life tenancy for the retiring owner’s father. Their Holstein cattle and machinery are available. On DHIA, the cattle have a 24000 rolling herd average. All crops are included. 70 acres are in corn this season.
For the salesman most familiar with this fine property, contact Larry Casler at 315-823-2970.