Top dairy farm and bare arable land offer opportunity

A modern dairy farm in Cheshire and two blocks of bare arable land in North Yorkshire offer investing farmers opportunity this week. 

Weaver Wood (pictured) will be the best dairy farm for sale in the UK this year, says agent Savills.  

Weaver Wood Farm

Weaver Wood Farm

The modern enterprise near Winsford has been subject to intensive investment for 25 years and includes more than 163,000sq ft of connected covered space, a 36/36 Westfalia rapid-exit parlour and 364 acres of grassland.

Tony Morris-Eyton from Savills said: “If you were to design a dairy today, this is how you would do it. It’s set up to milk about 500 cows but has had more in the past.”

The farm also has a 27,000-litre milk silo and ventilated calf housing.

A death in the family brings the farm to market at a guide price of £5m-£5.5m with a further 97 acres and the farm’s milking herd of 250 Friesian Holsteins available by separate negotiation. (Savills 01952 239 500)

Bare arable block in North Yorkshire

About 338 acres of bare land near Stokesley has been put on the market in two sales. 

About 251 acres of land at Dromonby Bridge Farm is offered as a whole at £1.625m or in two lots. Lot one has 127 acres of combinable crops and permission to convert a redundant building into a holiday cottage, while lot two has 124 acres of bare arable.

A further 87 acres of land is available nearby, currently in maize, barley, wheat, oilseed rape and grass. It has a guide price of £725,000.

(Robin Jessop 01677 425 950)

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