Canaseraga, NY, Allegany County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
This drought proof farm is well suited and designed for grazing and has been a 44+-grazing dairy with replacements for 30 yrs. Single crop grown on farmland has been grass for grazing and hay . Husband and wife just retired after 30 years and we sold cows and replacements in November 2022 .We wish to see the land stay in agriculture.Livestock options could include beef, custom raising dairy heifers, sheep , poultry just for example.Dairy infrastructure in place but not mandatory to continue as an operating farm.
Farm History & Past Use
Before our ownership since 1992 the farm had been a cropping dairy farm.
This item is negotiable upon meeting the prospective candidate and his/her goals and type of operation.There could be an option to steward a portion of the land depending on farmer/farmers' goals.
We preferably seek a long term situation, at least a 5 yr tenure, with possible option to purchase. Any agreement between parties will be bound with a formal contract to protect ALL PARTIES concerned .
Price for Lease Per Acre
Sale Price or Estimated Market Value
Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
Having just sold our herd, we kept an angus steer to continue to raise for our freezer. We have raised pigs, chickens,turkeys ,sheep for our own freezer and have sold some. Draft horses have been utilized in the past but no longer.Former owners raised corn and some grain. We have developed grazing land throughout the farm.
Preferred Farming Method
50 horse open station tractor, 90 horse cab tractor, track skid steer, Claas round baler, drum mower, manure spreader,wick wiper, 4 wheelers and side by side work vehicles for fencing and moving cows, no till drill , Kifco T200 S hard hose traveler,and irrigation pumps and supporting lay flat mainline.Various attachments for all tractors.
All grazing acres are high tensile fenced, earliest fencing done with locust posts, and most done by excellent professional fence man with southern yellow pine treated posts,2 ,3 and 4 strands. Much but not all of the fencing was cost share with Soil and Water of Allegany County or NRCS. Some subdivisions utilize poly wire and round fiberglass posts.
An extensive irrigation system is in place to provide both cattle water and 43 acres of pasture irrigation with water being supplied by ponds, streams and an irrigation well on the property.Cow water is supplied gravity flow from ponds to various tanks strategically located throughout cattle walkways.
Barns for Livestock
See above description.All infrastructure in place to dairy.
Barns for Equipment/Storage
The tie stall barn could be used for poultry, beef, goats, sheep etcetera. If dairy, the tie stall milking barn has stainless steel pipeline to milk 20 cows. Barn holds 44+ cattle, the 24+ head in self locking headlocks. First cows are milked and exit,and head locked cows then come up.The hay mow above milking area can hold hay and some lightweight equipment including four wheelers and side by sides, small square or lighter round bales of hay,but cannot safely support the weight of a tractor.Between the milk room and milking area are calf stalls and calving stalls or can be adapted for other livestock use.Milk equipment includes a 700 gallon bulk tank with automatic wash,6 milking units,compressor and vacuum pump .A three sided 36 by 72 ft hay shed houses late winter calves, some equipment, and can hold up to 5 semi loads of large square bales hay .The buildings are wired 240 volt, single phase. The 25 kw solar array is grid intertie.
Variable. Large older cozy farmhouse with few updates. Heats with wood only, in a Kitchen Queen wood stove and a Lopi secondary.One bath, 3 -4 br upstairs, one downstairs.No garage. Other option is a nice 2 br trailer just a bit down the road. Small but cozy and furnished.
High speed fiber optic network internet is installed at both homes.
Additional Property Information
Birds All Farm is located on a low traffic dirt road seven tenths of a mile from paved road in a sparsely populated area. Our mostly crossbred herd was climate adapted ,grazed 6-7 months of the year, and had been outwintered since we started the dairy in January 1993. They were hardy healthy animals with quality bonuses paid by our co-op for the high quality milk we produced through the health of our animals.The property borders Keeney Swamp, a 2408 acre designated important bird area, encouraging those farming practices which respect our environmentally sensitive surroundings.
Though operated as a dairy this farm is well suited for diversification of crops and animals.As we now have high speed fiber optic connection, marketing opportunities may exist which were not evident prior to high speed service.
Is the Property Conserved
Current Land Zoning
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?
Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?
Additional Information About This Property
The farm has a 20x 24' high tunnel, good sized garden patch, a few high producing blueberry bushes,25 kw solar array grid intertie. Maps and soil tests available upon request.The woods have been under a forestry management plan for a number of years.