Mc Donough, NY, Chenango County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
I am a single woman farmer, and I have been on my farm since 2001. I have been practicing regenerative agriculture during this period, raising grass-fed beef and lamb primarily, and also some feeder pigs, meat chickens, and layer hens. I also have two milk cows. I rotate my cattle once a day during the grazing period. I have been practicing managed grazing since 1990.
Farm History & Past Use
Before I purchased the farm in 2001, it was used as a dairy farm for many years.
I am open to different possibilities.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
I have cattle, sheep, a llama, feeder pigs, meat birds in the summer, and laying hens. I am possibly open to additional livestock, such as geese and turkeys, etc.
Preferred Farming Method
I have a tractor, rake, manure spreader, chain harrow, pickup truck, and a lot of fencing equipment.
I have a perimeter fence and use polywire fences to create paddock for the cattle.
I have a powerful pump in the barn that supplies water in the barn and also for my grazing-season water system that is a 1,800-foot pipeline that supplies my cattle water in their paddocks. I also have a deep well for my house.
Barns for Equipment/Storage
I have a 140-foot barn in great condition. I put a new steel roof on the barn in 2011. I have done extensive foundation work on the barn and also painted it.
I have a farmhouse with one bathroom downstairs and one bedroom (which is mine). There are five additional bedrooms upstairs. Possibly, a person could use some rooms upstairs, and we could share the bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Additional Property Information
A large portion of my farm is in the Grassland Reserve Program (forever), which means that the land must be used for either grazing or hay. However, there are areas that could be used for vegetables, flowers, etc.