Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
We are looking for a farm with grassland and fencing suitable for a livestock operation with beef cattle and sheep. Our primary goals are to produce meat from pasture raised animals and high quality wool. We have earlier experience from organic meat production and flock sizes of 50-200 beef cattle and 300-700 ewes. We want to continue with smaller flocks using rotational grazing practices. Pastures cross-fenced for easy access would be an advantage for us. Lambing season in January /April/ August, Calving Spring / Fall. We want to find farmland within a reasonable distance from New York, to come closer to markets and infrastructure relevant for development of our products and brands.
Description of marketing method:
Direct marketing to consumers & restaurants.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
- Capital Area
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
Barns for ewes lambing during winter / spring. Facilities for Hay & Storage.
Description of water access required:
Water access to barns and pastures.
Description of fencing required:
Cattle / Sheep fencing
Crops and Livestock
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Goats/Sheep
Description of livestock/crops:
Beef cattle for meat production (Black Angus & Limousin). We also sell high quality animals for breeding. Sheep for meat and wool production (Dorper & Gotland Sheep). We produce high quality animals (semen, embryos) for sale.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, On farm work experience
We have 10+ years farming experience from organic, pasture based beef and lamb production. Our current business includes sales and export of sheep genetics to several countries. We market and sell wool/fiber products direct and on-line both in USA and abroad.