Blakemore Farm

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Property Location
110 County Route 59A, Cambridge, NY
[Washington County]
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90 acres available
50 open acres for farming
36 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

BnC, ScB, BnB, ScA

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

Farm partially grazed during 2018 with reduced beef herd. It was all brush-hogged in August after 2nd bird fledging complete. Last use in October 2018.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Farm has had rotational grazing for 40 years with success. Some broadcast mixed grass seed has been applied in some fields over time. Natural grasses and plants are established. No pesticides or herbicides used and fly control using parasitic wasps.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • fencing
  • water
  • electrical

Fencing description:

High tensil fencing around perimeter and some dividing fields as well. Push in posts and polywire available for possible inclusion in lease.

 

Water access description:

Frost free hydrant from good well. Water lines were garden hoses which were laid down in spring and stored during the winter.  Can be included in lease.

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef

Livestock/crops description :

Looking for someone interested in grazing for the spring-fall season. The farm has been grazed through the last 40 years. No pesticides or herbicides used so could be certified organic. Do not want cropping as the fields have established mixed grass/clover/native plant cover.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Lease

Description of tenure options:

Short-term lease which can be renewed based on results of first grazing season which is from May 1 to October 31.

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Grazing only.

No cropping, pesticide or herbicide applications. 

 

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

Negotiable

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

No

Any additional information about this property:

Some areas can be wet seasonally. A portion of the acreage has trees within for natural shade options. Conservation Plan prepared by NRCS for a 30 cow head beef cattle.

Cattle chute available. 

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