Arnault Mestres

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Our goal is to produce grass fed organic milk, cheese and other dairy products, and meat.  Also to have 40 to 80 honeybee hives to commercialize bee products retail.

 

Description of marketing method:

Cooperative

Retail

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, Westchester

Desired acreage:

51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access

Description of buildings required:

Barn

House

Description of farm equipment required:

Equipment to move round bales, cleanup barn and spread manure.

 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Hay

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

40 grassfed milking cows

40 to 80 honeybee colonies

poultry for eggs and farmstead poultry

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Long term lease or lease-to-own agreement

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description: