A c.84-acre non-residential farm – which is located in Pelletstown, Drumree, Co. Meath – will be offered for sale by public auction on Thursday, August 8th, 2019.
The property – which has been in the same ownership for more than 50 years – is being presented to the market by Raymond Potterton & Co. as a “model farm”.
It will go under the hammer at Raymond Potterton’s sale’s room at 38 Watergate Street, Navan, Co. Meath.
This farm was the stud operation of Dr. Rodger Mc Carrick and was the location where the first Limousin cattle brought to Ireland disembarked in 1973 (after quarantine on Spike Island).
These initial nine heifers became the foundation of a herd that experienced immense success on the show circuit for almost three decades.
The late Dr. Mc Carrick was a founding member of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society and from Pelletstown, his many contributions to the Limousin DNA in Ireland are the progeny of Pelletstown Racquel; Pelletstown 10 who was a very popular AI bull through the late 90’s.
“Pelletstown is an absolutely superb agricultural holding with the benefit of an exceptionally good location fronting the Dublin/ Trim Road and being 16km from Trim, 19km M50.” Raymond Potterton explained.
Laid out in large divisions, the lands are dissected by the River Tolka and each land parcel has access to a well-fenced and properly surfaced farm roadway ensuring easy and safe access.
The entrance and a good portion of the farm roadway are fenced with stud railing and the deep-running River Tolka is crossed via a concrete bridge, the selling agent explained.
“The lands gently rise from the River Tolka and there is not an inch of waste in the entire 84-acre farm,” he added.
The lands are currently producing a high-quality wheat crop in some 62 acres, while the remaining 22-acres are under “very productive permanent pasture”.
“The lands are being sold with vacant possession and the current crop will be removed at this time.”
There is a large complex of sheds is laid out in three main blocks; they offer a flexible range of accommodation and housed up to 300 cattle and stored the necessary fodder in the past.
There is both slatted and dry bedded accommodation and brown water run-off is catered for in a separate tank.
The sheds are further complemented by extensive concrete yards with aprons, providing good access and easy turnaround for trucks and machinery, the selling agent explained.
“The farm is as fertile as you would expect on the banks of the River Tolka, well-elevated and with a great depth of free-draining fertile soil, highly productive and suitable for any agricultural or equine enterprise. There are no BPS entitlements with the farm.”
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