Central Alberta Farm Transition Opportunity

Leduc, Alberta, Canada

50 acres or more

About

Message
  • Opportunity available:
  • Business partnership
  • Lease-to-own
  • Available facilities and equipment:
  • Housing
  • Barn or other livestock facilities
  • Fencing
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Preferred arrangement model:
  • Partnership
  • Purchase of land
  • Transfer/succession
  • Available acreage:
  • 50 acres or more
  • Soil type on farm:
  • Sandy loam
  • Current farming practices:
  • Ecological production, but not certified
  • Current land use:
  • Livestock
  • Hay or pasture
  • Preferred farming experience for farmer:
  • Practical farming experience (including work as a farm intern or employee)
  • Desired farming practices by a new farmer:
  • Ecological production but not certified
  • Agricultural products I am interested being cultivated on my property:
  • Livestock
  • Hay or forage crops
  • Years experience of new farmer:
  • 1 - 2 years
  • 3 - 5 years
  • 6 - 10 years
  • 10 or more years

Farm description

Our farm consists of 190 acres of pasture and hay land and we rent additional land for grazing and haying. We have a nice herd of quiet cattle (averaging 30-35 units). Also, we have all the tools and equipment needed to do this type of farming, as well as handy facilities, including barns, corrals, hay shed, automatic waterers and all sorts of livestock equipment. The land is reasonably flat, most of the weed management is done manually and the soil is healthy and if the weather is cooperative, we have good crops. There are three fenced dugouts which can be used for livestock watering in the summer months via a solar pump. A couple of the pastures are kind of rocky. In total there are approximately 15 acres treed and inaccessible to livestock in order to preserve the trees, as windbreak and wildlife habitat. There is a yard space with a well-built house. There are two wells with good water production. The farm is best suited to what we have been doing for 35 years and we would like to see it continue that way.

Farm opportunity

We have a neat and well-established purebred cow/calf operation and are looking for a person(s) with a great interest in livestock and adequate know-how around animals and farm equipment to join us on the path of farm transition. We have farmed for 35 years and have enjoyed it very much but are getting ready to retire and want to share our legacy with the right person(s). We are committed to helping you get started and support you in a partnership to be followed by a complete transition. The right person for us is someone • honest • reliable • physically fit to farm and does not shy back from hard work • respectful of the environment • loves nature and working outdoors • eager to learn to do things the best way possible • values and strives for good communication skills • is safety-conscious Having a good sense of humour and a great attitude toward life are also of great importance! If you are seriously wanting to get into farming, please send information about yourself, your experience, farm vision and why this opportunity is interesting to you. We have limited access to internet so it is important to include your telephone number in your message. We will then be in touch with you and discuss details and follow up with a meeting if, based on our discussions, both sides feel comfortable to give this opportunity a chance.