ABOUT THE LAND:
These 25 acres in Westbridge are located on the West Kettle River with 10 acres of river bottom hay field/pasture. The pasture is located on a flood plain and cultivation poses a serious risk of erosion. Therefore, the land is best suited for permanent sod culture such as pasture or hay production. The soil is gravelly in spots and the rest is beautiful, deep, sandy loam.
There is some livestock fencing in place which would have to be added to keep stock out of the river. Pasture would be suitable for hay farming or livestock. There are a lot of mature cottonwoods around the perimeter, providing lots of shade for livestock. We have not been using the pasture ourselves but previous owners had horses and also took off crops of hay.
There is currently no irrigation system in place, but water is available from the West Kettle River, to which we have a water license. A nearby spring could also be tapped to provide fresh drinking water for livestock.
There is no current housing available for a farmer but there is additional land available for a travel trailer/mobile home for summer use only.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
The owner is looking for a clean living, honest individual with related skills, experience and/or education. Currently, there are no outbuildings or shelters in place. We are willing to permit construction of livestock and feed shelters. Well maintained gravel road provides easy access. The owner would want to develop a land use agreement.
GET IN TOUCH!
Please submit inquiries through the property’s UMAP listing. Owners would like applicants to provide a covering letter and resume which also includes character and employer references.
Find other Land Listings in your region on the Young Agrarians UMAP. For information about the B.C. Land Matching Program and Young Agrarians land access resources, please visit youngagrarians.org/land.
The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded provincially by the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, and regionally by Columbia Basin Trust, Cowichan Valley Regional District, North Okanagan Regional District, Metro Vancouver and Vancity.