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ABOUT THE LAND
This sizeable property is a fantastic opportunity for a rancher to expand their cattle operation, complete with year-round water access, shelter for livestock, and even a stock trailer! The property is 80 acres in size, but about 25 acres are available as fenced pasture for grazing, with barns and outbuildings.
The soil is a very sandy loam, and the pastures are irrigated naturally. In drought or with maximum animals on-site, hay would need to be brought in. There is a creek on the property that runs year-round with good flow (even during fires/drought), and is readily available to water animals. There is also potential for animals to graze outside of the fenced pasture or on neighbouring properties.
The property also boasts a small logging and milling operation, which could be available to the right candidate as an additional stream of income. The creek also produces hydropower for use and sale.
There are several barns and outbuildings on the property, all conveniently adjacent to the available pastures and the main driveway. One is set up as a livestock barn, complete with stalls (and open at either end), and the other is a larger storage facility. There is a Kubota tractor and attachments and a stock trailer for transport available.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Seymour Arm is a remote community a couple of hours north of better-known Salmon Arm. It is busy in the summer months and is often snowy and quiet in winter.
The landholders of this property live year-round on-site and previously raised cattle on a small scale themselves, but are now winding down their activities. They would like to see a younger farmer take over the majority of the work and make use of this fantastic opportunity. The owners will continue to live on-site and will rent out some of the smaller dwellings on the property as holiday rentals during the busy summer months in this tight-knight community.
ABOUT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
This opportunity would suit a rancher already near the area, who is looking for additional acreage. They would be experienced at running their operation, and able to make the most of the tools and facilities at this property. It would be an asset if they have experience in logging or hydropower.
As others will be living on and visiting the property, this farmer should be a strong communicator who enjoys working cooperatively with others.
GET IN TOUCH!
This land is available through the B.C. Land Matching Program. If you are interested in this land opportunity, please contact the Okanagan Land Matcher, Pascale, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to this post, any relevant photos, and a paragraph or two on each of the following:
- About you
- Your farming experience
- Your plans for the land
For more details, check out the UMAP Listing for this property.
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The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in the Okanagan-Thompson by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, with additional support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC.