Seeking leased pasture: 30+ acres in Deschutes, Crook, or Jefferson County


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Land Seeker Description

Hello and thanks for checking out this listing! I am seeking 30+ irrigated acres for my growing sheep business. I own and operate a grass fed direct to consumer lamb and beef business and we are seeking more pastures for our sheep. We practice rotational grazing which means that we move the sheep every 3 days with the help of our solar portable electric fencing. We are a husband and wife team who manage 42 acres of our own as well as 13 additional leased properties and are now interested in finding larger land leases that the sheep can rotate through for longer periods of time. We are passionate about using rotational grazing to improve pastures as we’ve seen what a difference it makes for our sheep and the soil development over the years. We also grow, cut, and bale our own hay so if you have any custom farming needs on the property, we would love to help out there as well. We are interested in irrigated pastures only, ideally some fencing would be great as an external barrier (although the sheep are always fenced with our solar fencing), and access to water to fill their drinking troughs which we would supply. We are experienced in working on leased property and rotational grazing and would love to bring our growing herd to your pastures! Interested in grazing opportunities for the remainder of the 2021 growing season and would love to develop long-term relationships with our lessors.


What features of the property are essential?

Water rights for irrigated pastures. The ability to tie into some water source to fill drinking troughs (we would supply the troughs). Some sort of fencing on the pastures although it can be minimal because the sheep are in their own electric solar fencing.


Describe your farming experience

Husband and wife team who has been farming for the past 6 years. We are first generation farmers who currently manage our own 42 acres using rotational grazing methods as well as 14 other leased properties.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Our plan is the same for both the short and long term. We are interested in irrigated pastures that we can move our sheep onto for the duration of the growing/irrigation season. You can expect to see us every 3 days during the season because we move the sheep every 3 days. Once the water is off, we will move the sheep off the pasture back to our home farm.


What are your long term goals

Long term plans are the same as the short term. We are simply seeking land to rotate our sheep through. If the property had the ability and interest to winter-over sheep in a sheltered, we are open to that discussion but the primary goal is to fine grazing pastures for the irrigation season.


Describe your housing needs

No housing required.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central

Acreage desired:
21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
August 2, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Hay, Sheep

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Other

Interested in these growing practices:
Conventional, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 12, 2021



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