An outstanding dairy farm is for sale near Shepton Mallet together with 221.78 acres (89.75 hectares).

Manor Farm Dairy sits in Downhead, between Shepton Mallet and Frome, in Somerset.

The buildings at Manor Farm provide state-of-the-art facilities, offering the potential to run an intensive and efficient dairy system.

The farm buildings are in one central location and form the basis of the dairy unit.

South West Farmer:

They comprise a large dairy complex including a 64 point DeLaval rotary milking parlour.

The three large open-span buildings, together with cubicles, silage pits and slurry facilities, currently provide year-round accommodation for a 1,300 cow dairy herd.

South West Farmer:

The farm is farmed in hand by the vendors. The high yielding pedigree Holstein dairy herd currently comprises 960 cows which are milked three times a day with a 379 day index, calving all year-round, with an impressive pregnancy rate of 30 per cent.

The herd have a rolling average yield of approximately 11,100 litres based on 305 day average and 12 month average milk sale showing butterfat levels of 3.97 per cent and protein levels of 3.20 per cent. The milk is sold to a cheese producer.

South West Farmer:

In total the land at Manor Farm extends to approximately 221 acres, the majority of which is Grade 3 and farmed in a rotation of forage maize, grass leys and arable crops.

The land north of the Old Wells Road is a free draining, loamy soil. The main block of land around the dairy complex is characterised by base-rich, loamy soils which may in places be slowly permeable and seasonally.

The farm is currently farmed together with an additional 1,348 acres of rented land comprising a number of separate Farm Business Tenancies and other agreements which the vendor has entered in to locally.

In addition, the holding includes a two bedroom mid-terraced house.

Manor Farm Dairy is available from Savills as a whole with a guide price of £3,500,000 and is also available in lots.