New Farm Succession Opportunity in Central Saskatchewan

West Central Saskatchewan

Ron and Louise live on a ranch in west central Saskatchewan.  Ron was born and raised there, being the third generation to farm/ranch this homestead.  After taking a holistic management course in 1997, they proceeded to take all of the farmland and sow it to grass, therefore eliminating the use of chemicals on their land base.  Their goal was to improve the land and bring it back to a healthy state.  They believe they are on that path and would like to see it continue in that manner.

The land base is in three parcels.  One is scrub brush, small poplar trees and native grass, ten miles from home; another is native and tame grass, six miles from home; and the third is farmland at home that has been sowed down to grass.  They try to maintain stockpiled grass and also put up all or most of their winter feed.  All the land has been chemical fee since 2003, making it suitable to get into the organic market if one so wished.  The land has good perimeter fence with electric wire cross fencing for planned grazing.  Wells are in place for each parcel of land ensuring clean water at all times for the livestock. The home parcel has underground pipe with several watering sites available.

There is a lot of potential for diversification.  Elk, moose and deer are in their midst, bird species abound, the native bush land is absolutely beautiful, making way for eco-tourism, bed and breakfasts, get-a-ways.  The land could be more intensely grazed and/or have multi-species grazing.  Much is possible.

No Ron and Louise are ready to retire or semi-retire.  They do not have family to succeed the ranch to.  They are looking for an individual or couple that would be interested in continuing to care for the land in a healthy holistic manner.  A work-related succession plan is an option.

If you are interested give Ron and Louise a call at 306 948 2736 or email atr.hawkins@yourlink.ca.

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