Galbraith has brought to the open market the spectacular East Tarbrax Farm in North Lanarkshire, a substantial dairy unit of over 500ac currently supporting 150 milking cows and followers.

East Tarbrax Farm is situated near Shotts in North Lanarkshire, 3 miles from Junction 5 of the M8 and 1 mile from the nearest train station.

Some of the farmland to the north of the holding, adjacent to Shotts, offers longer term development potential, subject to the necessary consents.

A rare opportunity

Duncan Barrie, a partner with Galbraith, said: “This is an established and renowned dairy farm with a long history in the dairy industry.

The farm presents a rare opportunity to acquire a commercial dairy farm within central Scotland, equipped with an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings including three robot milkers, and two dwelling houses.

“The farm is ideally suited for modern dairy farming and is accompanied by a productive block of 523.33ac of pasture and silage ground.”

East Tarbrax is a very productive holding and this, coupled with the development potential of the land close to Shotts, is likely to attract a wide range of buyers, according to the selling agent.

Ample space

Green and healthy, East Tarbrax has been farmed by the same family for a total of 107 years, with the current sellers being the third generation to milk cows on the holding.

There are three Fullwood Merlin robotic milking machines and housing for up to 430 head of cattle.

The farm has an attractive two-storey farmhouse with a private enclosed garden, although the property is in need of renovation. There is a further three-bedroom detached cottage with a large garden.

Current owners ensured the land benefited from a healthy supply of slurry and farmyard manure and have undertaken an extensive programme of drainage and reseeding of the land over the years. 

The farmland has been classified as Grade 4.1 and Grade 4.2 by The James Hutton Institute. All the fields are easily accessible from a network of farm tracks or via field gates which lead onto a number of public roads.

The current owners also receive an income stream from an 80kW turbine and telecom mast, allowing for efficient and sustainable running of the dairy enterprise.

East Tarbrax farm is for sale as a whole or in two lots as follows:

  • Lot 1: Offers over £1,830,000;
  • Lot 2: Offers over £45,000; and
  • As a whole: Offers over £1,875,000.

More information on the property can be found online.