Lowell A. and Debra L Brubaker 72+/- Acre Farm
2889 Zink Road, Manheim, PA 17545
Rapho Township, Lancaster County. This is a preserved farm. This farm has been
used as a dairy farm, but could be used for different purposes. Annual real estate
taxes are about $ 9,000. Nicely laying tillable land with Bedington soils.
The buildings are back a lane, away from the road with frontage on North Strickler
Road, and Zink Road. The Farmland preservation easement will allow an
additional home to be built here, and it can be subdivided off from the farm on a
two acre lot. Call for details. This farm has beautiful views, and is in a private
setting. This is a great place to raise a family. This farm is five minutes from Rt.
60+/- acres tillable, some fenced pasture and a few acres of woods. This farm has
two homes. The main home with the farmstead buildings is 3,791 square feet in
size with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. This home has a very nice kitchen,
office / laundry room on the first floor and a lovely family room with fireplace and
plenty of room for family and friends. There is a three + car detached garage near
The second home is a 1,130 square foot, two story home with two bedrooms and
one bathroom. This home is across Zink Road, and next to it is a two story barn
with a single story addition. This barn is used for loose housing of heifers.
The cows are milked in a 68 stall, tie stall dairy barn, with a 2 ½ inch pipeline
milking system, and 16 milking units. This dairy complex has a 4,000 gallon tank,
and the stable cleaner dumps the manure into the barnyard and it is pushed into
a circular concrete manure storage structure. This milking barn is partly under the
original bank barn, and there were two additions. Cows are walked down from
the free stall barn to be milked.
There is a maternity pen near the milking barn, and a transition / dry cow barn
also near the milking barn area.
The free stall barn is a 216 cow, full slatted floor, double curtain sided, six row,
drive through barn with an offset peak roof. This farm has a mister system and
great ventilation. The stalls have mats, and are bedded with shavings. It was built
away from the main farmstead to allow a milking parlor to be added in the future.
This barn was built in 2001.
There is a 44’ X 70’ equipment shed with sliding doors with the 24’ section of the
There is a 40’ X 158’ side feeding heifer barn, with partial slatted floor to tie into
the concrete manure pit. This barn has 59 larger head locks and 16 small head
locks. This building has an 8’ overhang over the feed area.
There is a 14’ X 92’ open sided calf barn with a 27 calf capacity. The calf area is 8’
wide and can be separated into four foot wide sections, or kept with three calves
in each 12’ section. This barn has a ten foot concrete apron beyond the roof line.
There is a dog kennel between the calf barn and heifer barn that could be used to
generate additional farm income.
Adjacent to this farm is a 44 +/- acre general farm. On this 44 acre farm is a 150 + gallon per minute water well that this 74 acre dairy farm uses as its water source. If these farms are sold to separate owners, the owner of this 74 acre farm will still have the right to use the water from the 44 acre farm.
Near the bank barn is a newer cape cod home that is owned by a third party. This
is on a separate 4 acre parcel and is not included with this 74 acre farm sale. This
owner has the right to use the lane into this farm off of North Strickler Road.
This farm offers many possibilities, is in a lovely setting, with easy access to Rt.
283, and Lancaster or Harrisburg.
Showings by appointment.
Price Reduced to $ 1,449,000.
Call John Mattilio, Broker, Farm And Land Realty, Inc. 717-917-4682