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Saenger Beef

Paul and Rene Saenger (Shoreham)

Contact: Paul 897-2101 or 897-5331 

Paul and Rene Saenger own and operate 1600 acres and sell more than 2,000 head of finished cattle annually. The Saengers purchased a 775 acre beef farm in Shoreham and Bridport in 1988 along with all of the cattle and machinery. They had a solid business plan and they have thrived. When they sold their development rights (conserved land) in 1995 they used the proceeds to increase the size of their farm. Paul once wrote to then Governor-elect Jim Douglas, “Vermont is a unique place in that our society has said open space and agriculture is so important to us that we are willing to put our money on the line to achieve those qualities…the financial benefits derived from the growth of our farm have greatly exceeded any land appreciation that would have occurred otherwise.”

 

 

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