CELISTA SPRINGS RANCH IS FOR SALE!
Location (Map link)
Celista Springs Ranch (CSR) is located in the North Shuswap, on the west end of the Celista Bench nestled nicely into the southern aspect of the foot of Mt. Riley. The ranch topography rolls gently down bench with over a 100 acres of grazable pasture, numerous thicketed grass paddocks, 2 creeks, a bog, and endless wildlife. All supported by both gravity & pump assisted irrigation.
The North Shuswap is known for its beauty, a true 4-seasons environment, integration with local wildlife, backcounty activities and great people. Many of the descendants of the original homestead families still live and work right here on the bench bringing the history of this area alive with many great stories, namesake roads, and heritage sites.
Celista Springs Ranch was operational for 10 years and was dedicated to principles of low-stress (both animal & land) production of local, grass "fed & finished" farm products. The main diet for most of our farm animals was forage based (grass & legumes), any supplemental feeds fed were free of growth hormones, antibiotics, and animal by-products. Growth hormones were not used, and antibiotics and other animal care products were restricted to carefully designed and well managed health care plans for each species. All animal management practices met or surpassed the generally accepted standards for raising farm animals, guided by the internationally recognized Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare.
1. Freedom from hunger and thirst
2. Freedom from discomfort
3. Freedom from pain, injury, and disease
4. Freedom from distress
5. Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being