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oliver66



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch, Your barn costs just went up. If you plan on milking 200 head of dairy your gonna need a dedicated dairy barn with a milking parlor.
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masseyfergusonboy6



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did it go up in european currency or canadian
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It dont really matter what currency ya have. It went up no mater what country your in. Sad Not trying to discorage ya here, but ya midas well know the facts.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok thanks anyway for the help. iam still going to try and see if it works i still have a few years to save up and probaly work gor a while to earn and save.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not sayin to give up, and you have a good attitude about it. I guss i jumped the gun a little on explaining this thing. Really your probably gonna start with less then 10 head so you could just build a medium quansit (if you had the time and tools you could do that yourself) and that would be good enough to start. You could milk that many head by hand so that eliminates a huge cost. If there are any dairy farmers around that you are friends with see if they will buy your milk at first since they already have a name in the market and as you grow, well ya see where im goin with this. Long stories short save your dimes and nickels, and do a lot of research over a year or so and go from there. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heh heh google here we come! but anyways good luck! and remember hay isnt cheap
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well thanks for your help everybody. i know hay isn't cheap but we stilll do beef cattle so we still do hay and stuff by ourselves so i dont have to worry about that. but thanks for your help i appricated so much guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess my advice here would be to go work for some dairy farmers part time, and work in town full time doing a good paying job in a factory or etc.

Meanwhile build your assets and save money first before jumping in and getting a loan and getting in so much debt that you can not pay off your loan.

You could start off with 10 head of cattle in a Quonset from the get-go but that would definitely be a part time gig and I don't know if you would make a whole lot of money.

Either way I would definitely save as much money as you can for at least a few years. Then go move out to an acreage, it would be nice to find an acreage with an existing (but used) dairy parlor.

Some dairy parlors may be old and would have to be disinfected thoroughly if they haven't been used in a while but old equipment can and will get you by if it hasn't been out of commission for more than a few months.


Of course you could do it the easy way and find yourself a nice young farm cutie that is planning on taking over her dad's farm hehe and marry into farming lol jk
But anyway that is my point of view.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the farm i live on used be a diary farm but now is turned into a beef farm and has been in the family for atleast 5 generations. we have about 150-170 acres already of hay, soy beans, corn, oats , and wheat.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jft_14hotmail.co wrote:



Of course you could do it the easy way and find yourself a nice young farm cutie that is planning on taking over her dad's farm hehe and marry into farming lol jk
But anyway that is my point of view.


HeHe, I like the way ya think.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well guys i have done lots of reasearch and gone and visited soem local farms and have leanred lots and gotten very many ideas. I am goin to ask my nieghbour for a job this summer, he milks 350 head i think so that will give me some experience. i am also going to agriculture college for dair production and maybe agriculture business manegment.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like a good Plan, esperience AND Education are gonna both be neccessary for success.
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