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What is the avg size farm in your area?
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johndeere7810



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

littleredtractor wrote:
erm round here its anything :lo: this might be more usefull this is the farm the biggest feild is 80 acre



I can see why Nova Scotia is "New Scotland" looks like excactly like an ariel photo taken here.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never seen pics from nova scotia
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

really cool pics, I am assuming the areial shot is from Google maps?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well we farmed about 4000 acres this year plus 2 feedlots that have a combined capacity of about 30 000 head
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's a good sized farm you have there dameck, what breed of cattle you raising?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnDeereJunkie wrote:
that's a good sized farm you have there dameck, what breed of cattle you raising?


all kinds. they are just fed for slaughter.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's cool, just wondered if you guys strictly raised one breed or not.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its a custom feedlot so yea we raise our own but feed for others.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Eastern South Dakota you see farms of about 800-4000 acres on average. Now that is taking the smallest, and the biggest into account.

I am considering owned and rented land combined in my calculations.

For example, one of my great uncles farms about 960 acres and my other great uncle farms over 3000 acres.

Although there is yet some old "part-time" farmers in the area that still farm small (around 160 acres). These are typical of people who do not want to farm full time anymore.

There is also a few corporate farms in the area in excess of 10,000 acres that employ 10 or 20 people. There was just an auction of a corporate farm here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kca-6Zxhz-o
Because the owners passed away and did not have any descendants to inherit the farm.

So it really depends on if your a small "part-time" farm or a corporate multi-millionare farm.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, couldn't imagine farmin 10,000 acres!!!!!!!!! Does anyone have a guesstimation on how many acres/hectares the total farmland is in the game?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe 500 at the most
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midwest Farmer wrote:
maybe 500 at the most


I was thinking we have about only 100 acres on the game...

I figure one field square is about a hectare...

one hectare equals 2.47 acres....

A football field is exactly two acres.

we have about 40 or so field squares depending on if you count the "half" squares as one square.

So lets say 40 hectares...

40 hectares multiplied by 2.47 equals 98.8 acres...

So I rounded up to 100 acres.

However, I tend to "pretend" I am farming more like 6400 acres, pretending that each square is one quarter of a mile or 160 acres.

Any legit arguments with my figures will be accepted...Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea that makes since, but when you think about it in scale, like the size of the machine versus the size of the feild, its a good little chunk of land, im going to stick with my 500. youve got train field(im gonna geuss around 100), big field by city(another 150), all the little fields add up to 500. my argument.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So one square on the map equals 12.5 acres?

500 acres divided by 40 Squares equals 12.5 acres per square...

So then each square would be like 3.5 acres by 3.5 acres equaling 12.5....

hmm suppose you could be right.....but I am not going to start an argument either.

Maybe Ben can answer this question haha. Ben if you read this please do...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jft_14hotmail.co wrote:
So one square on the map equals 12.5 acres?

500 acres divided by 40 Squares equals 12.5 acres per square...

So then each square would be like 3.5 acres by 3.5 acres equaling 12.5....

hmm suppose you could be right...

Maybe Ben can answer this question haha. Ben if you read this please do...

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