Hey all, so a little bit of a dumb question here and I'm not going to be buying a property any time soon but I was wondering about how much livestock could fit on 10 acres of land (minus one acre for house, machinery, shed, etc.)
I was thinking that hypothetically I would want 4 acres for cattle, 4 acres for sheep and 1 acre for chickens.
I was wondering that (for full adult animals) approximately how many would comfortably fit in that setup?
Anyone know where I can buy used supply fire hose in 4"+ diameter in 500'- 1000' lengths? OR some sort of supply line where I can do some furrow irrigation on a soybean field.
Beans will be planted on 30" row versus no-till. I need to get the water from one side of the field to the other. Then get some of that irrigation bag line where I can put holes in it to get the water down the road.
I'm sure you get this annoying sort of question a lot, but I didn't see my variation:
I'm building up a lot of money for investing. When I think about how I'd like to spend my life... the idea of buying some acreage in a place that's beautiful (like Pennsylvania... I only know because I visited my farmer I buy from out there once), working out in the sun, living less lavishly, being self sustaining, and also making a living so I don't have to continue to work my 9-5... sounds pretty intriguing.
I'm one of those weird people that only eats animal products (meat, dairy, fish). I know a lot of other people like me who do this. I can probably answer one commenter (and a single thread) if people are really interested why I do this, but yeah I don't want this to become a thread on diet if that makes sense...
I have about 100,000 to my name. I essentially either want to get into real estate investing, or invest in a farm. I figure that... by purchasing a farm... I can skip my 9-5... skip staying indoors all day... and work an honest job, live more spiritually (aka slaughter the animals I eat), get away from the city, potentially have a legit place and way to raise a family, build something I can profit from, and most importantly: care and believe in what I'm doing.
So essentially I have two questions, now that I've framed the specifics and the inspiration:
Is 100,000 enough to start an animal only farm? Not that I know what I'm doing at all, but essentially I'd want to buy a couple of cows, pigs, chickens, deer (or hunt them?). I'd need equipment not only for butchering the animal, the preparation of the meat, and the storage, but also equipment to milk the cows, and all the equipment to produce all the dairy products (cheese, ice cream, etc)
Is this profitable?
If all else fails, I could essentially get into real estate, and then just get some land, get some cows, and then do it as more of a family thing? So it would be nice to know how much that would cost as well.
Was wondering if it's possible or if there are any companies that help you re-introduce natural predators to your land like coyotes. Is that possible? Are there other ways to introduce natural predators to your land?
Neighbor hired a custom spray operator. He sprayed harness max instead of harness. On Corn. rotation next year would have been edible beans. What's your thoughts on the best way to go forward? 18 month rotational restriction. Can't switch grounds!