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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    Even better, there's no wife to worry about 👀
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    Interesting. What kind of scale are you at? Are you lambing ewes or buying and moving on stores? Also what sort of drilling do you do? We began min-tilling with a disc harrow (although still a nice bit of cultivation) the last 3 years and moving to direct drill is an interest of mine so...
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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    @yellowbelly @neilo Know anyone running sheep and tillage together? Could be a good combination, grow the cover crops for grazing after winter crops, no poaching either.
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    Its not so much the workload, I understand I'll be working hard for it whatever I do. I guess what I'm trying to get at is focusing our efforts more. To me dairy seems to provide the best source of income longterm (albeit I'm aware there would be initial investment costs) rather than being...
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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    Aye the most straightforward method is focus the current efforts, maybe remove an enterprise or two and try maximise the efficiency from the others. Efficiency isn't something being maximised at the moment, for example calving is split spring and autumn but neither are compact enough, ends up...
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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    That is the way I see it. I much prefer the daily hardship on a farm to sitting in an office doing something I don't enjoy, even if it's secure financially.. I am 28 this year. My accountant thinks that if I was taking a 3yr career break I should do it sooner rather than later before I get...
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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    And he would do it too. Maybe it is nothing to be worried about but I prefer the idea of being clear of it. But maybe that will never be the case in such a business
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    Currently working on the farm every evening and weekend. Never been fulltime at home other than school/college holidays. I have 50 acres rented in my own name the last 5 years. This is about 10km away which is in tillage, growing maize, winter wheat, winter barley currently. Only experience I...
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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    He is open to change if I am committed to coming home. I think he's almost bit fed up of Would essentially swapping current stock for dairy cows not alleviate that cost?
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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    Horses are the father's hobby and love. While we could definitely reduce the amount on the farm they will always be there
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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    No siblings in the equation. Succession partnership is a conversation we are having as dad is open to reducing his workload and requires help. I would like to have a good 5 year plan when coming home so hence the post. Gathering ideas.
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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    Midland ireland All owned On paper it makes a decent profit that should sustain 2 people but the reality seems much different. Spring and winter cereals, maize on contract No experience milking (maybe why the robots appeal 😅)
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    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    So I've been thinking of returning home to farm with my 70 yr old father who's struggling to find good full time labour and is naturally slowing down. I'm working off farm full time but really have an urge to leave the office job and come home (option of career break). If I'm going to do this...
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    Equipment for strip till and cover cropping?

    I've become extremely interested in the strip till concept and incorporating cover crops. My father has always been using a conventional plough based system for establishing our cereals but it seems like he is starting to come round to the idea. We have around 200 acres of cereals each year on a...
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    Planning a crop rotation

    I was looking into a 3m horsch joker and mini drill for cover crops. Can avail of a 60% grant on one so thanks its good to know it could do OSR too. I was asking that question in response to them saying they direct drill their beans and oats though.. with what you're saying, would it be possible...
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