20 acres of pasture with farm buildings

Farminglife

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Just taken over 20 acres of pasture (was arable, Sandy Loam soil) with a few farm buildings and yard. Would like to make this my job but struggling for ideas to Make it a profitable venture. It’s my family’s farm and would like to carry on the tradition so any ideas would be appreciated. Previously they ran a contracting business but that was 15 years ago and since then the pasture has been used for silage/haylage by another farmer.
 

Dry Rot

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chances are growing by the day, and only trees i would grow are Christmas trees
I think that would be a mistake. Recently, there was a shortage of birch whips for planting up here. When I was at college (admittedly a long time ago) I was told in forestry lectures that no one ever planted birch as it is a weed, only of use in large sizes and then for veneer. And that's just one species.
 
Just taken over 20 acres of pasture (was arable, Sandy Loam soil) with a few farm buildings and yard. Would like to make this my job but struggling for ideas to Make it a profitable venture. It’s my family’s farm and would like to carry on the tradition so any ideas would be appreciated. Previously they ran a contracting business but that was 15 years ago and since then the pasture has been used for silage/haylage by another farmer.
The easiest most profitable venture would be for you to rent it out for arable/grazing.

Unless you're fancying a lot of work and go for a lot of polytunnels and do fruit and veg etc

Or even breed fancy poultry

I don't see much of a living to be made from 20ac otherwise
 

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109: Monitor Farm takeover

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The first episode in the Farm Excellence series of the AHDB podcast focuses on cereals & oilseeds. The Monitor Farm programme comprises a network of farmers from across the UK and Northern Ireland committed to driving innovation and best practice. They host regular meetings at their farms in which they discuss issues facing agriculture in their...
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