Is he mad?

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Steakeater, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Rent a farm and buy a robot for it?

    Now I've heard everything...:whistle:

    If your chap needs an exciting adventure, tell him to do a part time business studies degree somewhere in London. He wouldn't regret it (y)
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  2. simmy_bull

    simmy_bull Member

    North Yorkshire
    Rent the farm pay a manager 30k keep 30k himself and play farmers on a week end?
  3. What kind of tenant farming is this? I must not know the right kind or something but I don't know any tenant farmers who can afford to pay a farm manager 30K so they can dip in and out of the business on a whim?

    Most tenant farmers seem to be working like trojans and use a lot of very cheap family labour, are we talking about tenant farmers in the South West of Colombia or something?
  4. multi power

    multi power Member

    If this guy is good his pension will be his farm (which he will no doubt have bought) no need to work 100 hours a week either
  5. Also there is the not too small matter of TB in this region which is no longer a minor concern especially to a smaller herd.
  6. I didn't realise that being a tenant dairy farmer with 100 cows was so lucrative.
  7. multi power

    multi power Member

    Lots of potential for good operators to make money
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  8. PSQ

    PSQ Member

    Scottish Borders
    If it's Dagenham, no wonder he's desperate to leave.
    If it's Woking, he'd be stupid to jack it in for a 'career' shovelling crap.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
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  9. Renaultman

    Renaultman Member

    Why? He will still have his skills if everything goes wrong and may even be able to put them to use in some part way part time. He get's the chance to live his dream and would probably regret it if he doesn't.
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  10. fudge

    fudge Member

    Exactly! Life is too short to worry about some idiot calling you an idiot!
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  11. Spartacus

    Spartacus Member

    At 35 I have never worked anywhere but here at the farm, I wish to god I had at a younger age as now I am at 35 I have an unsettling feeling that I know nothing else, not even working on another farm. If I could go back 10-15 years the one thing I would tell a younger me is to try something else for a few years, you can always come back to farming if it is what you love.

    In short, no not mad at all to want to try farming. Can still go and do his other job if farming doesnt work out. Just to have the knowledge that you can do whatever you want in your life must be a real head start for him.
  12. simmy_bull

    simmy_bull Member

    North Yorkshire
    I meant to keep his job and his wage too and pay the manager out of his own wage packet.

    Probably a stupid idea but if I earned 60k it would be as good as a lottery win for me :ROFLMAO:
  13. Oh I see. :banghead:
  14. If rent is an issue, move further from london and purchase a serious season pass train ticket thing?
  15. silverfox

    silverfox Member

    when are you going to take the leap and rent or buy your own place. You and Jimmer seem to work very hard for other people to reap the benefits.
    I'm being sincere.
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  16. farmboy

    farmboy Member

    A good herdsman/herdsmanager in the south could earn more than that. Then use his savings to buy a house to let out. Although I can't really comment as would go for my own farm if one came up local!!
  17. silverfox

    silverfox Member

    If 130 cows can make a profit of £50k plus, why have many dairy farmers quit the industry and say there's no money in the job.
  18. I am interested in the answer to this question as well. Are they selling Nesquik milk as opposed to the regular stuff?
  19. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    yes, he should get a mortgage and buy 100 acres
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  20. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    I think your friend will more than likely have to go off his own feelings here, as I doubt anyone will openly tell him how much they make.
    Yes, farming is or can be stressful, but additionally - I will say that farming can also be lucrative for the ones in the know too.

    Office life is also extremely stressful, so stresses are there regardless of industry - and therefore should not be a hurdle / barrier to ones aspirations.
    If the rent, feed, insurance etc seems logical to make a profit, then the final question will be what is the minimum he can accept as a wage.

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