Unfortunately I am not farming at present. I was dairy farming with my father up until he passed away a year and a half ago. Then my mother sold the herd 3 months later. I was a little relieved at the time because I was way overwhelmed, but have since regretted letting the cows go. We still have the land and facilities and I plan to return soon, but need to get back on my feet first. Hopefully resources like this site will keep me in touch and prepared.
Hey Eric.... I currently farm with my dad in southwest Wisconsin about 1hour southwest of Madison.... we have a double 12 parellel milking parlor by westfalia surge... we milk about 300 cows and raise all of our own replacements and we raise our steers to market weight... we have 850 acres of crops.. we also are involved in a custom chopping business... hope that answers your questions
Hey, Eric. Right now I'm not doing any farming, but hopefully soon. My grandparents farmed so I did a lot of work for them. Right now my grandma is still living there with my uncle, but they rent out the land. It's about a 2 hour drive from where I live, so I'm not really active on it. Eventually I will have some kind of "non-standard" farm, maybe organic, maybe trees, maybe set up more for hunting, something along those lines. Definitely not livestock or row crops. It needs to be something that doesn't require daily attention.
Well hello there! I am attending Morehead State University and majoring in Animal Science here. I work out here at the university farm quite a bit and enjoy working with the cattle out here. You seem like you sure do have your hands full!
Hey there Eric! I'm Jess. Nice to meet you! I grew up on a 600 acre beef farm in Maryland where we had a little under 100 head of Hereford x cows. I'm in Kentucky going to school now, living and working on a farm that has around 100 head of Angus cattle, 50 xbred sows, and 30 Hampx ewes... I'll be starting my Master's in January in Ruminant Nutrition! How 'bout you?
Hello. Currently I don't do much farming. My wife and I keep 2 horses and raise about 20 ton of hay each year on our small acreage. Trying to convince my wife to move to northern MN, where my gradfather's farm is. He used to dairy, and I would like to get the farm back to dairying again. For now though, trying to find some more land to rent in western colorado to get a small beef herd running.
Thanks for the Welcome Eric. I grew up on a Corn, Wheat, Soybean and Tobacco Farm in KY. My husband and I don't get to do our own farming now, just go home and help dad, but we both work in the Ag Industry. He works for a Cat Dealer and I work as a recruiter for the Ag Industry.