thats alot of work, dairy farming is a 24-7 365 day job, and with all that i have been reading it pays like a fry cook!! i understand milk prices have fallen drastically since last spring. farming is in our blood or we couldn't handle being beat down year after year. i own 125 acres and rent about 150. i run my own golf car buisness full time, you can see it at www.tuckergolfcars.com i don't do any row croping, other than helping my brother with what little he does. my brother farms about 800 acres counting what he rents. his operation is pretty much just beef cattle. we have just started going to kentucky nutritional services in lawrenceburg ky and picking up our mineral direct to save some money.