Question by joe: what is the most profitable and enjoyable farm enterprise?
I would like to own a beyond organic farm. What is the lucrative enterprise?
Pastured poultry, salad-bar beef, eggs, grassed based dairy.
Are there any other individuals anybody can consider of?
Answer by Ohiorganic
I develop produce and sell direct to the consumer through CSA, farm store and farmers markets.
Go into what you like. if you really like cattle and do not thoughts never taking a holiday again (unless you can uncover a competent farm sitter which is really challenging to do) that go into beef or dairy (which along with never getting able to take a trip, you also have to milk 2x a day) than raise cattle, if you love pigs than raise pigs, if you enjoy chickens…
i have carried out pastured poultry for both meat and eggs and nonetheless will raise under 150 a year for meat as the birds are slaughtered at 5 tpo 8 weeks old so do not tie you to the farm for the entire year.
None of this sort of stuff is lucrative for the 1st numerous years you do it. You will make blunders that will price income and it takes several years to construct up a consumer base.
Functioning with livestock can be very unsafe. Farming in common indicates lots of lengthy hours and low spend. Livestock has a high overhead (shelter, grain and hay-even pastured/grass fed stock require supplemental grain and hay need to be fed in the winter-slaughtering costs, electric for refrigeration, a series of freezers or a stroll in freezer, trailers to transport the livestock to slaughter, and so on..)
As I stated I make my living raising over 50 diverse types of fruits, vegetables and herbs. I make my living from this and have carried out so for 15 years. While my farm is profitable, I am not obtaining wealthy.
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