Profitable dairy farming

RanchHouse

Farm Hand
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Oh no, it's not a misconception. Animal breeding and management is the correct place to start, but you also have to build a milk house that will be certified by your local state agency. That is VERY expensive. Before you start acquiring a herd, look into the costs of a milk house. Outfitting the building according to code, buying the equipment, setting up the plumbing and power are huge expenses.
Wow, now I see how expensive this can be. I now understand why any investment requires time and research because this will determine whether or not a farmer qualifies for certification. A lot of strategy and planning involved!
 

RichZ

Bean Stalker
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Lots of planning, and you have to coordinate with your local dairy regulatory agency. Before I even started building my milk house, I brought my building plans to my regulatroy agency for them to review. No sense in building it, if it won't meet code.
 

greg

Farm Hand
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Lots of planning, and you have to coordinate with your local dairy regulatory agency. Before I even started building my milk house, I brought my building plans to my regulatroy agency for them to review. No sense in building it, if it won't meet code.
Very accurate, and this is a predicament that most farmers find themselves in. I think it helps when we consult and learn as much as we can before trying out a new venture.
 
 
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