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Moving from beef to tillage

  • 16-07-2021 8:03pm
    Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭ happydude742

    Beef seems to have the lowest overall profit margin in farming and I’ve been thinking about getting into tillage instead.

    Is 80-90 acres of tillage enough to make money it would you have to be doing more?

    What are the pros and cons of moving from beef to tillage?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,176 ✭✭✭✭ Bass Reeves

    Are you watching Clarkson s farm and us that what have you the bug. I know very little about tillage but have you sums done on it. How do you intend to till, sow, spray and harvest. I presume you are part time.

    Who will you sell to. If Glanbia are you happy to buy inputs at a premium. Have you knowledge of the skills required for tillage. Would it not make more sense to let it to a tillage farmer if you need large capital investment to get into tillage.

    What sort of beef were you in. If your land is suitable for tillage you must be in a fairly good quality land area. It's hard to believe that you cannot make a margin from beef on such land

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