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Plans for 2022

  • 04-01-2022 2:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,889 ✭✭✭

    I always enjoy these threads so i said is start this one. Whats your plans for 2022?.

    Mine are:

    • Get moved into the new house, We went sale agreed in August but still waiting to complete.
    • Get some fencing done at the new place and also finish the last part left to be done in the home place.
    • Get better at Grazing and stop letting grass get too strong ahead of sheep. (Need to figure out when to graze and when to move on etc).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,889 ✭✭✭Kevhog1988

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,604 ✭✭✭893bet

    1) Make no mistakes that cost the life of an other calf. Not been a good year so far on that regard. Been focused on less important stuff.

    2) Plant 100 metres of hedging around my house that I have been putting off. Would have a fine hedge now.

    3) Fence the home farm this spring and maybe an out farm in September.

  • Registered Users Posts: 849 ✭✭✭Easten

    • Redo the lights on the Tractor
    • fit the turbo that's sitting in a box with the last three years onto the tractor
    • Purchase a mower
    • Put down more concrete in the yard
    • Cull old cows and Stragglers
    • Sow a bigger Garden
    • Sow spuds (first time in about 20 years)
    • fit a Calving gate
    • Add more insulation to the attic
    • Put up another 2 calving cameras
    • Find a new Business opportunity

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,122 ✭✭✭roosterman71

    Don't really have any plans. 2021 sucked the life out of me in regards plans and ambitions. Might just let things settle or something, though I really need a house badly

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,894 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey

    Security cameras at home

    Secure out farm

    Reseed some paddocks

    Put up handling facilities at out farm

    Cull low performing cows

    Try castrating calves younger

    Slatted tank for storage

    Genetic test bull

    Tidy yard

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭Dunedin

    Hope you sort no8 anyways. Everything else is immaterial in the bigger scheme of things.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,749 ✭✭✭✭whelan2

    Where is last year's thread? Not sure what it was called

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,894 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey

    Well, just past the half way point so how are folk doing? A year I'd like to forget so far and don't think it will get any better - all due to off-farm reasons.

    Got calves castrated young, tank completed and bull sample sent off (not back yet). 'Important' stuff didn't really feel very important for a long time. Just want to see the back of this year and based on predictions for next year I'd like to skip it too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,316 ✭✭✭✭Reggie.

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    Plans here survive like new years resolutions. Current plan, get to 2023 while doing as little self inflicted damage as possible. 2023's plan will be veeeery similar I suspect, with a dash of Is that light at the end of the tunnel or an oncoming train? 🤔 2024........ profit.......... maybe........

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,889 ✭✭✭Kevhog1988

    • Got moved in during May.
    • Have some fencing done but money was pouring into the house instead so will be an as and when for some time yet.
    • Have improved on the land in Kildare. Be a project down here in the new house to get the place right.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,604 ✭✭✭893bet

    1) No calves lost in spring.

    2) Hedge planted. 300 plants or so. Around 5 percent didn’t “flower” and another 5 percent or so flowered but died during the summer. No idea why. Will see how if they come next spring and then copice with larger plants the end of the year in 2023.

    3) Fenced the home farm in the spring. Bought a long handle hedge cutter last week which should make keeping the underwire growth in check.

    Might skip the out farm fencing in September. Have some of the materials but need another 1.5k worth of posts and wire. Plus a digger for a day at least to clean drains and push in the strainers. Kick that cost onto next year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭SuperTortoise

    Thank christ i did'nt post anything last January, no to-do list = nothing to do!

    On a more serious note, put off a lot of work that should have been done this year, fencing, re-seeding, concreting etc, hard to justify the expence at the best of times but with the price of materials this year i decided to have a tightening the belt year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,043 ✭✭✭Tileman

    Yea first year here I haven’t bought anything or done any projects. Did put up a new shed last year so it’s hard to keep putting money into it when returns are so small. Was kinda burnt out from work and projects last year and only getting the spark back now .

    so will leave it as is until ne t year and get stuck back into it then.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,749 ✭✭✭✭whelan2


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭Mooooo

    Like Berties line, A lot done, more to do.

    Did road, water system, and upgraded loader. Plan for next year is to hopefully apply for planning on yard upgrade, once I can figure out what numbers we'll be allowed to have to pay for it all

  • Registered Users Posts: 137 ✭✭Diarmuid B

    Biggest job for 2023 is to figure out how to operate the farm in organics, exciting but also a daunting time on marginal enough land.

    Need to improve water supply around farm, only 4 troughs at present and will need more for paddock system to work. Moving trailer and IBC tank isn’t a long term solution.

    hopefully use the majority of payments for ‘23 to clear all the loans for the sheds and then focus on upgrading rest of yard and machinery.