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Other Farm Income

Postby TN Cattle Man » Fri May 05, 2017 8:52 pm

Other than cattle... Do any of you farm any crops in your operations or have any other viable incomes that you produce from your farm? For my farm, I grow around 20 acres of watermelons that I do fairly well on in a good year. There are three locally owned grocery stores in my area that purchase every melon we raise. So far this year, with all of the rain that we have been having, I have yet to get the first seed in the ground let alone get the ground prepared to plant! On a typical year, I start planing on May 1st... here it is the 5th already and they are talking about even more rain next week!!

Just curious as to what anyone else is doing...
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby Bright Raven » Fri May 05, 2017 9:11 pm

Raining a lot here too. Looks like a pattern. Hay is early but the ground is saturated. I wonder if it is going to be a difficult hay season.
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby TN Cattle Man » Fri May 05, 2017 9:17 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Raining a lot here too. Looks like a pattern. Hay is early but the ground is saturated. I wonder if it is going to be a difficult hay season.

I would say so... We have hay (grass... :lol: ) fields that I would say are 2-3 weeks ahead of a "normal" year. Typically we like to start cutting around Memorial Day, but I would like to start a little sooner if the weather would cooperate and give us some time to cure. I guess only time will tell!
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby Bright Raven » Fri May 05, 2017 9:24 pm

TN Cattle Man wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Raining a lot here too. Looks like a pattern. Hay is early but the ground is saturated. I wonder if it is going to be a difficult hay season.

I would say so... We have hay (grass... :lol: ) fields that I would say are 2-3 weeks ahead of a "normal" year. Typically we like to start cutting around Memorial Day, but I would like to start a little sooner if the weather would cooperate and give us some time to cure. I guess only time will tell!


I am glad Mike came through for me on the Hay/grass thread. :D
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri May 05, 2017 9:42 pm

TN Cattle Man wrote:Other than cattle... Do any of you farm any crops in your operations or have any other viable incomes that you produce from your farm? For my farm, I grow around 20 acres of watermelons that I do fairly well on in a good year. There are three locally owned grocery stores in my area that purchase every melon we raise. So far this year, with all of the rain that we have been having, I have yet to get the first seed in the ground let alone get the ground prepared to plant! On a typical year, I start planing on May 1st... here it is the 5th already and they are talking about even more rain next week!!

Just curious as to what anyone else is doing...


As a family we raise crops... Me personally I have been selling Hay, Feed Grains - brewers grain and DDG -MILK - Peanut hulls/Peanuts. I also offer an opportunity for folks to come out and pick an animal they want to process. I have turkeys chickens hogs ducks geese goats . Folks come out on weekends pick the animal they want to process pay me for them and I offer a space for them to clean their animal. I honestly make more off doing that then the cattle have in recent years. I love it however some folks are a PITA to deal with.
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby Clodhopper » Sun May 07, 2017 4:10 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw6Fvox0HSg

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Postby Rafter S » Sun May 07, 2017 6:27 pm

I sell a little hay, and I don't have the place anymore, but at one of my rent pastures I sold enough pecans to pay the rent several years.
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Postby cow pollinater » Sun May 07, 2017 7:02 pm

I'm also a beekeeper. Clover seed is pretty cheap when you get paid twice for planting it.
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby TCRanch » Mon May 08, 2017 7:40 am

Do oil wells count? Hunting leases?
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby TN Cattle Man » Mon May 08, 2017 7:56 am

TCRanch wrote:Do oil wells count? Hunting leases?

Absolutely! Income is income!!
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby M-5 » Mon May 08, 2017 7:59 am

how about Gigolo as other income???
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby shaz » Mon May 08, 2017 8:36 am

TCRanch wrote:Do oil wells count? Hunting leases?


I trade the hunting lease for labor.
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby Rafter S » Mon May 08, 2017 8:52 am

M-5 wrote:how about Gigolo as other income???


Only if you do it on the farm.
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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby M-5 » Mon May 08, 2017 9:00 am

Rafter S wrote:
M-5 wrote:how about Gigolo as other income???


Only if you do it on the farm.


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Re: Other Farm Income

Postby TexasBred » Mon May 08, 2017 9:55 am

Got oil and gas production on 3 different properties. Not work and not all on the farm but good to have. Price sucks !!!
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