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Postby ddd75 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:47 pm

looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?
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Re: fish farm

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:55 pm

ddd75 wrote:looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?


Looking forward to hearing more about it because I looked into it but seemed really time consuming and complex
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Re: fish farm

Postby ddd75 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:57 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
ddd75 wrote:looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?


Looking forward to hearing more about it because I looked into it but seemed really time consuming and complex



it does seem a little time consuming. but I'm thinking with automatic feeders, timed pumps, etc.. i could make it pretty self - sufficient .
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Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:00 pm

ddd75 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
ddd75 wrote:looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?


Looking forward to hearing more about it because I looked into it but seemed really time consuming and complex



it does seem a little time consuming. but I'm thinking with automatic feeders, timed pumps, etc.. i could make it pretty self - sufficient .


I wanted to raise fish too cause I have a major direct market I could be in but the amount of time for them to grow and such kinda turned me off too.
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Re: fish farm

Postby zirlottkim » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:36 pm

You will be competing against imports. In India, seafood processors are subsidized 8% of their gross sales. So they sell everything at cost and still make a profit. I know a company that has fish farms in the Palacios Texas area. They raise Redfish because those are not imported as strong as catfish and tilapia.
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Re: fish farm

Postby ddd75 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:55 pm

local place here raises trout.

i was reading an article on this guy raising the tilapia. He quit a pretty good job to do it full time.
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Re: fish farm

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:19 pm

Seen a segment, where a man raised catfish in old above ground swimming pools he bought used... And Made a pretty good chunk,doing it..
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Postby TexasBred » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:59 pm

ddd75 wrote:looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?


Don't they die off when water temp. drops to a certain point???
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Re: fish farm

Postby callmefence » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:04 pm

TexasBred wrote:
ddd75 wrote:looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?


Don't they die off when water temp. drops to a certain point???


Yes
If trout are raised in your area I doubt your season is long enough to grow talipia to size outdoors
Also they are so cheap unless you can create a farm to table kinda mark-up it would be hard to make anything without being on a very large scale.
The trout may be a better option for you.
You better check your state regs. I didn't say report to them. But educate yourself... ;-)

We raise blue catfish. Well we buy the fingerlings and grow them to a couple pounds. Then move them to grow to the 10 pound plus range. We sell them on a very small scale to high fenced hunting outfits to stock in their ponds.
I don't make anything really. I enjoy messing with them. And I've got some giants in my ponds to support my habit when I can't get on the river. :cboy:
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Re: fish farm

Postby Bestoutwest » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:37 pm

My wife works for a university that has a fish farm operation attached to it. Electric costs are high, failure can be around every corner and your married to it to make sure there are no failures.
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Re: fish farm

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:46 pm

Had a good friend do it several years ago. After 1st year's sale contract was up the bottom fell out of farm raised
fish market. If I remember correctly imports from China did in the market, anyway he was done in 2 years.
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Re: fish farm

Postby dun » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:33 pm

Have you thought of raising Emus?
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Re: fish farm

Postby ddd75 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:27 am

Emu's might be the next step.



ahh.. figured i'd ask on here. Looks pretty labor intensive like you guys are saying..


crushing my dreams :(
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Postby greybeard » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:33 am

I tried it for a few days back in late August. Not all it's cracked up to be. :lol: :lol: :lol2:
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Re: fish farm

Postby ga.prime » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:40 pm

Farm grown freshwater shrimp!
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