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Old 05-25-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Canada
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feed lots are alien and dont really appeal to me

i plant to make a trip to see my relatives in BC fairly soon and might head across to washington or maybe oregon , thier are other places which might be more suitable but the north west seems the obvious choice
I'm not in the US, I'm in Canada but there are lots of Europeans here who have sold their small-by-North-American-standards farms and immigrated here and bought large farms, and good equipment for what they received for their small European farms.

Prices vary a great deal for land depending on where you are prepared to go, but what wouldn't buy you a farm in Europe can certainly buy you a farm somewhere in N. America.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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finding a dairy farm to buy is not your problem - immigrating is.

bingo !
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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i have this dream of owning a large track of land in america where i could keep angus cattle ,
Angus cattle raised around here:

https://www.google.com/search?source...nty+or+ranches
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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???????????????????

IrishBob mentioned someone was going to start a -------5,000 acre pasture based DAIRY in the US.

That is what I was responding to in my post immediately after his.

Please try to keep up !
No, he said a 5000 COW, pasture-based dairy. That doesn't necessarily translate to a 5000 acre pasture.
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i heard of some big company from new zealand which planned to set up a 5000 cow pasture based dairy somewhere in the U.S , i think it was somewhere in texas
I think I'm keeping up just fine, thanks...
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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I'm not in the US, I'm in Canada but there are lots of Europeans here who have sold their small-by-North-American-standards farms and immigrated here and bought large farms, and good equipment for what they received for their small European farms.

Prices vary a great deal for land depending on where you are prepared to go, but what wouldn't buy you a farm in Europe can certainly buy you a farm somewhere in N. America.
i dont have a farm in ireland but i recently came into some money and i think farming is coming back from an investment POV

not sure i would want to move to canada , dont like extreme cold weather
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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Finding a dairy farm to buy is not your problem - immigrating is.
its only an idea at this stage , might never happen , still , i will at least visit rural america for a few weeks
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Angus are not milk cows...they are beef cows.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Angus are not milk cows...they are beef cows.

Who said they were ?
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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No, he said a 5000 COW, pasture-based dairy. That doesn't necessarily translate to a 5000 acre pasture.
I think I'm keeping up just fine, thanks...
Since it takes OVER an acre per cow ( of even excellent pasture ) a 5,000 cow pasture based dairy certainly would translate to more than 5,000 acres of pasture.

Try to keep up !
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:31 PM
 
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Since it takes OVER an acre per cow ( of even excellent pasture ) a 5,000 cow pasture based dairy certainly would translate to more than 5,000 acres of pasture.

Try to keep up !
Any good dairy operation will supplement with hay and silage.
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