Farm Marketing and Profits from a Natural perspective

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by loanwizard, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. stonykill

    stonykill Crowing

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    I'll try to get pics up later. But they are just basic small pens.

    I have this bad feeling we are going to see real hard economic times. Much worse than a few years ago or the 70's and maybe worse than the depression. Part of my motivation to farm more. I need food, people need food. So what I mean is right now people can still afford to have chickens as pets. If things get really bad then pets become food. And silkies aren't desirable as food or too much for their eggs for eating.

    And much f my parent stock does free range all day long, every day, 365 days a year. The strong and smart survive. Makes their offspring better birds.
     
  2. stonykill

    stonykill Crowing

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    I just meant cute and cuddly in the looks department.
     
  3. Thanks to both of you. I am not giving you preferential treatment but your comments on the economy hit home. I am walking a professional tightrope and have been for about 4 years, which is why I farm. The time may come when I may have to depend upon that 4 acres to feed me and to create enough income to pay the mortgage. I have the marketing machine up. As much as I hate to admit it, each time I lost a piglet I cringed. Partly because I love animals, and partly because that was money gone.
     
  4. stonykill

    stonykill Crowing

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    same here. We run 2 businesses, not counting the farming. Mine over winters us, hers is a busy summertime job. Alway's on the tight rope here
     
  5. Runawaylobster

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    ditto
     
  6. New ad copy going out. Please do not copy this:

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    Would you like Bacon Seeds or Bacon Bits?
    Bacon Seeds for sale. Serenity Farms of Ohio, OhioPorkandPoultry.com has piglets, brand new, never used.... Ooops, sorry, not selling cars....
    There are several methods to receiving a purebred Tamworth from us. First, is the true Bacon Seed- A Bacon seed is a young piglet, over 8 weeks of age that you can raise. You can buy breeder stock @ $400.00 each, but I need to know within the next week if you want one, before they get neutered for feed stock. The second method would be to buy feeder stock at the same age. Those are $125.00 each. If you buy more than one or for a 4h project (Under 18) they will be $100.00 each.
    Next, you can buy a bacon bit. Bacon Bits are feeders that we raise for you. You buy these by the pound hanging weight at a guestimated weight of 225-275lbs. In other words we will raise your premium pork for you. We also need to know soon on that because we need to know how many to keep. There is a deposit and a payment program available. Let me know if you want Bacon Seeds or Bacon Bits. Bacon Bits ought to be ready by October 2013.
    Thanks,
    Shawn and Carla!
     
  7. armorfirelady

    armorfirelady Songster

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    I like the ad [​IMG] I wish you lived closer I would be interested in bacon bits :)
     
  8. Where is Hamburg NY? I used to live in a place.... Next exit past Carmel coming out of Danbury on 84..... Brewster?
     
  9. delisha

    delisha Crowing

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    Shawn..

    nice add
     
  10. armorfirelady

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    About 20 minutes south of Buffalo (you know the place the wx stations like to come when it snows normally [​IMG] lol)
     

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