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Just wanted to see what everyone grows on their model farms.

I actually have 3 displays

Hinton Farms (Main Display)-3000 acres

2000 acres this year were dedicated to rice-

doubled 200 for crawfish

1000 acres were soybeans

Mike Lafler Farm (Small Rice/Crawfish farm)-1200 acres

950 acres rice-

about 400 doubled with crawfish

250 acres of soybeans

John Lafler Farm (Small Scale Cotton/Milo Farm)- 1100 acres

500 acres milo

600 acres cotton

*350 acres double cropped wheat from the milo land*

*The double crop wheat was only a quick recouperation idea to make up for the loss of 300 acres of cotton due to Hurricane Rita*

So what do you guys grow.

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Downstairs Farm is mainly Winter Dog Hair, Spaniel variety as resources are plentyful.

Upstairs Country Estate, sock fluff. Grown for industrial burning uses at the nearby Incernerator.

Joking aside I am just starting up a contracting business focusing on cereal harvesting, grass and maize silageing and small bale hay for the equastrian market.

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My farm is mostly in my head, where everything is planned and goes tickity boo :D :D  I think it would be a bit large for a display so will only ever take pics of field yard work etc. It would go something like this:

NC Farms, arable unit would be 2 farms with 20,000 acres of ground which would grow:

Wheat

Barley

OSR

Linseed

Combining Peas

Combining Beans

Potatoes

Sugar Beet

NC Contracting would be the 3rd farm and would specialise in clamp silage, maize and whole crop and also make haylage for the equestrian market.

As for the machinery one day I'll get round to posting the 3 pages worth of it :D :D :D

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My farm business is mainly contracting hence all the big kit, but on the 11,084 acres we do farm we concentrate mainly on;

Rice crispies; 2200 acres

Spring Fine cork chippings; 2,000 acres approx

Winter fine cork chippings; 4,500

Misson grey sand died black; 1500 acres approx [to increase next year for bio diesel use]

Green saw dust; approx 900 acres for suckling cow and calf feed

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Currently I am not growing anything....(unless you count the mould on the cheese in my fridge)

I buy all my feed for my livestock

Current (approx head count)

Horses 50

Cattle (Dairy)- Bulls 9 Cows 40 Calfs 23

Cattle (Beef)- Bulls 8 Cows 13 Calfs (don't make them, 1 conversion ?:) )

Sheep Rams 4 Ewes 52 Lambs 19

Poultry 53

Goats Billy 2 Nannys 10 Kids 4

Pigs 38 piglets 13

Labourers 25 ?8 kids

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Currently I am not growing anything....(unless you count the mould on the cheese in my fridge)

I buy all my feed for my livestock

Current (approx head count)

Horses 50

Cattle (Dairy)- Bulls 9 Cows 40 Calfs 23

Cattle (Beef)- Bulls 8 Cows 13 Calfs (don't make them, 1 conversion ?:) )

Sheep Rams 4 Ewes 52 Lambs 19

Poultry 53

Goats Billy 2 Nannys 10 Kids 4

Pigs 38 piglets 13

Labourers 25 ?8 kids

You need more cows, otherwise you're gonna have a territory war on you hands!  :D

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My farm is now mostly only in my head,untill I can reopen my farm in it's own room.

Double Oaks Farm grows 250ha (750ac)of.....

Winter wheat

Spring barley

Raddish seed

Clover seed

Grass seed

Vining peas

Vining beans

Potatoes

Carrot seed

Borage seed

Maize silage

In other words with our long growing season all I'd be doing is spraying & irragation every day for a good 4 mouths non stop.

The farm would also hire 1 full time worker.

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mines similar to NCC, its all mind games!  :D :D :D

but so far only one field, have to have a quick turnaround due to current space!!

red carpet wheat variety

red carpet barley variety

red carpet OSR variety

red carpet potato variety

red carpet sugarbeet variety

all with added builders dust ;D

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Well my farm and contracting buissness grows

Winter wheat

winter and spring barley

winter and spring rape

Linseed (every so often)

Combining peas

Combining beans

Potatoes (contract)

Maize (contract)

Grass alot of 2 year leys (i think and contract)

Grass for hay

Sugar beet (only carting though)

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My farm business is mainly contracting hence all the big kit, but on the 11,084 acres we do farm we concentrate mainly on;

Rice crispies; 2200 acres

Spring Fine cork chippings; 2,000 acres approx

Winter fine cork chippings; 4,500

Misson grey sand died black; 1500 acres approx [to increase next year for bio diesel use]

Green saw dust; approx 900 acres for suckling cow and calf feed

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D  too funny

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