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So you want to be a dairy farmer? - forget about the "next spring" approach

Key advice for anyone thinking of getting into dairying


Potential dairy converts are advised to plan 18 months ahead and avoid spending all their money on a milking machine.

So you want to be a dairy farmer? If so the most important message is that you need to plan well ahead, and forget about the "next spring" approach, according to Jim Moyles, a Tullamore-based Teagasc advisor.

He said anyone thinking of starting up or converting to dairying needs a 12-18 month lead-in time.

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