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Facts and figures: How much does it really cost to switch to dairy farming

A minimum milk price of 32c/l and a 70-cow herd are essential in the initial phase of a dairy start-up, writes Martin O'Sullivan

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We analyse the figures to see if a 70-cow enterprise would represent a viable unit.

We analyse the figures to see if a 70-cow enterprise would represent a viable unit.

A 70-cow enterprise is a viable option

A 70-cow enterprise is a viable option

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We analyse the figures to see if a 70-cow enterprise would represent a viable unit.

 I received a deluge of queries, not necessarily about robots, but about the viability of establishing a 60-70 cow enterprise.

All of the enquiries were from beef farmers who were considering a dairy start-up which would provide them with an acceptable return that would enable them to work full-time on the farm.

With this in mind, I decided to analyse the figures to see if a 70-cow enterprise would represent a viable unit.


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