What equipment to get when starting a farm
When you are thinking of purchasing your own small holding, and building it from the ground up into a booming farm business, one of the first things to do is to do your equipment research. Sure, you have a good draft for a business plan, and you know you can get the finances together, but then comes managing the hard grafting! You are going to be doing so day by day after all, and your farm will not run without the right equipment in hand.
So with that in mind, let us take a look at your starter considerations for the kind of hardware and equipment you will need to make your farm dream become a reality.
A pasture like this could be yours one day, so make sure you’re investing your time and money well enough to look after it! (Image)
Invest in a Tractor
Tractors are pretty crucial to farm life, whether you are only growing crops or you have decided to graze and herd and keep livestock as well. Think about it – everyone knows how important a tractor is, whether they are of a countryside background or not, so you might as well start here with your farming equipment plans!
If you are just starting out in the tractor business, make sure you take a good look around the kinds of tech in the modern series of tractor models; there has been quite an upheaval in the last 20 or so years. Whilst you do so, browse through ranges like John Deere equipment, and get to know other starter friendly brands.
Think About Harvesting
Harvesting is going to be a big part of the revenue that comes from your farming business or lifestyle, and thus, you need to have all the right tools and equipment in the bag from the beginning. The harvest period doesn’t last as long as most people believe, and trying to get
the best yield out of your fields during this time is going to be a much more laborious task without machines to do the bulk of the work for you.
You can buy some tractor implements that you can mount on and off the front of the tractor you invest in, if you don’t have the money to invest in a combine harvester as well at the moment. Try to buy within the tractor’s size range, as larger tool attachments can really slow down the task at hand, and cost you a lot in fuel as well.
Something to Keep Your Livestock Contained
You have bought their feed, you have a housing unit, and now it is time to think about the wider world outside. If you are going to be keeping livestock on your farm, you are going to need to think about how they will live. They need to have a barn to sleep in, and then they need a pasture or paddock, or simply well fenced fields, to go out and graze in during the day. Make sure you invest well in fencing for these purposes.
Starting your own farm is hard work, so do plenty of research first!
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