What does it take to be a FC Dairy Goat Subfarm Owner?
First - Practical Considerations
How much will starting a farm cost? There are three initial costs that you will have to consider when starting a farm
- First is the cost of land, especially if you do not own one beforehand. The minimum size for farm accreditation is 3-hectares.
- Next is the Subfarm Accreditation fee. Becoming an accredited Farmcradle Dairy Goat Subfarm entails you to the technology, operational system, breeding techniques, infrastructure blueprints, trainings, animal husbandry methods, access to Dairy Goat Bucks (for reproduction) and Pa-iwi system, as well as continuous Top-Level support from the FC team.
- Finally, you have to consider the initial cost for business registration, building farm structures, acquiring animals and operational cost (salaries and utilities) of running your farm. Remember that the first stages of starting a farm, or any business, for that matter, entails a considerable investment. You will have to consider whether you can finance a farm using your savings or perhaps a bank loan would be necessary. You can also consider bringing in a partner or partners to help you finance your farm corporation.
Is the land I own idea for starting a Dairy Subfarm? The good news is, prior to the accreditation process, Farmcradle will provide professional consultation and assistance with regards to the acquisition and checking whether the land you own or will purchase is optimal for starting a Dairy Goat Subfarm. We have a real estate service which will help you locate and purchase land that is optimal for Dairy Goat Farming.
When and how will my Farm become profitable? Creating a Business Plan for your farm is crucial. This business plan, though not set in stone, will give you an overview of the future of your farm. When will you start building infrastructure, acquiring animals, and then reproducing them? How will you utilise the funds acquired from Pa-iwi Partners to pay for your farm operations and animal reproduction? When will you start earning from your farm operations? All these question will be enlightened by your Business Plan.
The Greater Ask
- Full-time. There is no question that to start a FC Dairy Goat Subfarm will require you to go all-in. Handling a Farm Corporation is a full-time job, it’s like giving birth to a newborn and it will require your utmost care and attention. There is no illusion to running a farm, it is hard work and it is focused management.
- That said, becoming a Subfarm Owner requires patience, determination, a generous amount of GUTS TEETH to battle thru the challenges of a farm. Becoming a subfarm owner is not for the faint-hearted. You must be a strong leader especially because you will be handling a great number of people that come from different walks of life. You must be flexible and have great management skills. Once your farm grows in size, getting more people in management level will become a must.
- It is important that aside from having the desire to earn money from a business, you must also have a deep passion and love for Agriculture and our advocacy. Seasons will come when the challenges brought about in farming may seem insurmountable. It is this higher belief and trust that your sacrifices will be for the greater good of the country that will help see you thru the financial and emotional challenges of running a Farm Corporation. Nonetheless, our strong community of Subfarms also provides financial and directional support should your farm be hit with natural calamities or unavoidable problems.