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Tractorguy 456565 301 Mountain top View either
Mountain top View
This is the view from a mountain showing part of our farm. The digital camera is at full zoom.
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Nice view!

Am I looking at the Ozark Mountain region or the Appalachian Mountains?

Looks more like the Ozark Mountain region.

I am sure that you all heard of the Minneapolis bridge tragedy. What a terrible event.

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Excellent photo, great view!! do you have more pictures of your farm (closer ones)? please tell me something about your farm (crops, machinery, animals, sheds, etc) I´m really interested in learning about other countries farms.
Regards,
Victor
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A lovely photo, do you have any more to share with us? ;-)
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The photo is in central Pennsylvania and the mountains aren't the Ozarks but the Appalachians.
We presently rent our cropland to a neighboring farmer. The primary crops grown are Corn and Soybeans in rotation and also Alfalfa and other grasses for hay used for their dairy cattle.
We have broiler chickens which keeps me occupied. I'll try to find some other photos to add.
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Here are some red chicks we got earlier this year. We normally don't raise this type but rather yellow chicks that have white feathers when grown. They are marketed at about 6 weeks old when they weigh about 5 pounds.
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This is a recent picture of one of our broiler houses. It is 400 feet long and can hold up to 50,000 chickens. It was built in 1979 and is an old two story type barn. All newer chicken houses are one story these days.
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Thank you for the information and the photos that you added.

Tony
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Thanks for the information.
Good luck.
Victor
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Thanks for the extra pics & info. Where do your chicks go (what sort of market)?

Regards,

TC ;-)
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For a number of years we raised chickens on a contract basis with a company that sells them live in small stores throughout Philadelphia and New York City. They take several thousand every night and distribute them the next morning. Different ethnic groups in the city like the red chickens (like the ones in the picture), and others like the speckled gray chickens, but most want the white ones. Whatever the customer wants is what they get.
I'm not growing for that company now though. Now I'm contracted with a company that takes about 20,000 or more each night to their dressing plant to be processed. I imagine that most of the chicken probably still ends up in the cities though.
A lot of mouths to feed there and a lot of their food comes from Pennsylvania farms. :-) We usually grow 65,000 at a time and can turn over about every 8 weeks for about 6 flocks each year.
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Thanks for the information, must be a big operation.
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Actually we aren't a big operation compared to a lot of farms in the US these days. I've heard of many places that raise several hundred thousand chickens at a time for some of the big companies.
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Ok, thats interesting. I have no experience with poultry farming, so I dont have any idea on what is big or what is normal, in terms of the size of the operation ;-)
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