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Re: cattle prices

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:13 pm

There are about 4 common (ish) breeds of beef in Cambodia, all at different prices. The lowest is just the "cambodian cow" breed, and most of the others you will find will have SOME of this breed in them to varied degrees. Then, within a specific breed you will have some of higher and lower quality than others for various factors including calving ease, common calf birth weights, etc. Cambodian's don't know the full EPD system, but they're not stupid. They know if a cow comes from a line that spits out big robust calves that make more meat, and they know that it's worth more because of it.

Prices pretty much will vary between 200 and 1800 depending on all of these things and it will come down to the cows you choose and your negotiations with the owners. Better to get someone who speaks Khmer very fluently and also knows cattle to help you.

With pigs the real money is in breeding them... and the costs shouldn't be "that" high really. Feed them from table scraps/etc and it really cuts down on feed expenses while fattening them nicely, vaccinate them yourselves instead of paying someone else to do it (its not complicated) and buy the medicine by the bottle instead of by the dose. You could probably drop your cost/pig down to $40-50 and since you bred them yourself you wouldn't have the initial $50 expense. Meaning second generation pigs yield an extra $60 per pig or so.

Decent profits there when you consider that 1 sow will spit out about 16 pigs a year. Do that with 10 sows and you're looking at a profit of about $12,000 a year. Pretty good money for a Khmer farm family.

Pigs are also MUCH easier to manage than beef.
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Re: cattle prices

Post by diesel » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:24 pm

thanks for all the reply, it seems to bet hat the prices are very different, depending on the sort of cow, family, province etc. i also used google to find some information.

prices of a cow 500-1000$

thanks for the information, and more information always welcome
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Re: cattle prices

Post by beaker » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:08 am

My father-in-law, in Kompong Thom, just sold one of his full grown bulls for $600. Wife sez it was bought for working and not for eating.
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Re: cattle prices

Post by taabarang » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:01 pm

My father-in-law also has raised cattle for years and is frequently called on to negotiate a sale because of his knowledge. He charges nothing for this service.
We are totally ignorant of breeds in this village; here you are dealing with mom and pop farmers and not professionals. Anyway the local rates for cattle in our village in Kampong Cham province is from $500-$700. Diseased, old or crippled of course are sold cheaper. An old custom in this country is to "prowah" cattle. That is I own the cow and you take care of it and for this custodial duty you get the first calf and and I get the second and so on. If you do not take good care of them the deal is off.

And as for "Feed them from table scraps/etc and it really cuts down on feed expenses while fattening them nicely." There aren't any table scraps in our village and the few that might be left over are given to the dogs, not the pigs.
In the old days and still lingering around a bit the pigs are given rice husks, banana trunks and morning glory(trakuon). Farmers are beginning to switch over to commercial feeds.
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Re: cattle prices

Post by Garry.Crabtree » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:46 pm

Not a joke

We clearly we have a few farmer types on here. Question, does anyone know anything about farming rabbits?
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Re: cattle prices

Post by diesel » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:50 pm

very clear story orange dragon, thanks
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Re: cattle prices

Post by Milord » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:24 am

Garry.Crabtree wrote:Not a joke

We clearly we have a few farmer types on here. Question, does anyone know anything about farming rabbits?
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Re: cattle prices

Post by Garry.Crabtree » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:58 am

Thanks Milord much appreciated as I'm a Londoner and know jack shit about farming.
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Re: cattle prices

Post by vladimir » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:31 am

Garry.Crabtree wrote:Not a joke

We clearly we have a few farmer types on here. Question, does anyone know anything about farming rabbits?
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Re: cattle prices

Post by Milord » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:14 am

Garry.Crabtree wrote:Thanks Milord much appreciated as I'm a Londoner and know jack shit about farming.
I'm a city boy too, but have hunted partridge and ducks, groundhogs and rats.

I won't spear fish though, sharks like the smell of blood and swim faster than I do.

Ideally the rabbit cage could go over a worm farm bin to auto feed the worms.
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