The cost of the new iPhone is expected to exceed €1,000. The Dealer is curious as to what else a farmer could get instead of buying that.
I know a man who recently sold a 260kg weanling born in March for €1,075.
If that same man was keen on buying a phone and having a little spare for a few pints on Saturday night, then the new iPhone may be the wrong option. It is expected to exceed €1,000. Nothing to be sniffed at.
So what could a farmer buy or sell instead of the iPhone? The Dealer put his thinking cap on. You could pay to shear 833 ewes (and that is without paying the shearer)
Sell one good-quality weanling
Sell 2,857 litres of milk to the co-op at 35c/l.
Ten middle-of-the-road dairy calves
250 wooden stakes at €4/stake
1,429 litres of green diesel at 70c/l
20 pairs of wellies at €50/pair
4.5t of meal at €220/t
Dose 1,000 lambs with Covexin 8 at €1/lamb
2,500 day-old broiler chicks at 40c/chick
And finallyA tillage farmer would have to sell 7.4t of grain to earn the equivalent of the new iPhone’s cost.
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