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Farming Simulator 19 – Raising Chickens and Sheep

Chickens and sheep are the easiest animals in the game to breed. Looking at the herd in both cases is not too difficult and does not take much time, so we can devote ourselves to other activities on the farm.

Having chickens and sheep, we earn on the products they produce: eggs and wool. The first can be sold almost everywhere. Breeding sheep, we will depend on prices, first of all in the spinning shop, but nothing prevents us from storing wool and waiting for better prices.

Before we start breeding, we must buy the necessary machines. With a basic set of devices in place, we can defer hardware investments for the future. The only thing left for us is to buy or produce food on time.

chickens

  • Feed – wheat (100% yield) or barley (100% yield) – 100 liters per herd
  • Additional Factors Affecting Performance – Cleanliness
  • Products – eggs (stacked on pallets)
  • Playback speed is relatively fast
  • Profit – from the sale of eggs
  • Number of species available 3 + rooster
  • Essential Buildings and Machinery – Chicken Coop (Available Capacity: 100, 400 Chickens)
  • The minimum cost of a set of buildings and feed is 21,500 euros (chicken coop, 1 bag of wheat for 10 pieces in the herd)
  • Plants that can be useful in breeding: wheat, barley

The advantage of chickens is feed, and it does not matter if it is wheat or barley, it always gives 100% production efficiency. We can buy wheat from the store if we don’t have it in stock or we don’t grow it. Chickens produce eggs that can be transported by hand, for example, using a trailer.

Chickens breed relatively quickly – even if the difference between a small and a large chicken coop is 300 places. Cleanliness affects the keeping of birds. When breeding chickens, we do not need to buy equipment outside the basic set, we only need a chicken coop (small – only 20,000 euros), and we can stock up on wheat in the store, which costs 1,500 euros.

Sheep

  • Feed – hay (100% yield) or grass (100% yield) – 500 liters per 1 sheep in the herd
  • Additional factors affecting performance – cleanliness, water – 200 liters
  • Products – wool (collected in bags on pallets)
  • Playback speed – medium / low
  • Profit – from the sale of wool
  • Number of available species – 4
  • Main buildings and machines – sheep pasture (capacity available: 80, 250 sheep)
  • The minimum cost of a set of buildings and fodder is 66,300 euros (pasture for sheep, 2 hay cubes of 16 pieces per herd)
  • Plants that may be useful in breeding: grass

Sheep, like chickens, can be fed two different feeds while still maintaining 100% productivity. We can use for this purpose the purchase of hay (4000 liters for 650 €) or grass, which of course we have in abundance on our farm.

If we decide to feed with grass, we will have to make the necessary purchases in the store. The minimum required is a mower (e.g. New Holland Discbine 313, cost: €17,000) and a self-loading trailer (e.g. Strautmann Zelon CFS 2501 DO, price: €46,000), we can also buy a mechanism (e.g. Pottinger Top 462, cost: 10,000 €) who will lay the grass in rows, although this is not necessary.

Grass should be mowed with a mower connected to the tractor and then harvested using a self-collecting trailer (1).

If we want to use hay instead of grass, we need to equip, for example, a Vicon Fanex 604 (price: 11,000 euros), which will move the grass and speed up its drying. Dried grass, i.e. hay, we collect it with a self-collecting trailer and unload it next to the farm.

Of course, the machines required for harvesting grass and hay can be rented, although the cost of leasing will exceed the price of hay. If we are not going to invest in raising cows or preparing livestock for feed, it is definitely more profitable to buy sheep straw in a store.

In addition to food, sheep need water and cleanliness. The produced wool should be transported to the spinning mill. We load the pallets onto a trailer and transport them to the spinning mill.

Source: https://www.eurogamer.pl

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