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PostSubject: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:41 pm

The first idea of Zangi's I wished to discuss, is his thought that we should promote Pig fields (and Fruit, but more on that later).
The goal being (but he will explain more if need be) that Exeter will have to import/export (only 1 field per person) and so to specialize will be good.
Thus pigs will mean exporting Meat and HHWs.
(and then the Fruit export).

Any thoughts?

My two (slight) concerns were:
~ not over-specializing and being subject to price drops (but that would probably not be the case, even if a lot become pig farmers, before a while)
~ making sure it fits within the County's views for the future (not competing with another town in Cornwall, doing bad to both)
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:10 pm

No town in Cornwall, has a specialization. Other then Fish and Wood of course. While we have fruit.

Dartmouth and Plymouth, if anything is 'dominantly' wheat and veggie.
The other 3 are probably similar.

Self-sufficiency is not possible if we want Exeter to grow. Its better to make our exports and imports simple and defined now. Because we will have to import in the future anyways.

Exeter has the capicity to trade a lot of money in and out every day. Truly a center of trade, as any city should be.
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:00 am

It seems Barnstaple is specialized in Bread (lots of wheat and millers).

Concerning pigs, they need 44 corn per week, so it is said that to feed and sell meat at a good price you need to buy corn at 3.20 to 3.25.
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:57 am

I agree with Zangi that Exeter needs a specialization in something profitable but pig farming is quite a risk, I remember when I did pig farming a while ago and the results were not pretty to look at.

I ended up constantly changing the culture of my land to find something that was profitable. in about a week I must have spent about 250 pounds on just changing the land.

and that's not including the expenses I had to use for buckets and knifes.

BUT... I was not taught anything about livestock farming, so as long as the level 1's understand livestock farming then you could pull it off and make Exeter the trade hub for meat

but I must remind you all that it can be very risky as you need to give CONSTANT attention to the market.
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:43 am

Exeter, will always have at least 3 people here. To help keep a watch on the market.

The mayor, town trade minister, and the county trade minister(In the future, the council will have to move here to do any Council business). Maybe later on, the bank, which is me at this time, whenever I do get replaced as town trade minister.

And the town could give a grant to more people to help take care of the market, if needed.

(Barnstaple has a LOT of Millers, which must be why their flour is cheap.)
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:59 am

well I hope you can do this,
it can either bring prosparity or ruin to exeter.

but as long as you have faith in what your capable of then I'l support you all the way.

so i'm going to cultivate my farm to a pig farm (it's easier for me as I don' like milking cows and i'm scared of sheep)

it's going to take awhile to turn Exeter into the hub of fruit and meat though... this is the sort of thing that needs to be decided and aided with the help of the EC.
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:03 am

Well, seems I'll have to step up and get these trade relations up and quick for our corn. We have a few days yet.
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:47 am

"Where' Darrell? Why he don' wanna come out 'n play? He scared o'me? "
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:38 am

Embarassed I shouldn't have told you i'm scared of sheep!
it's just I have a bad history with them...so many bad memory's
I have nightmares where they bere "Daz...Daz...come join us Daz"

ooh something has just come to my mind... I'l post back when I'v thought of something
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:30 pm

I do great business as a pig farmer. Of course, I immediately transfer that into meat as a butcher...
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:42 am

I'v joined the meat producers society and put up a WANTED: topic asking people who are intersted to come to Exeter and start anew, just telling them it's an oppertunity not worth wasting.
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:39 am

Good idea also, Darrell!

(Methos : can we hire you to get rid of some of our opponents' bodies? You can then sell the meat...)
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PostSubject: Re: [Fields] Pig specialization (export)   Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:33 pm

Hmmm HHW...

Can be sold at the town hall at 14 pounds I see.... We generally see it at 15 pounds, everywhere else, am I right?

Well, today, I got my first pig slaughtered. 7 pieces. We can say, thats the average all our pig farmers get.

Killed at Day 11... 11 days of work?

1 Pig = 25 Pounds
Feed = 10 Corn @ 3,40 Pounds (34,00 Pounds)
Slaughter = 1 Knife @ 17,50 Pounds (May last for more then 1 use.)
Work = 1 Hired @ 16,00 Pounds
Expense = 92.50 Pounds

1 Pig produces 7 HHW (Averaged, can be more or less.)
Sold @ 14,00 Pounds (98,00 Pounds) 5,50 Profit
Sold @ 14,25 Pounds (99,75 Pounds) 7,25 Profit
Sold @ 14,50 Pounds (101,50 Pounds) 9,00 Profit
Sold @ 14,75 Pounds (103,25 Pounds) 10,75 Profit
Sold @ 14,80 Pounds (103,60 Pounds) 11,10 Profit

4 Pigs = 100 Pounds
Feed = 40 Corn @ 3,40 Pounds (136,00 Pounds)
Slaughter = 2 Knives @ 35,00 Pounds (May need less or more)
Work = 4 Hired @ 64,00 Pounds
Expense = 335,00 Pounds

4 Pigs produces 28 HHW (Averaged, can be more or less.)
Sold @ 14,00 Pounds (392,00 Pounds) 57,00 Profit (Wage of 5,18 a day.)
Sold @ 14,25 Pounds (399,00 Pounds) 64,00 Profit (Wage of 5,81 a day.)
Sold @ 14,50 Pounds (406,00 Pounds) 71,00 Profit (Wage of 6,45 a day.)
Sold @ 14,75 Pounds (413,00 Pounds) 78,00 Profit (Wage of 7,09 a day.)
Sold @ 14,80 Pounds (414,40 Pounds) 79,40 Profit (Wage of 7,22 a day.)

I believe thats how the calculation looks....
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