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Free Consultation with Dairy Farmer and author Adam Klaus

 
Adam Klaus
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Hi everyone,
The launch of my book, Dairy Farming: The Beautiful Way has been great. Thanks to everyone here at permies for their support. Being a first-time, self-published author is not the easiest thing I have done; but I have always loved a challenge.

I am now offering folks what I hope is a super awesome deal, to help promote my book and build relationships with my readers-

If you buy a copy of my book, and write up a review on Amazon.com, I will give you a FREE twenty minute telephone consultation. We can talk about cows, permaculture, homesteading, or whatever tickles your fancy. I am here to help my readers, in a personal, one-on-one way.

The best place to buy my book is direct from my publisher, where I get the best commission. https://www.createspace.com/5016201
You can also purchase through Amazon.com, but they take a larger share of the purchase price.
Once you have read the book, and posted a review, shoot me a PM here and I will setup a phone call at your convenience.

This offer is open to everyone, including the early birds who already bought a copy of my book. Share with your friends, as I hope the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience on a personal level will be an exciting opportunity for those looking to learn.
 
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this is a great opportunity, as there are very few small dairy operators that are even willing to tell you what they do, much less help you on your path.

im just waiting on my wife to finish the book, then we plan to write up a review together. she is much better at writing, grammar, punctuation and that sorta thing. (my day job doesnt require that sorta stuff)


 
Bill Bradbury
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Hi Adam,

Does your expertise extend to converting larger dairy operations to smaller more sustainable grass fed dairy?

My friend runs about 450 head of Holsteins, but works too much for too little pay. The pastures are in hay production and the cows are on concrete. He saw my neighbors little cheese dairy(Rockhill Creamery) and said "man I wish I could just do that, run a dozen Jerseys and milk once a day!"

I just read your heading and thought of poor Steve and the terrible predicament that economics has put he and his family in; he inherited the dairy and because of competition has been biggering and biggering. It seems to me that you and my neighbor would have a lot of good advice for the poor guy.

Thanks for being a beacon of light in dark times!

All Blessings,
Bill
 
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Bill Bradbury wrote:
Does your expertise extend to converting larger dairy operations to smaller more sustainable grass fed dairy?


Thanks for the kind words Bill. In short, my advice to your friend is to sell it all, and start over. Literally everything about his operation would be wrong for a holistically managed dairy. The cow genetics, the pasture composition, the equipment, the marketing, etc, etc. would all need to be scrapped.

It's tough, but sometimes when a system is so far gone, the costs of repairing it are greater than the costs of starting over. I wish I had the magic potion, because I am sure that like 99% of farmers, his heart is in the right place, and he feels totally trapped by the economics of his situation.

hope that helps!
 
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Thanks Adam,

That's what I thought as well, but I wanted to see if there was a good way to transition without scrapping his current operation. Since his family relies solely on the income from the dairy, he will probably just keep on keeping on until he can't anymore. It's really sad to see the chains of the corporate plutocracy maintaining the unsustainable status quo when he really just wants to go back to running the dairy like his father, grandfather, great grand etc.

All Blessings to you and your beautiful way,
Bill
 
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