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looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?
 

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ddd75":2sd9ez90 said:
looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?

Looking forward to hearing more about it because I looked into it but seemed really time consuming and complex
 
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skyhightree1":hk5sokp9 said:
ddd75":hk5sokp9 said:
looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?

Looking forward to hearing more about it because I looked into it but seemed really time consuming and complex


it does seem a little time consuming. but I'm thinking with automatic feeders, timed pumps, etc.. i could make it pretty self - sufficient .
 

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ddd75":ggldjehq said:
skyhightree1":ggldjehq said:
ddd75":ggldjehq said:
looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?

Looking forward to hearing more about it because I looked into it but seemed really time consuming and complex


it does seem a little time consuming. but I'm thinking with automatic feeders, timed pumps, etc.. i could make it pretty self - sufficient .

I wanted to raise fish too cause I have a major direct market I could be in but the amount of time for them to grow and such kinda turned me off too.
 
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You will be competing against imports. In India, seafood processors are subsidized 8% of their gross sales. So they sell everything at cost and still make a profit. I know a company that has fish farms in the Palacios Texas area. They raise Redfish because those are not imported as strong as catfish and tilapia.
 
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local place here raises trout.

i was reading an article on this guy raising the tilapia. He quit a pretty good job to do it full time.
 

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ddd75":2mjztkck said:
looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?

Don't they die off when water temp. drops to a certain point???
 

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TexasBred":3lkk2w1j said:
ddd75":3lkk2w1j said:
looking into possibly a tilapia farm. looks pretty promising.

anyone know about profitability? problems ?

Don't they die off when water temp. drops to a certain point???

Yes
If trout are raised in your area I doubt your season is long enough to grow talipia to size outdoors
Also they are so cheap unless you can create a farm to table kinda mark-up it would be hard to make anything without being on a very large scale.
The trout may be a better option for you.
You better check your state regs. I didn't say report to them. But educate yourself... ;-)

We raise blue catfish. Well we buy the fingerlings and grow them to a couple pounds. Then move them to grow to the 10 pound plus range. We sell them on a very small scale to high fenced hunting outfits to stock in their ponds.
I don't make anything really. I enjoy messing with them. And I've got some giants in my ponds to support my habit when I can't get on the river. :cboy:
 

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My wife works for a university that has a fish farm operation attached to it. Electric costs are high, failure can be around every corner and your married to it to make sure there are no failures.
 

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Had a good friend do it several years ago. After 1st year's sale contract was up the bottom fell out of farm raised
fish market. If I remember correctly imports from China did in the market, anyway he was done in 2 years.
 
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Emu's might be the next step.



ahh.. figured i'd ask on here. Looks pretty labor intensive like you guys are saying..


crushing my dreams :(
 

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