I'm sure this has been asked several times before, but I am wondering how much acreage does it take for a guy to make a living selling hay. Here is the scenario. 100 acres owned free and clear of good coastal fields. I think you can get good reliable equipment and setup an irrigation system for 150k-200k. Small coastal square bales sell for $7-$8 in this area on a normal year sometimes as high as $10 a bale. By my numbers with expenses it looks like you can profit roughly $4 per bale of hay sold. At 4 cuttings a year and 2 tons a cutting that's somewhere around 30,000 bales a year cut. Profit around 120k a year. Do these numbers sound close to being accurate? I am looking to maybe making the switch some day and investing in good equipment and setup the whole operation. Thanks for the input.