I get that question a lot.
People start by asking very general questions such as:
“do you think dairy farming is profitable?” (of course it is but not immediately)
“I have my lands in such and such place, can a dairy farm work there?” (humanity have been keeping animals in deserts and snow and everything in between since ever!)
“I really do not know if I should start a dairy farm, what do you suggest?” (I really can’t answer that for you because a lot of factors come into play… but we can and you should figure it out before starting!)
“I have always loved the farm life, will a dairy farming business give me that?” (depends on your version of “farm life” and depends on what kind of business you end up with – a remote management business or a on-the-job hands-on type!)
“Animals are my hobby! Should I start a dairy farm?” (I am all for hobbies and think we should be paying attention to them, so yes you can start a dairy farm to complement that)
And then there are questions that look like specific questions but are still very generic and therefore hard (usually impossible) to answer, in the lines of:
“How much money do I need to start a dairy farm?” (depends how much you have and depends if you can afford to block that money for a decade or two!)
“Can I start with X number of animals” or “how many animals should I start with?” (I know folks who started with one cow tied under a tree. Seriously. There are also people who start with a 100 cows roaming under a state-of-the-art pre-fabricated aircraft-hanger-disguised-as-cow-shed structure!)
Yeah, but, is dairy farming a good business to get into?
I have tried to give an answer to that question in this post.
I have a running list of common questions and their attempted answers here.
Hope they help.
And I wish you all the best. And God bless.