Farming Simulator 22 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Farming Simulator 22 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Farming Simulator 22 Review: Bountiful Harvest https://www.gameskinny.com/mtzy9/farming-simulator-22-review-bountiful-harvest https://www.gameskinny.com/mtzy9/farming-simulator-22-review-bountiful-harvest Fri, 17 Dec 2021 18:50:52 -0500 Justin Michael

It’s an early October morning. I’ve just loaded all of my chicken eggs into a trailer hitched to my old pickup truck, and there's a bit of room left for me to squeeze in a few pallets of tomatoes fresh from the greenhouse. Some hired hands stage vehicles and equipment by the fields in preparation for harvest. The fields will sit for the winter, making way for planting oat and soybeans in the spring.

This is my own little slice of small-town midwest America that is Elm Creek, one of three base maps in the latest edition of agricultural sim Farming Simulator 22.

If you’ve played other games in the series, you’ll be familiar with the game loop above: harvest, field prep, plant, field care, and harvest once again. But unlike previous iterations in the franchise, Farming Simulator 22 has made some improvements with the addition of seasonal crops planning, new equipment options, production chains, and many tweaks to existing systems. 

Despite being a simulation game, farming, forestry, and animal husbandry are still simplified enough not to be as laborious as before, yet they're still reasonably authentic to real-life practice. 

Farming Simulator 22 Review: Bountiful Harvest

Something that's noticeable straight away is how much more vibrant and realistic everything looks in Farming Simulator 22. It's because of the newer engine’s upgrades to lighting, shaders, volumetric shadows, and particle effects systems, the latter of which makes plowing a field of dirt or watching hay load into a forage wagon dazzling. The fields and crops are beautiful, and their 3D effect is more pronounced than before.

While playing on the Haut-Bayleron map, I came across a cornfield that looked so realistic it reminded me of a summer night around the campfire with a cornfield a stone’s throw away. The corn even "waved" as a breeze rolled by, and it's these appreciated moments that really stand out.

Textures as a whole have received a facelift from previous iterations of Farming Simulator and are much more detailed now; it's difficult not to give each of the 100+ vehicles and pieces of equipment an initial walk-around to see their bells and whistles. So much work has gone into making everything look as true-to-life as possible. 

The sound design has also seen some especially noticeable improvements, especially if you’re wearing headphones. The first time you fire up the Claas Axion 960 tractor, the powerful diesel engine has a beautiful bassy thrum, and depending on where you are, vehicle sounds are different.

Parking tractors in a garage produces echoes not found in a field, recreating the feeling of truly pulling such machines into an enclosed space. Though, there is a hard limit between open space and closed space sound, where the transition is very abrupt and noticeable.

Even if a bit of work can be done with the sound design in future iterations, Farming Simulator 22 is a step in the right direction, and fans will be able to truly appreciate the time and attention spent improving the immersion in these areas. 

The seasons mod in Farming Simulator 19 was a game-changer for many, especially when it came to immersion. In fact, the mod was so popular that Giants has made the mechanic a base feature for Farming Simulator 22.

Seasons gives players some structure and better planning capabilities for planting cycles in FS19, but the way it's implemented in FS22 could use a bit of modification in future updates and patches. Right now, Seasons just isn't that fun. Whereas, for example, the previous mod allows for spring wheat and winter wheat – giving you the ability to sow and harvest a field twice in a year – there is presently no means of doing this in the base FS22 game. 

However, there are plenty of newly added crops to plant, raise, and harvest. Olives, grapes, sorghum, and greenhouse crops give Farming Simulator 22 more options than ever and players plenty of new possibilities. Not only are some of these crops fun to play with, but they add new strategies to the game and look great doing it.

Olives have been a personal favorite; I love how the rows look lined up (even if planting them can be a pain since fields aren’t sown like other crops but placed via the construction menu). Aside from the different methods of field care for olives, the actual harvesting looks amazing and really punctuates how real-life farmers use the same tech to harvest the crop.

Between crop care, there are plenty of things to keep you busy in Farming Simulator 22.

My farm is set up primarily as a dairy farm (with chickens), so many of my crops are geared around keeping them fed and happy. I then use the newly added production chain system to refine milk and eggs into cheese and butter that can be further used to make things like cake in the bakery production building or sold at one of the many selling points. 

Production chains, also a previously popular mod, is a great addition that adds a layer of planning and logistics. Gone are the days of growing massive fields of soybeans — a known bestseller in previous titles — to maximize income. Production chains give all crops a chance to shine and for players to have loftier goals for their farms. It takes time, planning, and money to get into production chains, but it’s an enjoyable system that doesn't veer into tedium

Another addition that's addressed the more tedious pace of previous entries comes by way of improved A.I. helpers. These farmhands can be hired to assist with your farm choring, and unlike helpers before, who could only manage basic fieldwork tasks like plowing, planting, and harvesting, helpers in Farming Simulator 22 can do much more.

Now you can hire them to do that and deliver goods to production facilities, sell goods, and transport vehicles and equipment around the map. While you’re still going to have to load some things yourself, the extra help is great if you’re not playing the game's 16-player co-op mode.

Farming Simulator 22 Review  The Bottom Line

Pros

  • Awesome visuals
  • Large, beautiful maps
  • Active modding community

Cons

  • Slight audio bugs
  • Seasons (optional) could use better balancing

Farming Simulator 22 is a great game to relax with. You can go total easy-mode and play it casually or turn on all of the optional systems to have a more authentic and challenging experience. As far as the series as a whole goes, this is the best game to date; I’m looking forward to the upcoming DLCs and many (many) more hours on the farm. 

I am also looking forward to what Giants does with community feedback in the coming months to improve on the Farming Simulator 22's systems and mechanics. I can hardly wait to see the amazing work I know the modding community is going to put out over the months to come. There are plenty more haversts to come!

[Note: Giants Software provided the copy of Farming Simulator used for this review.]

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Farming Simulator 22 Grassland Care Guide: Harvesting, Fertilization, & Bonsilage https://www.gameskinny.com/2nwyh/farming-simulator-22-grassland-care-guide-harvesting-fertilization-bonsilage https://www.gameskinny.com/2nwyh/farming-simulator-22-grassland-care-guide-harvesting-fertilization-bonsilage Mon, 13 Dec 2021 12:18:23 -0500 Justin Michael

Grasslands are more important in Farming Simulator 22 than you may think, and grassland care is a fruitful endeavor. Out of the different crop options you have available, the humble patch of grass shouldn't be overlooked.

Grass is one of the most versatile crops in Farming Simulator 22; it can be used as feed or fuel, it’s the fastest-growing crop, and it persists season after season with little upkeep. There are countless tools made specifically for grassland care and in this iteration of the game, we get new tools to boot

In this Farming Simulator 22 guide, we're diving into grassland care to learn all there is to know about these new tools and this infinitely useful crop that should have at least one dedicated field on your farm.

Farming Simulator 22 Grassland Care Guide

Grassland Harvesting & Fertilization

Grass grows from planted seed to harvestable product in 2 “day” cycles. Once the grow time has been reached, grass growth can be mowed with a dedicated mower or tractor attachment, and there are a number of ways to use the clippings. You could:

  • Use a tedder to turn the grass into hay or bale it as-is
  • Windrow and collect it with a forage cart or baler to wrap it
    • Turn it into silage.
    • Dump it into a bunker silo to bulk ferment.

A mowed grassland will naturally sit at 50% fertilized. You can leave the grassland as-is if you don’t want to maximize your yield or spread various fertilizers on it. For a small investment and little extra time spent post-mowing, however, there is a one-time fee option to keep your grass fields topped off at 100%

Go to the Grassland Care section of the farming equipment store. Find the grass rollers in the Grassland Care tab. These are very different from their counterparts in the rollers section. Instead of rolling small rocks back down into the soil, they compress the freshly cut grass on itself to increase yield.

There's no change to growing time and no need for fertilizer/slurry/manure. Simply purchase a grass roller and attach it to a tractor with enough horsepower to run it, then roll over the field after mowing. 

You can collect the mowed grass before or after rolling it. However, do not roll over a grassland before harvesting the grass. You will destroy your field and have to wait for two cycles before the grassland will be ready to harvest again. 

If you're playing with Seasons enabled, you may also notice that your grass isn't harvestable during the winter months. According to some posts on the official Farming Simulator 22 forums, this is a known bug that should be fixed in the next official update patch.

The Importance of Bonsilage

To increase yield by 5% more, use bonsilage. Bonsilage is an additive that can be found in the pallet section of the shop. It can be added to some of the more expensive forage carts and some of the forage harvesters prior to harvesting or picking up grass.

Bonsilage is pretty useful in general but especially you want to bulk up your haul while harvesting larger grasslands. It's perfect if you plan on building the Biogas plant as a source of income by using silage. 

Whether you're using grass for extra income at the Biogas plant or using it to feed your livestock, grassland care in Farming Simulator 22 is an important task that shouldn't be overlooked. For more tips around the ranch, consider heading over to our FS 22 guides hub!

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Farming Simulator 22 Best Crops List: Plant These on Your Farm First https://www.gameskinny.com/qbno9/farming-simulator-22-best-crops-list-plant-these-on-your-farm-first https://www.gameskinny.com/qbno9/farming-simulator-22-best-crops-list-plant-these-on-your-farm-first Wed, 15 Dec 2021 10:33:57 -0500 Justin Michael

With over 15 main crops to choose from, players have more options for the best crops in Farming Simulator 22 than ever before. With the addition of the very popular Seasons mod as an integrated optional feature, there’s new planning that goes into planting and harvesting.

As for best crops in Farming SImulator 22, it really comes down to what you plan to do on your farm. If you're planning on raising animals, you should grow the crops that they eat. If you're looking to buy the grain mill and bakery production buildings for flour and bread, go with a grain crop. Below is a list of some of the best crops to grow on your farm right now. 

Best Crops in Farming Simulator 22

Cotton

Cotton is one of the best crops to grow for big money production since you can turn it into fabric and then clothing. Clothing is one of the highest-selling products in Farming Simulator 22, topping out at a peak price of $20,000 per full pallet

Grow cotton in your biggest fields to maximize profitability. You may need to rent harvesting equipment for the first season; it's some of the most expensive in the game. 

Oat

 

Oat is another profitable crop, as it has good yield and the best ratio of crop-to-flour production. It can be used as animal feed for horses and pigs, too. Oat also produces straw as a secondary harvest for animal bedding and manure production. It can also be sold for supplemental income, making it one of the best crops right now.

Soybeans

Much like in Farming Simulator 19, soybeans are a moderate-yield, high-value crop. Presently, soybeans don't have any use in production chains, but they can be used as feed for pigs. They also have one of the highest crop sales prices in the game, putting it on this list of best crops.

Canola

Canola is the last grain crop on this best crops list, but it is not the least important. It has a good yield and commands a decent price. However, it is also a production chain crop in the form of becoming canola oil at the oil mill. 

Grass

Yes, the humble grass makes the list for best crops, and honestly, it isn't that far behind cotton in terms of overall value. It can be used as feed and fuel, and it is the fastest-growing crop in the game with the longest time for growth and harvest. It's so amazing that we've written a dedicated grasslands care guide for it

And those are some of the best crops in Farming Simulator 22. In the end, your choice of crop really comes down to your needs and your playstyle. This is by no means a definitive list as we have no idea what is in store for future DLC, and we may change this guide as time goes on. If you're looking for more tips for Farming Simulator 22, check out the rest of our content here on GameSkinny!

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Farming Simulator 22 Greenhouses: Water, Crop Grow Times, Cost, & Other Tips https://www.gameskinny.com/vt5nk/farming-simulator-22-greenhouses-water-crop-grow-times-cost-other-tips https://www.gameskinny.com/vt5nk/farming-simulator-22-greenhouses-water-crop-grow-times-cost-other-tips Mon, 06 Dec 2021 13:15:25 -0500 Justin Michael

Farming Simulator 22 greenhouses are worth their weight in gold. With a number of new crops and features added to FS 22, plant nurseries join solar panels and wind turbines as ways to make passive and active year-round money.

While they aren't powerhouses of cash like chicken coops, greenhouses allow for consistent crop production with some good production chain potential. And all you have to do is add water! this guide goes over everything you need to know about these facilities in Farming Simulator 22.

Farming Simulator 22: Everything You Need to Know About Greenhouses

One Greenhouse Size to Rule Them All

If this is your first time playing Farming Simulator 22, you can access greenhouses, as well as a number of other buildable production facilities, from the triple horizontal bar icon at the bottom of the store tab and then selecting the construction menu. From there, select the production tab, and you'll find the submenu for greenhouses. 

Greenhouses come in three sizes:

  • Small — $3,000
  • Medium — $5,000
  • Large — $10,000

Though all three sizes can grow the same crops — lettuce, tomato, and strawberries — the best bang-for-your-buck is the large greenhouse.

The large greenhouse requires the least amount of maintenance, and it has the largest water reservoir: 20,000L; the medium greenhouse and small greenhouse have reservoirs of 15,000L and 5,000L respectively.

You can expand your water storage further by buying supplementary water tanks under the silo extensions tab in the construction menu, but it only adds an additional 5,000L of capacity, so starting large mitigates this long-term investment.

Greenhouse Crop Grow Times and Ratios

Greenhouses grow crops year-round, which makes them a great way to keep earning money during the winter months if you're playing Farming Simulator 22 with the seasonal crops option turned on. You can grow all three types of crops at once in the same greenhouse, but each crop has a different water-to-output ratio:

  • Lettuce is 2:1
  • Tomatoes are 1:1
  • Strawberries are 1:2

Additionally, growing multiple crops in the same greenhouse actually lowers the amount produced per cycle of operation. 

Lastly, pallets for lettuce, tomatoes, and strawberries are light enough that they can be loaded without a forklift or other type of loader.

Currently, lettuce, tomatoes, and strawberries can be sold at the fast-food restaurant, bowling alley restaurant, grocery store, and farmers' market. Strawberries can additionally be sold at the bakery as well unless you own it, in which case they will be stored for use in the production of cakes instead. 

Buy Multiple Greenhouses for More Efficient Production

Greenhouse maths for efficient production break down like this, highlighting why it's best to buy additional greenhouses in order to keep crop cycle efficiency as high as possible :

Let's say we have a large greenhouse, and we're growing just tomatoes. Tomatoes are a 1:1 ratio and in a large greenhouse, that means two cycles of growth happen every hour. 64L of water turn into 64L of tomatoes every 30 minutes for a total of 128L water used and 128L of tomatoes produced per hour.

Now, we decide we also want to grow lettuce because prices are on the rise at the farmers' market selling point. Since we're now growing two crops in the same large greenhouse, we actually divide the cycles by two. In this setup, we'll produce 64L of tomatoes from 64L of water and 32L of lettuce from 64L of water in an hour. 

Some time goes by and we decide to get into the cake production line, meaning we're going to need some strawberries. So we go to the greenhouse and add strawberries alongside the lettuce and tomatoes. Now, each cycle is divided by three meaning that per hour we're getting ~43L of tomatoes, 21L of lettuce, and 85L of strawberries per hour.  

Auto-Sell is Bad for Your Wallet: Don't Do It

If your goal is making the maximum amount of money from your products, do not set your production facilities to auto-sell your goods.

Right now, close to Farming Simulator 22's launch, you lose 40% of sales to convenience fees if production facilities automatically sell your goods. Though manually selling goods can feel a bit micromanage-y, there are some ways to work around it through the use of the A.I. helpers if you're playing solo. 

That about sums up the basics of greenhouses in Farming Simulator 22. Nurseries are a great way to get into production, produce additional year-round income for your farm, and are an excuse to buy some of the cool transport additions to the game. For more tips, make sure to check out the rest of our Farming Simulator 22 guides here on GameSkinny!

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Farming Simulator 22: How to Make Money Fast https://www.gameskinny.com/1zrqb/farming-simulator-22-how-to-make-money-fast https://www.gameskinny.com/1zrqb/farming-simulator-22-how-to-make-money-fast Sat, 04 Dec 2021 13:18:53 -0500 Justin Michael

Wondering how to make money fast in Farming Simulator 22? This guide will tell you the quickest ways to earn cash, and it includes a few tips and tricks to help you best use it, too! There's lots to buy when it comes to not just farming, but animal husbandry and forestry, so streamlining your efforts early can pay huge dividends for your farm down the line.

Most simulation games like Farming Simulator 22 aren’t really about speed or progressing toward one end state. There’s not exactly a time limit put on your various challenges and goals — well, aside from what you set for yourself. So why not make money fast at the start to reap the profits down the line?

All of the “best” equipment costs a considerable amount and if you’re like me, you wanna play with those big, shiny, and expensive toys sooner rather than later.

The Best Ways to Make Money Fast in Farming Simulator 22

Find the Hidden Collectibles on Every Map

If you’re playing one of the three base maps in Farming Simulator 22, then finding all of the hidden collectibles on each map is a super quick way to earn money. You can net between $120,000 and $1.1 million without even touching a piece of machinery.

If you don’t feel like doing that scavenger hunt on your own, don’t worry: we’ve already got you covered with collectible guides on Elmcreek, Haut-Beyleron, and Erlengrat, complete with grid coordinates and/or pictures. 

Chickens, Chickens, Chickens

Chickens are one of the best animals in Farming Simulator 22 if you want that early game cash. They’re cheap, they require very little maintenance, and their eggs sell for a hefty sum. We talk about how beneficial they are in our animal husbandry guide, but here's the TL;DR of what you need to get started: 

  • Buy the biggest chicken coop
  • Buy 10 roosters and 100 chickens
  • Make sure to keep their food topped up
  • Profit $$$

Chickens aren’t entirely hands-off, mind. You'll have to load pallets into the back of your truck or into the truck-towable pallet trailer found in the store’s Misc tab for about $10,000. Luckily, the best part is that a full pallet of eggs doesn’t require a forklift to load.

Once you cap out at 360 chickens in a coop, you’ll average about 2,800L of eggs per day (2 pallets). Considering the average exchange rate for eggs, that equates to roughly $5,600 per day

Also remember that because roosters will repopulate coop numbers, you can sell some chickens as you reach the coop population cap. And finally, you can buy more than one coop to speed things along, just remember to keep supply and demand in mind. Oversaturation will cause prices to drop.

Take On Contracts for Fast Money

If you find that you're done with your farm chores but there's a lot of daylight left, consider taking on a few contracts to boost your bank account. Contracts can be a great way to earn money fast and learn a thing or two about Farming Simulator 22.

You can find contracts for all kinds of jobs, from harvesting and bailing to plowing and fertilizing. Another added benefit to taking contracts for cash is that it lets you rent equipment to do the job for a very cheap fixed price, so there's no wear and tear on your tools. It's a great chance to try out other equipment you might not normally try if, too.

You can find the contracts tab in the main menu; it's the set of papers icon above the logistics tab and below the animals' tab. Depending on the season, the contracts can range wildly so make sure to check frequently.

Get Into Fabric Production

The new production chain system in Farming Simulator 22 has added some great new opportunities for diversifying how you make money. Gone are the days of harvest to sell point, with the ability to take your grains to the flour mill, your cotton to the spinnery, olives to the oil mill, and so on. 

While there are many things to produce in FS 22, one of the most lucrative production chains is cotton -> fabric -> clothing. In a normal economy setting, the average price difference between raw cotton and clothing is roughly $10,000/L.

You'll have to invest in sheep and a sheep barn for $97,000, as well as a spinnery and a tailor shop for $160,000, but you can mitigate investment costs somewhat by picking up a used harvester for about 30% below retail average. Once you get production up and running, you'll line your pockets without much effort.

While this isn’t an exhaustive list of ways to stack your bank account to the ceiling in Farming Simulator 22, they're some of the best methods for earning money fast. If you have a favorite money-making tip share it below, and make sure to check out our other FS 22 guides for more helpful farming content! 

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Farming Simulator 22 Complete Vehicles List: All Vehicles in FS 22 https://www.gameskinny.com/ujdt2/farming-simulator-22-complete-vehicles-list-all-vehicles-in-fs-22 https://www.gameskinny.com/ujdt2/farming-simulator-22-complete-vehicles-list-all-vehicles-in-fs-22 Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:25:10 -0500 Justin Michael

How many vehicles are there in Farming Simulator 22? There are 131 total vehicles in the game, ranging from trucks and harvesters to mowers, forklifts, and loaders. Whether you're focusing on farming, animal husbandry, or forest industry, there's something to make your work easier. And this complete list collects them all in the base game.

Like many of the other games in the Farming Simulator franchise, Farming Simulator 22 has a large showroom of real-world equipment and vehicles for you to choose from, including some of the biggest names in the industry.

From John Deere and Fendt to New Holland and beyond, there's something here for every fan of heavy machinery and, if something's missing, just wait until the modding community gets their hands on the Giants Engine developer tools.

Without further ado, let's take a look at all the vehicles on offer in the base game of Farming Simulator 22.

To aid in your search of this extensive list, we've added this table of contents for the vehicle types. Click the links below to jump to the category you're looking for.

All Vehicles in Farming Simulator 22: The Complete List

Small Tractors
  • SKE 50 Electric
  • REX 4GT
  • TK4.80 Methan Power
  • Major CL
  • MF 3700 AL
  • Proxima HS
  • 200 V Vario
  • MF 4700 M
  • TJV 985
  • 6105
  • MF 5S
  • G Series
  • 300 Vario
  • 500 Favorit
  • Forterra HSX
  • T6 Series
  • 6M Series
  • 8150
  • Lintrac 130
  • Maxxum Series
  • Arion 660-661

Medium Tractors
  • MF 6700 S
  • 700 Vario
  • MF 3670
  • Crystal HD
  • 7810
  • MF 7710 S
  • 4755
  • Valmet 8750
  • X7VT Drive
  • MF 7720 S
  • MF 8S
  • Fastrac 7720
  • Series S TTV HD
  • X8 VT-Drive
  • T7 HD Series
  • 6R Series
  • Series 8 TTV

Large Tractors
  • 900 Vario
  • 7R Series
  • Axion 960-920
  • 8R Series
  • Fastrac 8330
  • T8 Genesis Series
  • Axion 960-930 Terra Trac
  • 8RT Series
  • 8RX Series
  • Magnum AFS Connect Series
  • RSM 2375
  • MT700 Series
  • 900 Vario MT
  • 1000 Vario
  • 9R Series
  • T9 Series
  • 1100 Vario MT
  • 9RT Series
  • T9 Tracks Series
  • 9RX Series
  • 4WD

Trucks
  • TGS 18.500 4×4
  • Super Liner 6×4
  • Pinnacle 6×4
  • Anthem 6×4

Harvesters
  • Nova 330
  • Topliner 4090 HTS
  • CH7.70
  • T560
  • Axial Flow 7150
  • Trion 750-720
  • Axial Flow 9250
  • X9 1100
  • Ideal
  • Lexion 8900

Forage Harvesters
  • Jaguar 960 Terra Trac
  • 9000 Series
  • FR 780
  • BiG X 1180
  • Katan 650

Potato Technology
  • Ventor 4150

Beet Technology
  • Panther 2
  • Rexor 6300 Platinum
  • Tiger 6S
  • Maus 5

Sugarcane Technology
  • Autosoft 8800 Multi-Row

Cotton Technology
  • Module Express 365
  • CP 690

Grape Technology
  • Braud 9070L

Olive Technology
  • Braud 9090X

Forestry Machines
  • 931XC
  • 875
  • Bison Active Frame
  • Cobra
  • H21D
  • F20D
  • TGX 20.640
  • HEM 922 DQ Cobra Hybrid
  • Raptor 300

Animals
  • VM 1702 Double SF
  • SelfLine 4.0 Premium 2215  22
  • SPW Intense 25.2 CL
  • Leader PF 2.26 Plus Ecomode

Crop Protection
  • Bruin 4200
  • Rubicon 900

Mowers
  • CC 66
  • Big M 450

Front Loaders
  • 23E
  • 2630
  • Torion 639

Wheel Loaders
  • Torion 956 Sinus
  • Torion 1511
  • Torion 1914

Telehandlers
  • 4670T
  • 6.26 Classic 52
  • 6.26 Full Electric
  • MLT 625-75H
  • MLT 737-130 PS+
  • Scorpion 1033
  • MLT 840-145 PS+
  • 541-70 Agri Pro
  • TH7.42 Elite
  • 9660 T-2

Skid Steer Loaders
  • L218
  • C332

Forklifts
  • MC18-4
  • EFG S50

Cars
  • XUV865M
  • Retriever 1000
  • Pickup 1986
  • Pickup 2017

Misc
  • Leitwolf Agripower
  • NawaRo-Maus

This list covers all of the current vehicles available in the base game of Farming Simulator 22, but given Giant Software's track record, we can bet on a number of additional vehicle and equipment DLCs in the near future. If you're looking for more Farming Simulator 22 content and guides, check out some of our other FS 22 articles here on GameSkinny.

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Farming Simulator 22 Elmcreek Collectibles: Where to Find All Wooden Toys https://www.gameskinny.com/bl6yw/farming-simulator-22-elmcreek-collectibles-where-to-find-all-wooden-toys https://www.gameskinny.com/bl6yw/farming-simulator-22-elmcreek-collectibles-where-to-find-all-wooden-toys Wed, 01 Dec 2021 15:45:19 -0500 Justin Michael

There are 100 collectible wooden toys to be found in the Elmcreek map for Farming Simulator 22. Their locations are spread all over the map inspired by the U.S. Midwest with a baseball field and farming industrial zones, Finding them all will net you a bonus $1.1 million USD in starting money, which will definitely help you to scale your farming career fast!

The Scavenger hunt achievement is one of the interesting new additions to Farming Simulator 22 over the previous games in the simulator series. Each of the three base maps has collectibles (with 20 to find on Haut-Beyleron and 12 on the updated Erlengrat map), but Elmcreek has the most to find. So with that said, let's get to it!

Farming Simulator 22 Elmcreek Wooden Toys: All Locations

Since there are so many collectibles to find, we'll be posting coordinates for them in lieu of photos and coordinates like in our other Farming Simulator 22 collectibles guides. We'll also be breaking up the collectibles as best we can into sections as there are 10 colors of 10 different toy shapes to be found. Finding all 10 collectibles of one type nets you $110,000: $1,000 per toy, with $100,000 bonus for finding all 10. 

Use these links to jump to each section:

Cows

  1. Red — x 1599, y 1559
  2. Orange — x 1859, y 457
  3. Yellow — x 67, y 1856
  4. Lime — x 442, y 691
  5. Green — x 1485, y 481
  6. Cyan — x 690, y 1562
  7. Azure — x 1217, y 2007
  8. Blue — x 238, y 2007
  9. Violet — x1563, y 168
  10. Magenta — x 677, y 568

Sheep

  1. Red — x 1266, y 1072
  2. Orange — x 1485, y 481
  3. Yellow — x 690, y 1562
  4. Lime — x 472, y 1300
  5. Green — x 1599, y 1559
  6. Cyan — x 1088, y 649
  7. Azure — x 744, y 136
  8. Blue — x 1958, y 136
  9. Violet — x 441, y 651
  10. Magenta — x 82, y 1109

Pigs

  1. Red — x 1557, y 236
  2. Orange — x 1226, y 1968 
  3. Yellow — x 970, y 801
  4. Lime — x 1980, y 1998
  5. Green — x 1988, y 1852
  6. Cyan — x 1485, y 481
  7. Azure — x 1540, y 1667
  8. Blue — x 1599, y 1559
  9. Violet — x 1980, y 1998
  10. Magenta — x 1192, y 1468

Horses

  1. Red — x 1279, y 294
  2. Orange — x 1011, y 1984
  3. Yellow — x 1485, y 481
  4. Lime — x 27, y 769
  5. Green — x 2030, y 1177
  6. Cyan — x 1297, y 182
  7. Azure — x 18, y 89
  8. Blue — x 1189, y 1057
  9. Violet — x 18, y 89
  10. Magenta — x 690, y 1562

Harvesters

  1. Red — x 1456, y 173
  2. Orange — x 1081, y 363
  3. Yellow — x 121, y 402
  4. Lime — x 1876, y 1062
  5. Green — x 1990, y 1090
  6. Cyan — x 1211, y 92
  7. Azure — x 308, y 1590
  8. Blue — x 1066, y 1476
  9. Violet — x 1496, y 294
  10. Magenta — x 1356, y 1560

Seeders

  1. Red — x 1343, y 1074
  2. Orange — x 1409, y 1146
  3. Yellow — x 411, y 662
  4. Lime — x 1063, y 987
  5. Green — x 1211, y 90
  6. Cyan — x 1454, y 176
  7. Azure — x 1410, y 1076
  8. Blue — x 151, y 1570
  9. Violet — x 1655, y 1133
  10. Magenta — x 461, y 1422

Plows

  1. Red — x 1404, y 174
  2. Orange — x 1305, y 490
  3. Yellow — x 1185, y 2002
  4. Lime — x 1926, y 1525
  5. Green — x 227, y 394
  6. Cyan — x 1153, y 417
  7. Azure — x 224, y 1987
  8. Blue — x 1080, y 213
  9. Violet — x 1437, y 194
  10. Magenta — x 1363, y 1078

Trailers

  1. Red — x 2010, y 857
  2. Orange — x 1963, y 1531
  3. Yellow — x 1564, y 169
  4. Lime — x 1657, y 180
  5. Green — x 1926, y 1547
  6. Cyan — x 417, y 1596
  7. Azure — x 27, y 769
  8. Blue — x 1078, y 1965
  9. Violet — x 1229, y 1967
  10. Magenta — x 908, y 50

Water Trailers

  1. Red — x 1091, y 973
  2. Orange — x 1907, y 1520
  3. Yellow — x 1549, y 253
  4. Lime — x 1157, y 1621
  5. Green — x 1873, y 2002
  6. Cyan — x 1142, y 402
  7. Azure — x 1236, y 124
  8. Blue — x 1192, y 1468
  9. Violet — x 1354, y 256
  10. Magenta — x 1577, y 1709

Tractors

  1. Red — x 1951, y 536
  2. Orange — x 439, y 1440
  3. Yellow — x 564, y 819
  4. Lime — x 1234, y 280
  5. Green — x 1179, y 344
  6. Cyan — x 895, y 87
  7. Azure — x 1305, y 490
  8. Blue — x 424, y 1370
  9. Violet — x 1527, y 1810
  10. Magenta — x 1419, y 231

Congratulations, if you've made it this far that means you'll have found all of the 100 wooden toy collectibles in Elmcreek on Farming Simulator 22. Now that you have all of the collectibles, you should have a better idea of the lay of the land for your future farming endeavors, as well as a bit more cash in your pocket. For more on Farm Sim 22, check out our other guides here, including tips on animal husbandry and more.

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Farming Simulator 22 Haut-Beyleron Collectibles: Where to Find All Game Cartridges https://www.gameskinny.com/naxtm/farming-simulator-22-haut-beyleron-collectibles-where-to-find-all-game-cartridges https://www.gameskinny.com/naxtm/farming-simulator-22-haut-beyleron-collectibles-where-to-find-all-game-cartridges Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:44:04 -0500 Justin Michael

There are 20 Game Cartridges to find as collectibles in the Haut-Beyleron map for Farming Simulator 22. Their locations are spread all over the beautiful landscape of the French countryside, and finding all of their locations will net you a bonus $1 million USD in starting money, which can go a long way towards growing your farming empire.

The Scavenger hunt achievement is one of the interesting new additions to Farming Simulator 22 over the previous games in the simulator series. Each of the three base maps has collectibles (there are a mind-numbing 100 on Elmcreek and a more manageable 12 on the Erlengrat), but Haut-Beyleron sits snugly in the middle. Here's where to find each of the 20 game cartridges in Haut-Beyleron, with screenshots and coordinates for all of the collectibles.

Farming Simulator 22 Haut-Beyleron Game Cartridges: All Locations

Coordinates: x 1140, y 983.

The first of the game cartridge collectibles is found nestled beside a ladder not too far from the spawn area.

Coordinates: x 1247, y 950.

The next game cartridge can be found in a tunnel near the castle ruins, and roughly east from the first of the collectibles.

Coordinates: x 1221, y 1052.

Heading roughly south of the last collectible, you'll find the next of the game cartridges behind a bench in a small park by the water. 

Coordinates: x 1275, y 694.

You're going to have to do a bit of parkour to get to this game cartridge next to Field 18, but it's worth it!

Coordinates: x 1348, y 913.

We're back in and around the castle for the next few cart collectibles. This cheeky fella is hiding by a light post.

Coordinates: x 1293, y 926.

This game cartridge is a bit sneaky. It's inside of the castle and up some stairs, to your left if you're coming in the main entrance. Make sure you don't walk past it!

Coordinates: x 1585, y 944.

You can't miss this massive catapult and are rewarded for your efforts with one of the map's collectibles: game cart number seven.

Coordinates: x 1751, y 950.

This game cartridge is in the left-most row of trees and can be a bit trickier to see than the other collectibles in Haut-Beyleron.

Coordinates: x 1570, y 810.

The next of the game cartridges can be found behind the spinner, which you can fast travel to.

Coordinates: x 1028, y 1013.

Game cart number 10 can be found down by the docks between a blue and a yellow inflatable raft. Halfway there: only 10 collectibles to go!

Coordinates: x 851, y 1041.

This tricky little game cartridge is tucked behind a building roughly north of Field 27.

Coordinates: x 756, y 875.

You'll find this game cartridge up on the railroad bridge tucked into one of the little alcoves.

Coordinates: x 584, y 369.

This one is nestled on top of this arcade cabinet right by a fast travel point near Field 8. It's one of the easier collectibles to find.

Coordinates: x 570, y 173.

Just a short distance north from the previous game cartridge you'll find this collectible tucked away behind someone's house. 

Coordinates: x 127, y 69.

The next of the game cartridges can be found up the west of Field 1, tucked behind the wall of an outbuilding. 

Coordinates: x 87, y 818.

Just a bit west of Field 8, you'll find another one of Haut-Beyleron's collectibles perched atop this bit of wall.

Coordinates: x 204, y 1270.

This cartridge collectible can be found on the little island snuggled up next to some bushes.

Coordinates: x 1235, y 188.

Tucked in the wooded area north of Field 14 rests a game cart on a remnant of a wall. 

Coordinates: x 1077, y 1345.

The second-to-last of the cartridge collectibles rests at the water's edge on this protruding landmass on the lake between Fields 30, 32, and 33.

Coordinates: x 1413, y 1893.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner: you've found the last of the game cartridges pretending to be a rock in this small chunk of woods!

Congratulations, you've found all of the hidden game cartridges in Haut-Beyleron in Farming Simulator 22. Now that you have all of the collectibles in hand, you should have a better idea of the lay of the land for your future farming endeavors, as well as a bit more cash in your pocket. For more on Farm Sim 22, check out our other guides here, including tips on animal husbandry and more.

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Farming Simulator 22 Erlengrat Collectibles: Where to Find All Cheese Wedges https://www.gameskinny.com/61ud2/farming-simulator-22-erlengrat-collectibles-where-to-find-all-cheese-wedges https://www.gameskinny.com/61ud2/farming-simulator-22-erlengrat-collectibles-where-to-find-all-cheese-wedges Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:01:08 -0500 Justin Michael

There are 12 Cheese Wheels to find as collectibles in the Erlengrat map for Farming Simulator 22. Their locations are spread all over the idyllic town modeled after a cozy town nestled in the Swiss Alps, and finding them all will net you a bonus $120,000 USD in starting money, which can go a long way towards growing your farm's profitability.

The Scavenger hunt achievement is one of the interesting new additions to Farming Simulator 22 over the previous games in the simulator series. Each of the three base maps has collectibles (there are a whopping 100 in the first map and 20 in the second), but Erlengrat has the fewest to find. Here's where to find each of the 12 cheese wedges in Erlengrat, with screenshots and coordinates for all of the collectibles.

Farming Simulator 22 Erlengrat Cheese Wheels: All Locations

Coordinates: x 481, y 335.

The first wedge of cheese can be found at the end of the train platform between Field 7 and Field 3.

Coordinates: x 1194, y 523.

The next of the 12 cheese wheels can be found on a swing by a house to the right of the starting spawn location.

Coordinates: x 1158, y 863.

Cheese Wheel three can be found a bit northeast of the Spinnery building by some dumpsters.

Coordinates: x 1047, y 845.

The fourth of these collectibles can be found sitting on a crate by the loading docks near the chocolatier production point.

 

Coordinates: x 1146, y 960.

This wedge can be found in front of a planter to the right of the cheese statue in the town square.

Coordinates: x 1265, y 1011.

You can spot the next wedge on a bench in front of the stained glass window of veggies.

Coordinates: x 1159, y 1083.

Another of the cheese wedge collectibles is just relaxing on the swing. I accidentally picked it up prior to the screenshot, but I promise it's there!

Coordinates: x 932, y 1186.

From this point on, the cheese wedges get further from fast travel points, so using a vehicle to find their locations is advised. This one is sitting pretty under a yellow canopy south of Field 22.

Coordinates: x 1012, y 1363.

This wedge is the first of several collectibles perched on a bench. It can be found to the south of the city center just off of a winding road overlooking the town.

Coordinates: x 1542, y 1136.

Another benchwarmer, this cheese wheel is overlooking the town from the mountaintop restaurant to the east. 

Coordinates: x 997, y 1717.

You're going to want a vehicle for sure to get to the second to last wedge of cheese found far to the south of the map.

Coordinates: x 363, y 1934.

Your collectibles cheese hunt ends in the lower-left corner of the map by a lovely restaurant overlooking the water and Alps. 

Congratulations, you've found all of the hidden Cheese Wheels in Erlengrat in Farming Simulator 22. Now that you have all of the collectibles in hand, you should have a better idea of the lay of the land for your future farming endeavors, as well as a bit more cash in your pocket. For more on Farm Sim 22, check out our other guides here, including tips on animal husbandry and more.

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Farming Simulator 22 Forestry Guide: Trees, Yield, and Production https://www.gameskinny.com/14fqq/farming-simulator-22-forestry-guide-trees-yield-and-production https://www.gameskinny.com/14fqq/farming-simulator-22-forestry-guide-trees-yield-and-production Sat, 04 Dec 2021 00:17:07 -0500 Justin Michael

Forestry is one of several industries that complement the arable farming elements of Farming Simulator 22. There's a lot to planting trees, understanding yields, harvesting wood, and putting into the production line for things like furniture and wood chips. This tips and tricks guide hopes to help you get your forest industry up and running.

No matter how fun farming is or how engrossing animal husbandry can be, there’s just something about forestry work that feels so exciting and primal. Maybe it’s the massive machinery or the sound of the chainsaw as it makes purchase into that mighty oak tree. Whatever it might be, Farming Simulator 22 has done a good job capturing it and bringing it to life.

Farming Simulator 22 Forestry Tips and Tricks

How Long Does it Take Trees to Grow in Farming Simulator 22?

The short answer is that most trees take 2.5 years to grow and reach their largest size in Farming Simulator 22. That excludes poplars, which take 16 months to fully mature, and aren't the best choice for those focusing on forestry.

Farming Simulator 22 Trees List & Yield by Type

If you're wondering what trees you can grow on your land to start your forestry industry in Farming Simulator 22, the list is pretty expansive. There are 12 tree types and are listed with the average height and liter output: 

  • Pine: 32m | 6300L
  • Stone Pine: 26m | 14,000L
  • Spruce: 34m | 8200L
  • Birch: 13m | 2300L
  • Oak: 15m | 12,000L
  • Willow: 8m | 3700L
  • Maple: 12m | 6200L
  • American Elm: 17m | 21,000L (these are challenging to log)
  • Pagoda Dogwood: 8m | 600L
  • Shagbark Hickory: 20m | 9000L
  • Cypress: 13m | 500L
  • Downy Serviceberry 7m | 300L

Of the spruce and pine, spruce has, on average. a slightly larger yield than pine trees, but they are far from the highest producing trees. The American elm tops the forestry charts with an average of 3x more useable wood than the spruce.

Willow, dogwood, cypress, and the downy serviceberry should be avoided as they have incredibly low yields.

How to Plant Tree Samplings

To select from these trees for forestry, go to the store and choose the tabs labeled Objects -> Pallets -> Tree Saplings. Then choose from the available options from the scroller bar in the top right of the page.

In order to plant these saplings, you'll need the Damcon PL-75, which can be found in the Forestry Equipment tab, as well as a tractor capable of powering/pulling it. 

Planting your tree saplings is as easy as loading them up, heading out to a parcel of land that you own, and just planting them. You don’t have to plant them on a plowed field or do anything special to them. They don’t require watering or fertilizing, only time to grow.

Forestry is best suited for slightly irregular areas found in some of the farmland plots that aren’t exactly suited for making a field.

But What About Poplars for Forestry?

Poplars are like pseudo forestry in Farming Simulator 22, it almost doesn’t feel like it should count. You use the same planter as you do for other trees but instead buy poplar saplings to plant.

Poplar saplings must be planted onto a field that you own, but you do not have to cultivate the field or worry about weeding it or fertilizing them. Poplars grow faster than regular trees, fully maturing after 16 months in-game. They have the added benefit of regrowing themselves after harvest in the same way that grass does. 

The drawback to poplars when it comes to forestry, however, is that they are only good for being turned into wood chips or into poplar bales. You cannot use poplars like you can logs from the other trees, and the sale value is pretty dismal, so keep that in mind before you sacrifice one of your fields for poplars.

How to Cut Down Trees

Every tree can be cut down with a chainsaw. However, it's worth noting that only spruce and pine can be cut down with a harvester like the Rottne H21D, which is the best harvester for anything forestry. The other two available harvesters can struggle with fully grown spruce trees.

Forestry 2.0: Using Trees in Production

The Carpentry Shop is essentially the starting production facility when it comes to forestry; it can take raw lumber and turn it into the more profitable furniture right away.

Not only does the Carpentry Shop supplement forestry by making furniture that generally sells for about $3,000 USD per pallet, but it also generates a small quantity of wood chips on the side. At $60,000 USD, it is a bit pricey, and it also requires a bit of building space. But it’s a great way to start getting into the higher-dollar value production. 

For the small investment of $100,000 USD you can buy the Sawmill to really get your lumber empire going. The Sawmill cuts logs into planks

The planks can either be sold to a carpentry shop not owned by the player or at the supermarket and can be used in the more efficient production recipe for furniture at your player-owned carpentry shop. It's one of your main forestry moneymakers.

It also produces some wood chips as a bi-product. Wood chips are great because they don’t go to waste and can get sold for additional income either to other selling points on the map or to the $40,000 USD Biomass Heating Plant

Currently, this is as far as the production line goes for forestry in the base game of Farming Simulator 22, but once the modding tools become available to the community, players can look forward to some more options when it comes to this industry type given the heavy interest in forestry mods in Farming Simulator 19 from groups like FDR Logging. For more, check out our other Farming Simulator 22 guides.

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Farming Simulator 22 Animal Husbandry Guide: How to Raise Animals https://www.gameskinny.com/ak5hl/farming-simulator-22-animal-husbandry-guide-how-to-raise-animals https://www.gameskinny.com/ak5hl/farming-simulator-22-animal-husbandry-guide-how-to-raise-animals Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:14:01 -0500 Justin Michael

Much like the previous versions of the Farming Sim franchise, Farming Simulator 22 includes both arable farming and the ability to raise a number of different animals as a means of earning money. With cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, horses, and bees to choose from, animal husbandry can be a bit daunting.

In this Farming Simulator 22 animal husbandry guide, we’re going to talk about animals and the role they play in your million-dollar farming empire. We'll list the animals below from most passive to the most labor-intensive so you can prioritize which to add to your farm. Some require more attention than others, but not all reward that time spent the same.

Animal Husbandry in Farming Simulator 22

The Bees and the Bees

One of the quickest, cheapest options to start with is bees. Bees are one of the new animals in Farming Simulator 22 and are one of the best passive forms of income, with a few caveats.

With bees, you only need to place them and provide a point for their honey to be sent to. From there, honey will be transported and either sold or used in a greater capacity via the production chain.

With that said, you can raise bees for as little as $1,300, though I would suggest “going big” with these animals and choosing the largest beehive that costs $19,000 and yields, on normal difficulty at least, generally a pallet of honey per day. 

Aside from being a cheap form of income, bees also confer a small crop yield bonus to potatoes, canola, and sunflowers if planted close to those fields. It is worth noting that you may only have one honey collection point, so make sure to have it in a frequented spot to keep up with production.

Honey from these animals can either be sold as-is or used in the production of cereal if you own the correct facility for it. 

Chicken(s) Little

Chickens are the second most passive income source when it comes to animals in Farming Simulator 22, and raising chickens is a great way to really rake in the cash early on in your career.

Chickens are cheap animals. They cost $5 each, plus a delivery fee if you don’t have your own trailer in which to haul livestock. There are two available choices for chicken pens for the chickens: a relatively cheap pasture for $6,000 that can hold 30 chickens or the $79,000 USD chicken coop that can house 360 chickens

The best bang for your buck here is to go for the bigger chicken coop. First, pastures for all animals are more work because they require water, which you'll have to bring to them. Coops and barns automatically refill water for your animals.

Second, buy a rooster to fertilize the eggs — I would recommend one per every 10 hens. Having more chickens is a better long-term strategy than selling eggs in the short term. I started my coop with 6 roosters and 60 hens, and after my second year, my chicken population was at 246 without buying any more chickens. 

Chickens can eat wheat, barley, and sorghum, which are all bountiful crops. However, choose sorghum as your feed crop since it can be used for chickens and horses.

Dreaming of Fabric Sheep

Sheep themselves are an OK source of income. They are the last group of animals that I would deem passive. With a sheep barn, your only concern is supplying grass or hay to keep them fed and happy. 

Sheep can come in at a steeper price of $97,000 USD for the best barn capable of housing 25 sheep, but they are animals well worth the investment for their bi-product: wool.

Wool from these animals is a good seller as-is, averaging between $1,000-$1,300 per 1m3, putting a full pallet at about $4,000. But the real money is in turning wool into fabric at a spinnery, which more than doubles the sale price

Until the Cows Come Home

Cows are one of the most iconic farm animals, so you may want to start here when adding animals to your farm, but they require more work than bees, chickens, and sheep in Farming Simulator 22.

To be happy and productive, cows need a mix of food known as Total Mixed Ration. TMR is made up of grass, hay, and silage, which you'll have to make yourself unless you buy the automated barn for $722,500 USD. It does, however, have an automated feeding robot that takes care of the animals for you. Still, you'll need to provide the grass, hay, and silage, which takes time and effort.

Cows are animals that will also produce slurry, which can be used as a liquid fertilizer for your fields. If you add straw to the barn, they’ll make manure instead, which can also be used as fertilizer or sold to the biogas plant to earn a bit more money. 

Hold Your Horses

Horses are planted firmly in the active animals list but are a bit more low maintenance than cows when it comes to materials needed to raise them. For horses, you’ll need straw for bedding, oats/sorghum, and hay for feeding, and if you choose a barn over a pen (which is highly recommended), you don’t have to worry about water.

Horses are not so much resource intensive as they are time intensive animals

There are no bi-products to sell from horses. Instead, horses are animals that require your time in the form of training, which increases their value. You’ll need to ride them daily and keep them well-groomed in order to build their health and fitness and increase their value.

You can buy a horse for $500 USD and after seven months of feeding, riding, and grooming, sell them for roughly $1,300 USD, which isn’t a bad profit. I’ve tested all of the different breeds of horses, and there’s no monetary difference between the animals. 

Pigs in the Mud

Pigs are the most resource-intensive animals available in the base game. Pigs require a good mix of crops in order to fulfill their food requirements, with the following crops listed from most effective to least effective:

  • Corn/Sorghum — 50%
  • Wheat/Barley — 25%
  • Soybeans/Canola/Sunflower — 20%
  • Potatoes/Sugarbeets — 5%

While you don’t necessarily have to feed these animals all of the crops above, you won't maximize your profits otherwise.

To get around growing all of those crops, supply pigs with pig food from the store. It's not the most cost-effective choice, though, as each 1,000L food pallet costs $1,000.

Pigs are animals that will make slurry as a bi-product but not manure (even if you add straw to the barn, which is required as bedding material). However, they must be in the barn to do so; it cannot be produced in pig pastures, making barns a better option for making more money. 

Like horses and some cows, you make money by breeding and selling pigs. There’s no price difference between breeds — only cosmetic  and if all of their needs are met, pigs will generally reproduce every 4-5 months once they hit the appropriate age.

To maximize profits with these animals, invest in an animal trailer to haul your pigs (and horses/cows) to the animal seller yourself to avoid paying the transportation fees. 

And that about covers the basics of animal husbandry and tending to animals in Farming Simulator 22. Animals can be a fun and profitable addition to your farm, as well as something to occupy your time between planting and harvesting crops. They're also a great way to make more money in the winter months when farming isn't an option. 

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