My uncle wants to lease me his cows, pasture and farmland. He just has enough farmland to raise enough feed to support his cows. The normal farmland lease here is 2/3 1/3. But there isn't very many cow leases that I know of. I was wondering if anyone had experience with leasing cows or just knew of a good way to do it.
I think there is a way to lease cows on shares, but I don't know what it is. You could do a cost per head per day deal to take care of them for him. Or you could sell a few calves each year in his name as a payment towards owner ship. Or sell the cows and replace with feeder cattle that I know arrangements are common in. You could get paid by your uncle so much per pound of gain. Those are some ideas I could come up with.
Harlan Hughes had an article in BEEF magazine last month about cow lease arrangements. http://beefmagazine.com/blog/tips-setting-cow-lease Hope this helps.
We do a cowlease with our uncle. He owns the land and the cattle and has no input on his side other than major fence rebuilds or things of that nature. We get 2/3 to 1/3 on it. We figured it up last winter doing it that way wasent quite fair on our side, but some of the things are hard to calculate. Then you have the trouble of coming up with a fair number. If it wasnt my uncle we would probably push it harder but he owns about half our cow/calf numbers.