I am looking for inputs of sectors in the cattle business. In your opinion, would it be better for a beginning farmer to start out with cows and aim for a cow calf enterprise or to purchase stockers…Continue
"Hey Ben, I too am glad to hear that you are interested in farming! I am 30 years old and a Fireman, so I am gone every third day from home and have been in the cattle business for 3 years now. I began by buying pairs, I found that by…"
"Ben,I run cattle in central Arkansas.I have always rented ground,even after I purchased some.I rented 60 acres to put those first four heifers on.I could pasture and cut enough hay.The following year 100 more acres came up and I rented it.Which we…"
"I have kinda asked a similar question in the Cattle Options discussion. I think alot has to do with what you want to do in farming such as crops, beef, dairy, hogs. It also makes a difference where you are at. I lived up in Wisconsin for awhile and…"
"Ben,Glad to hear you are interested in the cattle business.The great thing about cattle is the number of options you have.alot depends on the amount of land that you have access to and your work schedule if you work a job off the farm.I have always…"
I am looking for inputs of sectors in the cattle business. In your opinion, would it be better for a beginning farmer to start out with cows and aim for a cow calf enterprise or to purchase stockers to run on grass. I am a 26 year old diesel mechanic. Several years ago I made an attempt to start out in the dairy business. I obtained a loan with Farm Credit and purchased 15 Holsteins. When the farm that I worked on and kept the cows on sold out, I had to sell also for lack of having a place to…See More