My name is Rick and I'm tryin to put beef cattle on my grandpa's old land that I've been buyin. My problem is the same as grandpa's,poor soil. One of the local dairy farmers wasn't even interested in farming it for free for 2 years. He said the soils so poor "you can't raise hell on it". It's typical of northern Mich. 6 inches of black -brown loam then strait to " sugar sand" ,or beach sand if you prefer. Commonly called Kalkaska loam. What can I plant that won't cost an arm and a leg to fertilize and yet raise healthy cattle. Has anyone else had this problem,maybe you folks out west?