Hello friends!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by havasu, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. havasu

    havasu New Member

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    I am a novice when it comes to cattle, but living in the Inland Empire of Southern California, I frequent the many dairy farms in the area so my grandchildren can appreciate these great creatures.
     
  2. cattle

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    Glad to have you join us havasu!
     

  3. Flywheel

    Flywheel New Member

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    How often do you visit dairy farms?
     
  4. havasu

    havasu New Member

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    We take the Granddaughter out to see the cows at least once a week. She really gets a kick out of them, and I talk to them. They seem to enjoy it.
     
  5. dgeiger

    dgeiger New Member

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    I am new to the forum we have 6 pair and one bull all Angus in central Oklahoma.
     
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  6. Alice

    Alice New Member

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    Hello

    There are cows in various fields around here. I've got to get a photo to see what they are.


    Do you kill and butcher your own cows, or have someone else do it for you?
     
  7. singhran

    singhran New Member

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    Regards,
    Ranjan
     
  8. singhran

    singhran New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Am new to the cattle farming , i will like to know more details About the cost and the benefits out of it
     
  9. RanchWife

    RanchWife New Member

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    It's a great idea if you're using someone else's money. Do you have a wealthy ex or something like that???
     
  10. singhran

    singhran New Member

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    Nothing as such, will like to know how can I get funded and start this business
     
  11. Fairfarmhand

    Fairfarmhand New Member

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    My best advice....Go slow. Buy 3-4 head with cash and learn on them. After 2 years, slowly increase the size of your herd. Would you rather make a mistake on 3 cows or 30?

    The farmers who lose their shirts are the ones who go into deep debt for animals and equipment and have a drought/illness/something that impact their cash flow so they can't make the payments.

    Read some good books. Anything by Heather Smith Thomas is VERY good. Her Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle will really familiarize you with the ins and outs of raising animals.

    Take some classes at your local extension agency.

    http://www.cattleforum.com/entries/Wannabe-Farmers-Reading-List.html

    Farming is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes lots of time to learn what you need to know. My family's been doing it for years and we're still learning stuff.
     
  12. jchandler

    jchandler New Member

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    Thanks fairfarmhand. That was great.
     
  13. DoubleR

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  14. DoubleR

    DoubleR Repro Lover

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    Hey there :D Glad you joined us here! :D
     
  15. havasu

    havasu New Member

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    Hey girl. We meet again on yet another forum. People might start watching us!
     
  16. DoubleR

    DoubleR Repro Lover

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    Sneaky! Sneaky! ;) Great minds frequent great forums ;) :D
     
  17. jbardellini

    jbardellini New Member

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    Yep were everywhere
     
  18. BlackDog

    BlackDog New Member

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    Indeed! Ya never know where some of us will pop up!