So when I was younger we raised bottle calves. We would get 2-3 at a time and once 2 of them got to about 300-500lbs we would sell them and keep the 3rd for 2yrs then slaughter. I really enjoyed cows and am wanting to do something with cattle again. I'm active duty Air Force in NC now and trying to figure out the best game plan. I live on base currently so I will have to rent pasture to house the cattle. I've found a guy 1hr from here with bottle Holstein ($75) and jersey ($50) bulls and another guy 6hr away with Holstein, jersey, angus cross bottle calves for $40 each. I have a place close I can house the bottle calves that will help feed them but have to provide all feed for them (no pasture only small 1/4acre area). What is everyone's thoughts? What is fair price for pasture rental? Best place to find cattle breeders? Best place to sell cattle? (We used to just take them to the stock sale) Does anyone have exp with using milk cow to nurse bottle calves instead of using milk supplement? Any info will be helpful. Thank you.