Cattle

Discussion in 'Other Pets and Livestock' started by ethan, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. ethan

    ethan New Member

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    All my life I halve bin wanting to rase a calf for beef naw that I'm 15 I found a peac of land and need pointers thanks for the help
     
  2. RanchWife

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  3. ethan

    ethan New Member

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    About an acre
     
  4. RanchWife

    RanchWife New Member

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  5. ethan

    ethan New Member

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    We wear planing on feeding them hey eny mor pointers
     
  6. ethan

    ethan New Member

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    And will there be
    A profit if I sell half
     
  7. RanchWife

    RanchWife New Member

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    When you're buying feed it may be hard to make a profit. But if you have the money and a profit is an after thought, you could try it. I raise a couple chickens and the eggs they lay aren't near enough to cover their expenses but I keep them because I like them. Maybe look into a smaller breed of cattle that would be more of an easy keeper and require less feed.


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  8. rene

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    I buy grain like corn and oats. I soak it all and add electrolytes an a ration of cotton seed meal . Im feeding half a bucket per head, and it's costing less than a dollar a day each. And bring one from birth bottle fed.6 weeks and grain ration for a year. They get up to 600 in a year. Finding grain at a decent $ is the key to profit.
     
  9. RHCattle

    RHCattle New Member

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    Start with water supply. Cows drink a lot. Strong fence and gates feed will feed ranging in price. Being a small size place they will be on hay year round .
     
  10. RHCattle

    RHCattle New Member

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    Cattle also need ruffage/staw / hay or your dealing with bloat and death.