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I live in Montana and have 802 acres of 5 acre range land. Can I run 200 hundred head of Angus beef cattle?
 

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Welcome to the forum!
Unfortunately Im not familiar with your area but hopefully someone else will have a better idea for you :)
 

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Cause a guys at Montana state university said I would need 70 acres per year for each cow, but I didn't believe him.
 

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You probably should pay more attention to what the people from Montana State and the neighbors say than anyone on this forum. Are you in a 14 to 17 inch rainfall area?
 

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On your first post you called your place 5 acre range. What did you mean by that? Are you by any chance on the Yellowstone River bottom or have irrigation? That could make a lot of difference on carrying capacity or stocking rate.
 

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My first thought was--no way. Now--maybe, the irrigation changes everything. I irrigate some but I'm several hours south of you in a different climate with different temps and humidity. That means I'm not qualified to advise you. The water available, the soil types, and especially your management will make all the in what you can do. Good luck!
 

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Your LOCAL

FSA andf NRCS office has the carrying capacity of your supposed ranch.

your pretty darn vague: how much irrigated, how much sub irrigated, how much govt lease outside?

Maybe whoever is giving it to ya can inform ya 2.

perhaps simply divide your 802 by 5 ,,,,,and there's a simple answer.




QUOTE=cotopaxi14;3005]I live in Montana and have 802 acres of 5 acre range land. Can I run 200 hundred head of Angus beef cattle?[/QUOTE]
 
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