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Generally if you are keeping less than 20 cows then breeding can be a bit of a pain because of servicing and such like. It really depends on what is available to you (whether you can take your cows to a neighbour for service at all). And in the long run it may be cheaper to buy calves or stirks and not have to worry about feeding a cow for the winter months when she is dry.
 

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Quite a few of my clients buy 2 steers and raise them. During raising they find buyers for the other steer by the half or whole. When alls said and done they practically get a freezer full of beef for free (cost wise). If you have the land that might be worth while maybe?
 

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Just get two high quality steers and have fun in the cattle business. To own a cow to make beef will just be to much hassle. You could buy a couple of short term bred cows and keep the calves but that is crap shoot on what the calves will be like.
 
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