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Discussion in 'General Cattle Discussion' started by KrisshFarms, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    Initially i've planned 2 buy 4 cows to start my business. Anybody give me details about required space for cows...
     
  2. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    Are u keeping them in a barn or are they staying in a pasture
     

  3. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    A lot of people are going for grass fed milk now
     
  4. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    I've planned to keep it in a barn
     
  5. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    Anybody here? Give me some details..
     
  6. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    There are diet restrictions on dairy cows I believe, but I'm not 100% sure on that.
     
  7. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    What type of restrictions?
     
  8. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    I'm not sure I've just heard about people have problems with the USDA cause of diet
     
  9. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    Mm fine. U r running cattle farm?
     
  10. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    I'm about to buy about a 100 head
     
  11. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    I'm not 100% percent sure though you'd have to google it or something about the diet restrictions.
     
  12. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    What type of breed u r looking for?
     
  13. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    Angus beef? So urs is not dairy business?
     
  14. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    No, but my neighbor growing up had a dairy farm. That's were I got my info on dairy was doing odd jobs for him.
     
  15. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    Mm fine.. May I know the scope about beef raising business?
     
  16. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    Yeah sure what do you want to know about the beef business?
     
  17. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    I don't no anything about the business
     
  18. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    Oh, well I takes a lot of land and a lot of equipment and financial backing to pull off. I have 800 acres of Montana range land 175 irrigated and the rest normal western grazing land. I plan to run 100 head of cattle starting out and up it to 200 in a few years. The way you make money is selling the yearling that were born that March (they should weigh about 500lbs) and the market is a little down right now so I would get about $1.86 a pound . Which would turn out to be a lot of money, but the operating costs of a ranch are extremely high. Also another thing to keep in mind is haying because hay is to expensive to buy you have to do it yourself which happens in earlier summer, you need enough hay to go 2 straight months. Equipment is expensive to you will need, a tractor with bale fork, a baler, hay swather, a large truck to move bales, a 3/4 Ton or 1 ton truck, atv's, a bale spreader, and other equipment depend on spoon your climate. Hope this helps.
     
  19. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

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    Oh fine.. But for what purpose beefs are used there? Like draught, ploughing or for meet purpose?