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Hello from Florida

Postby mmolaiso » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:57 pm

Hi everyone- I'm Melissa. Hubby and I had a small farm in central GA for the last 10 years, where we got weanling steers from a friend who breeds and sells various types of beef cattle, and generally slaughtered 1 a year for our family's use. We never had anything but steers, 2 or 3 at a time. I also have a couple horses and actively compete in 40 to 60 mile distance competitions with them (AERC and NATRC). My day job is as an Environmental professional in the poultry industry.

So last year I took a job in FL and had to sell off my steers and relocate. We just (finally!) bought 35 acres in Holmes County, FL, and it's been neglected for years, needs a lot of work to return it to usable pasture. I'll post my specifics and questions in a thread on the appropriate board.

SO I'm hoping over the next couple years, to renovate the pastures, both so I can go back to raising my own beef, and also for my horses. Now that we will have more acreage, we have discussed getting some cows and raising a few, but I'm honestly not sure we want to make that level of commitment! Cows are a lot of work! :)

Nice to meet everyone :)
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Re: Hello from Florida

Postby M-5 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:46 pm

Welcome neighbor, I'm just east of you.
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Re: Hello from Florida

Postby Williamsv » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:22 pm

Welcome from Middle GA! Where was your farm in Central GA?
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Re: Hello from Florida

Postby TN Cattle Man » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:36 pm

:welcome: to the Boards!!
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Re: Hello from Florida

Postby NECowboy » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:13 pm

M-5 wrote:Welcome neighbor, I'm just east of you.


M-5 will be a great resource for you, he would have great ideas on what to plant the pasture in, fence, etc. Just watch out for his sharp wit, bless his heart! :lol: Congrats Melissa on the purchase and welcome!
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Re: Hello from Florida

Postby rockroadseminole » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:10 pm

Welcome! Drove thru Holmes today on my way back from the coast!
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Re: Hello from Florida

Postby boondocks » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:44 pm

Welcome from upstate NY! You'll find a wealth of good info here, as I have!
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Re: Hello from Florida

Postby msplmtneer » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:28 am

Howdy and :welcome: to the board :tiphat:
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