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Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:42 pm
by Lorreli
Husband mentioned, "Why don't we do cows?" So I started looking. And dreaming. Now its moved to planning. I realise the proper term is cattle. We plan to buy a 15 acre parcel currently used for grazing cattle and put a manufactured home on it. Then we will make a couple pastures and a working pen. Grab 3 bred cows from the sale barn. Hatch them out, er... calve them out, I also raise American Game Fowl. Wean the calves at 6-7 months, hold for month or two and sell them at the sale barn and cull any of the cows that aren't nice. Adjust number of cows for what the land will support. Second stage is to buy 10-50 acres of pasture and raise open heifers to bred heifers and sell them, possibly calving some out based on the market. Open to any and all advice, suggestions and rumors. Have big ears and a working brain to harvest the information.

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:46 pm
by J&D Cattle
Sounds like a plan, good luck and welcome.

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:22 pm
by Caustic Burno
Post where your at regional get help from your area.

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:23 pm
by Rafter S
It sounds like you have a plan all worked out. Welcome to the forum. Where are you located?

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:32 pm
by Cross-7
Lorreli wrote:Husband mentioned, "Why don't we do cows?" So I started looking. And dreaming. Now its moved to planning. I realise the proper term is cattle. We plan to buy a 15 acre parcel currently used for grazing cattle and put a manufactured home on it. Then we will make a couple pastures and a working pen. Grab 3 bred cows from the sale barn. Hatch them out, er... calve them out, I also raise American Game Fowl. Wean the calves at 6-7 months, hold for month or two and sell them at the sale barn and cull any of the cows that aren't nice. Adjust number of cows for what the land will support. Second stage is to buy 10-50 acres of pasture and raise open heifers to bred heifers and sell them, possibly calving some out based on the market. Open to any and all advice, suggestions and rumors. Have big ears and a working brain to harvest the information.



Fighting chickens ? :D

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:43 pm
by Lorreli
Amercan Game Fowl are indeed fighting chickens. I don't fight, have never even seen a fight but I breed them and sell them. They are beautiful creatures, quite magnificent.

I live in Pierson which is just north of the 40 and 17 crossing.

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:47 pm
by Ol' 243
Cross-7 wrote:
Lorreli wrote:Husband mentioned, "Why don't we do cows?" So I started looking. And dreaming. Now its moved to planning. I realise the proper term is cattle. We plan to buy a 15 acre parcel currently used for grazing cattle and put a manufactured home on it. Then we will make a couple pastures and a working pen. Grab 3 bred cows from the sale barn. Hatch them out, er... calve them out, I also raise American Game Fowl. Wean the calves at 6-7 months, hold for month or two and sell them at the sale barn and cull any of the cows that aren't nice. Adjust number of cows for what the land will support. Second stage is to buy 10-50 acres of pasture and raise open heifers to bred heifers and sell them, possibly calving some out based on the market. Open to any and all advice, suggestions and rumors. Have big ears and a working brain to harvest the information.



Fighting chickens ? :D


That's where they won the money to buy the land and cattle. :lol:

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:50 pm
by Cross-7
Ol' 243 wrote:
Cross-7 wrote:
Lorreli wrote:Husband mentioned, "Why don't we do cows?" So I started looking. And dreaming. Now its moved to planning. I realise the proper term is cattle. We plan to buy a 15 acre parcel currently used for grazing cattle and put a manufactured home on it. Then we will make a couple pastures and a working pen. Grab 3 bred cows from the sale barn. Hatch them out, er... calve them out, I also raise American Game Fowl. Wean the calves at 6-7 months, hold for month or two and sell them at the sale barn and cull any of the cows that aren't nice. Adjust number of cows for what the land will support. Second stage is to buy 10-50 acres of pasture and raise open heifers to bred heifers and sell them, possibly calving some out based on the market. Open to any and all advice, suggestions and rumors. Have big ears and a working brain to harvest the information.



Fighting chickens ? :D


That's where they won the money to buy the land and cattle. :lol:



Easy now
Don't be unfriendly

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:53 pm
by JMJ Farms
Caustic Burno wrote:Post where your at regional get help from your area.


Post on the other thread said Central Florida.

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:05 pm
by ez14
Cross-7 wrote:
Ol' 243 wrote:
Cross-7 wrote:

Fighting chickens ? :D


That's where they won the money to buy the land and cattle. :lol:



Easy now
Don't be unfriendly
unfriendly? Just asking about their chickens

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:19 pm
by Lorreli
JMJ Farms wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:Post where your at regional get help from your area.


Post on the other thread said Central Florida.


I didn't start the other thread. I am more northeastern florida. But I do travel to Ocala and other areas for anything of interest.

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:00 am
by cattle60
Welcome to the boards :welcome:

Re: Big dreams, big ears

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:55 pm
by Arkansas
Welcome from Arkansas, Home of the hillbilly :)