Looking for advice
Based in central Texas, but grew up on a dairy farm/cow/calf operation in South Africa. I've been doing spreadsheet analysis and reading forums on running cattle in the US, trying to figure out how different the math is - at this point I need to start talking to folks who are active practitioners and this forum is full of great wisdom.
If it comes even close to making financial sense, my goal is to buy some land east of i35 and north of San Antonio and run a cattle business full time. Want to stay in Tx, and inside the geographic rainfall curve east of i35/i37.
I'm after the lifestyle change for my family, don't want to sit behind a desk anymore and want my kids to grow up like I did. I understand how much one "lives off the farm" - not expecting to get rich but also not looking to be extremely poor. I know it's possible.
I'm humbly asking for advice on how or whether to move forward.
If there's anyone within 200 miles of Austin that would be open to meeting to talk about the reality of running small cow/calf, stocker or feedlot operations in Tx I would be incredibly grateful. I know it's a lot to ask, I also know there's much I need to learn and much that can be taught. I'll buy coffee, bring some good South African biltong (like jerky) to share.
Let me know!
Thought you may enjoy this: Bonsmara & Susex back in South Africa that my dad still runs.