Sticking my toe in the water..

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Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby Restoman » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:22 pm

I've just sent off an offer to lease a little bit of land so I can give cattle a try.
89 acres in NW Louisiana.

My mind has been running wild the past week planning for the possible lease.
So much so that yesterday I started to pull back and reconsider what I'm getting myself into.
Here's your chance to tell me I'm crazy.

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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:17 pm

You're crazy.

But so are most of us here on CT so :welcome:
Wake me when we reach Scranton.

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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:30 pm

Hey Crazy... ya really missed your opportunity to get your head handed to ya by getting in at the peak a couple
years ago. Now ya just might accidentally make some money. Sorry for the good news.
You're :welcome:

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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:40 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:You're crazy.

But so are most of us here on CT so :welcome:

What do you mean most of us. Pretty well all of us. :welcome:
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT 2009
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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby Canadianfarmer » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:04 am

Yup u have to be crazy lol

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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby pricefarm » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:21 am

Yep your crazy. My wife calls it a disease of the head.

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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby cattle60 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:06 am

Yep, You're crazy. They can be addicting. Help relieve tension some or give some to worry about. But as butch said you can get in cheaper and maybe have a chance to make a little money. :welcome:

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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby RanchMan90 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:20 am

It's a better habit than drinking, maybe. Will the lease be within driving distance?
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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby Txpiney » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:47 pm

I'd say go for it. You're about to do exactly what I have been doing. I started out with 7 head for .69 cents a pound. Ran them on 18 acres of lease land for a few years. Then came upon a widow lady with a 100 acres and only 3 head of cattle. Her husband had built great working facilities and fencing on the property. She just wanted me to take care of hers, run mine there for a half side of beef a year for rent. It has worked out really well for both of us. Good luck to you

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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby Ky cowboy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:36 pm

I started with a tractor. I provided hay and all the Labor in exchange for the heifers and I retain what I want of them and keep them on the place. Lots of small farms vacant in my area I just can't get many land owners to lease, the ones who are willing it wouldn't be worth it small acres and in poor shape. Now is the time to get in I think but I'm usually wrong

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Re: Sticking my toe in the water..

Postby Restoman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:56 pm

Sorry for my absence! So its settled, I'm crazy, your crazy! We're in good company.
Went and bought an old Ford tractor anyways yesterday. My cousin let me use his beat to be nice 8N last year to grade my back yard and I kinda got the bug. The crazy think is that I still don't know if its a Jubilee, 640 or 641. Once I know for sure I'll get a rotary cutter. I'll call tomorrow about the lease. The family has to decide if they can lease what I want with all of the family.


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