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Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:00 am
by tdc_cattle
Wife and I are considering picking up and moving. She can find a job anywhere so that's not a concern. What areas of the country would you suggest that we look at?

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:02 am
by dun
SW MO

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:25 am
by tdc_cattle
It has some advantages and disadvantages. We're just kind of tired of somethings and thinking about picking up and going.

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:50 am
by Stocker Steve
Interesting thing is we have folks moving back and forth between Missouri and Minnesota. They seem to skip right over Iowa. :lol: Folks going south are looking for scenic hills and warmer winter. Folks moving north are looking for flatter and cheaper ground. Hard to get it just right...

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:54 am
by Stocker Steve
Was some data published a while back saying the SE part of the US was a low cost calf producer. Short winters and higher rainfall made for overall cheap forage. But, prices seem lower there also.

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:19 am
by dun
tdc_cattle wrote:It has some advantages and disadvantages. We're just kind of tired of somethings and thinking about picking up and going.

Just SW MO or all of MO

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:38 am
by Bright Raven
Central Kentucky is ideal.

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:17 am
by torogmc81
Bright Raven wrote:Central Kentucky is ideal.

sounds like a good idea to me .... :lol2: :idea: :nod:

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:21 am
by FlyingLSimmentals
Yeah I'll agree with Ron, Central Kentucky is some nice pretty cattle country. Sometimes I wish I was a bit farther east.

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:40 am
by ddd75
Bright Raven wrote:Central Kentucky is ideal.



800 acre flat place with barns, house, etc. all set up for cattle.. 2.4 million right now in central ky.

wish i had 2.4 million laying around :mad:

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:17 pm
by tdc_cattle
dun wrote:
tdc_cattle wrote:It has some advantages and disadvantages. We're just kind of tired of somethings and thinking about picking up and going.

Just SW MO or all of MO


If I had more acres I think I could do alright here. However there is to much competition from row crop farmers driving land prices up. It's not just that they have driven land prices up it's that if someone wants to sell something they start with one of 3 big operators and offer it to them. Usually nothing ever comes on the open market because one of the three has bought it before anyone else even knows it's for sale. They will pay $5k+ for land that still needs a thousand dollars an acre of improvements. They justify it by saying they bought $500 an acre land 30 years ago so it averages out.

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:19 pm
by tdc_cattle
FlyingLSimmentals wrote:Yeah I'll agree with Ron, Central Kentucky is some nice pretty cattle country. Sometimes I wish I was a bit farther east.


Moving east or west is more what we're thinking then north or south. Every time I drive to Atlanta I fall in love with Tenn between Nashville and Chattanooga. What parts of Kentucky would I google?

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:23 pm
by callmefence
ddd75 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Central Kentucky is ideal.



800 acre flat place with barns, house, etc. all set up for cattle.. 2.4 million right now in central ky.

wish i had 2.4 million laying around :mad:


Or it would buy you 10,000 acres in the Chihuahua of south west Texas.

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:32 pm
by Bright Raven
tdc_cattle wrote:
FlyingLSimmentals wrote:Yeah I'll agree with Ron, Central Kentucky is some nice pretty cattle country. Sometimes I wish I was a bit farther east.


Moving east or west is more what we're thinking then north or south. Every time I drive to Atlanta I fall in love with Tenn between Nashville and Chattanooga. What parts of Kentucky would I google?


If you can afford it, the soil, climate, lay of the land, and beauty is magnificent around:

Paris
Georgetown
Stanford
Versailles ( which is the home of Shaun King, activist; leader of Black Lives Matter)
Springfield
Cynthiana
Danville

Re: Best places to run cattle?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:44 pm
by cowgirl8
I'm really really nervous. The area i'm in has the cheapest land around. Heard that a big place we almost bought in the 90s for 300 an acre (AND WE KICK OURSELVES EVERY TIME WE PASS THIS PLACE), just sold for 2000. Its like 300 acres, open grazing land SW of our place. Anywho, waste management bought it..........YES!!!! WM...Now, the guy says he's just putting cows on it but i'm suspicious. Of course he's not going to tell all the people around here he's turning it into a dump until he has all the permits. I have no idea what it takes to get a dump started or if people around have any say....Husband says we'll move if they do so our ranch may be for sale soon..... His father had a place in Garland and a dump was put uphill from him. Made his well unusable..