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Custom grazing?

Postby tncattle » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:54 am

I’ve been approached by a local who wants to put cattle on our farm. Here is his offer in paranthesis:
($25/cow/month; $35/cow-calf/month; xtra for running them through the chute for anything.(AI; synchronizing; worming; etc) Xtras such as minerals, hay, grains would b on me.)
I’ve never done this and would like advice from people that have. We currently have no cattle and we’re going to get a load of steers or heifer in about a month but don’t have to. He didn’t mention anything about death loss.
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Re: Custom grazing?

Postby midTN_Brangusman » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:03 pm

About the going rate from what ive seen.

If the deal falls through let me know, I'm in need of more pasture.
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Re: Custom grazing?

Postby Dave » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:38 pm

The money is in the ball park for grazing with full care. The cost of the extras being on you would not be normal from what I see. That would especially apply hay or other feed.
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Re: Custom grazing?

Postby RanchMan90 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:21 pm

For that price I would also assume it includes care. Best to have contract so both parties understand what's expected of them.
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Re: Custom grazing?

Postby tncattle » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:25 pm

Sorry for the confusion, the Xtras would paid by the cattle owner not by me.
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Re: Custom grazing?

Postby Midtenn » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:54 pm

I usually figure $100-$125 per pair per year on rented land is all I can afford for grazing expense. $3000 for 30 pairs plus a bull. If I get a place cheaper than that, I can spend some on spraying or fertilizing. Bush hogging once a year and keeping fences up is on me. Hay, feed and mineral is on me. I don't want to feed hay more than 100 days.
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Re: Custom grazing?

Postby Midtenn » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:59 pm

Oh! I might have misunderstood. I was thinking it sounded like a lot, but If you're providing full care including bush hogging and feeding hay, yeah that sounds more reasonable.
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