How many cows can I have?

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How many cows can I have?

Post by Rafter S » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:48 am

Another discussion reminded me of a number of years ago when my wife's aunt and uncle bought a place in the country a few miles outside of Paige, TX. They're good people, but they'd both spent their whole lives in the city and didn't have a clue about living in the country. Shortly after buying the place they asked me how many cows they could have on it. Of course I told them I couldn't give them a good answer without seeing the place. However, I told them that in that part of the country they could probably run one cow-calf pair to every 3-4 acres, assuming it had good grass, but don't do anything until I see the place.

When I did the whole place was a solid yaupon thicket, with just enough of it cleared out for the house and driveway. That made my answer real easy. None. Like I said, they're good folks, but they were disappointed, so they compromised. They got a wire statue of a Longhorn to put in their front yard and called it good.
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Post by 1982vett » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:53 am

At least they were smart enough to buy the right kind of cows for the environment.... :D

Easy keeper at that. :lol:
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Post by TCRanch » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:43 am

They could have at least got a cow/calf pair ;-) :lol:
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Re: How many cows can I have?

Post by Dave » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:50 am

You should have said, "how much money do you have?"

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Re: How many cows can I have?

Post by Nesikep » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:00 pm

When we bought our place here, our first 3 cows were brass "cow head" towel hangers.. they've been holding up really well, 30 years old and they work just fine!.. I'll try and get some pics if I remember!
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