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Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:07 am
by cathill
Excellent post! I'm in SW Missouri. We have 40 acres but about half is open. I have just a couple of cows and some horses and management is critical on smaller acreage.

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:34 pm
by Von Helman
Let me ask

In a feed lot situation how many cows can or should fit in 25,000 sq feet on average ??

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:18 pm
by HDRider
Von Helman wrote:Let me ask

In a feed lot situation how many cows can or should fit in 25,000 sq feet on average ??


R U tasking about a trailer loaded for a feedlot?

See viewtopic.php?f=8&t=70510

About 50K #

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:39 pm
by Von Helman
HDRider wrote:
Von Helman wrote:Let me ask

In a feed lot situation how many cows can or should fit in 25,000 sq feet on average ??


R U tasking about a trailer loaded for a feedlot?

See viewtopic.php?f=8&t=70510

About 50K #


more of a feed lot situation .. how many cows can or should fit in that much space

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:53 pm
by VanC
Von Helman wrote:Let me ask

In a feed lot situation how many cows can or should fit in 25,000 sq feet on average ??


I've heard that the going rate is 250 sq ft per head so 25,000 sq ft would support 100. I'd guess that would depend on a lot of variables, though.

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:09 pm
by Von Helman
VanC wrote:
Von Helman wrote:Let me ask

In a feed lot situation how many cows can or should fit in 25,000 sq feet on average ??


I've heard that the going rate is 250 sq ft per head so 25,000 sq ft would support 100. I'd guess that would depend on a lot of variables, though.



Thank you for the information, I had planed to put 40 cows in that amount of space and have been told by a few people (who know it all) that I was way off line and that it was cruel. I'm like ..its a feed lot.. whats cruel about that?

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:25 pm
by VanC
Von Helman wrote:
VanC wrote:
Von Helman wrote:Let me ask

In a feed lot situation how many cows can or should fit in 25,000 sq feet on average ??


I've heard that the going rate is 250 sq ft per head so 25,000 sq ft would support 100. I'd guess that would depend on a lot of variables, though.



Thank you for the information, I had planed to put 40 cows in that amount of space and have been told by a few people (who know it all) that I was way off line and that it was cruel. I'm like ..its a feed lot.. whats cruel about that?


There is a poster here called "inbredredneck" that runs a feedlot and knows more about it than I ever will. You might PM him.

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:16 pm
by //gougakhoi
Informative -an eye opener - a
foundation to build on.

Thanks!!!

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:15 pm
by NorthAlasmalls
Just what I needed...Thanks :)

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:08 am
by Arkansas
No worrys m8 :)

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:35 am
by Arkansas
NorthAlasmalls wrote:Just what I needed...Thanks :)


May want to check out 2 book's that are good info on profit & cattle!

Joel Salatan: HOW TO FARM- This is about making a small profit and not getting in over your head and raising other things that can go along with cattle and compliment each other like pasture chickens and cattle. 8 of 10 Review (Gr8 Read though too!)

Storey: Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle- This is informative about shots, dieseases, land, shelter the works..All around great book I give this book a 9 of 10 Review only because it goes more in depth with cattle.

Goodluck :cboy:

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:13 am
by Bigfoot
Keep posting like this Arkansas and you'll be a guru in a few days.

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:58 pm
by Arkansas
Bigfoot wrote:Keep posting like this Arkansas and you'll be a guru in a few days.


Should had been a Guru 3 yrs ago..lol I just dont post that much, I like to sit back and just read mostly and soak up all the knowledge. Just finally got nothing but time here lately while waiting for the semester to start.

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:45 pm
by Hoppy72450
Awesome post Bub!

Re: RAISING BEEF CATTLE ON A FEW ACRES

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:32 pm
by Omulous
Thanks this was helpful.