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Best places to run cattle?

Postby tdc_cattle » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:00 am

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?
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Postby dun » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:02 am

SW MO
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Postby tdc_cattle » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:25 am

It has some advantages and disadvantages. We're just kind of tired of somethings and thinking about picking up and going.
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Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:50 am

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...
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Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:54 am

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.
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Re: Best places to run cattle?

Postby dun » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:19 am

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
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Postby Bright Raven » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:38 am

Central Kentucky is ideal.
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Re: Best places to run cattle?

Postby torogmc81 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:17 am

Bright Raven wrote:Central Kentucky is ideal.

sounds like a good idea to me .... :lol2: :idea: :nod:
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Postby FlyingLSimmentals » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:21 am

Yeah I'll agree with Ron, Central Kentucky is some nice pretty cattle country. Sometimes I wish I was a bit farther east.
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Postby ddd75 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:40 am

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:
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Re: Best places to run cattle?

Postby tdc_cattle » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:17 pm

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.
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Re: Best places to run cattle?

Postby tdc_cattle » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:19 pm

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?
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Re: Best places to run cattle?

Postby callmefence » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:23 pm

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.
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Postby Bright Raven » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:32 pm

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
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Re: Best places to run cattle?

Postby cowgirl8 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:44 pm

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..
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