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Postby fourwinds » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:42 pm

I am located on 160 ac in central Oklahoma. Currently no cattle. Used to raise Paint horses but have gelded my stallion and sold most of my mares, keeping a few favorites. Also raise Icelandic sheep. My place has lots of potential, good grass, ponds etc. but has been neglected for many years prior to my buying it. Still tons to do. Have a couple of property line fences that need to be worked on and many cross fences are non-existant at this point.
Primary operation at this point is a horse motel where I overnight horses for folks who are traveling.

Still trying to decide if a purebred herd or a commercial herd is the direction I need to go or if breeding is really the way or buying calves. Have looked pretty seriously at both Belted Galloways and Murrey Grays. Thinking I may start with a couple of grass ready calves to get my feet wet.

My plan is to sell direct to consumer naturally raised beef. Undecided yet if I will grain feed or not but certainly want to make good use of my pasture and home raised hay.

On my list of needs for a breed or crossbred will be ease of handling, naturally polled, grass efficient.

May well try some multi species grazing with cows and sheep.

Looking forward to learning a bunch before entering this venture.
Michelle
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Postby andybob » Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:22 pm

Welcome to the boards Michelle. Check through some previous posts to get some ideas, then you can better identify specific points you would like to clarify.
All the best, Andy.
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Postby msscamp » Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:12 pm

Welcome, fourwinds! We raise registered Murray Greys and they are a great breed. Lots of good folks on here that are willing to help with any questions you might have. :)
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Postby Susie David » Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:45 pm

Fourwinds....welcome, alot of good folks always willing to help.
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Postby fourwinds » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:10 pm

Andybob wrote:Welcome to the boards Michelle. Check through some previous posts to get some ideas, then you can better identify specific points you would like to clarify.
All the best, Andy.


Andy,

Thanks....I spent some time this afternoon wandering around the site. It was so nice out I had to go out and actually "do" something. Have 2 new young mules to work with.
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Postby fourwinds » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:12 pm

msscamp wrote:Welcome, fourwinds! We raise registered Murray Greys and they are a great breed. Lots of good folks on here that are willing to help with any questions you might have. :)


Have you got a website I can take a peek at?
Thanks
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Postby warpaint » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:39 am

Welcome fourwinds. :cboy:
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Postby Jovid » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:23 am

On my list of needs for a breed or crossbred will be ease of handling, naturally polled, grass efficient
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You might consider Red Polls as they fill all your needs.
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Postby fourwinds » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:32 pm

You might consider Red Polls as they fill all your needs.


Jovid...thanks, I did do a bit of research on Red Polls actually but they seem hard to come by in my area.
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Postby la4angus » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:00 pm

fourwinds wrote:
You might consider Red Polls as they fill all your needs.


Jovid...thanks, I did do a bit of research on Red Polls actually but they seem hard to come by in my area.
Michelle
Are Belted Galloways and Murrey Grey's easy to come by in Oklahoma.
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Postby fourwinds » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:03 pm

[/quote]Are Belted Galloways and Murrey Grey's easy to come by in Oklahoma.[/quote]

Belties are not easy to come by and while I like them quite a bit I have sort of crossed them off the list. There are a fair number of MG's here, TX, AR and I think some in MO. Don't mind the travel to actually get them as much as I wanted to have a breeder closer to see them in the flesh and an established breeder for after purchase assistance if needed.
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Postby msscamp » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:09 pm

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Postby Jovid » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:48 pm

Jovid...thanks, I did do a bit of research on Red Polls actually but they seem hard to come by in my area.
Michelle



Actually there are several breeders close by. There are at least four in Oklahoma

Here is a link from our web site listing our members in the western states.

http://ninewestoakcanyon.com/western_st ... sociat.htm
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Postby flaboy+ » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:20 pm

Welcome fourwinds. After hearing about the tasks ahead of you mine seem to be a piece of cake. Good luck in your venture.
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