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congrats to James Coffelt, Ohio land and cattle.. front page of ohio farmer!

Postby ddd75 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:09 am

Congrats James! Doing great! Wish you still posted.

To sum up the article..

Cow costs: 296 / year.

Hay : NONE in the last 6 years.

Running 1,000 head of cattle

Buying up 1,000 / acres per year for the last several years.

Running 8,000 / acres of land continuous.



Maybe someone should let him know that NO profit exists in cattle. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:11 am

I liked him. Why did he leave us?

Congrats and best wishes for continued success Mr. Coffeit!
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Postby ddd75 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:12 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I liked him. Why did he leave us?

Congrats and best wishes for continued success Mr. Coffeit!


i think he got tired of everyone bashing pharo's genetics.. not sure though.


It says his cows average 1100 - 1200 lbs and give 62 - 67 lb calves with only 2% varying from that.

i'd like to check out his operation and his cows.
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Postby kenny thomas » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:17 am

Can anyone post a link to the article.
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:26 am

kenny thomas wrote:Can anyone post a link to the article.


http://www.ohiofarmer.com/livestock/ohi ... strategies
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Postby Banjo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:31 am

I don't know for sure but I don't think he is hooked up with pharo anymore. pharo used to have a bull sale in ohio and now they don't. There may have been a parting of the ways.....may be somebody can verify that knows more.
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Postby Bigfoot » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:36 am

I don't remember him posting. Only person I can remember not feeding hay was agmanto.
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Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:36 am

I really liked James, he'd explain his ideas and reasons in a way you could understand.
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Postby ddd75 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:13 am

Banjo wrote:I don't know for sure but I don't think he is hooked up with pharo anymore. pharo used to have a bull sale in ohio and now they don't. There may have been a parting of the ways.....may be somebody can verify that knows more.



i was wondering about that. I haven't seen his bull sale advertised, and I haven't seen anything about a spring bull sale. On his website he doesn't mention pharo at all other then some genetics from him. also, I noticed he was #2 in registered angus for last year in ohio and he wasn't even on the top 10 list this year.

pharo was probably taking too much money. who knows.
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Postby HDRider » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:18 am

Bigfoot wrote:I don't remember him posting. Only person I can remember not feeding hay was agmanto.

I visited his place. He got bad hurt on an ATV. Not doing well at all. Have not heard from him in over a year.
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Postby HDRider » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:22 am

Banjo wrote:I don't know for sure but I don't think he is hooked up with pharo anymore. pharo used to have a bull sale in ohio and now they don't. There may have been a parting of the ways.....may be somebody can verify that knows more.

Not listed..

https://www.pharocattle.com/coops/ohio

https://www.pharocattle.com/coops
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Postby ohiosteve » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:23 am

Bigfoot wrote:I don't remember him posting. Only person I can remember not feeding hay was agmanto.

I really enjoyed agmantoos posts.
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Postby Bigfoot » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:06 am

HDRider wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:I don't remember him posting. Only person I can remember not feeding hay was agmanto.

I visited his place. He got bad hurt on an ATV. Not doing well at all. Have not heard from him in over a year.


Ouch. Hate to hear that. I do some of his stuff. Needed to pick his brain a little more though.
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Postby Douglas » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:30 am

ohiosteve wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:I don't remember him posting. Only person I can remember not feeding hay was agmanto.

I really enjoyed agmantoos posts.


He was from the NC mountains.
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Postby poorfarmer » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:48 am

Ok I read the article and I see that he has a very low cost per head, but here is my question. So it mentions that he has about 1 cow per 10 acres of land and that allows him to feed basically no hay. So right now I would estimate that I need about 5 bales to get one cow through the winter. One bale $40. So $200 in hay per cow per winter. If I wanted to get rid of this once a year hay expense I would have to buy eight more acres per cow. Cost in my area $3500 an acre. Cost for eight more acres $28,000. I know land normally goes up in value, but a $28,000 investment to make $200. Am I missing something or might the marketing of his cattle and getting a better price be more of the reason he has been able to expand.
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