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Making a Livin'

Postby rowdyred » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:39 am

I know this is a very vague question, but....How many momma cows would it take to make a living where you live? I know it depends on a lot of factors, so please don't start preaching to me, :) . Just curious, I'm looking at a career change, I'm in north Mississippi.
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby willow bottom » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:46 am

Every person's answer will be different. Way too many variables. My very short answer is 150 momma cows
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby rowdyred » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:49 am

willow bottom wrote:Every person's answer will be different. Way too many variables. My very short answer is 150 momma cows

What part of the country are you from, if you don't mind me asking?
I agree that just about everybody's answer will vary depending on where they live.
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby Dave » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:50 am

In Washington and Oregon the general figure is 300 cows. I know one guy who makes a living on 200 cows run on leased land that he has cheap leases. I know of another family (grand parents, man and wife who runs things, and their 25 yr old son) they live very comfortably on 400 cows. Mostly land that they own with no debt and a little leased land. As you said there are a lot of variables involved.
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby jehosofat » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:38 am

I'm hoping to give it a whirl in a couple more years when I am built up into the 250 range, but I have zero debt. We'll see.
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby willow bottom » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:45 am

rowdyred wrote:
willow bottom wrote:Every person's answer will be different. Way too many variables. My very short answer is 150 momma cows

What part of the country are you from, if you don't mind me asking?
I agree that just about everybody's answer will vary depending on where they live.


Mississippi
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby jltrent » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:50 am

No debts, no insurance, grow your on feed and tight as Dicks hatband, you could live on 119 1/2 cows. Eat half a cow and sell the other half.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:09 pm

It's easy to get numbers thrown at you. I am a person that is coming down off a couple hundred head. My personal lifestyle I can't make a living off of them at today's prices. I don't have a extravagant lifestyle. If you want numbers for me personally I'd need 500 Mama's to make a living being serious.
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby sstterry » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:42 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:It's easy to get numbers thrown at you. I am a person that is coming down off a couple hundred head. My personal lifestyle I can't make a living off of them at today's prices. I don't have a extravagant lifestyle. If you want numbers for me personally I'd need 500 Mama's to make a living being serious.

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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:57 pm

sstterry wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:It's easy to get numbers thrown at you. I am a person that is coming down off a couple hundred head. My personal lifestyle I can't make a living off of them at today's prices. I don't have a extravagant lifestyle. If you want numbers for me personally I'd need 500 Mama's to make a living being serious.

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You could make a living selling hams! :D


Yes sir, That I could do. :D
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:10 pm

Really depends on how much your real job pays, doesn't it? I did the math, and if I can get an extra 20 miles of fence built this fall, I will be able to afford to keep more cows this winter.
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby littletom » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:15 pm

200 on paid for dirt. But one could sell that much dirt and live out the rest of days a lot easier
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby shaz » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:19 pm

rowdyred wrote:I know this is a very vague question, but....How many momma cows would it take to make a living where you live? I know it depends on a lot of factors, so please don't start preaching to me, :) . Just curious, I'm looking at a career change, I'm in north Mississippi.


How much does decent pasture cost where you are?
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby TexasBred » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:50 pm

jltrent wrote:No debts, no insurance, grow your on feed and tight as Dicks hatband, you could live on 119 1/2 cows. Eat half a cow and sell the other half.

If I knew I was depending on them for a living I figure I'd have to allocate two weaned bull calves just to cover my liquor bill. :lol2: :cowboy:
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Re: Making a Livin'

Postby Hook2.0 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:06 pm

Piggy backing off this, what about on paid for land, no debt and in retirement?
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