Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

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Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

Post by Ranch7DK » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:32 am

We bought a small piece of land (15 acres) and would like to raise a few cows. Currently have our eyes on Akaushi. We have the basics set up, except we need new fence on three sides. (haha-should be all four, but the front is already pipe) We are just gathering information for now. We do have 6 cows currently, just not the ones we want. My current mission is to put together a solid schedule of what and when to do. i.e. vaccination, worming, breeding, pasture care, rotation and such.
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Devin and Kim

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Re: Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:53 am

Ranch7DK wrote:We bought a small piece of land (15 acres) and would like to raise a few cows. Currently have our eyes on Akaushi. We have the basics set up, except we need new fence on three sides. (haha-should be all four, but the front is already pipe) We are just gathering information for now. We do have 6 cows currently, just not the ones we want. My current mission is to put together a solid schedule of what and when to do. i.e. vaccination, worming, breeding, pasture care, rotation and such.


How deep?
You do realize your in East Texas?
Unless you develop a niche market for your product from pasture to processing, your going to get your feelings hurt with Akaushi.
What salebarn would you have to use if you had no other market?
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Re: Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

Post by Ranch7DK » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:08 am

Lufkin Texas. It would be niche for sure. Still doing a lot of consideration. Salebarn would not work. Thinking of direct meat sales and other online markets for bulls and heifers.
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Re: Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:15 am

Ranch7DK wrote:Lufkin Texas. It would be niche for sure. Still doing a lot of consideration. Salebarn would not work. Thinking of direct meat sales and other online markets for bulls and heifers.

Towards Apple Springs? Pollock? Diboll?
Your right on considering that is a whole nuther can of worms.
USDA regulation has shut down most of the private kill and processing plants.
Last check Crockett, Liberty and Silsbee are the last left in the area.
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Re: Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

Post by Ranch7DK » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:39 am

Lufkin is 10 minutes north of Diboll, 7 minutes south of Pollock. Crockett is the closest for sure. I forget where, but have made friends with local rancher and he takes his somewhere that hangs them 21 days and vacuum seals the meat. Yourself, where are you? Republic Steak House in Nacogdoches has Akaushi on the menu. Starts at $40 no sides included. Have not made decision yet, not that type of investment. Fences replaced first and working on vaccine schedule too. Suggestion are welcome there for sure. So many options and personal choices. Thought about getting with local vet, but I think there too will be personal choice on which vaccines.
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Re: Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:57 am

Woodville.
Niche markets are tough in economy depressed East Texas. Unless you get near the petrochemical wages in Hardin, Jefferson or Tyler county.
Trinity county is so poor does it even have a Walmart? Angelina has the medical center after that it gets pretty slim pickens.
Not impossible just have to remember Brookshire Bros. Is high end shopping for most of the population in the area.

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Re: Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

Post by greybeard » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:33 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:Woodville.
Niche markets are tough in economy depressed East Texas. Unless you get near the petrochemical wages in Hardin, Jefferson or Tyler county.
Trinity county is so poor does it even have a Walmart? Angelina has the medical center after that it gets pretty slim pickens.
Not impossible just have to remember Brookshire Bros. Is high end shopping for most of the population in the area.

Good Luck


CB..... Not having a Walmart is a good thing.
Don't forget Dollar General tho. There isn't too much you can't get from one.
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Re: Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

Post by msplmtneer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:43 am

Howdy and :welcome: :tiphat:
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Re: Hello from Devin and Kim in Deep East Texas

Post by slick4591 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:23 am

:welcome:
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