When my wife and I decided to start a cattle farm years ago, we had a specific goal in mind. 100 head of momma cows in ten years. I'm still not sure why exactly I went with the 100 head, but it seemed like a good lofty goal to shoot for, and at the time it made mathematical sense. If you start with 10 heifers, retain all heifer calves as future cows and continue that … [Read more...] about How Fast Should You Grow Your Cattle Herd?
As beginning cattle farmers, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to expand our herd, staying within the capacity that our land can support. As we often say, being in the cattle business takes hard work, dedication and patience. These same principles apply when selecting animals for your herd. A lot of patience, perseverance and consideration went into … [Read more...] about Growing the Herd