Some folks are always talkin about how you can't make a profit in cows anymore. I think they have forgotten that the back end profit comes from what we do in the front end of the operation. I have $4000.00 into my 2 herd sires, that throw beautiful calves, some folks around here pay more than that for one. I have a neighbor who brags about his $8000.00 bull,...guess what, my calves sold for the same money as his. Then he tells me "you can't make money on cows anymore". He has a new green tractor, a newer skid steer loader, two dually pickups, new stock trailer, high dollar winnebago-lookin horse trailer. I bet I spent a quarter of the amount for all of my equipment than he did for that green tractor. I would like to have nice shiny stuff too, but for now, I would rather make a profit on my cows. Anyway,...just a rant.