I need a little advice. I plan on getting out of the military and taking over the small family farm in Indiana before long. Trouble is, it's probably going to cost alot. Right now, Dad has about 60 head of black angus on about 95-100 acres of good pasture with plenty of water. It's not a real good operation though, he has a full time job and can only give it enough attention to keep it from falling apart. Is there a rule of thumb as to how many cattle a farm of this size will support? Also, is it better to use some of the pasture to grow hay to feed in the winter (and have less cattle) or buy from someone else and maximize the herd? I'm just trying to figure out how to get the most out of the farm since it has always been kind of a wag in the past. Fences, barns, and water aren't a problem. What other costs should I be looking at - vets? vaccinations?winter feed? I know these are kind of a general questions and depend on a lot of things, but appreciate any advice from anyone with experience.