- Jan 25, 2007
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I probably should have put this on the feedyard board but it doesn't seem to active. Also, It could have been put in my other two active threads but many of you have already read those and would never see it. The farm we are likely to take with the nursery trees also has much infrastructure and yesterday I had an older cattle farmer out there with me. He suggested I could feed out as many as 50 calves with the facilities that are currently there. There is a dry concrete lot with good cover and even set up with a manure lagoon. It is also connected to a loafing area (correct term?). There is a nice commodity shed with two separate sections with a concrete floor, he said I could buy commodity in bulk and mix my own. I would obviously not start out with 50 head but a smaller number to get my feet wet. He also said I could run some mama cows on the pasture to raise some calves that way as well. Is anyone currently feeding out calves this way? He was talking about buying them around 300 lbs. This is new to me so I need to really try and have my ducks (cattle) in row before I take the plunge.