Getting started and need some advice. I'll never be able to have more than about 10 head and my goal is to sell calves as they hit the ground..likely at the sale barn. Can't go the purebred, registered route as money is tight. But my question is this: I can buy bred cows by private treaty from a friend and know exactly what I'm getting...or I can get them at the sale barn for 300-400 dollars less and be guessing at what I've got. With a small operation and not having many calves to soften the initial investment expense, is the higher priced, private treaty deal the way to go? Any help would be appreciated...I'm in Alabama on pretty good pasture if it makes a difference in your answer. Thanks Much!