First some background, we have 2 old cows one of which is open ,3 cows that are pregnant with their 3rd calfs and 4 heifers we kept back that have been AI .have been building each year. We have a pasture of about 7 acres and have been summering on about 50 plus acres of a cousins that no longer has cattle. I don’t know if that is a reliable option but what we have been doing. We have another 6 acre to fence off and have 7 acres of hay field we get bout 60 4x4 rolls from counting both cuts. So should I fence hay land off for pasture and just buy hay? Should I sale the cows this fall and buy steers in the spring next year? Could I buy steers at 350 and sale them at 900 keeping them 9 months? What is reasonable weight to put on steers over 9 months if you add grain and hay?