There are some people out there believe it or not who DO make a nice living raising cattle. If you are looking to raise cattle as a hobby then don't expect to get rich. YES you can make a little money but not enough to get rich. We are talking about 2 different things here.The problem I see with this board is that we have people here giving advice but we know nothing about them. For example, what I consider to be a big ranch is anything oiver 1000 acres of land. But what someone else considers to be a big ranch may be 100 acres or so. So just because someone has a big 100 acre ranch and 20 cows does not mean they can come on here and tell you they are expert cattleman and put other people down and say they don't know what the are talking about. I live on a ranch that is over 1000 acres and we run about 400 cows. We are a cow/calf opperation and have both purebreds and commercial cows. This ranch has been in my family for several generations and I have been around and worked cattle all my life. We may not do things the way you do but it don't sit on the end of your terminal and put me down for how we do things or how I respond to a post. I don't know you and you don't know me. All I know about you is what I read in your posts. There are some people on this board that I can tellknow what they are talking about and I respect them for that. But there are a lot of people that are full of be nice and should keep their comments to themselves.
hmmm.....where do i start. i'm not going to give you my resume, but according to you, i would have a "big ranch". with that said, i'm not sure the intelligence level always correlates to number of cows or acres.
it sounds like you were lucky enough to be raised into the cattle business, but if you'll stop for a minute and consider what it would take to get started you might have a different attitude.
i think what some of the previous posts were referring to is that initially
, for someone just starting out, don't expect to make any (or much) money. unless you inherit land and cattle that are both already in tip-top shape, there are lots of start-up costs......land purchase or lease, cattle, fences, grass, and equipment are just the tip of the iceberg. if you don't enjoy
raising cattle, then you're surely not going to enjoy
building and fixing fences or pulling calves in the middle of the night or as Annie mentioned, fighting with a dummie calf trying to hold him up with your knees while your back breaks bending over trying to get him to latch on to a teat when all he wants to do is fall down. raising cattle is a lifestyle
more so than a job.