Is this probable

Help Support CattleToday:

A

Anonymous

Is it probable that I can make 50K on cattle I plan to run Herford X Angus on 340 acres in south west MO. land is paid for and is good pasture and water with apr. 80 of it baleable. any suggestions or info would be appreciated I would like to run this for a retirement job.

[email protected]
 
OP
A

Anonymous

Don't quit your day job! No way to make that kind of money running cows on 340 acres.

> Is it probable that I can make 50K
> on cattle I plan to run Herford X
> Angus on 340 acres in south west
> MO. land is paid for and is good
> pasture and water with apr. 80 of
> it baleable. any suggestions or
> info would be appreciated I would
> like to run this for a retirement
> job.
 
OP
A

Anonymous

I sure don't thinnk it is likely. If you use the (semi) standard of 50 to 75 bucks per cow profit that boils down to over 600 head, that would certainly be straining the grass at one pair per 1/2 acre.

dunmovin farms

> Is it probable that I can make 50K
> on cattle I plan to run Herford X
> Angus on 340 acres in south west
> MO. land is paid for and is good
> pasture and water with apr. 80 of
> it baleable. any suggestions or
> info would be appreciated I would
> like to run this for a retirement
> job.
 
OP
A

Anonymous

> I sure don't thinnk it is likely.
> If you use the (semi) standard of
> 50 to 75 bucks per cow profit that
> boils down to over 600 head, that
> would certainly be straining the
> grass at one pair per 1/2 acre.

> dunmovin farm Thanks for the info I thought that cattle was selling for about $500+ per head and was planing to run between 150 and 200 head on the ranch looks like I will be needing to do more reading on this cattle business. P.S. I do enjoy reading your posts. Thank You.

[email protected]
 
OP
A

Anonymous

Consider this: around three acres per head, and bale the 80 acres for some (SOME) of the winter feed. Gives you about 100 head, which will require occasional winter feed. That 100 head should sell as 500 pound yearlings for about $350 at your local auction barn. (That's what they would bring at the Humansville Barn) I am not saying you "might" get more per pound, but you will average at least 70 cents per pound, so it's the correct figure for your projections.

That brings in around $35,000 per year, less your expenses and time.

I live in Stockton, Mo. Where is your land?

Eaglewerks

[email protected]
 
OP
A

Anonymous

> Consider this: around three acres
> per head, and bale the 80 acres
> for some (SOME) of the winter
> feed. Gives you about 100 head,
> which will require occasional
> winter feed. That 100 head should
> sell as 500 pound yearlings for
> about $350 at your local auction
> barn. (That's what they would
> bring at the Humansville Barn) I
> am not saying you
> "might" get more per
> pound, but you will average at
> least 70 cents per pound, so it's
> the correct figure for your
> projections.

> That brings in around $35,000 per
> year, less your expenses and time.

> I live in Stockton, Mo. Where is
> your land?

> Eaglewerks Mine is near Secnca Mo. Thank You for the info it gives me more hope and some thing to think about.

[email protected]
 
OP
A

Anonymous

Look at the overall economic picture, too. Right now cattle are being dumped on the markets all over the west and in some parts of the east, due to extreme drought. This has to affect supply and demand somewhere down the road. Cows with 450# calves at their side were only going for $650 this past week in the west. And, it's going to go down.

Might be a good time to buy if you have the feed and can hang on for a while. On the other hand, so much beef is being imported, the demand might not climb back up - then what?

Good luck to you. The entire industry is in complete turmoil right now.

If you want more info, email Linda Grosskopf, editor of Agri-News, in Billings, MT. Give her your mailing address and ask for a free 6 month subscription. Your eyes will definitely be opened by this excellent weekly ag newspaper.

Linda Grosskopf: <A HREF="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</A>

> Is it probable that I can make 50K
> on cattle I plan to run Herford X
> Angus on 340 acres in south west
> MO. land is paid for and is good
> pasture and water with apr. 80 of
> it baleable. any suggestions or
> info would be appreciated I would
> like to run this for a retirement
> job.
 
OP
A

Anonymous

Last week in SE Nebraska, nice bred cows (3-4 year old, bred for Feb) were selling for 32 cents a pound. Cow/calf pairs (350 lb calfs) brought about $500. Weaned calves (400 lbs) with black hides brought 70 cents a pound, while identical calves with red or cream colored hides brought less than 60 cents a pound.

I bought a 4 year old Jersey cow, just fresh, for 26 cents pound, and I paid $26 for 2 one week old Jersey bull calves. A few weeks ago those little bulls would have sold for $100 each, and the Jersey cow would have brought at least $1000. Too bad I don't have the land to put them on, if I did I'd be buying cattle right now.

Ann B

> Look at the overall economic
> picture, too. Right now cattle are
> being dumped on the markets all
> over the west and in some parts of
> the east, due to extreme drought.
> This has to affect supply and
> demand somewhere down the road.
> Cows with 450# calves at their
> side were only going for $650 this
> past week in the west. And, it's
> going to go down.

> Might be a good time to buy if you
> have the feed and can hang on for
> a while. On the other hand, so
> much beef is being imported, the
> demand might not climb back up -
> then what?

> Good luck to you. The entire
> industry is in complete turmoil
> right now.

> If you want more info, email Linda
> Grosskopf, editor of Agri-News, in
> Billings, MT. Give her your
> mailing address and ask for a free
> 6 month subscription. Your eyes
> will definitely be opened by this
> excellent weekly ag newspaper.

> Linda Grosskopf:
> <A HREF="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</A>
 

Latest posts

Top