ok I found some land in Terrell county TX for 185 an acre with well water available. The tracts are between 150-640 acres. What you guys think about this?
Supernewtocattle":1li6018b said:ok I found some land in Terrell county TX for 185 an acre with well water available. The tracts are between 150-640 acres. What you guys think about this?
Texan":2adroh05 said:All good answers. Would be helpful if you could decide on an area of the country first. Then do more research on the area to be sure it's what you want. Like Bill said, be sure to check it out in person before you buy. Do it several times. One thing that I can't emphasize enough is to try to talk to the people around the property. Nothing makes life more pleasant than good neighbors. But all it takes is one bad one to make life miserable day and night. Once you get your place, remember that you've got to BE a good neighbor to have 'em.
Supernewtocattle":18eq1y7w said:dg what is a chiger?
OK I am pretty much giving up on Texas land. I am going to do alot of research before I buy a parcel now. I am just trying to get the most for my money (which isn't much). I just assumed being in Texas, there would be a lot more resources (more stockyards, sale barns, feed stores, vets, etc.) I am going to try and find the most land with WATER, tillable land, ability to graze cattle, and some structures for 40-50K Thank you all for the advice, it was very helpful.
Supernewtocattle":2wwaz0pi said:dg what is a chiger?
Texan":3qne97gv said:I think for what you're looking for, you might be better off thinking about prices in terms of $/animal unit instead of $/acre. That will give you a better idea of what it will cost to run cattle on a place, without having to know what the carrying capacity is for a particular area. Ranch brokers will speak this language with you. Speculators and con men aren't as likely to. Good luck 'cause you will need a lot of it.
By the way, you don't have to rule out the whole State of Texas. The side you've been looking at is rocks and sand. The opposite side is grass and trees.
And dg is wrong. A chigger would starve to death everywhere I've been in Terrell County. Loving County, too.
Supernewtocattle":2xcv825i said:Yeah I agree with you, I am probably not going to buy any land in Texas, well at least not in West Texas for sure. I just don't understand how the guys selling this barren land have 100% or 99% positive feedback? Maybe the buyers are just buying it for speculation, hoping some sort of municipal water will be run out the in the "distant" future. Yeah I think we have chiggers here in Georgia too. I have never had them though. I am looking at Missouri and South Dakota land now. I find anything interesting, I'll post it.