Dawg gone — I’d help u if I were closer, just started raising my own red angus herd At 52 I’m a late bloomer but I have to say to larger our herd grows the more hubby and I fight when we vaccinate........why I’m keeping numbers low/slow while he wants to keep every heifer — NOPE ain’t doing it cause I wanna smash some part of ur body in chute already. LmaoI'm 63 and have nobody to take care of the farm and cattle. Guess that's the main reason I keep doing it instead of selling out. If I had someone I could help I probably would.
Find someone who wants to start or expand and let them grow into your operation over a few years. Each year a set percentage of your cows would be sold and replaced with the same number of cows by the new operator and the calf crop would sell the same way. At the end you own no cattle and the new operator fully owns the cattle and is renting your land. I have never done things that way but know of it being done.But I don't want more real-estate! Want the headaches to go away. Got houses to live in, don't wanna raise cows anymore. I just wanna spend the equity I spent a lifetime building. I'm willing to pour it back into the economy. LOL!!! Just not in the form of taxes.
Finance it for the purchaser.But I don't want more real-estate! Want the headaches to go away. Got houses to live in, don't wanna raise cows anymore. I just wanna spend the equity I spent a lifetime building. I'm willing to pour it back into the economy. LOL!!! Just not in the form of taxes.
I was forced out of my job in Aug. 2002. Six months before 62 birthday. Should have quit the cows then and the wife and I could really had some years to enjoy traveling and such while our health would have permitted it. Now 18 years later we are both not in good shape to do a lot of traveling. Joints and bones hurt most of the time. Really hard and expensive trying to keep the and up and the cow herd going..I've been thinking about selling everything as well but for now think I'll go ahead and feed them through winter. lolol. Another money making decision. In all honesty though I don't get around like I once did and many things are beginning to really be a choir. Heck even CT is not as interesting anymore. I use to try to respond and help often but now more times than not will read something and just think "what the heck" and forget about it. We shall see.