I wouldn't want to discourage you, but it's pretty hard to make a living in any production ag-related field. By the time you buy land, stock and equipment for enough head of cattle (horses, corn, etc.) to produce a liveable income, you've often run up a sizeable debt. While you're in school, try to work in some beef science courses, especially nutrition and reproduction. Contact some of the small Angus associations listed on the <A HREF="http://www.texasangus.com">www.texasangus.com</A> site and ask them to send you a catalog for their next sale. Learn about EPDs, attend some registered Angus sales and see what sells well in your area. Often at those smaller consignment sales you can buy a well bred 3-1 (bred cow w/calf) for $12-$1800. But you'll need to be sure you're comfortable with pedigrees, EPDs, etc., before you go out and start buying cows. Good luck...
> Thanks for the input. Like many
> young dreamers I want to make a
> lot of money at doing what I love.
> I have been consider Angus and
> Brangus as my main focus. A
> purebred herd is what I'm shooting
> for so I can make the big bucks.
> What's your suggestion on how to
> proceed with a small amount of