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Old 04-19-2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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My brother and I were just notified that we have to move our cows to a different location. We have approximately 50 head. Looking to keep them fairly close or in between Waco and College Station. If anyone has any info on a place please let me know.


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Old 04-19-2018, 11:00 PM   #2
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Bump for you. Same thing happened to me in Ellis county. Still looking here also.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:32 PM   #3
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Whats the going rate for grazing leases? I have been wanting to start buying cows but no land to run them on.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:41 PM   #4
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Whats the going rate for grazing leases? I have been wanting to start buying cows but no land to run them on.


10 bucks an acre


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Old 04-21-2018, 08:48 PM   #5
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Annually like a deer lease?
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:55 PM   #6
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Annually like a deer lease?
Mine is.
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:46 AM   #7
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Oh yes sorry. That is the rate we are getting for the unimproved pasture so we keep the Ag exemption. The deal was already in place when we bought the land. I donít want to deal with cattle and donít want to pay more in taxes. Works for both of us.

Cattle are a pain in the ***. Your donít just put them in the pasture and and come spring haul off calfís for cash.

For example had to call him because one calf had head stuck in a bucket. Had one stupid cow that thought the grass on the other side of the tree looked better so stuck her head thru the crotch in the trunk where another branch grew back across. Had to cut the tree in half while a crazy mad scared huge animal is throwing a fit. One stuck in the mud in the creek.

Worst was a momma cow walking along with live calf dangling out of her woohoo. It was hard to watch. We tried to help get calf out but she died. Finally we had to pin the momma cow in the chute and use a cone along to winch the dead calf out. At least the momma lived.

Oh and then the bull hos thought he could walk the cattle guard. Broke his leg and got it stuck in the cattle guard. Had to shot him then cut his leg off to get it out and drag the carcass off.


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Old 04-22-2018, 02:18 PM   #8
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Oh yes sorry. That is the rate we are getting for the unimproved pasture so we keep the Ag exemption. The deal was already in place when we bought the land. I donít want to deal with cattle and donít want to pay more in taxes. Works for both of us.

Cattle are a pain in the ***. Your donít just put them in the pasture and and come spring haul off calfís for cash.

For example had to call him because one calf had head stuck in a bucket. Had one stupid cow that thought the grass on the other side of the tree looked better so stuck her head thru the crotch in the trunk where another branch grew back across. Had to cut the tree in half while a crazy mad scared huge animal is throwing a fit. One stuck in the mud in the creek.

Worst was a momma cow walking along with live calf dangling out of her woohoo. It was hard to watch. We tried to help get calf out but she died. Finally we had to pin the momma cow in the chute and use a cone along to winch the dead calf out. At least the momma lived.

Oh and then the bull hos thought he could walk the cattle guard. Broke his leg and got it stuck in the cattle guard. Had to shot him then cut his leg off to get it out and drag the carcass off.


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Old 04-22-2018, 03:51 PM   #9
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My parents only got $3 per acre then they stopped grazing on their fields, how much land can support 50 head?
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:52 PM   #10
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My parents only got $3 per acre then they stopped grazing on their fields, how much land can support 50 head?
You need 100 acres for 50 full size cows. But, if you have 25 momma cows and 25 calves...then 50-75 acres will work. ** also depends on the terrane.
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:17 PM   #11
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You need 100 acres for 50 full size cows. But, if you have 25 momma cows and 25 calves...then 50-75 acres will work. ** also depends on the terrane.
Totally depends on where the ranch is located. Cattle guy has 25-30 mama cows on my 587 acres.. So around 50 now that they have calves. And it seems like way too many.
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:32 PM   #12
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Better figure 5 acres per cow on improved pasture or you won't be able to pay your feed bill.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:07 PM   #13
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Found 47ac for 350 a month seem kinda high based of what you guys are saying.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:21 PM   #14
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We have been grazing 5 cows per acre on very good grass. All depends on grass content.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:38 PM   #15
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Some of this is hard to read.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:42 PM   #16
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We have been grazing 5 cows per acre on very good grass. All depends on grass content.
What kind of rotation program running that many per acre? Joel Salatin’s formula?

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Old 04-22-2018, 08:50 PM   #17
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Lol. 5 acres per cow. My bad
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:19 PM   #18
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Lol. 5 acres per cow. My bad


Man I was wondering when I read that. I need that type of grass!


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Old 04-22-2018, 09:54 PM   #19
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Going rate in our area is $12-$15 an acre for a year lease. Depends on fencing, water, cattle pens, brush, improved grasses etc will depend what you pay
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:10 PM   #20
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The price will depend on the grass. 100 acres in Gonzalez is different from 100 in Sanderson. If you have really good grass you can expect 5 acres per momma unless you want to supplement hay/feed all year and dig into your profit margins.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:41 PM   #21
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Found 47ac for 350 a month seem kinda high based of what you guys are saying.
That is way too high
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:45 PM   #22
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Going rate in our area is $12-$15 an acre for a year lease. Depends on fencing, water, cattle pens, brush, improved grasses etc will depend what you pay
Same around here. $10-15 per acre, per year.
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:09 PM   #23
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That is way too high
Yeah thats like $89 an acre seemed a little off.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:09 AM   #24
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:25 PM   #25
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:00 AM   #26
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:13 AM   #27
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Random, but your lease place wasnt close to 300 acres near mart was it?
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:15 AM   #28
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Random, but your lease place wasnt close to 300 acres near mart was it?


No sir it was in north east Texas near canton


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Ahh ok. My folks signed a contract on some land the day before you posted that. I was thinking what are the odds lol.

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Old 04-30-2018, 09:20 AM   #30
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Ahh ok. My folks signed a contract on some land the day before you posted that. I was thinking what are the odds lol.



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Old 04-30-2018, 09:39 AM   #31
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I don't expect my cows to make a lot of money they pay the taxes on the land and buy the feed and hay. I enjoy messing with them and gives me something to do and look forward to seeing the calves grow up I run 50 cows and a bull on 120 acres but I do weed control and fertilize the pastures and hay medow.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:08 AM   #32
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:07 PM   #33
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