Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years)
Briefly describe your current occupation(s) and responsibilities and list previous agricultural employment and experiences. If you are currently farming or ranching, please state the size, type(s), and location of the operation.My husband and I have grown up ranching most of our lives. We have have ran cow/calf pairs on shares for years and we were slowly increasing our own personal herd. Three years ago we were able to purchase the cows we had been running on shares. We currently have 530 pairs, 70 yearlings and 30 bulls. We also have a 75 acre alfalfa field that we cash lease. We currently have a grass lease to run the cows from June 1st until November. It varies a little every year because it's mountain pasture starting at about 6,000 feet.
CountiesBroadwater, Gallatin, Lewis & Clark, Meagher, Park Livingston, Sweet Grass
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We would like to find a place that has the corral and barn setup to calve 500 head of cows with hay ground. We could calve and pasture the cows until they can go to grass in June. Then be able to put up hay and possibly pasture the hay fields in the fall when the cows come off the mountain pasture. Or someplace that would have early spring grazing and then fall grazing.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Lease
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