Listing Information

Counties of interest

Anaconda-Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Butte-Silver Bow, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, McCone, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Musselshell, Park Livingston, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland, Wibaux, Yellowstone

Planned Operation

Hay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy

Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partners

Agriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (3 years or less), General college degree, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training

Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:

Artificial Insemination of cattle and swine

Land Tenure

Buy/Sell, Lease, Open to other arrangements

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.

I currently am a ranch hand on a 1200 head cattle operation in Beaverhead County. I do everything from feeding hay, calving, fencing, irrigating, haying, basic mechanic work and basic welding. My wife has a pest control business where she provides insect and rodent control to residential, commercial, and agricultural structures. Together with our 3 children we are raising 4-H show pigs as well as selling specialty packaged pork at local farmers markets.

Acreage

1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100, 101-500

Farming Practices

Conventional, Organic, Other

Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.

We would like to expand our hog operation to provide more affordable show pigs to kids in our area as well sell more of our packaged pork. We feed our hogs a soy free diet and are not quite like most commercial producers. We would like to expand into small scale poultry production both eggs and meat as well as beef down the road if we had the space to do so.

Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.

We like focusing on doing things as naturally as possible. We make use of modern medicine when absolutely necessary, but try to ensure our animals stay healthy by providing the best nutrition and vaccination programs. Low stress handling is used with all species and we take great pride in raising high quality livestock.

Onsite Housing

Yes

Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:

We are willing to learn any and all aspect as there is more than one way to do things.