Counties of interestBig Horn, Carbon, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Rosebud, Sweet Grass, Treasure, Wheatland, Yellowstone
Planned OperationLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Welding, 7 years
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership, RSA Grass Link, 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.Currently a ranch hand on a 100,000+ acre ranch (outside Hardin MT) that runs well over 2000 pairs as well as yearlings. Previously worked on 16,000 acre cow-calf operation in NE Montana and start-up stocker operation in Wyoming.
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Beef cattle operation, open to cow-calf or stockers, that will direct market healthy beef to customers. Would also like to eventually incorporate meat goats into the operation and direct market those as well.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.Low-stress livestock handling that works with the natural herd instincts of the animals; managing the herd to work with the timing of nature's seasons (not against it); using high-density, rotational targeted grazing to utilize maximum forage growth and quality.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Grass-finishing of beef cattle and business decisions (such as price setting, cost-flow planning, etc) would be much appreciated.
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