Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, General college degree, General farming (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.Currently we have a small cattle operation consisting primarily of Registered Herefords. We have 36 mother cows and a handful of replacement heifers. We are wanting to expand but are having a hard time finding affordable land to do it.
We are looking for land with enough room and resources to expand slowly in order to maintain a positive balance sheet with minimal debt.
We each work outside jobs with flexible schedules to enable someone to be home working with the cattle at all times. Once we grow to 100 mother cows, one of us will be able to quit the outside job and ranch full time. After we grow to 400 mother cows, then we will both be able to ranch full time doing what we are passionate about, raising quality Hereford seedstock.
CountiesCarbon, Gallatin, Judith Basin, Lewis & Clark, Musselshell, Park Livingston, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Yellowstone
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Our ag operation will consist of raising enough hay to sustain our cattle through the winter months. Our drought plan is to have enough hay in reserve to last a full winter.
Hay fields will be fertilized in the spring as needed to optimize the growth of native grasses and minimize weed growth. Noxious weeds will be handled immediately as needed to prevent any future growth.