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Old 08-12-2008, 04:11 AM
 
Location: East TN
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Default What are going rates for renting pasture?

Anyone know what it costs to rent pasture land to keep horses/cattle? The reason that I ask is that I have acreage and I'm tired of having it cut, wouldn't mind leasing it out to people who need pasture and the animals can keep it cut down.

I'm closing on 7.4 acres in Johnson city that's fenced with barns and tubs for water already. My 26 ac in Jonesborough are not fenced, so not a good one for unbridled horses I suppose.

Maybe the local ag dept would know?

Tony

p.s. How hard is it for a newbie to keep a couple of cows?
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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Have you figured liability insurance cost, fence upkeep, and will you need to bring in hay in winter vs income from the boarding, with boarding / leasing out comes liability along with it gotta keep in mind.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Limestone,TN/Bucerias, Mexico
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Don't mean to be discouraging but Joee's assessment is correct re: upkeep and liability. Plus, most people who own cattle or horses already own their land. We had a former 50 acre farm in Johnson County and never had any luck finding someone to run cattle or horses on it - we couldn't even find someone to mow the fields for the free hay! My husband ended up having to buy a tractor to do the job himself.
Maybe you need to buy some goats (as someone suggested in another post) but then, that in itself is a responsibility! Best of luck solving your problem!
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:35 AM
 
Location: East TN
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Thanks all,

We may just get some goats

Tony
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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Default pasture

We live in Jonesborough ,Tn.We have four horses and are looking for more pasture to rent/lease.
Dennis

How can you be contacted?
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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Default pasture

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Anyone know what it costs to rent pasture land to keep horses/cattle? The reason that I ask is that I have acreage and I'm tired of having it cut, wouldn't mind leasing it out to people who need pasture and the animals can keep it cut down.

I'm closing on 7.4 acres in Johnson city that's fenced with barns and tubs for water already. My 26 ac in Jonesborough are not fenced, so not a good one for unbridled horses I suppose.

Maybe the local ag dept would know?

Tony

p.s. How hard is it for a newbie to keep a couple of cows?
we have horses and are looking for some pasture.we have two in a field now and pay 50.00 a horse and we are responible for the feed and hay in the winter time.if you rent or lease it out you need to get a sign saying your not responible for any damages.we live in Jonesborough.if you would like to talk to dennis about this call 423-773-3513.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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we have horses and are looking for some pasture.we have two in a field now and pay 50.00 a horse and we are responible for the feed and hay in the winter time.if you rent or lease it out you need to get a sign saying your not responible for any damages.we live in Jonesborough.if you would like to talk to dennis about this call 423-773-3513.
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--------you are not responsible for any damages--

Baloney !

That sign and 25 cents will get you coffee at Ma and Pa's Kettle in Cameron Missouri, but it won't free you of liability.

Might as well put a sign on your car stating-------" not responsible for any damages" as you drrive down the road.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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We have a neighbor that cuts our pasture and keeps the hay. Great arrangement for us both. No money changes hands.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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The best arrangement for that kind of land is to find a farmer that needs to grow crops. Unless we're in a severe hay shortage (like a couple years ago) most people don't want any more hay, but a lot of farmers need more room to grow corn, tobacco or squash.

Too bad you're not closer to Greene County or I'd put you in touch with my dad!

(FWIW I know this thread is two years old but thought I'd put in my two cents anyway.)
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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not all pasture ground is suitable for growing corn,though.
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