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Old 03-16-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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What are the easiest cows to raise in MO?
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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I would go here and ask. Alot of missouri folks here raising cattle on small acreage.
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In my opinion, if your wanting to raise cattle to make a little extra money, raise BLACK!, does'nt matter what breed, just have to be black. (Don't ask why, cause I don't know).
If your wanting to raise a beef or two for the freezer, I would get a couple jersey or holstein bulls from a dairy farm and raise them up to about 600lbs and put them in the freezer. I have picked them up for as little as 25$. But that was a few years back. Probly more like 75$ to 100$ now.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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600 lbs would be very small to be butchering a Holstein.

Most Holsteins are butchered at about 1200 lbs.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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Yep its small but you dont have to overwinter them. Plus about the time you run out of beef its time to butcher another one. We could never eat 1200 lb holstein (about 600lbs of meat) in year so buying in the early spring & butcher in fall worked pretty good for us.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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What are the easiest cows to raise in MO?

The ones that don't get out! lol

Sorry couldn't resist it!
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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600 lbs would be very small to be butchering a Holstein.

Most Holsteins are butchered at about 1200 lbs.
Either way I've always found Holsteins tuff.But have to agree with Black.

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