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Old 06-30-2019, 07:44 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Why Casper, Cheyenne , Laramie?...


for more remote + nice community Consider Near Encampment / Saratoga, or... head north and look into Powell / Lovell.

NewCastle and Sundance worth a look, as is nearby SD (Spearfish has a decent economy... college town)
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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Why Casper, Cheyenne , Laramie?...


for more remote + nice community Consider Near Encampment / Saratoga, or... head north and look into Powell / Lovell.

True, but there's no inexpensive land there.
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Old 07-02-2019, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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True, but there's no inexpensive land there.
inexpensive land is there for a reason, you can run a cow or horse on 40 acres for more then a couple months. that why the 40 acres cash contract developments
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:00 PM
 
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Was the above meant to say "you can't run a cow or horse on 40 acres for more then a couple months".... ???
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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Was the above meant to say "you can't run a cow or horse on 40 acres for more then a couple months".... ???
Yes. And then you get into some real downsides.
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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Was the above meant to say "you can't run a cow or horse on 40 acres for more then a couple months".... ???
not enough grass on some of those area or water. some of the state you can run 1 cow on 40 acres for a year it varies probably from good irrigated ground of about 5 acres/cow to over a 100acres /cow/year.
that why you see those cheap contract price land you not going to have horses or cows unless you buy a lot of feed.
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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http://www.uwyo.edu/barnbackyard/_fi...ln-co-2016.pdf
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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inexpensive land is there for a reason, you can run a cow or horse on 40 acres for more then a couple months. that why the 40 acres cash contract developments

True - we never ran more than 125 sheep on 450 acres, but we could have - why b/c we had water. With water you get good grass and alfalfa. You rotate your pastures every ten days. You plant clover on empty pastures. You let your animals graze on that clover and alfalfa when it goes to seed.


I was amazed at how newcomers had two horses in a corral with some leftover grass from previous owners - the horses ate it down to the roots, then wondered why their stock was thin and hungry all the time. They blame sheep for doing that too - but not if you rotate pastures.


We lived in a sheep wagon up in Thorofare, losing maybe five lambs to predators - but none starved.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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True - we never ran more than 125 sheep on 450 acres, but we could have - why b/c we had water. With water you get good grass and alfalfa. You rotate your pastures every ten days. You plant clover on empty pastures. You let your animals graze on that clover and alfalfa when it goes to seed.


I was amazed at how newcomers had two horses in a corral with some leftover grass from previous owners - the horses ate it down to the roots, then wondered why their stock was thin and hungry all the time. They blame sheep for doing that too - but not if you rotate pastures.


We lived in a sheep wagon up in Thorofare, losing maybe five lambs to predators - but none starved.
we call those horse ghettos you see them all over the state in every subdivision and small ranchettes
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:11 PM
 
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Not sure the OP is looking to have livestock... I don't see any mention of it.
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