smrobs is right, I'd just like to add to what she said. If you'd rather start smaller consider buying one younger steer. Put it with the horses, they eat basically the same stuff anyways. Make sure it's what you want. I'm planning on getting back into cattle by spring if my fence is up to it, if not i'm going to get one and do what I'm telling you to do. One steer a year is a lot of meat. Around here you can also get day old jersey's for free, gotta bottle feed them though. My neighbor does it, too much work for me though.
Also start going to auctions in your area. keep an eye on pricing and talk to some of the old timers there. There's a lot of knowledge out there.
Last edited by jules083; 01-22-2010 at 08:28 AM.