My family used to have a herd of cattle when I was younger. We purchased four from an auction and eventually grew the herd until we had between 20-30 head of cattle. Then my father decided he was no longer interested in having cattle so he sold them at an auction. These cattle were not serious investments, we merely let them graze on our land and I remember giving them a few shots now and then. And of course castrating the young bulls.
Recently I have been toying with the idea of investing in some cattle. What are the basic things a beginning cattleman should know. If you were me where would you start? What breed would you raise? What are the necessary things to ensure a good herd? Where are some places you would reccomend purchasing and selling? I am looking at this as a potential business not a mere hobby. If you know of some good resources of information I should look at please point me in the right direction.