Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Carrying capacity of your land will depend on the land, probably no way to say just how many acres per cow or vice versa. For example, where I live now, in a good season you will probably have a couple of cattle to an acre, where I grew up working it was maybe 5 acres to a cow, in the good times, places I have worked on in the desert in far west Queensland can have quite a few acres per cow indeed. A good way to figure stuff out is to get to know people on the places around well and ask them about carrying capacity, nutrient content of the local grasses, mineral deficiencies that may be around. Learning from people with local knowledge will be your best bet.