Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southwest Arkansas
You are not going to make money raising cattle with only 12 acres, especially if you are "pumping the hay to them". IMO, I would just get a few beef calves in the spring, raise them over the summer & sell in the Fall before you have to start feeding hay. I would also stick to commercial beef cattle, longhorns ARE lean beef, but they are slower growing and don't sell for nearly as much. Spend some time at your local cattle auction before you do anything.