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post #1 of 8 Old 06-10-2009, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Cow Boarding?

I know this might sound like a funny question, but do people board their cows places if they don't have a farm to keep them on? Like, a special cow barn?

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-10-2009, 09:01 PM
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Yup, they do. Just a regular ol' farm unless there is extra valuable breeding stock or show stock. Got a few of them just around the corner from me actually.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-10-2009, 09:04 PM
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I can't see owning a cow without a place to keep them unless it was a kid who showed them in 4H or FFA since there is no other purpose other than to eat them or get milk from them. I also think there are exceptions such as a wildfire that would cause some to be displaced but other ranchers are usually considerate enough if they have available pasture to let someone keep their cattle on it while replacing fence etc.

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-11-2009, 04:11 AM
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Here, there are lots of farmers who have a big barn and yard for their cattle and then "board" them out to summer pastures on an annual basis.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-11-2009, 07:00 AM
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I've never heard of boarding cattle unless it was a show stock but a lot of people lease pasture usually pay for the lease annually but the owner of the cattle or horses for that matter is responsible for their own livestock, upkeep on the lease etc. If fence gets damaged they have to fix it, it isn't like boarding facilities where someone else typically does all the dirty work for you

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-15-2009, 09:14 AM
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I would call it boarding per say, but more leasing land. We have over 100 acres when I lived in Europe and we had a guy who leased a lot of the land we owned for his cows. He would hay it and come bring his cows over.

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-15-2009, 02:11 PM
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My dad raised steers and beef when I was growing up- but I wanted to show Jerseys for 4-H. So I started with a couple calves and when the time came for them to calve themselves we would have her calf at our place and then we would hand milk for a couple days (the colostrum for the calf) and we would walk her over to the neighbors milking barn and he would feed her and take care of her for the exchange of the milk. It worked for me because I had a cow to show and keep records on and his butter fat count went up!!! Anyways we did this with 4 heifers/ cows.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-21-2009, 11:25 AM
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Alot of ppl down here lease. And cows are also a way of getting ag tax exempt and you can raise and sell to make money. So not just for milk and meat. But those are their 2 main uses. I LOVE cows!!!

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