I sold my herd in 1994
after I flipped a Goldwing end for end - - - somthing I do not recommend
. I was never to walk again
- - - shows that the Lord had more for me to do.
It took awhile but I was able to make a great recovery
. I went thru the process of making a living / leased my gravel pit out / opened phone stores ( desk work that I could handle) renting out the farm
. I was making a good living however something was missing
I got back into cattle and my blood pressure went down
and my whole outlook seemed better
. My daughter states she does not want to live with me without cattle
. She ask me why I go thru the cattle twice a day or more
- - I told her it keeps me young and good looking
- - - her reply was I needed to walk thru them more!!!!
Some people might get along without cattle
but think about it long and hard first!! I have seen several of the farmers in this area that have bulldosed the fences , gotten rid of the cattle and plant right to the roads edge. These are people who were used to helping each other work the cattle several times a year and now with all the new equipment have substantially less interaction with the neighbors. Much less interaction and more conflict!!
There is much more to having a few cows than just the check when you sell some!