Faster horses wrote:First question, where are you located and how far from town?
Good luck, BTW and welcome to the forum.
Faster horses wrote:I was wondering due to the fact that if you were close to town, that could be an issue if you were gone for a few days; so that isn't the case; and if you were where it was cold you might have water freezing issues; again not the case.
Good fences make good neighbors and good cattle.
If you buy cattle from someone that has let them get out of fences, they will try it at your place, so again, good fences make
good cattle. We bought some cows once from a guy that didn't have good fences. Those cows would really test a fence. If they
did get out you can bet the 'lead' cow was always in the bunch that were not where they were supposed to be.
IMO, you will be able to leave for a few days, long as your cows have good feed and good water along with good fences.
High Plains wrote:If water and feed are properly considered and the fences are good, there's no reason not to pursue a job that will help reach your goals faster with some overnight travel. A high school kid would also make a cheap cattle-checker at times of extra concern due to weather.