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    What did you always want to be when you grew up?

    In my case, the funny thing is that being a rancher is what I always wanted to be. But I was much more realistic about my chances when I was younger, and so I've been a bunch of different things over the years, and a lawyer and part time rancher the last 20. Looking back, my realism was a...
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    What did you always want to be when you grew up?

    This is an old, old thread I know, but to comment very late, no you don't. I am a lawyer, and once you are a lawyer, you will never be looked at as anything else by anyone else. And don't fool yourself, you work where the work is, and there's not much work in agricultural cases. The only...
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    Found a place, now how to afford it.

    Excellent idea, thanks.
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    Found a place, now how to afford it.

    It has been a long time since I stopped in here. Last time it was pretty helpful, so hopefully it will be again. It's likely been well over a year since I last posted. Since that time I've been working on building up my heard, paying down debt, and expanding the lease ground I've been...
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    Running on all leased land

    Depressing. Well, off to an exciting week in my "town job", that all my friends and relatives think I'm lucky to have, as I get to go "on the road". Yippee.
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    Running on all leased land

    I suppose as part of this I should ask if anyone has run into any really good alternative sources of funding for getting started, or land purchases. Agreeing to conservation easements, etc?
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    Running on all leased land

    MovinOn, so are you also working a town job?
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    Running on all leased land

    Northern Rancher. Thanks. No, I don't know the folks at MillIron Livestock, although I note that a few of us use the name "Mill Iron" for one thing or antoher.
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    Running on all leased land

    HP. Actually, it's a releaf to know that somebody else is thinking along the same lines, although I don't know that that makes things any easier for either of us. It is a frustrating deal. I do have cattle now, which I run on ground leased from my in laws, but in order to make a real go of it...
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    Running on all leased land

    Hello to everyone, it's been awhile since I've posted. I came into this forum here: http://ranchers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8963&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=12 This was the thread on land values. At that time, as I noted, I was beginning to suffer from dispair that I'd never be able to...
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    Wyoming Fence?

    I thought calling them "auto gates" sounded odd.
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    Wyoming Fence?

    Are these called a Wyoming Fence in some places? About the only place I see these here are in the mountains, where Lodgepole pine happens to be available.
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    Branding photos from Saturday

    Wow, your branding photos look so much like ours, even in location, it's spooky. Except we wont' get to it until next month. Maybe I'll come back and post some of ours then.
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    Felt hats

    I'll confess to a weakness for hats, although now that I'm overstocked in hats, and am trying to save every dime, I resist buying any. I have two hats from the Jackson Hole Hat Company. They're really nice, and are quality hats. But I don't wear them. Rather, I continue to wear my old...
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    Average Salary for Ranch hands

    I think that'd be about average here too, in Wyoming. Maybe even a little lower for some. What sort of income do ranch managers make in various places?
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    Land Value

    The prices at Western Land Service are part of what I mean. $3M + for a place that won't generate a month of a loan payment for it, so it's priced soley for those who by land for a playground. Frustrating.
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    Is the wife's town job really helping?

    This has been interesting to read. My wife was raised on a ranch, and was living on it part time when we met. After we had our first kid, now 8, she quit her job to stay home with him, which I supported. But as part of that, she's made it pretty clear she has no intention of every returning...
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    Land Value

    No, I'm near Casper.
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    Land Value

    And what does land that is like this go for? And how many cows/acre will it run? What about winter feeding? When do you start feeding, and how far away do you truck your hay? What's the price of hay?
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