The question: Will it support my cows this winter?
Rule No. 1: Look for a horse that fits your needs in the fields or the woods.
Feed costs play a significant role in determining the profitability of a beef operation, no matter how it is structured.
There are a lot of variables unique to each stocker enterprise, which can change the aforementioned example. However, for the astute producer, it looks as if running stocker cattle in 2017 will be another profitable year.
The Draft Gratitude organization is committed to providing aged farming draft horses with a retirement home.