The University of Kentucky Beef IRM team often gets questions on how to begin an Ag enterprise on a piece of property that someone has either inherited or recently purchased.
They recently started a YouTube series entitled “I Bought a Farm....Now What?”.
New videos will be posted weekly, exploring the many decisions needed to transform a property into a viable beef enterprise. The next few episodes discuss methods to obtain reliable information, tips on land maintenance, and an economic analysis of different Ag enterprises suitable for a hill farm. These episodes are not lectures but rather podcast-like conversations.
Episode 6 - "Stocking Rate"
Dr. Lehmkuhler joins us again to discuss stocking rate and how many cattle to purchase. He discusses in detail the grazing patterns through the newly designed rotational grazing system and factors to make the grazing more successful.
Episode 7 - "Finding Heifers to Buy"
We are ready to purchase heifers but where and how do we find good heifers to buy? What factors should be considered when purchasing heifers? Kevin Laurent joins Dr. Les for this two part discussion on the process of purchasing heifers for our heifer development enterprise.
Episode 8 - "Pricing Heifers"
In this episode, Kevin Laurent discusses the many factors a buyer needs to consider when pricing heifers. Kevin provides an in-depth discussion of shrink, obtaining a value, and understanding the process of establishing value in beef heifers.