Seeking out grazing pasture for beef cattle


Land Seeker Description

I am seeking out grazing pasture for beef cattle in Northwestern OR or Southwestern WA. We are purchasing a small farm where we plan on raising beef cattle and dairy goats. However, with a limited acreage on the farm, we will need to supplement our own land with leased land. This will allow for a greater herd size while not over-utilizing the land and damaging soil health. I have a background in rangeland management and prioritize soil health and regenerative practices over profitability. Besides my academic background in ag, I grew up on a cow/calf ranch in CO and have worked cattle across the west and even in Australia.

What features of the property are essential?

-Water access for livestock
-Boundary fences
-Moderately healthy soils, decent forage production

Describe your farming experience

-Grew up on cow/calf ranch in eastern CO
-studied animal science and rangeland management at university of wyoming
-helped manage university animal science farm with beef cattle, hogs, and sheep
-currently raise dairy goats

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

-build beef herd with solid genetics through replacement heifers and AI program
-acquire USDA Grassfed Certification
-market beef direct to consumer
-grow dairy goat herd
-utilize dairy products for soaps, lotion, etc

What are your long term goals

-acquire larger lease and continue to grow beef herd
-purchase registered heritage breed sows and implement AI program
-market feeder pigs as 4H/FFA stock
-Install hoop house and develop cut flower operation

Describe your housing needs

-currently seeking out small farm to purchase
-renting pasture for goats

What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

-Continue acceptance and self-education of those with differing cultures and backgrounds

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Coastal, 5, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
December 1, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Cattle, Goats

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Conventional, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
October 7, 2022

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