My husband and I are moving back to my family farm and have app. 15 fenced in acres with nothing in it. Cows were in there a few years ago. A local farmer was using the fields and my dad never even charged him. The farmer would drop off a 3 ft. long zuchini every once in a while and they were square Well, we're trying to actually make money with the farm. There is a plan to board horses but some repairs to the fence (barbed wire spots over the american wire) and the paddock as well as run in are in order before we begin advertising. Anyway, I was thinking of wintering some beef calves in there to make a few bucks and fill our freezer.. thought it would be a good use of space. The pasture has nice orchard grass mix as well as some alphalfa (it's next to our hayfield) The fella that bales the hay is going to crop share with us so we'll have some round bales for later in the Winter. How many calves can we winter on 15 acres comfortably? What is a good price to pay for say angus or some other type of beef cattle? heifers or steers? What is a potential price per pound at a sale in the Spring? I remember having cows in the field when I was a kid and remember it wasn't much work. Is there anything that I should know... assuming I know nothing eta: I do know that they will most likely require graining as well as the grass/hay and Im doing more research and will talk with some local farmers. I realize there is much more to learn before jumping in. Thanks!