I would like to raise ONE cow for my family. I did some searching on the boards, but info I found was back in 08'. I'm looking for some more recent pricing and such. I can keep it on my land but there will be no pasture. It would penned and would like an approximate size where the cow would maintain sanity? Lol. I could walk it to a nearby field/pasture and let it graze for a change of pace. So, I'm wondering what the average cost is for a weaned calf? How long will I have to raise it until butcher? Cost of hay, grains, etc? Average cost of processing form a butcher? Oh, and whats the most cost effective fencing I could use for the pen? If all goes well IF I decide to do this, I would probably be raising one every year or so.