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Cattle recommendations for Mountainous Mediterranean Dry Land Oak Forest

 
Eric Rice
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I am looking for some recommendations for good cattle for grass fed beef and possibly for dairy.

We currently have Low Lines and have been happy with them so far, but is there something better for this land with it's specific topography and climate.

Link about Low Lines:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowline_cattle

The property is approximately 200 acres of Mountainous Mediterranean Dry Land Oak Forest on the Central Coast of California.
 
Julius Ruechel
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Hi Eric,

To help you with your breed selection process, this article about picking the right cattle breed should help you get started in narrowing down the list and evaluating if Low Line Cattle suit your goals. It will prompt you to identify exactly what you expect from your cattle, which in turn will help you ask the right questions when you start approaching breed associations or individual breeders.

Best of luck with your project - it sounds like a beautiful place!
 
Corrie Snell
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Hello, Eric!

My name is Corrie. I currently live in NW Montana, but have been dreaming about re-locating to central coastal CA for a few years now (I want to grow avocados!). I visited Paso Robles (my preferred area) and looked at a few properties last year. I was ready to go after seeing some parcels at the top of the coastal range there between Cambria and Paso Robles. Unfortunately, my property here is not selling, and I'm stuck.

Anyway, the point is, I would love to connect with like-minded people in that area. I wrote to Joe Morris, of Morris Grass Fed, who has a ranch in that area, asking him lots of questions about how to raise animals on grass there. He was very generous with his time in responding to me. I'd be happy to forward that e-mail to you, if you'd like. Please contact me! Thanks!
 
Eric Rice
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Julius

Thanks for link! I realy enjoyed visiting your website. I really like your style of writing.

I will definitely be getting your book!
 
Eric Rice
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Corrie

I sent you a purple moosage with my info.
 
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