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Pines or cows
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Donnie    Posted 12-04-2002 at 23:05:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Over the long haul what would have more profitability, 25 acres of pasture with beef cows on it or the same land planted in pines?
Thanks for any and all personal opinions and experiences.
Donnie,


DeadCarp    Posted 12-05-2002 at 15:21:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, i'd compromise too - the biggest decision is how soon do you want an income - every year or when the trees are big? :)


bob ny    Posted 12-05-2002 at 05:22:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
how about planting 5 acres of trees this year and raising beef on 20 acres next year 5 more of trees 5 less of beef continue this procdure at least you will have some income and in 5 years
you can harvest and replant 5 acres and so on


wapial    Posted 12-05-2002 at 02:25:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
CHristmas trees are a big cash crop in western Oregon many farmers in the willamette valley have switched to growing christmas trees or Grass seed. Both are seasonal but less labor intensive than other items.


Lynch in E.TX    Posted 12-04-2002 at 23:17:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here in the Piney Woods of East Texas that would be a toss up. Hybrid Poplars are ready for the papermill in 5-6 years...my pines grow real fast around my pond, but the price is lower here than in Oregon. Depends on where you live I guess. I go to the weekly auction in Kirbyville, and they seem to be selling plenty of livestock. Trees are less work...but you can't butcher for dinner.


Lynch in E.TX    Posted 12-04-2002 at 23:26:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My answer is 10 acres of Hybrid Poplars(2000 per acre) and 15 acres of beef wanderin' around...you'll get the best of both worlds...good luck


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