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Re: Looking at establishing a cattle ranch, anyone have recommendations on location?

What do you mean by sustain your family?  Do you want to be able to afford to send your kidsd to college?  Will other family members contirbute to the supporting the ranch?

Depending on what area of the country you look at, land grant universities have considerable useful information about raising cattle.

There are many kinds of ranching.  One way is New Zealand style rotational grazing, which requires a reliable supply of grass.  At the other extreme is the 40 acres per cow of the high desert.  

Cattle ranching tends to be a hyghly cyclical, somewhat boom and bust business.