Jonathan Forbes, Forbes Farm
Cattle Weighing System
Grant Award: $4,000
Jonanthan has been selling cow/calf pairs, bred cows and feeder cattle since 2018, earning him tens of thousands of dollars per tractor trailer load.
In order to maximize profits, open new markets and increase sales, Jonanthan will build a dedicated weigh station complete with concrete pad, covered shed and scales. Currently, he has to pay to rent scales or haul his cattle an hour to be weighed, which is costly both in time, fuel and stresses the cattle.
With his business growing every year, this new on-farm weighing station will be an asset to his feeder cattle operation. He anticipates $10,000 a year savings.