Elmartin Farm -- Cheshire MA

Beef Production Program

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Click here to download Elmartin Farm's Pro Forma Beef Cattle Feeding Program Agreement - PDF

Have Your Own Beef Raised At Elmartin Farm
 
Elmartin Farm ("The Farm" or "Elmartin")  has a Beef Program designed for a person/s or group/s who wants to raise their own beef for taste, for knowing how it is raised, and optionally for a business; i.e. one can resell their end product with or without the assistance of Elmartin Farm.
 
Recognizing that most people who desire this program (Owners) are not farmers / ranchers, Elmartin has tailored the process so that Owners can enjoy elements of raising their own beef without having to toil in the process.  In short, Owners have title (full or partial depending upon the arrangement with Elmartin Farm) to the livestock.  Either way, Elmartin Farm cares for it.   In  business parlance -- if one is attracted to this program as a business -- Elmartin operates your business and provides progress reports to you for your management, inspection, and consultation regarding extra feeding options, time to sell, auctions, USDA inspected slaugter facilities, transportation, other beef breed options, herd expansion at the farm,  and more.
 
Our beef cattle range freely on grasses.   Depending upon the desire of owners, a program can be se in place to provide grain finishing as well.  
 

Agreement Outline
 
Elmartin Farm (The Farm) enters into this agreement with the following Beef Calf Owner (The Owner) to raise his/her/their Calf or Claves:
 
 
Beef Calf Owner: __________________________________________________
 
Address:  ________________________________________________________
 
City / State / Zip: __________________________________________________
 
Telehpone #s      Land:  ___________________ Mobile ___________________
 
Email:  __________________________________________________________
 
 
 
SEE PRO FORMA AGREEMENT FOR DETAILS.
Below is offered as a quick synopsis.
Only a signed agreement is binding.
 
 
OPTION ONE
 
INTERESTED PARTY PROVIDES LOAN TO FINANCE AN ANIMAL OR HERD TO BE OWNED BY ELMARTIN FARM.
 THE LOAN INTEREST IS NEGOTIATED DEPENDING UPON THE COMMITMENT.  PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST IS GUARANTEED BY THE LIVESTOCK OR BEEF, ITSELF.
 
Option One is as straight-forward promissory note plan.  It is an EXCELLENT first step into the understanding of cattle raising and beef production.  Though not owners, lenders are afforded the same information and courtesies as owners.
 
 
OPTION TWO
 
Option Two is a risk/reward ownership plan.  It carries the rewards potentially generating more revenue on a per dollar basis than Option One; however, it carries the very same risks that confront owners of livestock everywhere.
 
There also are active/passive tax considerations around which Elmartin structures the arrangement.  Potential owners are responsible for discussing these tax laws with their accountants or tax lawyers.  
 
 
 
Farm Statement:
 
1)  The Farm houses, feeds, and cares for animal/s for a daily fee to be determined, billed monthly by credit card base one a set 30 day month.
2)  The Farm will use its customary, sound practices to provided a safe area for animals to grow.
3)  The Farm will not be responsible for natural deaths beyond XXX MONTHS of purchase, nor  accidental deaths or injury beyond its customary control.  This
includes acts of nature such as lightning and other ways such as  vehicular accidents either on the road or via vehicles leaving the road.
4)  The Farm arranges for finishing.
 
The Owner's Statement:
1) The Owner owns or buys calf/feeder, usually 300 - 500 lbs
2) Bears any (and all) veterinary expenses
3) Pays for insurance should the Owner decide to insure his/her investment.
 
 
 
Contact Elmartin Farm For More Information
 
 
 
 
Calf, Heifer, or Steer Information

 

CALF / FEEDER #1

CALF / FEEDER #2

CALF / FEEDER #3

NAME
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COLOR
____________
____________
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AGE
____________
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SEX
____________
____________
____________
WEIGHT
____________
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____________
DISPOSITION
____________
____________
____________

Monthly Fee:  __________________  The Fee is reviewed and/or adjusted monthly, if necessary, to reflect increases in feed prices.
 
Day Due Each Month: ___________
 
Owner's Signature:  ________________________________________________
Date:  ___________________________________________________________
 
Farm's Signature:  _________________________________________________
Date:  ___________________________________________________________
 
 
 
Typical Feeding Operation
 
Calf 0-6 months -- fed milk or replacer
6-12 months --  hay
12-18  months -- pastured if in season , or  hay
16+/- - 20 months -- optionally pushed with grain
 

Calf Purchase Program
 
The Farm will locate and purchase a suitable calf or calves for the client who provides $_______ up front for each animal.  ( Prices range around $500 but vary dur to breeding, market demand, and calf's age.)   Should less be required, the balance remaining will be applied to monthly charges.
 
Any higher variation in the purchase cost shall be settled at the time the animal is brought to Elmartin Farm.
 
Received from _________________________________________  $____________
For ________________________________________________________________
Signed _______________________________________________ Date _________

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