Thu, 13 May 2021
To make money in the cattle industry, you need to be creative. Today's guest, Cody Voss, has found his creative niche. Along with his father, they have figured out how to buy bred cows that have missed calving season for one reason or another. They take the cattle home and sell them back about a month after they calve. The trick here is picking a cow that will act reasonably after having her calf.
Cody and his dad have a circuit of about five auctions they go to looking for these cows. The auctioneers know them and know what they are looking for and can steer them in the right direction. They have figured out who the breeders are that are selling the cows at auction, and they know whose cows are good but just missed a heat cycle and are being sold because they are outside of the calving season. I really like this business model.
In addition to all of this Cody raises sheep and goats. Plus he and his family custom raise hogs in Iowa. This has led Cody to many proficiency applications and Stars Over Iowa.