Katsha’s Ranch runs 495 cows on 3,029.4 Hectares or 7,500 acres of less than average quality pasture. The Lachish Ranch in the South runs 300 cows on about 2,000 Hectares of 5,000 acres of southern pasture.
I think we should aim for 4,000 Hectares, about 10,000 acres. The land should be alongside the ranch structure. Many Kibbutzim have lots of land but sometimes one must drive to it. Driving distance can range from 30 minutes to much more.
The Gilboa Forest Ranch of Erez Cahaner contacted us offering his ranch as a base of operations. His ranch is located on Mount Gilboar, southwest of Afula and south of Beit She’an, on 7,500 acres. Erez’s herd has a lack of quality feed in their summer pasture and a year-round predator problem. In both cases Texas Longhorn or a Texas Longhorn crossbreed could help.
The Lachish Ranch of Naa’man Dag is a possible second location who most likely has a lack of quality feed during summer months, a predator problem and a cattle rustling (cattle stealing) problem. Texas Longhorn or Texas Longhorn crossbreed would be able to help with these problems. Lachish does not have direct email contact, I am in contact through a friend or family member of Naa’man which slows communication down. I hope to be hearing back from them in the following weeks.
Moshav Li-On, a third location. Arieh O’Sullivan is a member and resident of Moshav Li-On and is making the arrangements to acquire the land for the project, either on his moshav or in the area.