I currently have goats and sheep, so that's my experience level. Growing up, we had horses. Never cattle. More and more I've become convinced that the only way to know exactly what we're eating is to raise it myself. I have 10 acres of orchard grass/clover (70/30 mix) that my goats and sheep can't keep up with during the summer so I've been thinking about running a hereford steer out there - getting him in the spring when the grass starts growing and butchering him in the fall when the grass dies down. Most of the wormers and other meds I get for the goats are actually tested for cattle, so that shouldn't be a problem. Are cattle wormers normally given via drench? Or via shot (SQ I assume)? Do cows and goats/sheep get along when pastured together? Will the steer just become part of the herd, or will I need to get 2 and run them separately? I am assuming hoof care is similar to goats? Just a physically bigger hoof. I already bolus copper for my goats, I can do the same for the cow. I have sheep minerals out free choice. Herefords are the really common meat breed around here. Are they fairly easy to handle, or should I be looking for a different breed? I can find almost any dairy breed around here - they're more common than the meat cattle. The advantage to sticking with the herefords is that I can buy my neighbor a beer and ask all sorts of stupid cattle questions. Like I said, I'm still at the thinking-about-it stage on this. Any feedback would be very helpful. TIA!