Small Acreage Cows

I've always been a cowboy at heart.  The great outdoors, cattle and horses founded many Americans here in the United States.  In these modern days we rely on large corporations to provide us our meat, but without great concern.  Hormones and antibiotics are pumped into the flesh of our food source as a means to earn more profit in a shorter amount of time.  This is a driving force where a lot of us decide to go back to our roots. 

So what is necessary to raise your own cow?  The article posted shines a bit of light on what it's like and what is needed to raise your own cow.