Building a Cow Herd – Billy Bean Style

Building a Cow Herd – Billy Bean Style

Steve Freeman

On Pasture

Two of my favorite subjects are cattle and baseball. Two of my favorite books on these subjects are “The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Raising” by Laurie Lasater and “MoneyBall” by Michael Lewis. One day, on a long drive, I started playing with the idea that breeding a fertile, easy keeping and most importantly, profitable, herd of cows could be compared to how the Oakland A’s of the early 2000’s built a winning baseball team.

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