It’s our last name! Often mispronounced- we’ve heard it all from “switzer” to “swyter” But its really pretty close to “Sweeter”. Easy to remember, right? Just think of Casey’s sweet face and a little accent and Schwieter will roll right off your tongue.
So now you can pronounce it, here’s a trick to remembering how to spell it: You’ve heard the English rule: “I” before “E” except after “C”. Well it works for us in this case too. SchwIEter. (or just continue to follow us on all social media outlets and you’ll see it posted right in front of you- it will become second nature.
Hundreds of acres of rolling pasture, woodlands, farmed fields, and flowing streams, dotted with farm ponds and flower beds. All nestled in Northeast Missouri just off Hwy 36 that runs across the state from St. Joseph to Hannibal.
Not only do we love the land we own, but we are fond of lots of lands we visit. Our spread is diverse, but nothing like the options available around the world. We like to travel near and far and look forward to exploring even more in the future.
We have a herd of 80 cross bred cows, plus bulls, calves, and replacement heifers. Fifteen-20 horses are normally on hand, plus the extras: donkeys, chickens, dogs and cats.
It’s a balance, like many things, making a profit while being surrounded by what we love. A herd of entirely black cattle might (I say MIGHT) result in higher prices at sale time, but it’s all relative. Why not start with what you love and figure out how to make a profit. We love a challenge and we’re succeeding on a North Missouri farm raising eared, cross bred, colored cattle.
Much of the same principals seep into our horse business. Lower input costs should result in a larger profit margin. A $2000 bred heifer or a $5000 yearling colt, might look nice at the start but they don’t leave a lot of room for profit and also involve higher risk. Don’t get me wrong- we definitely believe in high quality, but also in good VALUE.