Monthly Archives: February 2013

Looking Below the Surface of Farmland Values

How well this extrapolates to ranch/grazing lands, I can’t honestly say for sure. But, I strongly suspect that it does. — jtl by Ben Alder via landthink Last month I closed my column suggesting that the limited supply of farmland and … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: Using the Federal Income Tax to Capitalize Your Ranch Ain’t What it Used to be.

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  Disclaimers and Caveats  First, the standard disclaimer. This is not meant to be tax advice. If you think you might be able to use any part … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: The One Square Yard Ranch

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. Can you make a living ranching only a square yard? What a ridiculous statement! You say. Well, maybe you can’t feed your family with only one … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part VII. How to Get Rich on Drought and Bad Cattle Prices

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. Now that I have your attention. I have considered writing a book by this title. It would either be a best seller among the ranching community … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part VI. Myths, Misconceptions, and Untruths about SGM

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. One of Einstein’s greatest sayings was, “Great ideas have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” This case is no exception. I have encountered many people … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part V. How Many Animals?

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. Throughout all of this, I have emphasized flexibility. Flexibility in livestock numbers is also very important for a number of reasons. Contrary to popular myth, cell … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part IV. Stock Density vs. Stocking Rate.

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  The difference between stocking rate and stock density is critical to understanding how and why cell grazing works. Stocking Rate is the actual number of animals … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part III. Why More Pastures?

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. So what is the actual advantage to a having a greater number of pastures? In one word, the advantage is control–especially control over time and stock … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part II. Range Rest (for those who are really into that sort of thing)

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  The mathematics of range rest: With a given number of pastures, the only way one can increase the time that each is rested is by increasing … Continue reading

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Cell Grazing: Part I. Introduction

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. Grazing (Photo credit: EricMagnuson) Cell Grazing goes by a multitude of names: There is Managing the Ranch as a Business with Restoration Grazing; Ranching for Profit; … Continue reading

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