Monthly Archives: July 2013

Left Handed Logic – Figuring per Calf Costs

Be careful with this. The most common error in budgeting and cost accounting is “over” allocation of costs to the product. Some want to charge everything but the kitchen sink to product. The rule of thumb is, if you have … Continue reading

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New Book Release

Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume’s new book (The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits) is now available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kendall versions. Book Description: Sometimes people do the wrong things for the right reasons. The author … Continue reading

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Meat-packing is more humane for unwanted horses

by MICHAEL SWICKARD via Rio Rancho Observer Michael Swickard Especially out West, horses have a special place in our lives. Personally, any day I get horse snot on me is a good day. Along with my love of horses comes … Continue reading

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As celebrities protest horse slaughter, one permit blocked

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL FILE PHOTO Robert Redford speaks during a Sept. 22, 2004, appearance at the Rainbow Library in Las Vegas. Redford and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday joined the fight against a return to domestic horse … Continue reading

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Taking water to the horse: Agency works to keep herds hydrated

There is but one thing that will stop the suffering–make these animals private property. — jtl, 419 By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News Kevin Lloyd, West Desert wild horse specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, shows a photo of … Continue reading

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Low Stress Roping

by Bob Kinford via The Bovine Blog When most people think of roping, they think of it as it is done in the arena. Run hard, throw a loop and jerk the animal around so another person can rope the … Continue reading

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Compelling Congress to honor to today’s western states the same promise that it already kept with Hawaii and all states east of Colorado

via the  American Lands Council Compelling Congress to honor to today’s western states the same promise that it already kept with Hawaii and all states east of Colorado will take real, courageous leadership –  not more of the same political … Continue reading

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Tips for Transferring the Family Farm to the Next Generation

by AgArmour It can be hard to know where to start, when thinking about transferring the family farm business to the next generation. The sheer number of details can be overwhelming. How on earth should we go about it? Do … Continue reading

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Farm Feasibility Analysis Part 2: Spending Money to Make Money

By Meg Grzeskiewicz  via On Pasture The second part of a complete farm feasibility study is, in a word, money. Before you complete the pasture leasing or buying process, you need to know exactly what you’re getting into. Your feasibility analysis … Continue reading

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Zimmerman: The Joy of Hopelessness

My primary purpose with this is to introduce Fred Reed to any of you who do not know him. He is one of the most entertaining “wordsmiths” that I have ever known. The article may not be about cowboy “stuff” … Continue reading

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