Monthly Archives: December 2013

Working On The Business Vs. In The Business – Humbug!

Sounds like old Troy may be a tad short on his budgeting and cash flow projection skills. He could sure benefit from our “Managing the Ranch as a Business” course. — jtl by Troy  Marshall  in My View From The Country               Working … Continue reading

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Ranching Requires Working Smart AND Hard

Attention parents of prospective college students: If you, for some strange reason, would like to expose your young to the type of propaganda they peddle at the universities, you will find copies of Trotsky, Marcuse, Gloria Steinem, and the Washington … Continue reading

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Are You Operating Your Ranch For Profit Or Convenience?

by Burke Teichert in Strategic Planning For The Ranch If ranching isn’t fun and profitable, it isn’t sustainable. Thus, there’s very little incentive for the next generation to carry on. In recent articles, I’ve asked how we define ourselves – … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why I Want A Cowboy For A Son-In-Law

I have some reservations about this. I have seen many who go through the motions of being a “cowboy” (and are pretty good at it) but do not subscribe to the whole philosophy of the “cowboy way.” “Cowboy” is a … Continue reading

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The Economic Lessons of Bethlehem

Merry Christmas everybody. — jtl, 419 By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. via LewRockwell.com At the heart of the Christmas story rests some important lessons concerning free enterprise, government, and the role of wealth in society. Let’s begin with one of the … Continue reading

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6 Ways To Determine 2014 Pasture Rental Rates

via Beef Producer   If you have a bit of extra pasture to rent out, or are looking for some extra pasture to graze, where’s the best place to start when negotiating a rental? High grain prices of years past have … Continue reading

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With No Political Correctness, I Wish You A Merry Christmas

My Christmas prayer: Dear God, may the politically correct rot in hell. — jtl by Troy Marshall in My View From The Country I hope during the coming gift-giving season that we take time to reflect on the greatest gift … Continue reading

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Meat Industry Ignores Shopper Trends At Its Own Peril

  by Burt Rutherford via Beef   The grocery store world is changing, and the meat department no longer is the center of the fulcrum.  “If you want to win in our industry, you’ve got to win in meat and produce, because … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone Magazine Describes “Horrors” Of Animal Agriculture

by Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily A new article appearing in Rolling Stone describes the mistreatment of animals on farms. Here is my response. If you want to read a horror story, check out Rolling Stone’s recent article, “In The Belly Of The Beast,” by Paul … Continue reading

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Changing Consumer Attitudes

The beef industry is one of the slowest and most reluctant to change in response to changes in consumer tastes and preferences. Lifestyle, heritage and tradition are important to most all of us. However, it takes a sustainable business to … Continue reading

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