Monthly Archives: January 2014

Heads Up

Notice for all our readers: We are going to be out of the saddle all next week presenting a seminar/workshop (Managing the Ranch as a Business with Restoration Grazing) at Charles (Doc) Borrego’s Hold on Farms in Canton, Texas. If … Continue reading

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Gordon Hazard Talks Money Management In Beef Production

via Beef Producer There is some great advice here–especially for young, energetic and ambitious cowboys and cowgirls who are just getting into the business. — jtl Money management as important to profits as any other concept. One of the geniuses … Continue reading

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U.S. Cattle Herd Is At A 61 Year Low And Organic Food Shortages Are Being Reported All Over America

Invariably, anytime two ranchers get together the conversation will eventually turn to the weather or cattle prices (probably both). They generally arrive at the conclusion, “Oh well, we have no control over either of them. WRONG! I have to admit … Continue reading

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SUSTAINABILITY, SMART GROWTH, AND OTHER NIGHTMARES

Please don’t be misled. Although Rothschild emphasizes “urban planning,” this is an affliction that is not unique to the city. It is just as rampant in the small rural towns and their surrounding agricultural lands. That is especially significant on the … Continue reading

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3 Blogs You’ll Love To Read Today

by Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke has rounded up three great reads that ranchers will want to check out this week. FOLLOW LAND AND LIVESTOCK INTERNATIONAL ON FACE BOOK! It’s hard to believe that the … Continue reading

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Food Economist: Consumers Are Not the Enemy

Holly Spangler via Beef Producer Food Economist: Consumers Are Not the Enemy Farmers need to be aware of the culture in which they operate, and know all is not lost. If what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, should what … Continue reading

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Obama EPA Hands Control Over Wyoming City to Indian Tribes

The scheme appears to illustrate a growing United Nations-linked trend being witnessed across the United States and the world. In essence, vast amounts of private land and even entire towns are being taken over by authorities under various pretexts — … Continue reading

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McDonald’s & Walmart Demand Sustainable Beef – What Does That Really Mean?

By Burt Rutherford, BEEF Senior Editor via Beef Cow-Calf Weekly Nobody can define it, really, but everybody is talking about it. And when “everybody” is McDonald’s and Walmart, and when the talk is about the beef industry’s sustainability, it’s best to … Continue reading

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Austrian Economics and Absentee Land Ownership with Jimmy LaBaume

Check out the audio interview that Chris Stelzer of Agriculture Insights did with with me yesterday. We talked about a lot of things–everything from capitalism and free markets to absentee ranch ownership to management approaches to hedging cattle prices and then … Continue reading

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Congress is Falling Down on the Job

“Congress knows about these problems. They have known for 30 years. Farmers and ranchers are waiting for Congress to take action and work for solutions.” This makes me want to puke. It is an embarrassment to be associated with an … Continue reading

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