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.


It’s hard to believe that the last week of January is drawing near. We’re snowy and cold here at home, but the work is caught up, the cows are doing well and we’re eagerly awaiting calving season 2014. This is a good time to catch up with reading and I’ve rounded up three blogs for you that I think are worth checking out. From farmer testimonies on the benefits of ranch life and the skills that only farmers and ranchers have, to an awesome article about the healthfulness of red meat, here are three great reads I think you’ll enjoy.

1. “10 Things Farmers Know Better Than Anyone Else” from Fastline blog 

From patience, to optimism, to wisdom, to hard work, this blog by Fastline lists the 10 things a farmer knows better than anyone. I hope you’ll love this read as much as I did.

According to the Fastline blog, “Anyone can farm, but not everyone is a farmer. There are many things that you quickly learn and traits that are necessary to have while farming.”

Read the complete blog here.

2. “5 Ways My Farm Helps Me Survive” by Kellie Gregorich for the Housewives of Rural America blog

Besides the obvious that a farm helps people survive by providing food for nourishment, farmer Kellie Gregorich opines about the five ways her farm helps her survive. From providing stress relief, to happiness, to exercise, to serenity, to inspiration, this blog will renew your spirit for why you’re in the agricultural business and remind us why it’s such a great way to live.

Gregorich writes, “I believe that everyone has something that truly inspires them and makes them who they are. I have my farm. Every day is a new idea. Every day is a new dream. Every day is an adventure. My farm is my survival mechanism. What’s yours?”

Read the complete blog here.

 3. “10 Bad Foods That Are Actually Good For You” by Brynn Mannino for Woman’s Day

I love this article, and I hope you’ll share it with your social media outlets and help me make it viral. It’s really cool to see animal proteins are making a comeback. Foods that were once deemed bad because they aren’t low-fat are now being touted for the nutritional power that they bring to the table. Foods like pork, cheese, eggs and red meat are now healthy recommended foods. What’s not to love about that?

Mannino writes, “Oftentimes, diet-obsessed people make the mistake of cutting out highly nutritious foods because they aren’t low-fat. But this isn’t necessarily the best strategy for overall health and weight loss. Not only do these higher-calorie foods have important nutritional benefits, but usually they’re more filling, leaving you satisfied for a longer period of time than lower-fat fare. From pork and red meat to pasta and cheese, find out which traditionally ‘unhealthy’ foods will improve your health more than anything in a 100-calorie snack pack ever could.”

Read the entire blog here. 

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Books by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual by Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume.

This guide is a detailed book review of sorts, but perhaps it would be more accurately described as an abstract that condenses 864 pages of detail into 189 pages of concentrated information. No more excuses for failing to properly plan your grazing. The booklet is available from Amazon.com in both soft cover and Kendall versions. Click here. 

CoverA Handbook for Ranch Managers A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Managing the Working Ranch. Click here to buy the paperback version from Land & Livestock International’s Rancher Supply aStore.

Digital media products such as Kindle can only be purchased on Amazon.com. Click Here to buy the Kendall Version on Amazon.com

To purchase an autographed copy of the book Click Here


The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThe Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits.  Click here to buy the paperback version from Land & Livestock International’s Rancher Supply aStore.

Digital media products such as Kindle can only be purchased on Amazon.com. Click Here to buy the Kendall Version on Amazon.com

To purchase an autographed copy of the book Click Here

About Land & Livestock Interntional, Inc.

Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
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