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Getting Into the Cattle Business: Buying a Ranch and Making it Pay

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc. What and Why? First, do you want to own a ranch or do you just want to be in the cattle business? Did you know that … Continue reading

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Lessons from the 2015 cattle market wreck

 Though there were other contributors to the late summer – early fall market slide, but all in all, the backlog of overdone cattle fueled the price slide. The animal science people will try to convince you that maximizing individual animal … Continue reading

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4 experts weigh in on fall 2015 cattle prices

Y’all know what an “expert” is, don’t you? An “ex” is a has been and a “spurt” is a drip under pressure. Predicting the markets is somewhat akin to voo doo. But, if you get a kick out of it. … Continue reading

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Cattle Futures Pause As Caution Takes Over

Yippie, there’s no end to this. Let’s take on some partners and buy more cows! Believe it or not, I heard those exact words about a month before the “Wreck of ’74.” (Note, that is not a prediction of the … Continue reading

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Cattle Open Lower With a Vengeance

Did you miss your hedging opportunity? Only time will tell. — jtl via  The Beef By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com CME cattle futures decisively plunged on this morning’s opening, communicating clearly this market is not done going down. Friday, LC futures obliterated the … Continue reading

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Lowline cattle on a mission

Go ahead. Ask Lowline breeders what their small-size cattle are good for. After over 70 years on this piece of rock called “the earth,” I’ve seen the “favored” type of cattle come full circle–with controversy at every turn. This makes a … 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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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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EPA Water Police Coming to Your Farm, Business — and Back Yard

Question: And this is a sincere question. I’d really like to know the answer. When will enough be enough? What is it going to take to get people to stop bellyaching and take action? (Same question phrased two ways) — jtl, 419 … Continue reading

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Veldmaster Cattle in High Density Grazing System

Via  African Sanga Cattle In the video below, it it obvious that the cattle are NOT stressed in any manner. They look like happy campers that know they are going to fresh grass. Also noteworthy is the very low level … Continue reading

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