Category Archives: Business planning

Rent an Acre or Buy an Acre, That Is the Question

Do you want to be in the farming business or the real estate business? In getting around the country, giving talks, teaching seminars, etc. I frequently find it appropriate to tell listeners, “You can make money ranching.” Invariably hear someone … Continue reading

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Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation Details

You have until December 31 of this year to take advantage of Section 179 expenditures for 2014. Although it is too late for 2014, Section 179 should be a part of your cash flow plan for 2015. Plan backwards. Figure … Continue reading

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Cattle Numbers Must Increase To Maintain Infrastructure

“Market signals for expansion are strong and growing, and the industry is poised to respond. We know what we want to do; we just don’t know what Mother Nature is going to let us do.” Those of you who planned for … 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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Profitable Ranching Necessitates Both Mental And Physical Work

If you attempt to do planned grazing, creating a strategic plan is the most important step. With a strategic plan, you can even get by with approaching the remainder of the program half-heartedly and still achieve some degree of success. Without … Continue reading

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Winter Feed: Do You Have Enough To Feed Your Cows?

What this poor girl doesn’t seem to grasp is that most of this is un-necessary and very expensive folly. — jtl by Amanda  Radke in BEEF Daily Yesterday was my 26th birthday, and lucky gal that I am, my husband Tyler … Continue reading

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Grazing Charts – Working on Your Farm Layout

Always be cautious about “free” (bad) advise. It is usually worth exactly what you pay for it. But, with that said, this seems to be OK.   By Kathy Voth via On Pasture Troy Bishopp, the Grass Whisperer, is taking us through … Continue reading

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Are You A Cowboy, A Stockman Or A Grass Farmer?

by Burke Teichert in Strategic Planning For The Ranch I simply aspire to be a good, complete rancher. And if I don’t have some of the necessary skills, I will work to find someone for my team who can compensate for that. I’ve … Continue reading

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Tips For Overcoming Paradigm Lockdown

Usually after giving a talk, a number of people will come to visit with me. I’m still somewhat surprised when some assure me there’s no way my suggestions will work in their environment. “That won’t work on my place.” I … Continue reading

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So Ya Got a Blank Grazing Chart. Now What?

By Troy Bishopp  via On Pasture Troy Bishopp has been working on making grazing planning easier for himself and his fellow farmers for quite awhile now. He’s found that grazing charts make it possible for him to successfully plan for his … Continue reading

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