Tag Archives: Business

Working livestock with nature will build bigger profits

I really focus on profits and I make no apologies for it. That is ultimately the purpose of all business and I think we tend to forget that in the tradition-bound beef industry. Me too. I wish I had a … Continue reading

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How To: Private Treaty Livestock Sales

by paysafedave  via PaySafeEscrow The internet is bringing together cattle buyers and sellers from across the country and the globe as well.  No longer is your distribution network limited by your local sales barn or the state fair. Producers as … 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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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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Molasses supplementation

To this, I would add for you folks practicing planned grazing (and especially for those in the arid areas of the western uSSA and northern Mexico): Especially in the dry season, keeping urea and molasses, free choice in the cell … 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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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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Waiting To Dance

by Dave Pratt via Ranching for Profit Blog At the Ranching For Profit School we teach a four step strategic planning process to help business owners create a shared vision for their ranch and a plan to achieve it. It … Continue reading

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Rodearing

The Rodear Initiative Rodearing is a lot like sheep herding!  Cattle are naturally gregarious, but need to be “trained” to stay in such close proximity.  This same response to herding should be advantageous in the presence of predators. Here we’re utilizing … Continue reading

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Sex, nutrition, and electric fence

Power fence is the technology that has the potential to help us graze animals for better sustainability of resources, graze areas that were impossible to graze without it, increase profit with more effective grazing, and control animals in a safe … Continue reading

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