Tag Archives: Management

Bring Standard Operating Procedures On-Farm

Quality SOPs are flexible to change based on feedback and process improvement. Ongoing training is critical to ensure SOPs are followed regularly. Absolutely! And, policy and procedures should be written and copies provided to all managers and employees. As a … Continue reading

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Trouble In Paradise

…of the 10 most effective ranch managers I know, on the most successful ranches I know, only two are family members. I wish I had a buck for every time I have heard “I believe in doing things right the … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Wrong With A Hobby

Knowing how to raise livestock and knowing how to run a business that raises livestock are two separate things. Indeed they are. I have had the same experience in recent months–lots of inquiries, mostly from younger folks, about how to … Continue reading

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Sharpen your human resource skills: Part 2: Performance management

Historically (and notoriously) farmers and ranchers have, at worst, confused management with husbandry. The ridin’, r0pin’, whoopn ‘n hollern’ is husbandry. At best, the generally held belief is that “management” means meeting everybody at the back door at 6 in the … 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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Bootstrap @ The Golden Yoke – Pasture Management:

Do you have any idea as to how long it has taken the government Neanderthals  (NRCS, et al) and their lackeys (SRM, et al) to recognize and admit to the advantages of intensive grazing management? I’ll give you a hint–the idea … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: Education – a better alternative

By S. D. Parsons via Ranching for Profit The ‘Next Generation’ seminar we held in Hare the week before Christmas was an eye-opener for me and the farm families – parents and older children – who participated. Originally designed as … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: Strategic Planning

By Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume Making Decisions Effectively  There is a difference between efficiency and effectiveness. As my old mentor, Stan Parsons used to say: Efficient managers “do things right.” Effective managers “do the right thing.”   Range managers talk a … Continue reading

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