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Which Circle Are You In?

This isn’t just about effectiveness. It is also about happiness. It is easy to blame things beyond your control, but pity parties aren’t much fun. In fact, framing yourself as a victim leads to anger, frustration and depression. In contrast, … Continue reading

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Farm Accounting: Are You Operating on All Levels?

Actually, the complexity of your accounting system varies directly with the level of information you garner from it. It can range from a simple, single-entry accounting system (with a shoe box — or pick up    dashboard filing system) that … Continue reading

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Flexibility Supports Forward Momentum

Ranching is a business of change, generally driven by the volatile forces of markets and weather. Successful ranchers seek out management strategies that are flexible enough to allow a quick, appropriate response to forces that are beyond their control. Planned … Continue reading

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Holistic Ranching: Benefiting from good times in the cattle business

 What will you do with the increased profit that has come your way? How about a trip to Las Vegas? (That was not meant to be a serious recommendation.) — jtl By Don Campbell  via Canadian Cattlemen Photo: Canada Beef … Continue reading

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5 Encouraging Thoughts During a Down Cycle

Recently, my dad told me it’s not a quick game. The goal is to build net worth and be patient. Successful agriculture operations will dedicate more time focusing on finances and marketing. They may not cut back on the operations … Continue reading

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Poll shows less than half of BEEF readers have a succession plan

by Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily   This week’s poll on beefmagazine.com asks, “Do you have a succession plan in place?” With an estimated 400 million acres to change hands in the next 20 years, having a plan for your … Continue reading

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Here’s what separates the empire builders from the rest

Those who start at the bottom and reach the very top of the cattle business do things differently. Pay attention boys and girls. Get big. Get efficient. Or get out. — Sam Little. Or as as Stan Parsons put it, … Continue reading

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Why Do I Own A Cow?

The only cow that will ever be on any place I might own or manage will be the one the bitter half (aka Sally) milks in the morning. We run stockers and the model is pretty simple. We take a … Continue reading

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3 business tips for the ranching enterprise

Looking to tighten up your budget and expand new marketing opportunities? Check out these three business tips from industry experts. How about quitting the use of force on the land with strong armed, high energy consumptive, agronomic methods and adapting … 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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