What is the first line of defense when parasites attack livestock? A drug (chemical) is immediately purchased and applied to the animal. Does it work? Yes, it usually does. For how long? Days, weeks, months, rarely more than one year and then the predators return. Or does the chemical become ineffective after several years of […]
Thanks to Chip for sharing this excerpt from his new book “Cow Country Essays and a Little Slantwise Logic!” Time of calving has to be the first thing considered when moving from a high input operation to a management oriented low input method of raising cattle. So many things are connected to this timing that […]
In this excerpt from his book “Time to Change” Colorado Rancher Chip Hines shows how shifting per cow costs to your saleable animals gives you a whole new look at how to cover costs and make profits.
In this piece, which is also a chapter from his book “How Did We Get It So Wrong?”, Chip Hines talks about how working with nature can be easier and more profitable. In fact, maybe the hardest thing is the abuse you might get from your buddies at the coffee shop.
A friend of Kathy’s once told her “You become like the people you spend the most time with. So think about who you want to be, and choose people that are like that.” It works for all kinds of things, including being innovative and forward thinking, as Chip Hines explains in this article. You can use his tips to set up your own “Innovation Support Group.”