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Cow Depreciation – What It Is and Why It’s Important to Know

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

This article is also available as a BeefWatch podcast, if you’d like to listen instead. Just go to iTunes here, or paste http://feeds.feedburner.com/unlbeefwatch into your podcast app. Cow depreciation is frequently the second or third largest expense to the cow-calf enterprise after feed, but since it is a non-cash expense, it is often overlooked by cow-calf […]

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Asking the Right Question – Boosting Sales Part 2

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

We’re selling all the time. It could be a calf, a car, an idea. It could be our experience and knowledge when we’re competing for a job or a pasture lease. But most of us aren’t comfortable as “salesmen.” Last week Dave talked about how most of us like to help people, and that if […]

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Boost Sales Without Being a Pushy Salesman – Part 1

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  No Comments

Whether selling a crop, an animal, or competing for a job or pasture lease, selling is part of our success. Here’s how to become more comfortable doing it.

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Hunting Lease Examples

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

Last week we looked at how hunting leases might help you improve your bottom line. This week we have some examples for how to put those leases together. Hunting leases can be a useful tool for farmers looking to reduce deer populations, limit deer damage to crops, and provide the landowner with additional income.  Whatever […]

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Can Wildlife Improve Your Bottom Line?

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

This comes to us from Jimmy Doyle, South Dakota State Natural Resource Management Field Specialist, and iGrow a service of South Dakota State University Extension. As the fall harvest wraps up and this year’s calf crop is weaned, many producers may be nervous about what their paychecks will look like for 2016. In tough market conditions, […]

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