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Do We Have to Have Feedlots to Raise Enough Beef?

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  7 Comments

It’s an interesting question. Jim has some thoughts. What do you think? How would your life change?

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The Lambulator: A Cut-Yield Calculator for the Lamb Direct Marketer

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Livestock, Marketing, Money Matters, Sheep  /  Comments Off on The Lambulator: A Cut-Yield Calculator for the Lamb Direct Marketer

You’ve gone to great effort to raise a nice set of finished lambs and have them processed. Now what? It’s great if you can sell them all as wholes or halves. But maybe you can’t. How do you go about pricing individual cuts for profit? What is the smallest lamb that you should have in […]

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7 Keys For Launching A Thriving On-Farm Store

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Twelve years ago our farm converted a modest 8ft x 10ft garden shed into a self-serve farm store for the purpose of selling our pasture-raised eggs and meat products. To our amazement, since its launch this self-serve store model has sold nearly one and a half million in total sales. In 2014 we reached an […]

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What Should You Charge For Your Eggs?

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Doug read last week’s piece on the price of eggs and sent us these great thoughts on it. Figuring out how to price your product is not easy. We hope this exchange sparks more great conversation and helps you with that problem. What struck me when I read last week’s article “Charge More For Your […]

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Charge MORE For Your Eggs. Your Neighbors Will Thank You!

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Livestock, Marketing, Money Matters, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Charge MORE For Your Eggs. Your Neighbors Will Thank You!

It’s the time of year when things are evening out for those of us with livestock. We have set the pace and are beginning to settle into our smooth summer stride. Most of the animals are now busy raising their young, chewing their cud, and enlarging their wallows. For the people raising laying hens this […]

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