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Tips For Staying Profitable In A Depressed Livestock Market

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  9 Comments

There has been quite a price change in the livestock world in the last two years. There has never been a time in recent history that cattle prices crashed as quickly as they did in the fall of 2015. Historically high prices were being paid for anything that looked like a cow. The new normal […]

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Working Successfully With Your Meat Processor

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Working Successfully With Your Meat Processor

  Miscommunication is at the root of so many problems, including working successfully with meat processors. That’s why our friends at National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT/ATTRA) put together this fact sheet by Agriculture Specialist Linda Coffey. It covers things you can do to communicate better with your processor to solve the problems that so […]

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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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