How Do You Benefit Others? Like This…

The summer of 2013 I was in a room of about 40 cattle producers from all over the US, with all kinds of different back grounds and strengths.  I don’t think I’ve ever been part of a more diverse group.  One question that was presented to us was “How does your ranch benefit others?” Right away the first answer was BEEF.  I will say this, that person went home realizing they are a cattle producer not a beef producer.  There were some ramblings about conserving the environment, and taxes.  Then it was just quiet. This was something I had thought about before, so I spoke up.  I sell and buy cattle all the time.  I need truckers to move them critters down the road.  That driver uses the money he earned from me to pay his taxes, fuel that he bought somewhere, food from a food service establishment that provides jobs to people, tires and other maintenance, insurance, and so on.  What is left over he keeps the lights on in his house and bread and milk on the table for his family. I buy feed from family and neighbors.  They must make machinery payments, farm payments, maintenance on the equipment, pay for fertilizer, fuel, seed, and so on.  One guy I buy feed from has three kids, all under the age of three.  He forks out a lot of cash for bread and milk. Don’t forget the mom and pops feed store I do business with.  They got to pay their suppliers, and employees, along with utilities, and equipment, insurance, taxes, and so on. I buy cattle in sale

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