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Making the Business of Backgrounding Work For You

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Readers have asked for more information about running stocker operations. So here’s Blake Allen with another in his series. Blake says that stockers aren’t for everyone, and that cow calf operations are very important. If that includes you, read on with an eye towards how you might implement some of what Blake explains here. Then […]

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Planning for a Stocker Operation – Homework To Do If You’re Considering This Option

By   /  February 24, 2020  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  3 Comments

Blake Allen follows up on his first article about switching to and running a stocker operation, going into more detail about considerations for folks thinking about this option. I spent several years reading about and talking to folks about stock calves before I ever bought any animals. Such careful planning and diligent research is critical […]

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Why I Made the Switch to Stockers – Profit and Flexibility

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  6 Comments

About three years ago, I decided I would try my hand at raising some purchased stocker calves. I had kept brood cows on several different farms around my part of central North Carolina for over 10 years, and I was ready to try something new. I had run the numbers on stockers several times over […]

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