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Should You Diversify? Or Is There Beauty in Simplicity?

By   /  July 12, 2021  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Should You Diversify? Or Is There Beauty in Simplicity?

We tend to over complicate things. A simple business that does a few things well and at scale, is a thing of beauty! It is easy to get caught in the trap of doing lots of small things. After all, if someone is making money on the calves I sell, maybe I should background them […]

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This Year’s Drought – How Much Will it Cost You?

By   /  May 3, 2021  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

Millions of dollars in bad decisions are made every year as ranches manage through dry-times. Not to mention the damage to pasture heath that occurs through delayed decision making. Primarily, hope of moisture to come and emotional attachment to breeding stock, drive the procrastination of necessary decisions. Having a well-developed drought plan is something that […]

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Grazing Business Instructions for the New Year

By   /  January 4, 2021  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Grazing Business Instructions for the New Year

As you opened gifts this Christmas, some may have included instruction manuals, often full of ridiculous legal jargon. Those manuals aren’t very useful and tend to get thrown out with the used wrapping paper and boxes. But what if you got an instruction manual that was actually useful to your grazing operation? I’m not talking […]

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Is “Tradition” Harming Your Operation?

By   /  October 12, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

Agriculture is steeped in tradition. These traditions serve as a source of pride and continuity which help make us who we are in agriculture. However, these same traditions create a paradox of sorts when it comes to managing the business of ranching. Balancing respect for traditions and fostering innovation can be tricky to navigate. Another […]

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How to Start a Ranch From Scratch

By   /  September 28, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Can’t be done. At least that is what conventional wisdom says. I’d agree that it can’t be done, if you follow the rules of traditional ranching – running cows the way everyone else does and owning everything. If you are willing to break some rules and challenge conventional wisdom maybe you can join the amazing […]

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