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How Long Should a Pasture Recovery Period Be? – Part 2

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Last week, Dave Pratt of Ranch Management Consultants talked about pasture recovery periods, focusing on what happens when forages are severely grazed. This week he applies his principle of “leaving more leaves” to show how this works as forages change through the growing season. The biggest mistake people make in grazing management is providing too […]

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Rest is Not a 4-Letter Word – Timing for Pasture Recovery – Part 1

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  1 Comment

Well – technically it is a 4-letter word, but we shouldn’t use it like it is one. Here, Dave Pratt talks about why it is one of the most important words in a grazier’s vocabulary if you want to build capacity on your farm or ranch.

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Ten Things You Can Do For Yourself in 2018

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

Let’s not call these New Year’s Resolutions. Let’s think of them as things we do just because they make us happy, and more profitable.   1. Pay Yourself a fair wage If you are like most farmers or ranchers you don’t pay yourself or other family members a regular salary. That’s a mistake and you […]

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Here’s How to Make More Money

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Here’s How to Make More Money

If I put the term “opportunity costs” in the title of this article most people would roll their eyes and move on. But if you want to make more money, pay attention. Most people dismiss opportunity costs as a theoretical concept economists use to confuse people who live in the real world. By the end […]

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Asking the Right Question – Boosting Sales Part 2

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Asking the Right Question – Boosting Sales Part 2

We’re selling all the time. It could be a calf, a car, an idea. It could be our experience and knowledge when we’re competing for a job or a pasture lease. But most of us aren’t comfortable as “salesmen.” Last week Dave talked about how most of us like to help people, and that if […]

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