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The Secret of Successful Farming/Ranching

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

After six decades of farming, Don Ashford knows a lot about what it takes to be successful. But if he were to give you just one piece advice, it might be this. Enjoy this Classic by NatGLC from our August 2015 edition. When he was 95 years old Scott Nearing, who has been described as […]

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Are Pasture Walks a Waste of Time?

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Consider This  /  6 Comments

Sometimes it just seems that we are wasting our time having pasture walks. The other day, and as happens on most days, my mind was off on one of its wanderings. I recalled a particular pasture walk that we had hosted a few years ago. The turnout was not very good, in fact it was […]

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In Praise of the Wheelbarrow

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

In his book “If You Want to Be A Cowboy, Get A Job” and other insults about the way modern ranches are run, Stan Parsons quotes a South African livestock producer: “The biggest piece of machinery you want on a livestock farm is a wheelbarrow.” Stan Parsons then added, “That is only if you are […]

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Managing for Margins Makes the Difference Every Time

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

With six decades of farming experience, Don Ashford has a lot of data to draw on. Here’s a lesson he’s learned that can help all of us look at our farming operations and decide what we can control and how we want to farm or ranch.

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Black is Only a Color

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

In a market that seems to tell us that we can only make money selling black cattle, Don Ashford has a different story to tell.

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