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Only the Learners Survive – Thoughts on How to Be One of Them

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

This is a quote from Eric Hoffer who was known as the longshoreman philosopher. Mr. Hoffer has been dead since 1983 but these words are more applicable today than when he wrote them. Those of us, who a few years ago began to realize that the “learned” were being no help to us at all, […]

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Grouping Calves For Sale – Good Idea or Bad?

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

A couple of years ago the idea was brought up by some of the members of what was left of the Heifer Project groups in our area that it would be beneficial to all involved to put their calves together for marketing. The idea was that this would enhance their position by selling in groups […]

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Is It Possible for a Cattle Operation to Be Sustainable Without a Subsidy?

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  3 Comments

This question has been bothering me since attending a workshop a few weeks ago. There were presentations by several producers with the usual stuff, how we do this and why we do it this way. But there were two who really caught my attention. One was a young couple with a 40 acre multi-grazing operation. […]

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The Secret of Successful Farming/Ranching

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on The Secret of Successful Farming/Ranching

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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