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Ranching By Number

By   /  September 2, 2019  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

  On more than one occasion I have made disparaging comments about the tendency of our ranching industry to waste time gathering data. We keep spiral-bound notebooks full of all kinds of information, most of which is fairly useless. Folks who are in the business of producing purebred breeding stock may be compelled to gather […]

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Questioning Our Grass Fed Success

By   /  July 22, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

Back in May, On Pasture author and heretic rancher/philosopher James Mathew Craighead had the gall to ask a bunch of questions, and I mean a whole bunch of questions, including some that appeared to cast doubt on the entire Holy Grail of grazing and grass and soils and meat and…well, heck, just EVERYTHING!!! Turns out, […]

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Here’s the Silver Bullet

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on Here’s the Silver Bullet

Today’s Scoop comes to us courtesy of On Pasture author John Marble and a conversation he and I had this morning about farmers and ranchers trying new things and the ongoing search for a silver bullet that will solve all our problems. Here’s what he shared: “We’ve all heard the talk about the BIG IDEA […]

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Making Hay While the Sun Shines, Even If You Don’t Want To

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

All the drought indicators were met, so John’s drought management plan kicked in. And then it rained.

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Are You Running a Marginal Business?

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  10 Comments

What starts out as a bar conversation becomes a lesson in what to do if you want to make more money farming or ranching.

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