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Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders Part 2: I Have Trust Issues

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

The response to my January article about business blunders has been strong and positive. I am glad my experiences are resonating with and helping the grazing community. I have these articles planned through July, so stay tuned for plenty more tales from a recovering business bonehead. This month, lets talk Trust. Check References If you […]

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Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders Part 1 – Be a Business, Not a Charity

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  5 Comments

January 2018 makes it four and a half years that Rhinestone Cattle Company has been in the grassfed beef business. I started out with a 7-acre leased pasture and intentions to stocker three calves for a summer, then grow through retained profits. Since then I have managed a maximum herd of 120 head, leased over […]

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Custom Grazing Rates and Contract Structuring

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  4 Comments

This is the second part in Meg’s series on Custom Grazing. Here’s the link to the first in the series. Contract Structuring The way I like to set up custom grazing contracts is this: the owner pays me per head per day for my labor. This is the income I get to keep on the […]

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Digging Into the Business of Custom Grazing

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  5 Comments

Meg is back with the first in a two-part series to help you get started in the custom grazing business.

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Getting Stuff for (Almost) Free With Non-Traditional Farm Business Ideas – Part 2

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Getting Stuff for (Almost) Free With Non-Traditional Farm Business Ideas – Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of Meg’s series on non-traditional ways to make a farming/ranching operation successful. Today, she’s talking about (almost) free land.

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