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Bone-headed Beef Business Blunders Part 3: Contracts – Go Ahead, Write a Book

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

For the third and final confession in my Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders series, I want to cover land lease and custom grazing contracts. I got myself into some sticky situations in my early years of ranching, due to assuming too much. In the past my land lease contracts have fit on one printed page with […]

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Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders Part 2: I Have Trust Issues

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  2 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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