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Hacks That Make and Save Money – The Dog-Goat Tractor and More

By   /  April 6, 2020  /  Hacks, Money Matters  /  No Comments

Self-sufficiency is on the minds of many folks these days. Victory gardens and chicken tractors were/are in the toolboxes of many families looking to harvest sustenance off their land. Back in 1918, public service flyers touted raising your own food and helping others with this tagline: “In time of peace a profitable recreation–In time of […]

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Setting up Drop Sites and Delivery to Get Through the Quarantine

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  No Comments

I pulled this information together with Charlotte based on her website and conversations we had. I added additional notes to help you start building an email list, and find additional avenues for selling your products. We are in trying times, right now aren’t we? The Corona virus is affecting all of us, all over the […]

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How Do You Pay Bills With $50 Profit Per Calf?

By   /  March 9, 2020  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  6 Comments

I was reading an editorial the other day in a major beef magazine that got my attention. The author was telling livestock producers that they should feel pretty darn good about making $50 a head on their weaned calves. Really? How in the world do you make a farm payment, buy groceries, pay for insurance, […]

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Planning for a Stocker Operation – Homework To Do If You’re Considering This Option

By   /  February 24, 2020  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  3 Comments

Blake Allen follows up on his first article about switching to and running a stocker operation, going into more detail about considerations for folks thinking about this option. I spent several years reading about and talking to folks about stock calves before I ever bought any animals. Such careful planning and diligent research is critical […]

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Why I Made the Switch to Stockers – Profit and Flexibility

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  6 Comments

About three years ago, I decided I would try my hand at raising some purchased stocker calves. I had kept brood cows on several different farms around my part of central North Carolina for over 10 years, and I was ready to try something new. I had run the numbers on stockers several times over […]

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