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Welcome to Wally Olson’s Pity Party

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

Wally Olson is an On Pasture sponsor who wants to help readers make more money marketing their livestock. Here he provides an example of how that works for him. A couple of years ago, I sold 95 bred, fall calving cows in Joplin, Missouri on August 1. That same morning I delivered the weaned calves […]

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How Does the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Get Started?

By   /  October 28, 2019  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

Don shares this piece as an opening to a conversation. It’s an important one to have. Please share your thoughts, experiences, ideas and suggestions in the comments below. What Do Y’all Think? Donnie, our son, comes by to visit and check on the old people on Tuesday evening and Saturday morning. Last week he was […]

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Why Selling on Social Media No Longer Works (and What Does)

By   /  October 14, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

We introduced Charlotte Smith’s new podcast back in June. Today, we want to share one of her latest episodes because it answers many of the questions farmers have about how to find customers and get the word out about their products. Enjoy! The social landscape of Facebook and Instagram have drastically changed in the past […]

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Tips for Evaluating Property for Raising Cattle

By   /  September 30, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

This article comes to us from the Noble Research Institute’s Robert Wells, PhD., Livestock Consultant, and Rob Cook, Planned Consultation Manager and Pasture and Range Consultant. When buying land for cattle production, there are some unique characteristics to consider before signing a contract. These characteristics include: stocking rate, forage quality and type, soil type and […]

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Is There a Way to Maximize the Value of Your Cull Cows?

By   /  September 16, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock, Marketing, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Is There a Way to Maximize the Value of Your Cull Cows?

Cull cows – every operation has them. They’re the cows that are not pregnant at weaning time. The typical strategy for many spring-calving cow-calf operations is to cull and sell these cows immediately in the fall. The problem is that they’re generally in poor condition and are head to market at a time of year […]

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