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Business Planning Made Less Painful

By   /  February 15, 2021  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

If you’re dreaming of starting a grazing operation, if you’ve ever asked “what kind of animals should I raise?” if you’re considering adding a new enterprise, or would like to get a loan to expand, a business plan is in your future. Why? Business planning helps you ask questions that clarify where you want to […]

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Here’s the One Number That Correlates Directly to Profitability

By   /  February 1, 2021  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

Dallas Mount has a question: “If you could only show me one number on your ranch that directly correlated to the profitability of your cow-calf operation, what would that number be?” He says that traditionally folks assume the answer is weaning weight or price received for calves. But it turns out they’re wrong. The answer […]

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Do You Know Who Your Market Is?

By   /  January 18, 2021  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

Marketing is the life blood of any farming enterprise. As cattle producers we have sold most of our stuff at the sale barn. We have sold some on a couple of video sales but were not even a little satisfied. Last year we sold some calves to a young couple who are just starting to […]

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Grazing Business Instructions for the New Year

By   /  January 4, 2021  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Grazing Business Instructions for the New Year

As you opened gifts this Christmas, some may have included instruction manuals, often full of ridiculous legal jargon. Those manuals aren’t very useful and tend to get thrown out with the used wrapping paper and boxes. But what if you got an instruction manual that was actually useful to your grazing operation? I’m not talking […]

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New Ideas to Solve Old Problems

By   /  December 21, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  5 Comments

John Marble focuses on helping us take a new look at things we might take for granted. Examples include his thoughts on paddock design and moving livestock, and his article “From Minimal To Mob – Lifestyle and Economic Considerations for Designing your Grazing Program” where he gets us to think about how many times a […]

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