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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  /  No Comments

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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Soil Health Isn’t Free – Incorporating Livestock Can Reduce Economic Risk

By   /  September 2, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  No Comments

Keeping soils covered is one of the keys to soil health, and cover crops are often promoted as a good way to prevent erosion while also adding nutrients to the soil. But cover crop seeding isn’t free. What can we do to mitigate the economic risk involved? That’s what Doug Sieck talks about with Buz […]

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If You Want Healthy Wildlife, You Need Healthy Ranches

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

This article is drawn from a release originally written by Jenny Seifert of University of California, Santa Barabara. Researchers at the University of California – Santa Barbara revealed a clear link between the economic health of ranches and maintaining habitat for the greater sage grouse, a bird that has been the focus of public land […]

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Check Out the Farm Loan Discovery Tool

By   /  August 5, 2019  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

There’s a new online tool to help you find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans. It’s called the “Farm Loan Discovery Tool” and comes to us from Farmers.gov, and it makes it easier to figure out what kind of loan to consider, and tells you where your the nearest service center is to […]

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Questioning Our Grass Fed Success

By   /  July 22, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

Back in May, On Pasture author and heretic rancher/philosopher James Mathew Craighead had the gall to ask a bunch of questions, and I mean a whole bunch of questions, including some that appeared to cast doubt on the entire Holy Grail of grazing and grass and soils and meat and…well, heck, just EVERYTHING!!! Turns out, […]

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