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Understanding Value of Gain Can Keep You in the Black

By   /  May 25, 2020  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  No Comments

As I was talking to Blake about this piece, he told me about something Gordon Hazzard had once written. He said it went something like: “We are grass farmers, and we need to remember we are selling grass and water wrapped up in a cow hide.” Blake’s take on this is “Grass makes us our […]

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Setting up Drop Sites and Delivery to Get Through the Quarantine

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Setting up Drop Sites and Delivery to Get Through the Quarantine

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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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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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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