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Custom Grazing: Why I Got In

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

Meg spent her first five start-up years as a custom grazier. Here she talks about the benefits to her and to the livestock owners and how custom grazing worked for her.

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How to Write a Custom Grazing Contract

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  3 Comments

Strong, written contracts can prevent some of the Boneheaded Business Blunders I made in my early years of ranching. My previous two articles have covered every brutally specific detail that I should have included in my former land lease contracts. This month I’m running down everything that needs to be in a custom grazing contract. […]

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Bone-headed Beef Business Blunders Part 3: Contracts – Go Ahead, Write a Book

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Bone-headed Beef Business Blunders Part 3: Contracts – Go Ahead, Write a Book

For the third and final confession in my Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders series, I want to cover land lease and custom grazing contracts. I got myself into some sticky situations in my early years of ranching, due to assuming too much. In the past my land lease contracts have fit on one printed page with […]

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Calculating Meat Storage Costs for Chest Freezers

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  Marketing, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  2 Comments

If you put the cost of electricity in terms of the number of chickens or pounds of beef you have to sell to pay for it you’ll have a better handle on making a profit.

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Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders Part 2: I Have Trust Issues

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  2 Comments

The response to my January article about business blunders has been strong and positive. I am glad my experiences are resonating with and helping the grazing community. I have these articles planned through July, so stay tuned for plenty more tales from a recovering business bonehead. This month, lets talk Trust. Check References If you […]

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