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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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Conservation Districts Are Here To Help

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

There have been plenty of times in my life when I’ve thought “Boy, I wish I had someone to ask about this problem….” We’ve probably all been there, wondering where to find someone with some answers, or resources that could make our work a little easier, or help us be more successful. So here’s some […]

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Here Are the Ins and Outs of Farm Funding With Federal Loans

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Here Are the Ins and Outs of Farm Funding With Federal Loans

The National Young Farmers Coalition has just released a guidebook to Farm Service Agency loans that will have you walking through the bureaucracy with ease. The best part? It’s FREE. Get it here!

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Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders Part 1 – Be a Business, Not a Charity

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  5 Comments

January 2018 makes it four and a half years that Rhinestone Cattle Company has been in the grassfed beef business. I started out with a 7-acre leased pasture and intentions to stocker three calves for a summer, then grow through retained profits. Since then I have managed a maximum herd of 120 head, leased over […]

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