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MANAGEMENT

Read how to improve your supervision of employees, financial matters, identification and record keeping. Learn more about land use issues that affect your operation.

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Think about how we handle non-personnel problems – a sick animal, a wilted crop, a dissatisfied customer. Even though we are all well-trained to address these issues, we still often treat symptoms rather than taking the time to analyze the problem to determine the real or root cause.

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A combination of consumer perspective, production efficiency, industry adaptability and economics drives the beef industry to produce more with less.

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When we challenge ourselves and look outside our regular world, we can learn critical new elements to apply to our lives.

For example, I spend a lot of time reading about agricultural topics to stay current, but I also read as much as I can about the business culture, especially leadership, management and human resources topics or listening to speakers addressing these issues.

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Sustaining a cattle ranch on less than 10 inches of rain is near impossible. Cattle producers across the nation have faced this dilemma and the difficult decisions that quickly follow. Simple water conservation practices can help when those tough years and tough decisions arise – whether it’s planting perennial or annual grasses, accounting for every drop of water or bulldozing ponds.

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If you have already prepared an estate plan, give yourself a pat on the back – because you are ahead of most Americans. Statistics show that more than half of Americans ages 45 to 64 have not even drafted a will.

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Cow-calf producers can use alternatives to pasture to increase their cow numbers and the U.S. cow herd.

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