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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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From the earliest cowboys to settle in Texas, cattle ranching has long been a backbone of the American economy. If you’re looking to up your livelihood with a professional lifestyle in the Wild West, it’s important to understand the business operations that can make your ranch run profitably.

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Red Alliance is a group compiled of 10 Red Angus breeders with one mission: to produce high-quality genetics for commercial and seedstock producers alike. One of the founding members, Kyle Gilchrist, shares some insight on Red Alliance.

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Reading a bull sale catalog this winter, I came across this statement attributed to Bart Carmichael, “You can’t always do what Grandpa did, but don’t forget what Grandpa knew.”

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Reasons for bull calf castration stretch beyond reducing sexual activity and reproduction. Bulls are naturally aggressive and as such, castration becomes necessary for the welfare of the herd and the protection of those who work with them.

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For the industry to remain profitable, input costs must be reduced. This statement was shared by a cattleman at a conference I attended years ago. The source? A cattleman’s journal from the late 1800s.

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Learn more about the metrics that matter in farming and ranching businesses.

Without clear metrics, it’s close to impossible to determine if your farm or ranch is thriving, floundering, or falling somewhere in between, but it can be tricky to determine exactly what those metrics should be as well as how to analyze them.

If you’re looking for tips on how to best measure your agricultural operation’s progress, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading, and grab paper and a pen – you’re going to want to take notes.

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