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Do you know you will not live forever? You may live all your days on the ranch, but the ranch will hopefully outlive you.

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Getting started in the cattle business is extremely capital-intensive, but alternatives such as custom grazing, running stocker cattle, leasing land or even cattle can be viable options.

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One of the largest budget items for ranch families is health insurance costs. We have heard of several ranchers in Nebraska paying over $40,000 in health insurance premiums.

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If your cattle could talk – or sing – “Shoo fly, don’t bother me” would likely be a common mantra heard throughout the summer season as they annoyingly swat their tails across their backs.

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For a concept that seems relatively simple, easements can be surprisingly complex and lead to a number of issues for rural landowners.

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Since the advent of the ethanol boom in the Upper Midwest, distillers grains (also known simply as distillers) have become a staple ingredient in cattle rations. Known to enhance both ration palatability and animal performance, distillers are a natural fit for all classes of cattle, from feedlot to cow-calf production.

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