Sep 24, 2015

How do you react when the (really) bad days happen? 5

Bad days in the ranching business happen. Sometimes, really bad days happen. When they do, how do you react?...More
Sep 22, 2015

Sage grouse, Western ranchers dodge the ESA bullet, sort of

A great rejoicing was heard across the West this week following the announcement that listing the Greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act is not warranted. Or maybe it was a collective sigh of relief....More
Sep 24, 2015

How to take advantage of today's record calf prices 1

It is interesting to note that the high-profit, top 20% herds earned $724 per cow, a 10% higher earned economic return than average. The low-profit, bottom 20% herds earned $325 per cow, a return of 50% less....More
Sep 16, 2015

Miss America Betty Cantrell is a farm girl at heart

Miss America Betty Cantrell is a pageant girl with agricultural roots. Find out how she’s subtly advocating for farmers and ranchers on today’s blog....More
May 26, 2015
Elanco Animal Health

Why healthy cattle is key to improving your bottom line

Brad Williams, D.V.M., MBA, Elanco Technical Consultant, talks about the role of vaccines in building cattle health and the importance of getting cattle started off right....More
Sep 10, 2015

Burke Teichert shares the secrets of a profitable cow 3

Do you have a whole herd of good cows? No? Find out the steps you need to take to transition your cowherd now....More
Seedstock 100 Guide

Seedstock 100

Finding your next set of herd bulls just got easier. Visit BEEF’s Seedstock 100 list to find the top 100 seedstock producers in the country.

Is ag education supported in your school district?

An article recently in a Nebraska newspaper indicated a surge in interest by high school administrators in ag education programs. Agriculture is Nebraska’s number one economic driver and educators are aware that preparing young people for a future in one of the 300 different ag-related occupations is important for the state’s future.

How are things in your community? Does your school district support ag education and FFA?

Does your ranch have a succession plan?

The process involves two steps—estate planning and succession planning. Estate planning deals with the tax ramifications of passing the ranch on to others. Succession planning deals with continuing the ranch operations under other family leadership or by bringing in a non-family person to assume a leadership role in the operation. Does your ranch have a succession plan? In the event of a death or other event, would your ranch continue operating in its present form or would your family need or want to sell the operation? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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