Strategic Planning For The Ranch http://beefmagazine.com/blog/12736/feed en Soil Health Comes First, Then Grass & Livestock http://beefmagazine.com/blog/soil-health-comes-first-then-grass-livestock <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In recent columns, I&rsquo;ve touched on the following topics:</p> <p>&bull; Empowered People, because everything in our businesses happens because of and through people &ndash; usually those closest to the business, land and livestock.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/soil-health-comes-first-then-grass-livestock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/soil-health-comes-first-then-grass-livestock#comments Pasture Health Ranch Management Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:46:00 +0000 76711 at http://beefmagazine.com Whose Definition Of Sustainability Should We Abide By? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whose-definition-sustainability-should-we-abide <div class="node-body blog-body">We as farmers and ranchers should do all we can to understand sound ecology and manage to make our operations economically and ecologically sustainable. Hopefully this will demonstrate to consumers that we care, we are competent and we can produce an abundance of safe food while caring for the environment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whose-definition-sustainability-should-we-abide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whose-definition-sustainability-should-we-abide#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Sustainability Strategic Planning For The Ranch Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:58:00 +0000 74311 at http://beefmagazine.com You Can Control Your Own Level Of Happiness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-control-your-own-level-happiness <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I was privileged to spend some time recently with the operations people at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center, NE.&nbsp; One of the managers within that group mentioned how much he enjoyed his job, but pointed out that there were some days and events that he could do without. My response was that &ldquo;every job has its cows to milk.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-control-your-own-level-happiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-control-your-own-level-happiness#comments Ranch Management Employee Management Strategic Planning For The Ranch Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:48:00 +0000 72811 at http://beefmagazine.com In Ranch Management, People Make The Difference http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranch-management-people-make-difference <div class="node-body blog-body">The manager’s job is to create an environment in which people want to excel and then provide the tools, training and freedom to do it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranch-management-people-make-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranch-management-people-make-difference#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Employee Management Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:14:00 +0000 71681 at http://beefmagazine.com The Basis Of All Agriculture Is Attention To The Soil http://beefmagazine.com/blog/basis-all-agriculture-attention-soil <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s important to understand that we must first take care of the soil if we want to be truly sustainable – economically, ecologically and socially.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/basis-all-agriculture-attention-soil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/basis-all-agriculture-attention-soil#comments Pasture Health Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:01:00 +0000 70451 at http://beefmagazine.com Are You Operating Your Ranch For Profit Or Convenience? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-operating-your-ranch-profit-or-convenience <div class="node-body blog-body">If ranching isn’t fun and profitable, it isn’t sustainable. Thus, there’s very little incentive for the next generation to carry on.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-operating-your-ranch-profit-or-convenience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-operating-your-ranch-profit-or-convenience#comments Ranch Management Business Sustainability Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:29:00 +0000 69371 at http://beefmagazine.com Profitable Ranching Necessitates Both Mental And Physical Work http://beefmagazine.com/blog/profitable-ranching-necessitates-both-mental-and-physical-work <div class="node-body blog-body">Most of the financially strapped ranches that I encounter are doing what they do quite well. The problem is that what they’re doing and what worked well 20 or 30 years ago doesn’t work today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/profitable-ranching-necessitates-both-mental-and-physical-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/profitable-ranching-necessitates-both-mental-and-physical-work#comments Ranch Management Cattle Marketing Business Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:27:00 +0000 68551 at http://beefmagazine.com Tips For Overcoming Paradigm Lockdown http://beefmagazine.com/blog/tips-overcoming-paradigm-lockdown <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s easy to get caught in “paradigm lockdown.” I think we all do to a certain extent. However, the best ranchers continually resist paradigm lockdown; they’re always looking for new ideas and better ways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/tips-overcoming-paradigm-lockdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/tips-overcoming-paradigm-lockdown#comments Ranch Management Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Sat, 26 Oct 2013 20:14:00 +0000 66862 at http://beefmagazine.com Are You A Cowboy, A Stockman Or A Grass Farmer? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-cowboy-stockman-or-grass-farmer <div class="node-body blog-body">I really don’t care what you want to call yourself or your employees – cowboy, stockman, grass farmer or rancher. Personally, I would simply like to be a good, complete rancher. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-cowboy-stockman-or-grass-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-cowboy-stockman-or-grass-farmer#comments Grazing Systems Ranch Management Pasture Range Employee Management Sustainability Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:08:00 +0000 65162 at http://beefmagazine.com We All Need To Be Lifelong Learners http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-all-need-be-lifelong-learners <div class="node-body blog-body">With BEEF magazine beginning its 50th year of publication, I thought it might be appropriate this month to reminisce about key changes in my life and a few of the mentors who helped me along the way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-all-need-be-lifelong-learners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-all-need-be-lifelong-learners#comments Ranch Management Pasture Range Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:03:00 +0000 62262 at http://beefmagazine.com Can Time-Controlled Grazing Be Done Without Fencing? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-time-controlled-grazing-be-done-without-fencing <div class="node-body blog-body">July was going to be my last article on grazing for awhile, but I received many emails with questions that I decided to devote another article to the questions: Can you implement planned, time-controlled grazing without fencing? How do you plan and stay on plan during a drought? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-time-controlled-grazing-be-done-without-fencing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-time-controlled-grazing-be-done-without-fencing#comments Pasture Health Strategic Planning For The Ranch Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:01:00 +0000 59862 at http://beefmagazine.com Proper Grazing Is A Rancher’s Most Rewarding Challenge http://beefmagazine.com/blog/proper-grazing-rancher-s-most-rewarding-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Good cowherd grazing is the catalyst for reducing the amount of harvested cattle feed, increasing grazed feed, reducing labor and equipment costs, and increasing land productivity on the ranch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/proper-grazing-rancher-s-most-rewarding-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/proper-grazing-rancher-s-most-rewarding-challenge#comments Grazing Systems Cow-Calf Ranch Management Pasture Range Sustainability Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:16:00 +0000 57422 at http://beefmagazine.com The Ranch Profitability Secret More Powerful Than Genetics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranch-profitability-secret-more-powerful-genetics <div class="node-body blog-body">Well-managed grazing is actually a much more powerful tool for ranch profitability than cattle genetics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranch-profitability-secret-more-powerful-genetics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranch-profitability-secret-more-powerful-genetics#comments Grazing Systems Nutrition Cattle Genetics Sustainability Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Wed, 29 May 2013 13:55:00 +0000 55662 at http://beefmagazine.com Manage Grazing For More Production & Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/manage-grazing-more-production-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">Everything that we, through our livestock, and Mother Nature do to the land will have an effect on ecosystem process and will cause changes in biological succession. Our management will have a huge effect on the direction of that succession. Will it be positive or negative toward our goals?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/manage-grazing-more-production-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/manage-grazing-more-production-profitability#comments Grazing Systems Cow-Calf Nutrition Sustainability Strategic Planning For The Ranch Mon, 06 May 2013 17:13:00 +0000 54322 at http://beefmagazine.com Solving The "Open-Cow" Dilemma Requires Reproduction & Fertility Management http://beefmagazine.com/blog/solving-open-cow-dilemma-requires-reproduction-fertility-management <div class="node-body blog-body">The bottom line is that nothing about the cow is as economically important as reproduction. Burke Teichert explains how we can solve the "open cow" dilemma occurring in most cowherds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/solving-open-cow-dilemma-requires-reproduction-fertility-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/solving-open-cow-dilemma-requires-reproduction-fertility-management#comments Breeding Systems Seedstock Ranch Management Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:42:00 +0000 52141 at http://beefmagazine.com