Ranch Management http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Aren’t Ranching & Marathon Running Kind Of Synonymous? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/aren-t-ranching-marathon-running-kind-synonymous <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I read recently that during the agricultural era, the identity and value of a man was most often tied to his relationship with his family and his community. Then, in the industrial era, a man came to be defined by his work. But, in today&rsquo;s information era, which is defined by innovation and technology, a man is uncertain about how to define himself.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/aren-t-ranching-marathon-running-kind-synonymous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/aren-t-ranching-marathon-running-kind-synonymous#comments Ranch Management My View From The Country Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:38:00 +0000 73561 at http://beefmagazine.com Great Managers Work To Take Calculated Risks http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-managers-work-take-calculated-risks <div class="node-body blog-body">Great managers take calculated risks. They embrace them and have the confidence to overcome them. That is the essential key to risk – not avoiding it, but accepting it and focusing on doing what is possible to maximize the chances for success and minimize the potential for failure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-managers-work-take-calculated-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/great-managers-work-take-calculated-risks#comments Ranch Management Employee Management My View From The Country Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:43:00 +0000 73541 at http://beefmagazine.com Padlock Ranch, Sheridan College Offer Ranch Sustainability Forum http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/padlock-ranch-sheridan-college-offer-ranch-sustainability-forum <div class="node-body article-body">Sustainability is now a cultural buzzword. But the concept is nothing new to ranchers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/padlock-ranch-sheridan-college-offer-ranch-sustainability-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/padlock-ranch-sheridan-college-offer-ranch-sustainability-forum#comments Ranch Management Sustainability Sat, 05 Apr 2014 14:35:00 +0000 73301 at http://beefmagazine.com Harlan Projects $276/Cow Profit In 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/harlan-projects-276cow-profit-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>After another month of record cattle prices. I&rsquo;d planned on moving to another subject in my April 2014 column, but I am compelled to the observations of my mid-month price analysis. Figure 1 presents the eastern Wyoming-western Nebraska sale-barn prices for the week of Feb. 15. All steer calves weighing less than 620 lbs. brought over $200/cwt., 800-lb. feeder steers averaged $170/cwt., and 10 head of 1,053-lb. feeder steers sold for $150/cwt.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/market-advisor">Market Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/harlan-projects-276cow-profit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/harlan-projects-276cow-profit-2014#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Cattle Marketing Market Advisor Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:04:00 +0000 72971 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 I Love Tournament Time But I Hate Ranching’s March Madness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-love-tournament-time-i-hate-ranching-s-march-madness <div class="node-body blog-body">When anyone in America hears the phrase March Madness, most everyone instantly thinks of college basketball and the excitement of the big annual national tournament. If you’re a rancher, it’s more about crazy, frustrating weather, wild markets and trying to outguess the prognosticators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-love-tournament-time-i-hate-ranching-s-march-madness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-love-tournament-time-i-hate-ranching-s-march-madness#comments Ranch Management Calving Season My View From The Country Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:57:00 +0000 72641 at http://beefmagazine.com Definition of Beef Sustainability Covers Considerable Ground http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/definition-beef-sustainability-covers-considerable-ground <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sustainability could mean increasing efficiency. It could also mean effective land management. But one thing's clear: not everyone has the same definition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/definition-beef-sustainability-covers-considerable-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/definition-beef-sustainability-covers-considerable-ground#comments Ranch Management Sustainability Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:42:00 +0000 72461 at http://beefmagazine.com Ag Lender Advises Cattlemen To Lock In Interest Rates Now http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/ag-lender-advises-cattlemen-lock-interest-rates-now <div class="field-byline"> By Burt Rutherford, BEEF Senior Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Interest rates will begin to go up. Now is the time to lock in your loans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/ag-lender-advises-cattlemen-lock-interest-rates-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/ranch-management/ag-lender-advises-cattlemen-lock-interest-rates-now#comments Ranch Management Pasture/Land Values Beef Advocacy Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:49:00 +0000 72271 at http://beefmagazine.com Take Steps Now To Cut Feed Costs Next Winter http://beefmagazine.com/grazing-systems/take-steps-now-cut-feed-costs-next-winter <div class="field-byline"> By Wes Ishmael </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Creeping cow size and hay waste are increasing hay needs. Improved grazing is one remedy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/grazing-systems/take-steps-now-cut-feed-costs-next-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/grazing-systems/take-steps-now-cut-feed-costs-next-winter#comments Grazing Systems Cow-Calf Ranch Management Tips For Profit Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:44:00 +0000 72161 at http://beefmagazine.com Despite Record Prices, Push The Pencil For The Best Selling Option http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-record-prices-push-pencil-best-selling-option <div class="node-body blog-body">Current corn prices are lowering cost of gain, and current marketing buy/sell margins are putting upward pressure on breakeven cost of gain. Be sure to use a sharp pencil in making your post-weaning marketing plans for your 2013 calves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/market-advisor">Market Advisor</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-record-prices-push-pencil-best-selling-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-record-prices-push-pencil-best-selling-option#comments Ranch Management Cattle Marketing Tips For Profit Market Advisor Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:10:00 +0000 72151 at http://beefmagazine.com