Knowledge Rich Ranching

Green Park Press #ad - While focused on raising cattle, in particular, the principles in Knowledge Rich Ranching apply equally to producers of other livestock enterprises―sheep, which run backwards to the cattle cycle and can add a complementary enterprise to an existing cattle operation. It is about fear and greed, and how the commodity business eats alive the naive and unaware.

Anyone who has profit as his or her goal will benefit from this book. It has not been sanitized nor edited by Ms. Knowledge rich ranching is packed with guidelines for how to read and profit from the upside-down swings of the cattle cycle. Knowledge rich Ranching is not a how-to book on raising cattle. It is the first to cover the business management principles of grassland farming and ranching.

Knowledge Rich Ranching #ad - It describes various bookkeeping methods and tax tips; covers cost cutting to eliminate profit leaks; reveals the secrets of high profit grass farms and ranches; details strategies for using Management-intensive Grazing in humid and arid climates as well as during adverse weather conditions. And it explains family and business structure with suggestions for estate planning to keep today’s ranch or grass farm viable and profitable for future generations.

It is about the way things really are. In today’s market, it is knowledge that separates the rich from the rest. Rosy Scenario.


No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land

Green Park Press #ad - Today he has four farms and leases 12. He writes, “i am convinced that in the USA our pastures are one of our most underutilized natural resources. By the end of the following year he was dead broke and figured the family farm was history. By focusing on leasing rather than owning land, his grazing operation grew from 40 stockers to 1100 head.

He offers a detailed guide for other graziers to follow on how to find idle land to lease; calculate the cost of a lease; draft and write a land lease contract with examples included; develop good water and portable fencing on leased land; promote wildlife and improve timber stands; keep accurate records and more.

I am not against land ownership. No risk ranching, custom grazing on Leased Land describes how he found and managed his first and subsequent leases. By custom grazing on leased land he was able to pay his entire farm and home loan within three years. A quote from allan nation, editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer magazine changed his whole view of ranching.

No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land #ad - No risk ranching was written to help other graziers from making the same mistakes Judy made. Nation said, “your sole purpose should be not to own the land, but to make a living from the land. Inspired by that approach, Judy started looking for idle, non-developed pastureland. I just feel like it is an awful hardship on a new blooming grazing business.


How to Not go Broke Ranching: Things I Learned the Hard Way in Fifty Years of Ranching

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - How to not go broke ranching is the irreverent and sometimes humorous effort of a multi generation rancher to help people keep from making all of the mistakes that he made in fifty + years of ranching. The book is not a how-to cookbook but rather is an attempt to get people to think of ranching, run on sunshine and rainfall that they once were and should be again, as the biological endeavors, and agriculture in general, rather than the industrial enterprises that are common today.

. The vast majority of ranches in the united States, whether commercial or life style, are neither profitable nor sustainable; the author explains why this is so and what must be done to improve the situation. The changes in philosophy and in management practices required to do this are spelled out in some detail by a man who used them to turn an almost bankrupt ranch into a consistently profitable and stable operation.

How to Not go Broke Ranching: Things I Learned the Hard Way in Fifty Years of Ranching #ad - The methods described have been proven effective by people all over the world and their results can be duplicated by anyone who is willing to think through the situation and is not afraid to be different. Both the new, rancher just starting out and the established rancher will find information and advice in this book that can be used to make their operation more profitable, or would be, less dependent on purchased inputs and markets and a whole lot more fun.

It is drawn from real life though some names are changed or not given to protect the guilty. Ships from Vermont. As the authors’ father once told him, “You have two kinds of neighbors, half of them think you are crazy and the other half knows you are crazy.


Comeback Farms: Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures and Profits with Livestock Grazing Management

Green Park Press #ad - Comeback farms covers multi-species grazing; developing parasite-resistant hair sheep flocks and grass-genetic cattle; and how to select, train and care for livestock guardian dogs. Many folks are hesitant to try Holistic Planned Grazing because of what they think it entails. Used book in Good Condition. Sharing his first-hand experience mistakes as well as successes, Judy takes graziers to the next level.

If you have six cows or 6000, you can utilize High Density Grazing to create fertile soils, lush pastures and healthy livestock. Judy shows how to add sheep, goats and pigs to existing cattle operations. He shows how high density grazing hdg on his own farm and those he leases can revitalize hayed out, scruffy, weedy pastures, and turn them into highly productive grazing landscapes that grow both green grass and greenbacks.

Comeback Farms: Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures and Profits with Livestock Grazing Management #ad - He explains fencing and water systems that build on existing infrastructure set up for Management-intensive Grazing. Greg judy’s book responds to such hesitancy with enthusiasm and positive attitude and by articulating the basics in a very simple way, demonstrating to readers that it is possible to make these changes without a lot of infrastructure investment.

Greg judy, the master of custom grazing, shows how to earn profits with little risk while using other people’s livestock on leased land. In the process you’ll be pocketing your profits. Judy details how to work with Nature without costly inputs, and how to let the animals be your labor force.


Kick the Hay Habit: A Practical Guide to Year-Around Grazing

Green Park Press #ad - Kick the hay habit: a practical guide to Year-Around Grazing by Jim Gerrish will show you how much it really costs to produce a ton of hay. Gerrish shares his personal experiences as a grazier in Missouri and Idaho as well as insights he gained as a researcher at the University of Missouri’s Forage Systems Research Center.

Used book in Good Condition. Studies have shown that winter feed costs are the largest single factor limiting the profitability for most livestock operations. Wouldn’t you rather kick the Hay Habit, dump the heavy metal, and start collecting the profits? Ships from Vermont. With today’s management systems, the cost of making hay far exceeds its value to grazing businesses.

Kick the Hay Habit: A Practical Guide to Year-Around Grazing #ad - Ships from Vermont. In virtually every area of the USA, year-around grazing―without hay―is possible, yet many graziers continue making hay. As a grazing consultant he has helped farmers and ranchers throughout North and South America. Wouldn’t you rather spend your time monitoring pastures and moving livestock than making hay? Both the beginner and the experienced grazier will benefit from Kick the Hay Habit.

He explains how to use nature as your guide for low-cost winter grazing; how to conduct a pasture inventory; how to select the optimal breeding and birthing seasons; how to custom design your own winter forage system; and how to make the transition from hay feeding to grazing.


Dirt to Soil: One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture

Chelsea Green Publishing #ad - The brown’s ranch model, developed over twenty years of experimentation and refinement, focuses on regenerating resources by continuously enhancing the living biology in the soil. Now he channels his creative thinking toward how he can get more life on the land―more plants, animals, and beneficial insects.

As he and his family struggled to keep the farm viable, they found themselves on an amazing journey into a new type of farming: regenerative agriculture. Brown dropped the use of most of the herbicides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers that are a standard part of conventional agriculture. In so doing brown transformed a degraded farm ecosystem into one full of life―starting with the soil and working his way up, one plant and one animal at a time.

The greatest roadblock to solving a problem, ” Brown says, “is the human mind. Ships from Vermont. But as a series of weather-related crop disasters put Brown and his wife, in desperate financial straits, Shelly, they started making bold changes to their farm. Gabe brown didn’t set out to change the world when he first started working alongside his father-in-law on the family farm in North Dakota.

Dirt to Soil: One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture #ad - The key is how we think, Brown says. Using regenerative agricultural principles, broilers, and pastured pork, Brown’s Ranch has grown several inches of new topsoil in only twenty years! The 5, pastured laying hens, 000-acre ranch profitably produces a wide variety of cash crops and cover crops as well as grass-finished beef and lamb, all marketed directly to consumers.

He switched to no-till planting, started planting diverse cover crops mixes, and changed his grazing practices.


Quality Pasture: How to Create It, Manage It & Profit from It

Green Park Pr #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Paperback. Quality pasture: how to create it, manage It & Profit From It Low-cost tactics to create high-energy pastures, reducing or eliminating expensive inputs or purchased feeds. Isbn: 0963246038 ships from Vermont. Used book in Good Condition. Copyright 1995. Ships from Vermont. 288 pages.

. For farmers beginning or practicing management-intensive grazing with ruminant livestock.


Grassfed to Finish: A Production Guide to Gourmet Grass-Finished Beef

Green Park Press #ad - Nation includes pordomingo’s production tips and innovative Forage Chain of grasses and legumes. Ships from Vermont. The grass program explained here can be used equally well for replacement heifer development or mainstream stocker steers; however, the production and marketing foundation outlined here will serve you well if you decide to expand production and make grassfed beef your primary enterprise.

. Anibal pordomingo in Argentina aided his understanding of the key components of an all-grass system. Ships from Vermont. Chapters detail what researchers have learned about grassfed’s health benefits; how to get started with heifers and why; how to turn cull cows into gourmet products; how to integrate summer and winter annuals into a perennial-based pasture system; how to come up with a year-around supply of beef while only over-wintering cattle once; how different grasses can flavor meat; how to recognize a ready-to-harvest grass-finished beeve; how production errors can create tough meat; what educated, health-conscious consumers want and how to serve them.

Grassfed to Finish: A Production Guide to Gourmet Grass-Finished Beef #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It lays a foundation of facts from nation’s world travels, debunking the myths and misconceptions about grass-finished beef and showing that grain is totally unnecessary for a gourmet “killer” product, and actually lowers overall quality as well as nutritional character.

Grassfed to finish is the first book to address all the factors necessary for a quality grassfed product. Nation tells how meeting grazing specialist and researcher Dr. Ships from Vermont.


Management-intensive Grazing: The Grassroots of Grass Farming

Green Park Press #ad - Written for those new to mig grazing, Gerrish’s insights and personal experience can help experienced graziers fine tune their grazing operations for added income. Ships from Vermont. I like to say that when you buy an acre of land you get 43, 500 square feet of solar panel. Ships from Vermont. When you start thinking about your farm in these terms, growing grass becomes apparent, the importance of having every acre covered with green, ” Jim Gerrish writes.

The animals are merely harvesters, like lawnmowers. He begins from the ground up with the soil and advances through the management of pastures and animals, and covers how to manage the water cycle; how to work with legumes; how to stockpile forages for low cost wintering; how to plan and utilize permanent and perimeter fencing; and how to use pasture weaning for health and weight gain.

Management-intensive Grazing: The Grassroots of Grass Farming #ad - In management-intensive grazing, the Grassroots of Grass Farming, he uses vivid images and detailed explanations to take graziers step-by-step through the MiG system. Used book in Good Condition. Ships from Vermont. Gerrish coined the phrase Management-intensive Grazing MiG, putting the emphasis on management of the growth of the grass.

Used book in Good Condition. Ships from Vermont.


Creating a Family Business: From Contemplation to Maturity

Green Park Press #ad - This is the kind of book i wish I’d had when I started out, ” he explains. Ships from Vermont. With the help of his partners, Allan’s spouse, Sonny and Glinda Davenport, Carolyn, brought the manuscript to completion. Among his legacy of journals and notebooks, he left chapters for a book on business.

Ships from Vermont. Used book in Good Condition. Although there are references to the business of grass farming and ranching, his intention was that these principles apply to anyone who has their own business. This book is a “must have” for those who want to build their own business and stop working for someone else.

Creating a Family Business: From Contemplation to Maturity #ad - Nation gives an insider’s story of the stockman grass Farmer--the lessons he learned from the euphoric acquisition of a farm magazine, its near bankruptcy, and ultimate success--so that others might avoid his mistakes and follow a clearer path to profits. Used book in Good Condition. Ships from Vermont.

The author, allan nation, was the founder and editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer from 1977 until his untimely death in 2016. Chapters cover the following: how to turn your dream into reality; figuring out where you are and where you’re going; Making a business plan; The three-legged stool of production, finance and marketing; Selecting a product and setting a price; The importance of due diligence; Working with your spouse and children; Bringing in employees and partners; What to do when disaster strikes; Enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Ships from Vermont.


Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses: Essays to Improve Your Land, Your Life and Your Bottom Line

Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. #ad - What a delightful, wisdom-dense read. Joel salatin, poly Face Farm Ships from Vermont. I’d want this one on my shelf even if I didn’t have any others. To have this much uncommon good sense packed into such a readable format is unprecedented. Used book in Good Condition. Through the ranching for profit school, Dave Pratt has helped thousands of families on millions of acres improve their land, their lives and the profitability of their ranches.

Ships from Vermont. Ships from Vermont. A master storyteller, dave pratt explains, applies, and sticks the reader with the most profound insights you’ll find in any farming business book. In healthy land, happy families and profitable businesses, Dave shares insights and experiences from the school and his clients that can improve the health of your land, the happiness of your family and the profitability of your business.

Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses: Essays to Improve Your Land, Your Life and Your Bottom Line #ad - Ships from Vermont. Because it condenses decades of experience into one volume, this book delivers more meaningful advice in a small space than I’ve ever seen. Used book in Good Condition.