Herd Quitter Blog

Two Trucks

When I was putting together my presentation for the recent Holistic Management Canada conference, my wife Deanna said, “Don’t forget the two trucks.” It has been several years since I shared the Two Trucks slide in a presentation. Since it provides a great visual aid...

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Meet Kit in New York

Kit Pharo has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the 2024 Grasstravaganza meeting in Morrisville, New York. This one-day event will take place on Saturday, March 9th – and you are invited! Kit’s presentation will focus on making the family farm profitable and...

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Are You Enjoying the BEST of TIMES?

Since God created the very first cow, we have never ever experienced cattle prices as high as they are right now! This should be the BEST of TIMES for cow-calf producers – but you will find very few who are doing the Happy Dance. Are you enjoying the BEST of TIMES?...

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Retail Beef Demand

In our Winter 2024 Newsletter, I shared an article entitled “BEEF… How High is Too High.” As cattle prices increase, the cost of beef in the local grocery store also increases. How high can the cost of beef go before beef is replaced by cheaper forms of protein like...

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Zero Tolerance

From the very beginning (40 years ago), Pharo Cattle Company has had Zero Tolerance for cows that do not live up to our expectations. Suffice it to say our expectations are much higher than anyone else’s in the registered business. Most cows, with enough inputs, can...

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Stand Out from the Average

In a world where everyone wants to be “average,” PCC has challenged farmers and ranchers to be different. Most people don’t want the attention that comes with being different. Most people would rather blend in with the status quo herd. I challenge you to be different,...

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Shortsighted Cattlemen

The world, so it seems, is full of shortsighted cattlemen. Shortsighted cattlemen refuse to consider the future when making management decisions. They refuse to acknowledge the world is constantly changing. They will continue to make decisions based on the past – and...

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Results Follow Effort

As a coach, I’m always pushing my wrestlers to give 100% effort. “Work hard,” “Compete until the end,” “Push yourself,” and “Pick up the pace!” are some of my favorite quips. Effort is a great matrix for my wrestlers to measure themselves against. Did I try my best?...

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It Won’t Cost a Dime

The first step most cow-calf producers need to take to start maximizing their profits and building wealth will not cost them a single dime and it will not require any physical labor. It will require nothing more than a change in thinking. Producers must STOP focusing...

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Manager vs. Leader

Eighty-eight percent of the Fortune 500 companies that existed in 1955 are gone. Poof! Half of them withered because they had a manager in the role of CEO when they desperately needed a leader. The others were destroyed by a leader when a manager could have held the...

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