Herd Quitter Blog

Bend in the Road –

Helen Keller once said, “A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.”   That is a very simple, yet profound, statement!   It applies to all people in all walks of life.   It has application for me – and it has application for you!...

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Ten Steps to Double Your Profits

Cow-calf producers who want to have a prosperous future will need to make some major changes in their business.   The sooner they take the first step, the sooner they will reach their destination.   I will review the Ten Steps required to get on...

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Time to Change Horses

Visualize, if you will, an old cowpoke riding an old plug horse that stumbles along with its head just a foot off the ground.   The cowpoke represents a lot of today’s cow-calf producers — perhaps most of today’s cow-calf producers.   The old horse represents an...

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Create the Future of Your Dreams

If success was easy, everyone would be remarkably successful.   Unfortunately, very few people can be classified as remarkably successful.   Success, however, does appear to be easy for some people.   If you look closer, you will discover those people are very driven...

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Birds of a Feather –

A positive attitude is contagious.   A negative attitude is even more contagious.   Unfortunately, it is extremely rare to find a positive message in agriculture.   You won’t find it at the local sale barn or at the local coffee shop or at the local bank.   You won’t...

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2020 Bull Sale Analysis

We sold 471 low-maintenance, grass-developed bulls in our three spring bull sales for an average price of $5119 – with a range of $2000 to $12,500. Below is a brief analysis of our three sales. Calving ease, fleshing ability, disposition, overall rating and grass...

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More for Less –

What makes it possible for so many PCC customers to be two to five times more profitable than all of their neighbors?   They produce more for less!   In other words, they produce more pounds per acre than all of their neighbors – and their cost of production is less...

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Attitude is Most Important –

When it comes to happiness and success, nothing is more important than attitude.   I love to spend time with positive and optimistic people because their attitude is contagious.   Unfortunately, negative and pessimistic attitudes are also quite contagious.People with...

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The Cost of Land

In most places, the cost to buy or lease land is unbelievably high – and it seems to be going up all the time.   Never before has it been so important to maximize production per acre.   Unfortunately, most cow-calf producers remain focused on increasing production per...

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A Cow for All Seasons –

Is there such a thing as a cow for all seasons or a cow for all environments?   Based on my 35 years of experience, I say, “Yes, there is a cow size and type that works best in all seasons, as well as in nearly all environments.”   I realize this goes against popular...

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