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On this podcast we interview farmers and ranchers who aren’t afraid to think for themselves and because of that, have created more profitable and enjoyable businesses for them and their family.

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#14: Heifer Development

#14: Heifer Development

Podcast Episode #14Episode 14 Kit Pharo and I discuss heifer development programs, and how a low cost program can make heifer development a profitable enterprise despite the percent bred. We also discuss how a low cost development program produces heifers that will...

#13: Jim Howell

#13: Jim Howell

Podcast Episode #13Episode 13 Jim Howell is co-founder and CEO of Grasslands LLC. In this podcast we talk to Jim about his family ranch in the mountains of Colorado, his experience traveling the world and the country visiting ranches and how he implemented principles...

#11: Jenny Drake

#11: Jenny Drake

Podcast Episode #11Episode 11 Jenny Drake and her husband Darrin have built a diverse pasture based ranch business in Tennessee. Faced with challenges from shortages of labor, to steep slopes, endophyte infected fescue and extreme summer heats, it's fascinating to...

#10: Dallas Mount

#10: Dallas Mount

Podcast Episode #10Episode 10 Dallas Mount is the owner of Ranch Management Consultants and their popular Ranching for Profit School. He travels the country teaching ranchers how to be better managers of their ranching business.    Resources Mentioned: Critical...

#9: How to Value a Bull

#9: How to Value a Bull

Podcast Episode #9Episode 9 On today's episode we talk to Kit Pharo about how to value a bull. This process involves deciding first of all what your goals for your herd are and selecting a seedstock producer who's production model compliments your goals. We also...

#8: Scott Assman: From Cows to Bison

#8: Scott Assman: From Cows to Bison

Podcast Episode #8Episode 8 Today, we talk to a rancher who is such a herd quitter, his family left the beef industry entirely and shifted to bison ranching! It's especially interesting as some of the advantages you'll hear him talk about with bison are the very...

#7: Diversified Ranch Businesses

#7: Diversified Ranch Businesses

Podcast Episode #7Episode 7 Jerry and his family have built an extremely diverse and profitable ranch with enterprises ranging from cow/calf and bison production to hunting, agritourism and even a brewery. Hear how this diversification as well as holistically managing...

#6: What’s Necessary to Run a Profitable Ranch

#6: What’s Necessary to Run a Profitable Ranch

Podcast Episode #6Episode 6 In this episode I have a conversation with Kit Pharo about what is really necessary to run a profitable ranch. What he says may surprise you! It doesn't have to be as expensive or as complicated as you think.As always, check us out at Herd...

#5: Starting a Ranch From Scratch

#5: Starting a Ranch From Scratch

Podcast Episode #5Episode 5: Sean Weinert Sean and his wife Kat have been building a ranch from scratch. Hear how they have done this with a focus on minimal inputs, minimal investment in equipment and with having the right genetics for their environment. Resource...

#4: Switching from Cows to Stockers

#4: Switching from Cows to Stockers

Podcast Episode #4Episode 4: Blake Allen Blake was struggling to make a profit with cow/calf on his ranch. He decided to make a shift out of the cow business and into the stocker business, focusing on minimal inputs and capturing seasonal market premiums. Resources...

#3: From Working Cows Podcast to Working Cows on his Own Ranch

#3: From Working Cows Podcast to Working Cows on his Own Ranch

Podcast Episode #3Episode 3: Clay In today's episode we talk to Clay Conry, and hear how he took what he learned hosting the Working Cows Podcast and applied it to his own ranch that he and his family started recently! Resources Mentioned:Ranching for Profit...

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