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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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#20: Wes Eaton – Ranching in the Desert

#20: Wes Eaton – Ranching in the Desert

Podcast Episode #20Episode 20 Wes ranches in the Chihuahua Desert of Southeast New Mexico. Of all the people I have talked to, his environment might be the toughest to run cattle in. It's dry on an average year, and he's currently in the 3rd year of a drought. Grass...

#19: Kit Pharo – Debt in a Ranching Business

#19: Kit Pharo – Debt in a Ranching Business

Podcast Episode #19Episode 19 Kit and I discuss the role that debt plays in a ranch business. It certainly can have a place to help a business when used wisely. However, Kit believes, and I agree, that it's not a necessity and that freeing yourself from debt can lead...

#18: Wally Olson – Part 2 – Sell – Buy Marketing

#18: Wally Olson – Part 2 – Sell – Buy Marketing

Podcast Episode #18Episode 18 Wally joins us for a second week to discuss the Bud Williams sell/buy livestock marketing concept. We discuss how it is applied to stocker enterprises and cow/calf enterprises. We get more in depth on a few of the things we discussed last...

#17: Wally Olson – Building a Profitable Ranch

#17: Wally Olson – Building a Profitable Ranch

Podcast Episode #17Episode 17 Wally Olson says the primary thing an individual needs to be concerned with is profit. In this episode, Wally discusses the many things he has found to help ranches increase profitability. He shares how he implemented them in his ranching...

#16: Bobby Thoman – First a Businessman, Second a Cowboy

#16: Bobby Thoman – First a Businessman, Second a Cowboy

Podcast Episode #16Episode 16 Bobby Thoman's family got out of the cattle business long before he wanted to bring it back, leaving it to him to research and determine the right course of action for his cattle enterprise. He was intentional about selecting a type of...

#15: Joshua and Tara Dukart – Journey Back to the Ranch

#15: Joshua and Tara Dukart – Journey Back to the Ranch

Podcast Episode #15Episode 15 Joshua and Tara never planned on going back to the family ranch. They were told it wasn't a viable option, and Tara wasn't sure that's the life she wanted. But after a number of experiences and connections made them realize that they...

#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...

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