#176 – Dr. Trey Patterson – Padlock Ranch

#176 – Dr. Trey Patterson – Padlock Ranch

Dr. Trey Patterson manages the Padlock Ranch, a large family-owned diversified cattle and farming operation in Wyoming. He joins me today to talk about their management and marketing strategies, family ranch ownership dynamics, and much more! Resources Mentioned: The...

#176 – Dr. Trey Patterson – Padlock Ranch

Dr. Trey Patterson manages the Padlock Ranch, a large family-owned diversified cattle and farming operation in Wyoming. He joins me today to talk about their management and marketing strategies, family ranch ownership dynamics, and much more! Resources Mentioned: The Advantage As always, check us...

#164 – Rachelle Meyer – Running a Farm and Raising a Family

#164 – Rachelle Meyer – Running a Farm and Raising a Family

Rachelle and her family are crushing it at life and farming down in Southeast Minnesota! Rachelle talks about how they manage to run a dairy farm, tend to 500 goats, 800 sheep, raise stocker cattle, run a direct market business, and raise a family with 7 kids! If you...

#163 – Allen Williams – Epigenetics and Profitability

#163 – Allen Williams – Epigenetics and Profitability

Allen and I discuss the significance of epigenetic selection in building a well-adapted herd of livestock for your farm or ranch. Having a properly adapted herd enables you to reduce inputs and significantly improve business profits. We delve into how Allen's cost of...

#162 – Ariel Greenwood – New Mexico Ranching

#162 – Ariel Greenwood – New Mexico Ranching

Ariel and I discuss her journey to her current ranch in New Mexico. We talk about the differences in the regions and production models they've experienced, as well as how they logistically manage a ranch over tens of thousands of acres and managed a ranch 700+ miles...

#161 – Aaron Helmick – First Generation Farming Wisdom

#161 – Aaron Helmick – First Generation Farming Wisdom

Aaron has an awesome story of finding a way to build a first-generation farm capable of supporting his family! He shares his story in this episode with lots of bits of wisdom we can all benefit from! Resources Mentioned:Ranching for Profit's Executive LinkSell/buy...

#160 – Dr. Richard Watson – 2000 Acre Grazing Dairy

#160 – Dr. Richard Watson – 2000 Acre Grazing Dairy

Dr. Richard Watson started a grazing dairy business in 2007, which has since expanded to three sites totaling over 2000 acres with a capacity to milk over 2500 cows. He is now working on developing a milk processing facility to vertically integrate his business and...

#159 – Kit Pharo – Building a Business

#159 – Kit Pharo – Building a Business

Kit Pharo has built an incredibly successful ranch and seedstock business as one of the top ten in the seedstock 100 for several years in a row and serving thousands of customers over several decades! I asked Kit to share with me some of his reflections on that...

#158 – Jared Knock & Justin Fruechte – Roots and Ruminants

#158 – Jared Knock & Justin Fruechte – Roots and Ruminants

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate on a podcast with Jared Knock and Justin Fruechte, hosts of the Roots and Ruminants podcast. We discuss everything from our respective operations to managing diverse farms, farm succession, improved perennials...

#157 – Will Harris – A Bold Return to Giving a Damn

#157 – Will Harris – A Bold Return to Giving a Damn

Will Harris is one of the pioneers in regenerative agriculture, direct-to-consumer marketing, vertical integration at the family farm level, and much more! It's an honor to share some of what he's learned with you through these conversations. You can hear more of his...

#156 – Drew Bruner – First Generation Rancher Story

#156 – Drew Bruner – First Generation Rancher Story

Stories like Drew's are some of my favorites to share on this podcast! Drew didn't grow up on a family ranch, but over the last 15 years or so, he has built a successful grazing business. Now, he works on it full-time and has purchased several hundred acres in...

#155 – Gage Iverson – Grazing Through the Winter in Montana

#155 – Gage Iverson – Grazing Through the Winter in Montana

Gage Iverson is a rancher who has successfully grazed his cowherd all winter long for several years in a row in an environment where many think it's not possible! Take a listen as we discuss his experience, what it has done to improve profitability, and his tips for...

#154 – Dallas Mount – How to Make Cows Profitable

#154 – Dallas Mount – How to Make Cows Profitable

For many, when they assess the economics of their cow/calf enterprise and observe the lack of profitability, their assumption is that the cow/calf business is not for them. Dallas shares that the average cow/calf producer is not profitable; however, top producers have...

#153 – Ryan Bruski – Trying it Out with 4,700 Stockers

#153 – Ryan Bruski – Trying it Out with 4,700 Stockers

Ryan and his family have decided to make the shift from cow/calf to stockers to improve the profitability of their Montana ranch, and they are jumping all in! He talks about the why, the how, and so much more in this conversation! Resources Mentioned: Dirt to Soil -...

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