The high overhead and effort involved in a production sale can be a deterrent for some seedstock producers. Reputation, trust and personalized connections with buyers play key roles in success.Read More
Simple deal or not, you need a contract
The changing nature of cattle operations requires specialized contracts. Whether borrowing a neighbor's bull or letting a friend exhibit your heifer, written agreements protect all parties involved.Read More
Which version of QuickBooks works best for cattle operations?
QuickBooks has added an online platform in addition to its traditional desktop version. Producers considering the online version will want to look at pricing comparisons, internet connection, usability and more.Read More
Asking ‘why?’ with system thinking on the ranch
A perspective for problem-solving on the ranch may involve positing uncomfortable questions. What we did to create ranch solutions in the past may have created some problems today.Read More
What data is required for herd management decisions?
When data collection is a priority on the ranch, producers are better able to implement the most profitable practices.Read More
Nonprobate transfers: Planning pays off
The complexities and expenses associated with probates vary. However, the good news is that many assets can pass outside of the probate process if the decedent planned ahead.Read More
Consultants in the beef industry: Unlocking the fit
With the massive amount of information, news and data beef producers face, many search for outside help to maintain priorities. Consultants, whether industry, independent or governmental, all feature their unique brand of expertise to help cut through the noise.Read More
Understanding emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence is the ability to respond to situations in a mature and reasonable manner. Those in management and leadership positions should be aware of their own emotional habits and help others develop these skills as well.Read More
How much do employees really cost?
The cost of an employee isn’t as straightforward as their yearly salary. Business owners should take into consideration all costs associated with having an employee when budgeting.Read More
Economic importance of cow longevity and depreciation
Cow longevity is directly related to the profitability of an operation. Cows that leave the herd before weaning a fifth calf saddle the remaining cows with extra costs.Read More