How to Not Go Broke Ranching

How to Not Go Broke Ranching Author Walt Davis
ISBN-10 1463611889
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 326
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"Walt Davis spent more than fifty years as a working rancher in Texas and Oklahoma. He has lived all of the joys and all of the sorrows that go with ranch life and it is his unbiased opinion that ranching is (depending on how it is done) either the world's best way to make a living or an unending struggle against nature that will break the strongest spirit. He soon realized that agriculture is a biological rather than an industrial process."--back cover.



No Risk Ranching

No Risk Ranching Author Greg Judy
ISBN-10 0963246089
Release 2002
Pages 236
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Greg Judy was forced to liquidate his cow herd to pay debt in 1996. By the end of the following year he was dead broke and figured the family farm was history. A quote from Allan Nation, editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer magazine changed his whole view of ranching. Nation said, "Your sole purpose should be not to own the land, but to make a living from the land." Inspired by that approach, Judy started looking for idle, non-developed pastureland. By focusing on leasing rather than owning land, his grazing operation grew from 40 stockers to 1100 head. By custom grazing on leased land he was able to pay his entire farm and home loan within three years. Today he has four farms and leases 12. No Risk Ranching, Custom Grazing on Leased Land describes how he found and managed his first and subsequent leases. He offers a detailed guide for other graziers to follow on how to find idle land to lease; calculate the cost of a lease; draft and write a land lease contract (with examples included); develop good water and portable fencing on leased land; promote wildlife and improve timber stands; keep accurate records and more. No Risk Ranching was written to help other graziers from making the same mistakes Judy made. He writes, "I am convinced that in the USA our pastures are one of our most underutilized natural resources. I am not against land ownership. I just feel like it is an awful hardship on a new blooming grazing business."



Knowledge Rich Ranching

Knowledge Rich Ranching Author Allan Nation
ISBN-10 WISC:89074822511
Release 2000
Pages 330
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Knowledge Rich Ranching is not a how-to book on raising cattle. It is a book on how the cattle business works. It has not been sanitized nor edited by Ms. Rosy Scenario. It is about the way things really are. It is about fear and greed, and how the commodity business eats alive the naive and unaware. In today's market, it is knowledge that separates the rich from the rest. Knowledge Rich Ranching is packed with guidelines for how to read and profit from the upside-down swings of the cattle cycle. It describes various bookkeeping methods and tax tips; covers cost cutting to eliminate profit leaks; reveals the secrets of high profit grass farms and ranches; details strategies for using Management-intensive Grazing in humid and arid climates as well as during adverse weather conditions. And it explains family and business structure with suggestions for estate planning to keep today's ranch or grass farm viable and profitable for future generations. While focused on raising cattle, the principles in Knowledge Rich Ranching apply equally to producers of other livestock enterprises--sheep, in particular, which run backwards to the cattle cycle and can add a complementary enterprise to an existing cattle operation. Anyone who has profit as his or her goal will benefit from this book. It is the first to cover the business management principles of grassland farming and ranching.



Healthy Land Happy Families and Profitable Businesses

Healthy Land  Happy Families and Profitable Businesses Author David W. Pratt
ISBN-10 0991063406
Release 2013-10-28
Pages 264
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Through The Ranching For Profit School, Dave Pratt has helped thousands of families on millions of acres improve their land, their lives and the profitability of their ranches. In Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses, Dave shares insights and experiences from the school and his clients that can improve the health of your land, the happiness of your family and the profitability of your business. "A master storyteller, Dave Pratt explains, applies, and sticks the reader with the most profound insights you'll find in any farming business book. To have this much uncommon good sense packed into such a readable format is unprecedented. Because it condenses decades of experience into one volume, this book delivers more meaningful advice in a small space than I've ever seen. I'd want this one on my shelf even if I didn't have any others. What a delightful, wisdom-dense read." - Joel Salatin, Poly Face Farm



Plowman s Folly

Plowman s Folly Author Edward H. Faulkner
ISBN-10 9780806148755
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 174
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When "Plowman's Folly" was first issued in 1943, Edward H. Faulkner startled a lethargic public, long bemused by the apparently insoluble problem of soil depletion, by saying, simply, "The fact is that no one has ever advanced a scientific reason for plowing." With that key sentence, he opened a new era.



Ranching Full Time on 3 Hours a Day

Ranching Full Time on 3 Hours a Day Author Cody Holmes
ISBN-10 1601730268
Release 2011-01-15
Pages 187
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Drawing from personal experience, this book provides real-world validation that holistic systems management can be used successfully for all aspects of your ranch. Learn how to make your ranch profitable while working just three hours a day. Learn about: Finding stability and security for your ranch through diversity -- Taking a whole-ranch approach to management -- Letting cattle improve your soil -- Recapturing time to spend with your family -- Finding a better quality of life while ranching...Holmes has found that to be really successful, the critical factors are your decision making and planning abilities...You can feed more people than other ranchers, have grasslands that are more productive and useful than they previously were, and enjoy raising a family without spending all your time working"--Back cover.



Let the Cowboy Ride

Let the Cowboy Ride Author Paul F. Starrs
ISBN-10 0801863511
Release 2000-03-17
Pages 384
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The dime novel and dude ranch, the barbecue and rodeo, the suburban ranch house and the urban cowboy—all are a direct legacy of nineteenth-century cowboy life that still enlivens American popular culture. Yet at the same time, reports of environmental destruction or economic inefficiency have motivated calls for restricted livestock grazing on public lands or even for an end to ranching altogether. In Let the Cowboy Ride, Starrs offers a detailed and comprehensive look at one of America's most enduring institutions. Richly illustrated with more than 130 photographs and maps, the book combines the authentic detail of an insider's view (Starrs spent six years working cattle on the high desert Great Basin range) with a scholar's keen eye for objective analysis.



Man Cattle and Veld

Man  Cattle and Veld Author Johann Zietsman
ISBN-10 0990467813
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 288
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THE book for Profitable Ranching. A Real Ranching Revolution. Cattle Breeding. Grazing Management.



Lazy B

Lazy B Author Sandra Day O'Connor
ISBN-10 9781588361431
Release 2002-02-11
Pages 336
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What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the woman she is today-the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America? In this beautiful, illuminating, and unusual book, Sandra Day O'Connor, with her brother, Alan, tells the story of the Day family and of growing up on the harsh yet beautiful land of the Lazy B Ranch in Arizona. Laced throughout these stories about three generations of the Day family, and everyday life on the Lazy B, are the lessons Sandra and Alan learned about the world, about people, self-reliance, and survival, and the reader will learn how the values of the Lazy B shaped them and their lives. Sandra's grandfather first put some cattle on open grazing land in 1886, and the Lazy B developed and continued to prosper as Sandra's parents, who eloped and then lived on the Lazy B all their lives, carved out a frugal and happy life for themselves and their three children on the rugged frontier. As you read about the daily adventures, the cattle drives and roundups, the cowboys and horses, the continual praying for rain and fixing of windmills, the values instilled by a self-reliant way of life, you see how Sandra Day O'Connor grew up. This fascinating glimpse of life in the American Southwest in the last century recounts an interesting time in our history, and gives us an enduring portrait of an independent young woman on the brink of becoming one of the most prominent figures in America today.



Reproduction and Animal Health

Reproduction and Animal Health Author Charles Walters
ISBN-10 0911311769
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 218
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This book represents the combined experience and wisdom of two leaders in sustainable cattle production. Gearld Fry offers a lifetime of practical experience seasoned by study and observation. Charles Walters draws on his own observations as well as interviews with thousands of eco-farmers and consultants over the past four decades. The result is an insightful book that is practical in the extreme, yet eminently readable. In this book you will learn: how to "read" an animal, what linear measurement is, why linear measurement selects ideal breeding stock, the nuances of bull fertility, the strengths of classic cattle breeds, the role of pastures, the mineral diets's role in health.



In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood Author Truman Capote
ISBN-10 1588361659
Release 2001-10-09
Pages 432
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National Bestseller On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.



Hunt for the Skinwalker

Hunt for the Skinwalker Author Colm A. Kelleher
ISBN-10 1416526935
Release 2005-12-06
Pages 320
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The author of the controversial bestseller Brain Trust brings his scientific expertise to the chilling true story of unexplained phenomena on Utah's Skinwalker Ranch -- and challenges us with a new vision of reality. For more than fifty years, the bizarre events at a remote Utah ranch have ranged from the perplexing to the wholly terrifying. Vanishing and mutilated cattle. Unidentified Flying Objects. The appearance of huge, otherworldly creatures. Invisible objects emitting magnetic fields with the power to spark a cattle stampede. Flying orbs of light with dazzling maneuverability and lethal consequences. For one family, life on the Skinwalker Ranch had become a life under siege by an unknown enemy or enemies. Nothing else could explain the horrors that surrounded them -- perhaps science could. Leading a first-class team of research scientists on a disturbing odyssey into the unknown, Colm Kelleher spent hundreds of days and nights on the Skinwalker property and experienced firsthand many of its haunting mysteries. With investigative reporter George Knapp -- the only journalist allowed to witness and document the team's work -- Kelleher chronicles in superb detail the spectacular happenings the team observed personally, and the theories of modern physics behind the phenomena. Far from the coldly detached findings one might expect, their conclusions are utterly hair-raising in their implications. Opening a door to the unseen world around us, Hunt for the Skinwalker is a clarion call to expand our vision far beyond what we know.



Into the Wild

Into the Wild Author Jon Krakauer
ISBN-10 9780330469982
Release 2011-07-06
Pages 320
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Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. A 2007 film adaptation of Into the Wild was directed by Sean Penn and starred Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.



Pasture Profits with Stocker Cattle

Pasture Profits with Stocker Cattle Author Allan Nation
ISBN-10 0963246070
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 220
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Pasture Profits with Stocker Cattle has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pasture Profits with Stocker Cattle also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pasture Profits with Stocker Cattle book for free.



Rescue My Heart

Rescue My Heart Author Jill Shalvis
ISBN-10 9781101612002
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 304
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She never wants a hero… After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable. Holly learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, Adam is the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him. For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.



Southern Forages

Southern Forages Author Donald M. Ball
ISBN-10 0962959863
Release 2007-01
Pages 322
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The book Southern Forages has since gained wide recognition as a practical and reliable source of information on modern forage crop management. It is used by livestock producers, by seed, equipment and fertilizer dealers, by extension and conservation workers, and by teachers as a text for students learning about forages.



Kick the Hay Habit

Kick the Hay Habit Author Jim Gerrish
ISBN-10 0972159746
Release 2010-01
Pages 224
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With today's management systems, the cost of making hay far exceeds its value to grazing businesses. Studies have shown that winter feed costs are the largest single factor limiting the profitability for most livestock operations. In virtually every area of the USA, year-around grazing--without hay--is possible, yet many graziers continue making hay. Kick the Hay Habit: A Practical Guide To Year-Around Grazing by Jim Gerrish will show you how much it really costs to produce a ton of hay. He explains how to use nature as your guide for low-cost winter grazing; how to conduct a pasture inventory; how to select the optimal breeding and birthing seasons; how to custom design your own winter forage system; and how to make the transition from hay feeding to grazing. Wouldn't you rather spend your time monitoring pastures and moving livestock than making hay? Both the beginner and the experienced grazier will benefit from Kick the Hay Habit. Gerrish shares his personal experiences as a grazier in Missouri and Idaho as well as insights he gained as a researcher at the University of Missouri's Forage Systems Research Center. As a grazing consultant he has helped farmers and ranchers throughout North and South America. Wouldn't you rather Kick the Hay Habit, dump the heavy metal, and start collecting the profits?