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How To Start A Farm: Hopefully I can give some insight and share how to start a farm by sharing how we have built Cow Cow Ranch from literally nothing. This will probably end up a series of post. May I recommend signing up for notification of new posts? You can do that by clicking HERE (will open in new tab… Read more »
Not that I’m a tropical beach person….too hot…but it’s the point that it’s difficult at times to go anywhere else because there always seems to be something that needs done. Like irrigating, twice a day. Plus, what if we’re away and the cows decide to go galavanting across the country? Or just get out and stand in the middle of… Read more »
Does anyone else recognize the oxymoron in the USDA’s beef grading system? “Lean beef” means a lack of fat, but the system is based off more fat being perceived as better. Prime is best on the scale–and has the most fat. Choice has less fat, but still has quite a bit. No wonder consumers are confused! Beef is a great… Read more »
Lord, please help me to remember that your timing is perfect. I know that I’m impatient and push; but your timeline is different and much better than mine. Thank you for all the blessings you have provided. You are all-knowing and have an awesome plan that will roll out just as you have timed. Thank you for being such a… Read more »
When I asked the question: Is A Completely Grass Fed Model Possible In The US? there were a lot of opinions, some good reasoning, debate, comments, and discussion. The ground used to grow corn that is fed to cattle was mentioned, but no one mentioned the golf courses! How many cows could live on golf courses? Okay, so close your eyes… Read more »
Efficiency is the key. The more efficiently resources are used, the more profitable an operation becomes, the more it is sustainable. One of the easiest ways to increase efficiency is to improve pastures. Interseeding legumes has penciled to be one of the best investments an operation can make, in my experience. The hardest part of this, for us, has been… Read more »
As I pointed out last Saturday in the Cow Cow Ranch Happening post on July 30, 2016, it’s cheaper to buy hay than to make it this year. I had figured that out back in April, when I was spending 8-12 hours a day just on the west field at Winchester’s. “If we didn’t need the pasture, we’d buy hay!”… Read more »