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69 minutes | 4 days ago
Ep. 164 - Kathy Voth and Tip Hudson - Sustaining Online Platforms
Kathy Voth is the founder, publisher, and editor of OnPasture.com. Tip Hudson is the host and creator of "The Art of Range" podcast. They joined me to discuss what we have learned in building the online platforms and what it takes to sustain those platforms.
50 minutes | 18 days ago
Ep. 162 - Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management - Rural Mental Health
The Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management recently hosted a webinar series. This was a great opportunity to hear from many great minds in the industry. I was priviliged to participate in a discussion following a screening of the "Hanna Ranch" documentary, a film that deals very honestly with issues around rural mental health.
58 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 161 - Dave Pratt - The Turnaround: A Rancher's Story
Dave Pratt, CEO Emeritus of Ranch Management Consultants, joined me to discuss his new book "The Turnaround: A Rancher's Story." This book introduces and outlines many of the principles taught in the Ranching for Profit school. We also talk about what Dave has learned through the transition of Ranch Management Consultants and his thoughts on the passing of Stan Parsons, Founder of RMC.
44 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 160 - Steve Campbell - Selecting the Right Cow
Steve Campbell, a grazier and lecturer from Idaho, joined me to discuss some of the major takeaways from his two day school hosted by Wedge Tent Angus Ranch near Faith, SD. We talk about what to look for in grass-efficient cows as well as how to improve the cows we have through bull selection.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 159 - Nicole Masters - Understanding the Purpose of "Weeds"
Nicole Masters joined me to discuss the purpose of weeds on the landscape. We talk about how to be patient and allow weeds to accomplish their job. We also discuss how to determine if the weeds are going to continue to increase or if they are merely bringing in nutrients in which our rangeland plants are deficient.
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 158 - Michelle Reines - Improving our Leadership Toolkit
Michelle Reines is a leadership coach focused on equiping everyday leaders with the tools they need to level-up their leadership skills. We talk about Michelle's bull ride that set her on the journey to improve here leadership toolkit.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 157 - Reilly Sasse - Watering Livestock
Reilly Sasse, one of the minds behind Tomcat Mfg, joined me to discuss the benefits, challenges, and tools available to effectively water livestock. We talk about treating bad water, rehabilitating wells and windmills, and getting the most out of our water infrastructure.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 156 - Dallas Mount - Having the Courage to Talk
Dallas Mount, CEO of Ranch Management Consultants, joined me to discuss his recent Profit Tips article "Having the Courage to Talk." We talk about how crucial it is to improve our skills around handling difficult conversations. We also discuss some tools that can help us improve our skills.
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 155 - Justin Rader - Bull Leasing
Justin Rader of 100th Meridian Ranching joined me to discuss the advantages of leasing bulls for your cow/calf operation. We talk about the flexibility of this practice as well as the lengths to which they are going to ensure the health and safety of the bulls they lease.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 154 - Jim Gerrish - Four Laws of Ecology
Jim Gerrish joined me again to talk about the Four Laws of Ecology. We talk about what they are, how they can be a help to us and how we can make sure that we are working in sync with them rather than trying to fight the uphill battle against them.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 153 - George and Anneliese Walker - Stacking Enterprises
George and Anneliese Walker of Walker Farms near Princeton, MN joined me to discuss the benefits and complexities of stacking multiple enterprises on the same ground. We talk about the roll chickens play on rangeland, the necessity of developing your market, and what it is that people buy when they buy our products.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 152 - Jason Mauck - Fixing Broken Supply Chains
Jason Mauck joined me to talk about how he is attempting to fix broken supply chains in manure and meat. We talk about the many different ways he is adding value to manure and meat as well as the space he is trying to create to help farmers and ranchers have better access to the end consumers of their products.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 151 - Zack Smith - Stock Cropping
Zack Smith an Iowa farmer joined me to discuss his new production model called "stock cropping." We talk about the "ClusterCluck 5000" the implement he and his partner have invented to stock crop the fields they manage. This is an exciting piece of equipment they are seeking to scale up and bring to market. This practice has massive potential to change the ecological and financial landscape of farming.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 150 - Allan Savory - Saving Western Ranching Culture
Allan Savory joined me once again to pick up our discussion from our previous episode. He made a statement that intrigued me about saving Western Ranching Culture. I wanted to understand what he thought about Western Ranching Culture, what has jeopardized it, and how we go about saving it.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 149 - Ryan Noble - Managing Through Drought
Ryan Noble of Yuma, CO joined me to discuss their thought process and strategies for managing through a drought. We talk about the physical side of drought management, the mental side of drought management, and what to do when you have done everything you can for drought management.
80 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 148 - Dr. Allen Williams - Grazing for Soil Health
Dr. Allen Williams, a Partner at Understanding Ag, LLC, joined me to discuss recovering from academia, grazing for soil health, and monitoring soil and range health.
68 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 147 - Stuart Austin and John Coleman Locke - Discussing Density
John Coleman Locke and Stuart Austin both master graziers in their own right joined me to discuss how and why they use animal density. We talk about John's Ultra-High Density Grazing operation in Hungerford, TX and Stuart's grazing at Wilmot Cattle Company in New South Wales, Australia. This was a unique opportunity to give these two gentlemen the opportunity to share the why behind their operations and then ask each other questions about their methods.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 146 - Meg Greski - Extending the Reach of Regenerative Agriculture
Meg Greski is a speaker, writer, consultant, and ranch hand. She has forged her own path into ranching and has been on a mission to extend the reach of regenerative ranching since high school. We talk about that experience today. We talk about grazing, enterprise selection, environmental selection, genetic selection, and a host of other issues.
54 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 145 - Jim Gerrish - Introducing More and Proper RECOVERY
Jim Gerrish, grazing expert, joined me to discuss the process of getting started introducing more and proper recovery (not just rest). We talk about where to start, how grass grows, and some of the reasons you might consider adjusting your strategy.
40 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 144 - Bryan Moes - Data Driven Business Performance
Bryan Moes, a feedlot operator near Watertown, SD, joined me to talk about his business and how Performance Beef has impacted the way they collect, manage, and interpret data. We also talk about some of the improvements in soil health that won Moes Feedlot the 2018 NCBA Environmental Stewardship Award for Region 7.Sponsor:Performance Beef
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