PROFIT TIPS

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Two Mornings A Week

Several weeks ago I included a WOTB quiz in a ProfitTips column in which readers could score the extent to which they work ON their businesses. Click here to read that column. The column […]

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Boundaries

I have an advantage over most of the people who come through the Ranching for Profit school. I have boundaries. The RMC office is about a mile and a half […]

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The WOTB Test

Most people blame things beyond our control like the weather, government regulation, low commodity prices and increasing costs for their failure to make a healthy profit. These are the things […]

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The Nine Calf Cow

I just read an article written by an ag economist on the value of bred heifers. He wrote that a crossbred heifer producing 9 consecutive calves in her lifetime is […]

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The Great American Tragedy

In an earlier ProfitTips column I wrote about a young couple who, after attending a Ranching For Profit School, came home to meet a brick wall of resistance from the […]

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Top 10 Challenges In Ranching

In the last ProfitTips I asked you to share the challenges you face in ranching and share you did. Here is your list of the top 10 challenges facing your […]

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Two Legacies

Legacy is a powerful concept. Perhaps that is because we see our legacy as a form of immortality. In some families it has survived generations now long gone. Many people […]

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Surgery with a Chainsaw

Ranching For Profit School instructors work with people in the evenings after class to help them apply the tools they learn in the school.  A lot of people take advantage […]

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Ranching with Nature

North American livestock producers are the most productive in the world. We are also the least profitable. Could it be that our battle to increase production is the reason for […]

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The Profit Tree

There are only three things anyone, anywhere in any business can do to increase profit: Decrease the overhead costs Improve the gross margin per unit Increase the turnover (the number […]

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