Tag: ranchers

Plans Are Useless

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It is branding season in the Rock Creek Valley! This season begins around April 25 and wraps up mid August, having branded roughly 3500 head of calves belonging to 4 ranches over the course of 13 mornings. Those 4 ranches consist of 1 large corporate ranch, 1 large family ranch, our mid size family ranch, […]

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Redefining Retirement

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I am announcing my retirement! No, not from teaching at RMC or Sims Cattle Company (our family’s business), or from our consulting company, Adapt! I am retiring from being a stay-at-home mom! As of this coming August, I will no longer have kids at home who have been my main priority.  It sounds crazy, but […]

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New Paths for RMC

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Last ProfitTips, I reflected on the amazing past 40 years of RMC and this time I’d like to share with you some exciting new partnerships and efforts of RMC. Partnership with Noble Research Institute “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together” – African Proverb. In my […]

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Reminiscing on our Roots

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Ranch Management Consultants was founded in 1983 by Stan Parsons. Stan Parsons had a background in animal husbandry and agricultural economics then after years of working with ranchers in the field he developed the Ranching for Profit School and led RMC for its first 20 years. Wrapping up 2023 marked our 40th year in business! […]

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Ranch Coach

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One of my favorite times of the year is upon us. No, not winter. Believe it or not, 10” of snow and -23 degrees F (current conditions as I write) just isn’t that exciting to me. What gets me excited right now is the NFL playoffs! Admittedly, it’s even more interesting since my team (Go […]

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Grazing Planning

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Here in Wheatland, Wyoming it is a cold, snowy, and windy day. Perfect for planning out your grazing for the coming year! A grazing plan is where you think through what you know now, what you expect to unfold, and make a plan for the grazing in the year ahead. To get started on the […]

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Build an Auto-Pilot Business

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Dallas and I spend a lot of time in the plane together during the fall Executive Link run; three sets of chapter meetings in three weeks in three different states. One thing about living in Wyoming, the weather is not always airplane friendly, especially in a small plane, flown by your boss. I am always […]

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Don’t Screw Up the Windfall Profits

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2023 is shaping up to be a record profit year for many in the cattle business. I know not everyone is participating as there are regional droughts and specific situations for some, that will take you out of this opportunity. Nevertheless, for some the stars have aligned.   The last time we saw record profits in […]

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Assets, Liabilities and Opportunities

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In a discussion about succession and estate planning at the Ranching For Generations course earlier this year, a woman told me that she believed “we should leave our kids opportunities rather than things.” I think she’s right. Unfortunately, we often mistake things, for opportunities.  The classic example is leaving the ranch to your children so […]

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How to Communicate with Your Team

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I think it is safe to say that most ranchers love ranching because they are surrounded by animals more often than people. However, it is critical that ranchers aka business owners know how to communicate with their human team effectively. Before we start, let’s remember two important elements: one is to treat your ranch/farm like […]

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