August 2018

Found 4 blog entries for August 2018.

Trey Denny knows the ups and downs of the cattle business. The ups: Five years into the trade, he's accumulating acreage, building commercial and show-cattle herds and selling Charolais-Angus cross show steers to 4-H and FFA kids in his home county in East Texas and elsewhere. Learn more about how young ranchers are buying ranches here. 

Trey Denny, young cattle rancher in Texas

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Finally, after 12 years and three attempts, my climbing partner Reg and I were standing on the summit of Kit Carson Peak in southern Colorado.

It was a glorious day. Clear. No wind. One more Colorado 14er marked off the list. All that was left was to glissade down the softening snow field we had climbed in the early morning hours, pack up, and head back to the trail head.

But first, since it was the first time in 2 days we had any cell phone reception; I decided to share the victorious moment with my lovely bride.  (FYI, there is great cell phone coverage when you are standing at 14,000+ feet in Colorado).

Me: “Traci, we made the summit!”

Traci; in a tone that was at once unimpressed, irritated, and smirkingly vengeful: “Great. By the way,

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'Beef' magazine has an article with sound cattle ranching advice that we wanted to share with you.

If you are thinking of owning cattle, these are three ratios that you should think about to improve efficiency and profits.

Though this article will have an overview of these ratios and a few things to consider, be sure to check out the full article here. Also, be sure to check out the 'Related Links' at the bottom of this page for more information about improving grazing practices.

Land Efficiency: Acres per Cow

Land costs money. So the first way to improve your ranch's profitability is to reduce the number of acres used per cow.

There are two ways to reduce your acre to cow ratio and to economically improve your production. The first is

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The Incentive Program

NRCS in Texas is making funding available through the agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP) for qualified agricultural producers to assist in conservation practices that help to sustain the lands natural resources during drought or assist during recovery. 

Since the drought so severely affects the agricultural production of Texas, NRCS is trying to help sustain the industry that makes up 36% of the producers within the state. 

Not only does NRCS provide an extensive list of counties that it will aid during this drought, but specific crops that they are looking to aid. To apply for aid check out their program here.

 

What a Drought Means for Your Land

Droughts have plagued Texas forever, but

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