Continuing Education Doesn’t Cost, It Pays

1091006_487727871322171_1653783627_oVisit other profitable operations, attend seminars and webinars, take part in discussion forums to become part of the elite 10% in sustainable ranching.

Also consider attending one of our upcoming 3-Day Sustainable Ranching/Regenerative Grazing Courses. Dates for our first course are June 19-21 in Fort Worth, Texas. Email Jim Elizondo of Regengraze (fcedemexico@hotmail.com) for more info.

To learn more about how “Continuing Education Doesn’t Cost, It Pays” CLICK HERE to read my latest Beef Producer blog on The Grazier’s Art.

Low-maintenance Cows Better Than High-maintenance Cows

Very different: These two calves are the same age and breed, but with different sires, living on  a ranch in Florida with very limited inputs. One is clearly more adapted.

Very different: These two calves are the same age and breed, but with different sires, living on a ranch in Florida with very limited inputs. One is clearly more adapted.

The key component that makes low-maintenance cattle is called relative intake.

Shorter cows, when measured at the hip, tend to have a better body condition under same environment than taller cows.

This correlates to relative intake, which means how many pounds of dry matter they ingest per 100 pounds of body weight.

The shorter cow has the advantage of having a higher relative intake because she has a larger metabolic weight.

CLICK HERE to learn more about why shorter, lower-maintenance cows are superior to their taller, higher-maintenance counterparts in my latest Beef Producer blog on The Grazier’s Art. 

We Need More Trees In Our Pastures

This planting has 6 months at the date of picture

This planting has 6 months at the date of picture.

Trees bring fertility, temperature regulation, insect control and much more.

Besides the obvious advantages of having a edible silvopasture with leguminous trees for direct grazing there are other advantages to having trees interspersed in our pastures.

You can find my story on the tremendous production increases from edible silvopasture in this past issue of Beef Producer.

For the quick facts on the benefits of trees in pastures head on over to my Beef Producer blog, The Grazier’s Art, to read my March 6th post found HERE.

Restructure Conversion Efficiency in Beef Cattle

1-23-2014Do we want to have easy-keeping cows and be able to make some profit or are we selecting for hard-keepers that will require pampering to survive when the going gets tough? Find out how we can select cattle for efficiency and durability at the same time in my latest Beef Producer blog post on The Grazier’s Art.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Build A Winning Team On Your Ranch

Teamwork_team_work_coach_AUnless we work totally alone it is important to be part of a winning team.

People are drawn to teams that are successful; just look at the most popular sports teams. Usually what makes them popular is they win on a regular basis and/or they became famous by excelling in their particular sport.

There is a sense of pride when you become part of a successful team, be it in sports or on a ranch/farm.

Leading your team by example, intelligence and creativity and create the most value for all involved can help to building the winning team your ranch needs to be successful.

CLICK HERE to read more on my Beef Producer blog, The Grazier’s Art.