Dave Pratt

We get a cross-section of livestock
producers at the Ranching For Profit School. In 2011 we had outfits with more than 10,000 cows and others with less than 100 attend the course. When it comes to enterprise selection and

Most small and medium scale producers who want to
increase profit would be well served to challenge their assumptions about scale. Small isn’t beautiful and it is almost as much work as big. It doesn’t take twice as much labor to

CEO means Chief Executive Officer. A CFO is the Chief Financial Officer,
the COO is the Chief Operating Officer and the HRD is the Human Resources Director. We are familiar with most of these terms, even if some of us aren’t always clear …

As families come together for Christmas, it is appropriate
to discuss the balance in our lives between business and family. In a healthy family business there is a clear line separating business and family. In other words, business is business and

Recently I wrote about some alumni who increased the carrying capacity of their property using cell grazing. One alumnus who doubled the capacity using cell grazing said “It’s
like getting a second ranch for …

morning I had a call from an alumnus considering a big move. He is thinking of selling his place and relocating. He has his eyes on a property in another state and asked me, “Can the cash flow
generated from a …

Would you like a free ranch? This summer I had the pleasure of
visiting several Ranching For Profit School alumni ranches from Texas to Montana and points in between. Most are applying cell grazing and are producing impressive results. Cell

Dick Diven, helped dozens of Ranching For Profit School alumni determine the optimum timing for calving and
slash their feed costs. To Dick, “ranching with nature” wasn’t just a throw away phrase. It was the pathway to profitability in the cow/calf business. Dick pioneered this …

Drought impacts land, animals, money and people. In
relatively minor droughts it usually has the greatest impact on the first three, but when times get really tough, it is the people drought hits hardest.

Anytime I’m anywhere near North …

the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People course recreation is pronounced, re-creation. It seems appropriate to write about this now because when you read this I will be in the second