How To Not Go Broke Ranching

Autor: Walt Davis
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781463611880
File Size: 55,88 MB
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"Walt Davis spent more than fifty years as a working rancher in Texas and Oklahoma. He has lived all of the joys and all of the sorrows that go with ranch life and it is his unbiased opinion that ranching is (depending on how it is done) either the world's best way to make a living or an unending struggle against nature that will break the strongest spirit. He soon realized that agriculture is a biological rather than an industrial process."--back cover.

The Drought Resilient Farm

Autor: Dale Strickler
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1635860032
File Size: 26,43 MB
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Rainfall levels are rarely optimal, but there are hundreds of things you can do to efficiently conserve and use the water you do have and to reduce the impact of drought on your soil, crops, livestock, and farm or ranch ecosystem. Author Dale Strickler introduces you to the same innovative systems he used to transform his own drought-stricken family farm in Kansas into a thriving, water-wise, and profitable enterprise, maximizing healthy cropland, pasture, and water supply. Ranging from simple, short-term projects such as installing rain-collection ollas to long-term land-management planning strategies, Strickler’s methods show how to get more water into the soil, keep it in the soil, and help plants and livestock access it.

Knowledge Rich Ranching

Autor: Allan Nation
File Size: 58,87 MB
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Knowledge Rich Ranching is not a how-to book on raising cattle. It is a book on how the cattle business works. It has not been sanitized nor edited by Ms. Rosy Scenario. It is about the way things really are. It is about fear and greed, and how the commodity business eats alive the naive and unaware. In today's market, it is knowledge that separates the rich from the rest. Knowledge Rich Ranching is packed with guidelines for how to read and profit from the upside-down swings of the cattle cycle. It describes various bookkeeping methods and tax tips; covers cost cutting to eliminate profit leaks; reveals the secrets of high profit grass farms and ranches; details strategies for using Management-intensive Grazing in humid and arid climates as well as during adverse weather conditions. And it explains family and business structure with suggestions for estate planning to keep today's ranch or grass farm viable and profitable for future generations. While focused on raising cattle, the principles in Knowledge Rich Ranching apply equally to producers of other livestock enterprises--sheep, in particular, which run backwards to the cattle cycle and can add a complementary enterprise to an existing cattle operation. Anyone who has profit as his or her goal will benefit from this book. It is the first to cover the business management principles of grassland farming and ranching.

Holistic Management Handbook

Autor: Jody Butterfield
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610911351
File Size: 61,59 MB
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Holistic management, as described by Allan Savory in the books Holistic Resource Management (Island Press, 1988) and the revised edition, Holistic Management (Island Press, 2001), has been practiced by thousands of people around the world to profitably restore and promote the health of their land through practices that mimic nature, and by many others who have sought a more rewarding personal or family life. Holistic Management Handbook offers a detailed explanation of the planning procedures presented in those books and gives step-by-step guidance for implementing holistic management on a ranch or farm.Holistic Management and Holistic Management Handbook are essential reading for anyone involved with land management and stewardship, and together represent an indispensable guide for individuals interested in making better decisions within their organizations or in any aspect of their personal or professional lives.

Ranching Full Time On 3 Hours A Day

Autor: Cody Holmes
ISBN: 9781601730268
File Size: 67,53 MB
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Drawing from personal experience, this book provides real-world validation that holistic systems management can be used successfully for all aspects of your ranch. Learn how to make your ranch profitable while working just three hours a day. Learn about: Finding stability and security for your ranch through diversity -- Taking a whole-ranch approach to management -- Letting cattle improve your soil -- Recapturing time to spend with your family -- Finding a better quality of life while ranching...Holmes has found that to be really successful, the critical factors are your decision making and planning abilities...You can feed more people than other ranchers, have grasslands that are more productive and useful than they previously were, and enjoy raising a family without spending all your time working"--Back cover.

Of Mice And Men

Autor: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140186420
File Size: 48,73 MB
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The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm

Humane Livestock Handling

Autor: Temple Grandin
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603420282
File Size: 46,50 MB
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Provides a guide for handling livestock animals, focusing on more humane treatment techniques, and discusses planning and designing a handling facility, corral and loading ramp layouts for ranches, and other related topics.

Holistic Management

Autor: Allan Savory
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597262676
File Size: 10,45 MB
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Holistic Management has been practiced by thousands of people around the world to profitably restore and promote the health of their land through practices that mimic nature, and by many others who have sought a more rewarding personal or family life. This book is an essential handbook for anyone involved with land management and stewardship.

Plowman S Folly

Autor: Edward H. Faulkner
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806148756
File Size: 47,51 MB
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When "Plowman's Folly" was first issued in 1943, Edward H. Faulkner startled a lethargic public, long bemused by the apparently insoluble problem of soil depletion, by saying, simply, "The fact is that no one has ever advanced a scientific reason for plowing." With that key sentence, he opened a new era.