Tips & Tools
for your Cattle Farm

Managing a successful cattle farm requires a streamlined business strategy to co-ordinate all the many decisions you make every day about your herd and pastures. 

So in this section of the website I'm going to focus on the management decisions, tools, and business strategies required to translate all your cattle farming efforts into a profitable business.

If you have a cattle farming tip, tool, or story that you think would help other readers manage their cattle farms or if you simply have a great story to share about your own cattle farming experiences, you can jump directly to the submission form at the bottom of this page by clicking here.

15 unique gift ideas just for cattle farmers

NEW! Do you have a cattle farmer on your holiday shopping list? Check out these 15 unique gift ideas just for cattle farmers. These products and ranching tools will make farm life easier and more enjoyable and are sure to put a smile on the face of your farmer.

Farm Management Tips

Drought Management (1/2)

Top 10 Drought Management Tips for your Cattle Pastures (Part 1/2) - these strategies are designed to help you navigate the challenges of a drought year by boosting pasture yields, protecting your plants, and reducing soil moisture losses. 

Drought Management (2/2)

Top 10 Drought Management Tips for your Cattle Pastures (Part 2/2) - making these changes to your cattle farm during the good years will make your farm and your business more drought-resistant in future years.

Cattle Farming Stories:

Soil Carbon Cowboys

Meet some of the ranchers using rotational grazing to build soil carbon, improve soil moisture, reduce erosion, and dramatically improve pasture productivity in the Soil Carbon Cowboys video. - Many thanks to Neil Dennis of Sunnybrae Farms, Saskatchewan for sharing the video links and farming methods discussed in this article!

Example Cattle Farm Plan

This example farm raises its own calves, which are then grass-finished and subsequently direct marketed as grass fed beef. The farm plan in this example shows all the different layers of infrastructure and the associated management considerations that turn this farm into a streamlined grass fed beef business.

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