In the process of collecting material for a book about Mom and Dad’s life, I realized the depth and importance of material on the stockmanship.com/subscription website written by Dad about livestock marketing. I had read them all at the time Dad wrote them, but hadn’t re-read them recently. Also, the process of reading through the posts on the website starting with the earliest ones is a little tedious (at best).
In talking with Mom and Richard, we tried to think of the best way to distribute Dad’s writings about marketing. We decided to transcribe the marketing DVD for the introduction to Dad’s marketing techniques and then include almost all of the posts from the subscription website on the topic of marketing in a form that’s much easier to read and digest. You can even make notes on the margins!
Updated December 1, 2018 with the replacement website!
Several years ago I alerted you to the ability to sign up to receive emailed auction reports from some (though not all) auctions across the country. That service has changed.
The question came up in one of my email lists of where to find archived USDA livestock reports, and I did a little searching to find the answer. Then I thought our readers here might also be interested.
Here’s how to find them! First, find the URL of the auction or the prices you want from this page:
This will lead you to a page with a URL similar to this one for the Missouri Weighed Avg page:
You will need to note down the last part of this URL. In this case, we will use the part: jc_ls795
Now, navigate to this page:
We are finishing up another great school in Pincher Creek, Alberta!
I’m not sure if I posted this when it first came out (alert, this article is 2 years old), but it’s still a great read.
Some folks ask for a short description of sell/buy marketing, here it is:
This was our second trip to the Bethany Retreat Center near Exira, IA. It’s a great location for our classes. We’d also like to thank the Practical Farmers of Iowa for their promotional and financial support of our school.
This was our first school with 2.5 days of Stockmanship, and it was great to have more time to discuss this extensive topic.
We had another excellent Nebraska School in Brewster at Uncle Buck’s Lodge. If you’d like to have a great “Western” Bed & Breakfast experience, don’t miss Uncle Buck’s Lodge! The header image for this post is the Loupe River from the deck of the Lodge.
Click here for a Press Release written by the Practical Farmers of Iowa about our upcoming school in Exira, IA September 12-15.
You can also read more about the school here.
Or, give us a call at 417-327-6500 if you have additional questions.
Our first school in Wyoming was to another great group of ranchers!
We just finished our second Marketing and Stockmanship School in Wawota, SK in as many years. What a great group (as always!). It was really nice to see so many young folks very interested in both the marketing and the stockmanship!
Next we will take a week to travel around Saskatchewan visiting old and new friends before our next school June 13-14 in Red Deer, Alberta.