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Eunice Williams
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Category: Bud’s Musings

Managers

When I talk about an industry every one is included. This means the very good, the good, the average, and the very bad. While you are reading this, realize that you are one of the very good. However, the livestock industry does not have many good managers, which is why

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Good News

“Romania’s Senate has ordered television and radio stations to air more ‘happy’ news, arguing that too much gloom is making people ill. According to a draft law which still needs the approval of the President, broadcasters will have to give equal time to ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ issues in their newscasts.

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Business

There are old industries and new industries. To own a business in one or the other can be very interesting. It also could be very difficult. That will depend on the owner, manager and person or people doing the work. This could be one person or many. They will make

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Husbandry

Much has been written and spoken about low stress ways to work animals. In the May issue of SGF there was an excellent article about animal husbandry. I would like to add some of my thoughts to it. Seventy years ago we spent lots of time with our animals. Everything

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Cost of Gain

This is what it costs to put on a pound of gain, what it costs to produce something like a calf or lamb. It is really important to know your cost. Always add a reasonable profit to the cost. Breakeven may sound good but it is hard to stay in

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A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

So simple. So important. Yet today it is almost totally ignored. Years ago people made very little money compared to today. Also, sometimes work was very hard to find. Even with this, they still saved. That was very important, because to buy almost anything they had to pay full price,

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Copy

What should we copy? When should we copy? This is used now as a way to learn more and more. How good or helpful is it? About 70 years ago my dad said never let what your neighbor is doing run your farm. Then he let me think about that

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Grass Farm

You are a grass farmer, or you want to be one. This is a very good way to live and enjoy what you do. How do we get to be or continue being a grass farmer? First and most important is to be profitable. Without a profit, it is very

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To Learn How to Learn, Try Teaching

Allan asked if I would write something for the SGF occasionally, so here I am, trying to figure out what to write about and how to best do it. How can something be so difficult? For some people, writing is easy and enjoyable. Maybe it’s because they know how and/or

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Time, How Important is it?

Without time we have nothing. In business making a profit is very important. Therefore time may be our most important asset. And it is quite likely the least understood. Most people are only concerned about how long it takes to do something, while taking more time might be more profitable.

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