I Want to Be Successful as a Tractor Rancher
We want to help you understand how to run a more successful ranch.
And as a quick aside --- we are here to help you purchase a new tractor when the time is right.
Let’s get to it.
Do you own a ranch?
Are you interested in buying one?
Do you want to turn it into a profitable business?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this article will prove to be a well-timed and important read.
Here are some guidelines from successful ranchers, so you don't have to learn the hard way.
Running a ranch is a lot of work and you will need good, smart, effective help. Finding a good team is not easy and takes a lot of vetting. It is worth the time though.
At times you are going to need expert help. There are many local and online resources for great information. You will need an agronomist, accountant, lawyer, banker, insurance broker, and livestock nutritionist ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Put the best professionals on your team. They will ultimately save you a lot of money and anxiety.
Small rural communities are tight-knit. They are built on support and fellowship.
It is smart to be on good terms with your neighbors.
They can be helpful when it comes to fires, getting through tough times, and as a good source of advice, information, and companionship. When disasters happen, there’s nothing like a community of tight neighbors.
Many of your neighbors may be good ranchers. Spend as much time as you can with experienced ranchers in your area. Their advice is invaluable. There’s nothing like real-life experience as opposed to consulting books and websites.
And remember to also be of help --- not just someone who asks for favors and things. That is the ultimate win-win relationship.
There are things on a ranch that cannot be put off whether you like it or not.
Not doing them will have dire consequences.
As a rancher, you must prioritize and plan accordingly. Failure to plan and act on the plan, is a recipe for disaster.
Set up a schedule for your important tasks. Stick to it. If you do not want to do certain things, then hire someone to do them for you.
When things break, they need to be fixed right away or they can be far costlier. When you need to tend to your livestock, it must be done. If not, the results could be catastrophic.
Always look for ways to improve your ranching operation.
Small savings here and there can add up to quite a bit.
There’s a snowball effect to consider. For instance --- good management of your pastures could add up to a huge increase in beef yields.
When you make mistakes, you need to figure out what went wrong. Then you need to avoid doing it again.
Ask for advice when necessary.
You also need to identify the things you should stop doing. This could help you increase profits. For instance, if you have a milking herd that is not bringing you significant profits --- you could consider crossing those cows with beef bulls to produce calves for