Whether you think you can
or think you can't,
- Henry Ford - 
Roger, Betsy, & Kate recently attended the Ranching For Profit course put on by Ranch Management Consultants in Rapid City, SD. A paradigm shifting event for new students! As returning students, Roger and Betsy soaked in lots of new information and are excited to put plans into action back at home. We highly recommend this schooling for all! For information on RMC and for future RFP course dates, please follow the link below. 
Ranching For Profit web page

Please contact us with questions or for a registration form! 
Rumenating With Roger 
The days are getting longer here and it starts one thinking how the year is going to unfold.  We just attended the Ranching For Profit school in Rapid City and it was a great week of intense education and reflection on our business. A quote of Dave Pratt's  is this:  "If you are going to do something, make sure you make at least as much as you would get if you did nothing."  I would like to write about this as it relates to calving ease.  One of the things that comes to mind this time of year is calving and how those results will be.  After all the first step towards success at this point is a healthy live calf.  In visiting with a lot of people, they are preparing for calving with a lot of work and purchases of supplies etc.  One common concern is how the heifers will calve and what results they will achieve.  I would argue that calving is a cow's job, not mine. We can study a lot of data and take a lot of advice about what bulls to use, what to feed, how to manage, and on and on. Calving ease is defined by each individual operation and what they want to do. Five years ago we quit calving and left it to the cows, this has been one of the better management decisions we have ever made. Our heifers range calve along with the cows, starting late April.  We don't night calve or feed during calving.  I believe our results are better than when we were working hard at calving.  I have been told that the only way to quit calving heifers is to quit calving heifers - this makes me think about Dave Pratt's quote. And in reverse if you are going to do nothing, make sure you make at least as much as you would get if you were going to do something. Kinda makes you scratch your head. Anyway, there are a lot of things to do as the days get longer and I wish everyone a successful season, whether it be calving, planning, feeding, or vacationing.
Everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.

- Albert Einstein- 

Indreland Ranch

170 Glasston Road

Big Timber, MT  59011


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