By Working Cows
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Discussing ranch management, succession planning, management intensive grazing, six hats people management meetings, Unit Cost of Production Analysis, enterprise separation, cost management, input costs, forage sampling, calving with nature, and many other strategies to improve the effectiveness of your operation and the joy your family and employees receive from this lifestyle.
||CleanEp. 021 – Sean McCoy – The Come to the Table Podcast||I had the opportunity to sit down with Sean McCoy for an episode of his great podcast the “Come to the Table” podcast. We talked about technology in beef production, the agricultural lifestyle, and what brought me back to the ranch.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 020 – Jim Gerrish – Kick the Hay Habit||Jim Gerrish joined me for a great conversation that started out as an introduction to his book “Kick the Hay Habit” and moved on to a discussion of getting started in the ranching industry through good management of leased land and lease relationshi||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 019 – Tim Hoven – Canadian Grass-Finished Beef||Tim Hoven of Eckville, AB joined me to discuss the benefits, challenges, and logistics of taking cattle to finishing weight on grass near Edmonton, AB, Canada. You can follow Tim on twitter @timhoven. Sponsors: CammackRanchSupply.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 018 – Nancy Labbe – Sustainable Ranching Initiative||Nancy Labbe of World Wildlife Fund’s Sustainable Ranching Initiative joined me to talk about the work that World Wildlife Fund is doing through the initiative to be a resource for ranchers. Specifically, we discuss the importance of native grasslands||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 017 – Darin and Jessica Michalski – Back to Grass||Darin and Jessica Michalski joined me to discuss the process of choosing and seeding marginal cropland back to grass. We talk about the motivations for and the benefits of this process. Sponsors: CammackRanchSupply.com ChrisWilliamsAudio.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Ep. 001 – Cody Jorgensen – Jorgensen Land and Cattle||As part of my partnership with the South Dakota Grassland Coalition, I have the privilege interviewing as many of the featured producers from the SDGC’s Grassland Planner as I can. This is the first interview in that series with Cody Jorgensen of Jor||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 016 – Jim Faulstich – South Dakota Grassland Coalition Grassland Planner||Jim Faulstich joined me to discuss the South Dakota Grassland Coalition, an innovative and valuable resource looking to help South Dakota ranchers make better use of their grass resources. Specifically, we discuss the Grassland Planner and a cooperatio.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 015 – Joe Mills – Feeding, Growing Feed, and Marketing Fed Animals||From his Twitter profile (@TheHippieFarmer) Joe Mills is a Cover cropper, no-tiller, cow-calfer, gas station food lover, small-time feeder. In this episode, we talk about innovative and out of the box strategy they are employing in regards to feeding a.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 014 – Roland Kroos – Managing the Triple Bottom Line||Roland Kroos joined me to discuss the elements of a holistic goal. We also discuss the successes and take a candid look at the failures that occur when ranches are not managed (w)holistically. Sponsors: CammackRanchSupply.com ChrisWilliamsAudio.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 013 – Dave Pratt – Customer Value||I sat down with Dave Pratt after being his student for a two-day workshop focused on the Three Keys to Increasing Profit, Hard Work and Harmony, and working through ranch problems among other things. As part of our discussion,||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 012 – Curt Pate – Stockmanship||In this episode, we discuss stockmanship with Curt Pate. Curt has traveled the world as a clinician training animals and people in the areas of low-stress livestock handling, colt starting, horsemanship, and safety.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 011 – Dr. Trey Patterson – Heifer Development||In this episode, we talk with Dr. Trey Patterson of the Padlock Ranch about heifer development. We focus on developing heifers on native range and developing heifers to a lower percentage of mature body weight. As part of this discussion,||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 010 – Best of 2017||Today we are taking a look back at the year that was on the Working Cows Podcast. We have the (subjectively chosen) best 2 minutes from each of the previous year’s episodes. Enjoy! Happy New Year! Also, don’t miss the end of this episode.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 009 – Derek Schwanebeck – Deferred Grazing||In this episode, I discuss deferred grazing with Derek Schwanebeck. Derek and I also discuss what we can do in our management decisions to help kick-start the microbiome in our soil. Sponsor: CammackRanchSupply.com Guest’s Website: ConerstoneGrazing.||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 008 – Fernando Falomir – Regenerative Ranching||In this episode, we discuss the process of bringing a ranch back from decades of abuse and mismanagement. To make the task even more challenging the Falomirs are dealing with extreme weather conditions and prolonged periods of drought.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 007 – Josh Sybesma – Hoop Beef System||In this episode, Josh Sybesma and I discuss the difficulties that come with living in a place where the most profitable thing people can do is grow crops. Specifically, we look at one way they have found to deal with the challenge of expensive land ren.||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 006 – Aaron Berger – Cow Depreciation||In this episode, we talk to Aaron Berger a Beef Systems Educator with the University of Nebraska. Aaron joined us to talk about Cow Depreciation. This could be one of the biggest levers we can push to maximize our effectiveness in managing our herds.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 005 – Paul Jungnitsch – Bale Grazing||In this episode, we discuss Paul Jungnitsch’s master’s thesis “The Effects of Cattle Winter Feeding Systems on Soil Nutrients, Animal Performance, Forage Growth, and Economics.” This episode is an excellent introduction to the topic with concret||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 004 – Dave Ollila – Winter Feeding Strategy||I had the opportunity to tour Dave and his family’s operation. Specifically, we had a chance to see the layout of their winter feeding strategy with an eye toward how they are being intentional about getting the nutrients back on to the field in the e||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 003 – Melinda Sims – Winter Windrow Grazing||In this episode, I talk to Melinda Sims about winter windrow grazing. We talk about the definition of windrow grazing as well as some of the benefits and challenges of this practice. Sponsors: CammackRanchSupply.com ChrisWilliamsAudio.||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 002 – Dallas Mount – The Four Pillars of a Ranching Operation||In this episode, we look at the Four Pillars of a Ranching Operation with Dallas Mount. As part of our discussion, we cover common roadblocks and leverage points to increase profitability. Sponsor Cammack Ranch Supply Books Discussed Healthy Land,||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 001 – Mary Jo Irmen – Farming without the Bank||In this episode, I discuss the Infinite Banking Concept with Mary Jo Irmen. These concepts are discussed in Mary Jo’s book Farming without the Bank. Sponsor Cammack Ranch Supply Blog Post Mentioned Generational Wealth Podcast Mentioned ContraKrugman||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 000 – Working Cows Podcast Introduction||Howdy! Welcome to the Working Cows Podcast! In this first episode, I discuss my reasons for starting this podcast, my present involvement in the ranching industry, and the format of this podcast. Intro Voice Over: H/T: Jim Thompson Intro Music: H/T: Lu.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great informational resource
I enjoy listening to these podcasts because of their informational content. I enjoy hearing how others make their operation work in their own area, and how I might apply some of their experiences/opinions to help better our own production, and animal/soil health.
The Cows are Coming Home!
I listened to the "Best of" episode and while I'm not a farmer/rancher I have to say I'm now motivated to listen to the rest. When it's people having honest conversations, even around subjects that don't apply directly, there's always something worth hearing. Well done!
Best Cattlemen podcast
The working cows podcast is a must listen for me tweak. The information presented definitely makes me think.