No Risk Ranching
After being forced to liquidate his herd to pay off debts, grazier Greg Judy tried a different approach — custom grazing on leased land. The operation allowed him to pay off his farm and home loans within three years. In this useful guide, Judy shares his hard-won knowledge of how to do it: finding idle land to lease; calculating the cost of a lease; drafting and writing a land lease contract; developing good water on leased land; figuring fencing costs; lowering risk through custom grazing; promoting wildlife and improving timber stands; using cost/share programs; keeping accurate records; and much more. No Risk Ranching was written to help others avoid the same mistakes Judy made while earning profits from grazing. Includes detailed contracts.
Copyright 2002, 2013, softcover, 240 pages.
I have liked having the information and will use it supplement my extensive nutritional library. I appreciate the listing of mineral sources from food mostly. I do wish that book had referenced its sources.
Very readable book. Wonderfully practical for transitioning to a better way of ranching, running a (farm) business and even more effective ways to deal with family relationships. In fact, we are currently transitioning our Wyoming wheat farm to cell grazing with help from this book and other consultants. I highly recommend this book.