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The Working Cows podcast gives you something to think about as you seek to maximize the effectiveness of your cattle operation and the joy your family receives from this lifestyle.

The Working Cows podcast gives you something to think about as you seek to maximize the effectiveness of your cattle operation and the joy your family receives from this lifestyle.

Location:

Mud Butte, SD

Description:

The Working Cows podcast gives you something to think about as you seek to maximize the effectiveness of your cattle operation and the joy your family receives from this lifestyle.

Twitter:

@YPClayConry

Language:

English

Contact:

6055495401


Episodes

Ep. 177 - Ken Charfauros - The Importance of Local Meat Processing

2/22/2021
Ken Charfauros, a local meat processor and entrepreneur, joined me to discuss his three phase vision for expanding the local meat processing capacity in Western South Dakota. We discussed his desire to see the return of the local butcher and his desire to educate people capable of producing a consistent and quality meat product regardless of species.

Ep. 176 - David Kleinschmidt - The Law of the Return

2/15/2021
David Kleinschmidt is an educator and consultant with Understanding Ag. He joined me to discuss the Law of the Maximum and the Law of the Return as an alternative to Liebig's Barrel or the Law of the Minimum. We talk about what we should measure and how we should think about how we can influence the results of those tests.

Ep. 175 - CK Wisniewski and Brian Alexander - Ranching Reboot Podcast

2/8/2021
Brian Alexander, AKA Red Hills Rancher, and CK Wisniewski joined me to discuss the launch of their new "Ranching Reboot" podcast in partnership with PastureMap. The Ranching Reboot podcast will focus on the stories of those doing unique things in ranching and give them an opportunity to share and pay forward the lessons they have learned.

Ep. 174 - Hadley Hill - An Unconventional Ranching Biography

2/1/2021
Hadley Hill is a ranch manager at Askin Land and Livestock near Lusk, WY. He has had an unconventional history as it relates to ranching. He joined my wife and I to detail that history and some of his key takeaways from the different contexts in which he has worked.

Ep. 173 - Miranda Conry - Conrys Chewing the Cud

1/27/2021
My wife, Miranda Conry, and I sat down each night during Ranching for Profit and captured our thoughts about the day, what surprised us, what we learned, and how people in the class influenced us. This episode closes out with some reactions from our fellow class members.

Ep. 172 - Miranda Conry - RFP Pre-Show

1/16/2021
Miranda Conry my Beautiful, Wife, Mother, and Friend joined me to talk about the challenges, mentally, emotionally, and logistically of leaving town to go to Ranching for Profit. We talked about what we are looking forward to what we are hoping to learn and what we are dreading about the process of leaving land, animals, and people behind for a week.

Ep. 171 - Peter Ballerstedt - Liebig's Barrel

1/12/2021
Peter Ballerstedt, a forage ambassador and grass based health advocate, joined me to discuss Liebigs Barrel. This is the idea that no matter how good the system is it will never be any better than the shortest stave in our barrel. We talk about common short staves as well as what we can add to our resources to improve those limiting factors.

Ep. 170 - Curtis Evelo - Starting Over

1/5/2021
Curtis Evelo, Grazier and Auto Body Repair, man joined me to talk about how he thinks about the process of starting over on a new piece of ground. We talk about his history of management, the challenges of leasing land, and the process they plan to work through in the work of regenerating their new piece of land.

Ep. 169 - David Neason - Observing Your Ranch Dog's Working Style

12/28/2020
David Neason is a horse trainer, day working cowboy, and dog observer. We talk about what it means to be a dog observer as well as how to communicate effectively with your working ranch dog.

Ep. 168 - Dylan Biggs - Developing a Bond with Your Working Ranch Dog

12/20/2020
Dylan Biggs, stockmanship educator and rancher from Alberta, joined me to talk about how to foster and maintain a healthy and productive bond with your working ranch dog. We talk about how to discipline and reprimand as well as the importance of teaching your dog "yes" and "no."

Ep. 167 - Clay Conry - Our Greatest Asset

12/14/2020
In this episode I talk about the greatest asset we have to pass on. SPOILER ALERT: it's not land, money, or genetics. I also chat about the lessons, some more painful than others, in my immediate families first season of making our own management decisions.

Ep. 166 - Jeff Ramseyer - Rebooting Crop Land with Grazing

12/7/2020
Jeff Ramseyer a regenerative farmer from Ohio joined me to talk about a new opportunity to reboot some crop land and overgrazed pasture. Jeff gives me a bit of an education on Ohio agriculture and then we talk about the history of the piece of land he has the opportunity to manage and what he plans to do to influence the landscape in a more healthy direction.

Ep. 165 - Anneliese Walker - An Ecosystems Approach to Direct Marketing

11/30/2020
NOTE: Sorry about the audio issues during the intro I had the wrong microphone selected for the first 90 seconds. #stillarookieAnneliese Walker is one of the driving forces behind Walker Farms near the Twin Cities in Minnesota. They are direct marketing a host of proteins. As such Anneliese is uniquely qualified to discuss and lead others toward a more holistic approach to developing a better relationship with the end consumers of their products. To accomplish that goal she has set out to...

Ep. 164 - Kathy Voth and Tip Hudson - Sustaining Online Platforms

11/25/2020
Kathy Voth is the founder, publisher, and editor of OnPasture.com. Tip Hudson is the host and creator of "The Art of Range" podcast. They joined me to discuss what we have learned in building the online platforms and what it takes to sustain those platforms.

Ep. 163 - CSSRM - Building Online Communities

11/12/2020
The Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management recently hosted a webinar series. This was a great opportunity to hear from many great minds in the industry. I was priviliged to participate in a discussion with Tip Hudson, of The Art of Range Podcast, and Kathy Voth, of OnPasture.com, about building online communities.

Ep. 162 - Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management - Rural Mental Health

11/12/2020
The Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management recently hosted a webinar series. This was a great opportunity to hear from many great minds in the industry. I was priviliged to participate in a discussion following a screening of the "Hanna Ranch" documentary, a film that deals very honestly with issues around rural mental health.

Ep. 161 - Dave Pratt - The Turnaround: A Rancher's Story

11/1/2020
Dave Pratt, CEO Emeritus of Ranch Management Consultants, joined me to discuss his new book "The Turnaround: A Rancher's Story." This book introduces and outlines many of the principles taught in the Ranching for Profit school. We also talk about what Dave has learned through the transition of Ranch Management Consultants and his thoughts on the passing of Stan Parsons, Founder of RMC.

Ep. 160 - Steve Campbell - Selecting the Right Cow

10/25/2020
Steve Campbell, a grazier and lecturer from Idaho, joined me to discuss some of the major takeaways from his two day school hosted by Wedge Tent Angus Ranch near Faith, SD. We talk about what to look for in grass-efficient cows as well as how to improve the cows we have through bull selection.

Ep. 159 - Nicole Masters - Understanding the Purpose of "Weeds"

10/14/2020
Nicole Masters joined me to discuss the purpose of weeds on the landscape. We talk about how to be patient and allow weeds to accomplish their job. We also discuss how to determine if the weeds are going to continue to increase or if they are merely bringing in nutrients in which our rangeland plants are deficient.

Ep. 158 - Michelle Reines - Improving our Leadership Toolkit

10/10/2020
Michelle Reines is a leadership coach focused on equiping everyday leaders with the tools they need to level-up their leadership skills. We talk about Michelle's bull ride that set her on the journey to improve here leadership toolkit.