Working Cows Podcast

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Tune in with Clay Conry, a western South Dakota native, as he provides a platform for producers to discuss paradigm challenging practices in the cattle industry.

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Will Winter, DVM joined me to talk about the work of measuring regenerativity. We talk about the 14 criteria they measure and the difference that makes in what they produce.

Will Harris of White Oak Pastures joined me to talk about regenerating rural America. White Oak Pastures is in Bluffton, GA a town that was gutted through the industrialization of agriculture. We talk about what the role White Oak Pastures has played in facilitating its regeneration.

Ray Marxer, former Manager of the Beaverhead Ranch (a ranch that at it's peak spanned 500 square miles of Southwest Montana), joined me to talk about his new book "Cowboy in a Corporate World." I can't urge you strongly enough to get your copy of this excellent book today.

Hugh Aljoe of the Noble Research Institute joined me to discuss the new YouTube series from Noble called "Regenerating the Ranch." We discuss the journey Noble has been on toward developing a regenerative system as well as how multiple species are serving them well on that journey.

Mary Jo Irmen of Farming Without the Bank joined me to discuss the power of knowing where you stand. Primarily we talked about the power of knowing where you stand financially and knowing where you stand with regard to vision and mission.

Doug Ferguson joined me to talk about the ins and outs of using Sell/Buy Marketing. We talk about managing through cattle cycles, the importance of scale, and where to go to learn more about Sell/Buy Marketing.

Jared Luhman is host of the great Herd Quitter podcast. He and his family are cooperative producers for Pharo Cattle Co. in Southeast Minnesota. We talk about the economic challenges of ranching on very valuable land as well as the unique ways they have found to overcome those challenges.

In this solo episode I discuss four Red Pills for Ranchers. These are ideas that have been challenging my thinking frequently over the last few months.

Dan Rasmussen, an educator with the South Dakota Grasslands Coalition, joined me to talk about the process of change he has led on his family's 33 Ranch in Mellette County, SD. We talk about what got him started making changes, how to decide where to start making changes, and what the future looks like at the 33 Ranch.

A while back Steve Campbell suggested that I should collect advice for the next generation from past guests. So I did. I reached out to some past guests and asked them to share their 1-2 minutes of advice for past guests. For a full listing of those who called in visit Thanks for listening and all the support over the years. Here's to the next 250, Lord willing.