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The Brains Behind Renowned RA Brown Ranch, Donnell Brown, Shares His Three Tips for Success

Tue, 01 May 2018 14:00:32 CDT

The Brains Behind Renowned RA Brown Ranch, Donnell Brown, Shares His Three Tips for Success As described on the RA Brown Ranch website, Donnell Brown is the “Head Honcho” of the Throckmorton, Texas based ranching operation. He and his wife, Kelli, were for many years involved in the speakers’ circuit, talking to producers and youth in agriculture. However, they took time out for several years to focus on raising their family, but now since their nest is empty, Brown has triumphantly returned to the podium and has found himself very much in demand as an orator that consistently brings a positive message to producers - inspiring them to proactively move the industry forward and constantly strive for self-improvement. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays caught up with Brown, during the recent Texas & Southwest Cattle Raisers Association Convention in Fort Worth.


Brown talked to producers in attendance about strategies and tactics they can implement on their operations to essentially do a better job at what they do, be more efficient and profitable and more successful. To help producers achieve this goal, he has distilled his entire philosophy as it relates to ranch management down to three rules.


“Rule No. 1,” he said. “Select the cow that fits your environment. The cow is the factory and if she’s not running at peak efficiency, then she’s probably costing too much money.” He continued, “Rule No. 2 - select the bull that best compliments the cow to produce the calf that best fits your market. So, with this we have to think a little deeper…”


Brown says at this point, a producer must consider their operation’s marketing plan, what the strengths and weaknesses are in their cows and what characteristics should a bull possess to best blend with your cows to produce the calf that fits your market.


“Rule No. 3 - select the breeding system that best fits your management,” he concluded. “As we look a different management, some people want to be intensely managed - those high metabolism people that want to be going and doing something; can’t sit still. They can do more things that are intensive in management but have opportunity for increased return. There are other people that love the lifestyle of ranching but don’t want it to be an intensive burden on the work load. I believe it is important to fit the management to your personality and your strengths, so you can enjoy your business.”


Listen to Ron Hays' full conversation with Brown as he offers his top three tips to ranch managers, on today's Beef Buzz.


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