Posts by Don Campbell

Frequently Asked Grazing Questions

Will I benefit by doing a grazing plan? Yes definitely. A grazing plan will allow you to stop overgrazing. As...

The Value Of A Smile

The Value Of A Smile

It costs nothing but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a...

The Magic Bank Account

The Magic Bank Account

This was sent to me by Blain Hjertaas. Thanks Blain. The author is not known. It was found in the...

The Best Year of My Life

The Best Year of My Life

Below is a part of a poem sent to me by Kier Barker. Kier spoke at our annual conference a...

Low Stress Livestock Handling

Low Stress Livestock Handling

I had the good fortune to work with & learn from Bud Williams about 25 years ago. Up until that...

Manitoba Forage & Grazing Symposium

Manitoba Forage & Grazing Symposium

Bev & I attended the Manitoba Forage & Grazing Symposium on Dec. 9th & 10th. The information presented & the...

Financial Planning

Financial Planning

There are 4 main differences that set H M financial planning apart from other types of financial planning. These are: 1....

Weaning 2014

Weaning 2014

We have been weaning for the past week or so. For the last 5 or 6 years we have used...

Remberance Day Thoughts

Remberance Day Thoughts

Now She is a Teacher In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren a history teacher...

Fencing

Fencing

We just finished a small fencing project today that will allow us to bale graze some new areas on the...

Family

Family

We have enjoyed a wonderful October weather wise. We have yet to experience a killing frost. A few nights of...

Bale Grazing

Bale Grazing

Bale grazing has been around for 30 years or so. We did our first bale grazing in 1988 & have...

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Winning the lottery Lotteries are common place today. Lotteries are readily available in many, many places. Support for lotteries is...

Opportunity Is Calling

Opportunity Is Calling

Will You Seize It? We have experienced a very strong run up in cattle prices in the last year. The...

The Greater Sage Grouse

The Greater Sage Grouse

I recently attended a meeting in Medicine Hat, Alta. The meeting was sponsored by The Western Stock Growers Assoc. &...

Thoughts on Success Part 10 (final)

Thoughts on Success Part 10 (final)

Enjoy Each Day Life is fragile, precious & uncertain. Living one day at a time goes a long way to...

Thoughts on Success Part 9

Thoughts on Success Part 9

Work Hard Hard work is essential to being successful. Thinking & planning are important but without the work required thinking...

Thoughts on Success Part 8

Thoughts on Success Part 8

Develop a Sense of Gratitude A sense of gratitude tends to give us a positive thankful view of life. Gratitude...

Thoughts on Success Part 7

Thoughts on Success Part 7

Use Wisely Your Power to Choose One of the key endowments we have as people is our ability to choose....

Thoughts on Success Part 6

Thoughts on Success Part 6

Develop a Financial Plan Managing your money is a key step in being successful. Here I am not talking about...

Benefiting from Holistic Management

Benefiting from Holistic Management

Holistic Management is a proven process that works. It has produced amazing results in a wide variety of situations. We...

Thoughts on Success Part 5

Thoughts on Success Part 5

Manage Your Time Each of us is blest with 86,400 seconds every day. How we choose to spend our time...

Thoughts on Success Part 4

Thoughts on Success Part 4

Find & Follow Good Role Models & Mentors I have been blest with good role models my entire life. When...

Thoughts on Success Part 3

Thoughts on Success Part 3

Believe in your spouse. Bev & I like most married couples (I think) have lots of small things we may...

Thoughts on Success Part 2

Thoughts on Success Part 2

Believe in Yourself I think that believing in ourselves is the first step to success. We are all unique &...

Thoughts on Success Part 1

Thoughts on Success Part 1

I think the desire to be successful is universal. We all want to feel that we are successful. Are there...

Aunt Kate

Aunt Kate

By Mrs. A Jussila, Manyberries, Alta. About 14 miles southeast of Manyberries in the southeast corner of Alberta, lives a...

Bull Turn Out

Bull Turn Out

We turned our bulls out yesterday Aug. 11th. This is one day later than normal. We usually turn out on...

Recovery

Recovery

Let me share some of our grazing plan & why we do the things we do. Hopefully this will help...

Biological Capital

Biological Capital

I had an interesting phone call from a young producer just lately. He shared that he was experiencing a terrific...

Marketing Thoughts

Marketing Thoughts

WLPIP (price insurance) became available in B C, Sask. & Manitoba on April 8th this year. A similar program has...

Investing in Our Business

Investing in Our Business

We are all aware that cattle prices are stronger. The increase in prices has occurred in the last 6 months....

Ranch Tour July 11 2014

Ranch Tour July 11 2014

Larry, Rosemary, Maxwell and Herbert Wegner hosted a ranch tour on July 11th. The day started at 9am.Ralph introduced the...

Pasture Walk@Corner Creek Farms

Pasture Walk@Corner Creek Farms

Tour will include: • Pasture planning • Stock piling for winter • Summer grazing • Mob Grazing • Feeding the...

Monitoring Regrowth

Monitoring Regrowth

Planned grazing requires a short graze period (the shorter the better) & a recovery period that allows time for the...

The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

Let me begin with a quote from Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People a book by Stephen Covey. The quote...

Flooding in Sask. & Man.

Flooding in Sask. & Man.

There have been a lot of reports about the recent heavy rainfall & subsequent flooding in Sask. & Man. I...

Benefiting from the Good Times

Benefiting from the Good Times

For those of you who pay attention to details, yes the heading is the same as last month. This is...

Price Insurance

Price Insurance

WLPIP (Western Livestock Price Insurance Program) is a relatively new program in B C, Sask. & Manitoba. It is important...

Benefiting from the Good Times

Benefiting from the Good Times

Cattle prices continue to strengthen. Price insurance helps reduce the risk of owning cattle. We are definitely enjoying good times....

Western Livestock Price Insurance Program

Western Livestock Price Insurance Program

The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program was recently announced for British Columbia, Saskatchewan & Manitoba. This announcement will place us...

How We Killed America’s Soils

How We Killed America’s Soils

This article is reprinted with permission of the Stockman’s Grass Farmer magazine and Jim Gerrish. Until the latter half of...

Holistic Management Canada Action Plan

Holistic Management Canada Action Plan

Blain compiled the list of ideas from our brainstorming session at The Holistic Management conference in Lloydminster; the following ideas...

The Importance of a Will

The Importance of a Will

Bev & I recently updated our wills. It had been about 5 years since the last revision. There wasn’t much...