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Special thanks to our "guides" Henry and Marylu of North Dakota Badlands Horse! “Like” their Facebook page to learn more about them. They have some great posts on their page about using low-stress stockmanship to gather horses on the park.
Three horses grazing near an old park building.
Richard and I had a great visit with Marylu and Henry of North Dakota Badlands Horse at their camp near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This horse was born on the Park and later caught and bought by Marylu and Henry. Now he’s an excellent riding horse! Here he’s enjoying a run around the pasture near camp! And, you know me and “arty” photos! I just had to take some while we were visiting!
Yesterday Richard and I found an excellent example of just what Bud Williams Livestock Marketing is. My daughter moved to a house which doesn’t have wood heat, and she still had some great oak, seasoned, split firewood left from last winter. She tried selling is at her garage sale with no luck. Then she asked a friend who needed firewood if he would just haul it off for free.
First he said he would, and then he changed his mind. “Rather than haul that (free) wood, I’m going fishing,” he said.
So, my daughter called us and asked if we might want to haul that wood home (we heat with wood). Because we understand over- and under-value, we quickly realized that the wood, even though it’s severely UNDER-valued today (and it was a little hot loading, hauling, and unloading it in August) it would be greatly OVER-valued this winter when the snow is a foot deep and it’s 0 degrees! We do love going fishing, but when you realize you can go fishing lots of days in the summer, but a free load of wood only comes along once in a while, you might want to consider taking advantage of that situation.
The actual value of that cord of wood to heat a home doesn’t change from August to January. However, because people would much rather fish than haul wood in August and because they don’t need to put that stick of wood into the fire right now, the wood is under-valued and the fishing experience is over-valued.
Bud Williams Livestock Marketing helps you determine which classes of livestock are over- and which are under-valued today to help you make your marketing decisions in such a way so you make a profit!
To learn more, find a school near you on our calendar here,
or call us about setting one up in your area!
We are looking forward to heading north in a week and a half to put on schools in two North Central States—
Dickinson, North Dakota, August 18-20
Ogallala, Nebraska, August 24-26
Join us at one or the other!