How to Not Go Broke Ranching: Things I Learned the Hard Way in Fifty Years of Ranching

How to Not Go Broke Ranching: Things I Learned the Hard Way in Fifty Years of Ranching

by Walt Davis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463611880
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 173,678
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Walt Davis spent more than fifty years as a working rancher in Texas and Oklahoma. He has lived all of the joys and all of the sorrows that go with ranch life and it is his unbiased opinion that ranching is (depending on how it is done) either the world's best way to make a living or an unending struggle against nature that will break the strongest spirit. Walt grew up in a ranching family and was exposed early on to ranching as it had been practiced in west Texas for many years. After a degree in animal husbandry from Texas A&M College, he took over management of a ranch in southeast Oklahoma. It soon became apparent that there were major flaws in ranch management as he had been taught in college. Walt started searching for "a better way." He soon realized that agriculture is a biological rather than an industrial process. This book is an outgrowth of that search and its' results.
Walt and wife Diann live on a small place on the outskirts of Calera Oklahoma; Walt consults with ranchers and other land managers over a wide area, he teaches seminars, and writes columns for the Farm Progress family of magazines; after a bad fall curtailed his activities, he finalized How to Not Go Broke Ranching and is working on The Gyp Lease Tales and Other Lies (collection of short sketches of ranch life) and The Gathering at Oak Creek, a novel set in the west Texas ranch country. Contact Walt at

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