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How to Start a Cattle Farming Business - Beef Cattle Farming for Beginners PDF Book

Are you considering starting a Cattle Farming Business and are in need of a Cattle Farming business plan? if yes, you'll find this free book to be extremely helpful.

This is a practical guide that will walk you step by step through all the essentials of starting your business. The book is packed with guides, worksheets and checklists. These strategies are absolutely crucial to your business' success yet are simple and easy to apply.


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Checklist for Starting a Business: Essential Ingredients for Success

If you are thinking about going into business, it is imperative that you watch this video first! it will take you by the hand and walk you through each and every phase of starting a business. It features all the essential aspects you must consider BEFORE you start a business. This will allow you to predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas. Ignore it at your own peril!

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This is a high quality, full blown business plan template complete with detailed instructions and all related spreadsheets. You can download it to your PC and easily prepare a professional business plan for your business.
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The Single Most Important Ingredient for Business Success

The first and most important thing you need to acquire in order to succeed in a small business is... knowledge.

Sounds exaggerated? Listen to this...

According to research conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 90% of all small business failures can be traced to poor management resulting from lack of knowledge.

This is backed up by my own personal observations. In my 31 years as a business coach and consultant to small businesses, I've seen practically dozens of small business owners go under and lose their businesses -- not because they weren't talented or smart enough -- but because they were trying to re-invent the wheel rather than rely on proven, tested methods that work.

Conclusion: if you are really serious about succeeding in a business... If you want to avoid the common traps and mistakes... it is absolutely imperative that you acquire the right knowledge.

"Why Invent Mediocrity, When You Can Copy Genius?"

That's an excellent quote I picked up from a fellow business owner a few years back. What this means is that you should see what is working and try to duplicate it. Why go through all the trouble of inventing something new, that you don't even know will ever work, when you can easily learn from and duplicate something that has been a proven success?

[ Note: One of the BIGGEST mistakes almost all new businesses make is that they WASTE tons of valuable time, energy and money on trying to create something "new", that has never been tested or proven... only to find out later that it was a total loss. Don't make the same mistake! ]

Hi! My name is Meir. I'm the founder and president of BizMove.com, a successful Internet based information business. I'm also the author of numerous books, mostly in the area of small business management.

I've been involved in small business for the past 31 years of my life, as a business coach, manager of a consulting firm, a seminar leader and as the owner of five successful businesses.

During my career as a business coach and consultant I've helped dozens of business owners start their businesses, market, expand, get out of troubles, sell their businesses and do practically every other small business activity you can think of.
You see, I have been there .... done it ... and bought the Small Business t-shirt! -- This free book contains techniques and strategies I've learned during my 31 year small business career.

Here's what you'll discover in the 'How to Start a Cattle Farming Business' book:

How to determine the feasibility of your business idea - a complete fill in the blanks template system that will help you predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas.

A detailed manual that will walk you step by step through all the essential phases of starting your business

A complete Cattle Farming for Beginners business plan template. This fill-in-the-blanks template includes every section of your business plan, including Executive Summary, Objectives, SWOT Analysis, Marketing Analysis and Strategy, Operations Plan, Financial Projections and more (a similar template is sold elsewhere for $69.95).

All this and much much more.

Success Tip: Setting Goals

Good management is the key to success and good management starts with setting goals. Set goals for yourself for the accomplishment of the many tasks necessary in starting and managing your business successfully. Be specific. Write down the goals in measurable terms of performance. Break major goals down into sub-goals, showing what you expect to achieve in the next two to three months, the next six months, the next year, and the next five years. Beside each goal and sub-goal place a specific date showing when it is to be achieved.

Plan the action you must take to attain the goals. While the effort required to reach each sub-goal should be great enough to challenge you, it should not be so great or unreasonable as to discourage you. Do not plan to reach too many goals all at one time.

Establish priorities. Plan in advance how to measure results so you can know exactly how well you are doing. This is what is meant by "measurable" goals. If you can’t keep score as you go along you are likely to lose motivation. Re-work your plan of action to allow for obstacles which may stand in your way. Try to foresee obstacles and plan ways to avert or minimize them.

Click here! to download your Cattle Farming for Beginners Business Plan PDF


Management Skills Video: How to Become a Great Manager and Leader

Learn how to improve your leadership skills and become a better manager and leader. Here's how to be the boss people want to give 200 percent for. In the following video you'll discover 120 powerful tips and strategies to motivate and inspire your people to bring out the best in them.

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Here's a Sample 'Executive Summary' for a Cattle Farming Business plan:

COMPANY NAME is a small family owned cattle farm located in Burlision, Tennessee that sells beef calves and hay. OWNER’S NAME. both grew up in families that raised cattle and over the last four years have been slowly building up their own farm to where it now has a total of just under fifty cows and calves.

The INSERT NAME family has been operating the farm on a part-time basis with the help of their son INSERT NAME and is prepared to take the farm to the next level. The family has all the necessary skills, dedication, and experience to do well in the business, but lacks the necessary capital to take the next set in building and running a successful cattle farm.

Therefore, COMPANY NAME is seeking $1,944,390 in grant funding to purchase cows, land, and equipment as well provide for initial start-up capital for operations and building costs.  

 

1.1 Objectives

The Objectives of COMPANY NAME:
 

  • Operate the farm on company owned land

  • • Build the farm up to 250-500 head of cattle by 2012

  • • Purchase all necessary equipment to operate cattle farm and cut hay

  • • Obtain a $1.9 million grant to invest in building desired cattle operation

  • • Reach profits that allow the whole family to work for the company full-time        
  • and make sufficient incomes

1.2 Mission

The mission of COMPANY NAME is to own a family operated cattle farm that hires within the community. The company’s goal is to raise, breed, and sell top quality cattle, while teaching others how to tend and take care of them.

1.3 Keys to Success

The keys to success for COMPANY NAME are:
 

  • Healthy cattle that have all of their shots, enough food, and clean water
  •  A good beef market
  • Weather conditions
  • Low production costs

COMPANY NAME is currently a small cow/ calf operation with an estimated 50 total calves and cows. The farm sells beef calves to individuals and at the cattle auction.  The company is completely operated by the INSERT NAME family which entails checking, feeding, giving shots, weaning, tagging, banding, and paperwork.

COMPANY NAME is looking to significantly increase the farm to 500 calves and 500 cows over the next five years. The farm is looking for grant funding to initiate expansion of the farm through investment in land, cattle, equipment, and operation costs.

2.1 Company Ownership

 COMPANY NAME is a private family owned sole proprietorship. The current owners, INSERT NAMES, are planning to put the business in a LLC or S-Corporation structure shortly after receiving grant funding. INSERT NAME don’t anticipate adding any additional ownership in the future outside of their son, INSERT NAME.

2.2 Company History

COMPANY NAME is heading into its fourth year of operation. The farm began to purchase cattle and equipment significantly in 2007 and 2009 to put the business in position to grow. Both of INSERT NAME families had cows and calves when they were growing up and they decided to continue a family tradition. COMPANY NAME is now looking to turn the corner and make the farm a full-time operation.

Table: Past Performance

Past Performance

 

 

 

 

2007

2008

2009

Sales

$10,605

$11,587

$11,363

Gross Margin

$860

$11,587

$11,363

Gross Margin %

8.11%

100.00%

100.00%

Operating Expenses

$33,928

$24,184

$43,184

Inventory Turnover

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheet

 

 

 

 

2007

2008

2009

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

Cash

$4,550

$5,500

$9,750

Inventory

$0

$0

$0

Other Current Assets

$13,500

$13,500

$13,500

Total Current Assets

$18,050

$19,000

$23,250

 

 

 

 

Long-term Assets

 

 

 

Long-term Assets

$71,046

$94,047

$94,047

Accumulated Depreciation

$6,025

$21,527

$38,700

Total Long-term Assets

$65,021

$72,520

$55,347

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

$83,071

$91,520

$78,597

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts Payable

$654

$343

$540

Current Borrowing

$2,600

$2,300

$2,100

Other Current Liabilities (interest free)

 

$0

$0

Total Current Liabilities

$3,254

$2,643

$2,640

 

 

 

 

Long-term Liabilities

$13,500

$45,000

$43,000

Total Liabilities

$16,754

$47,643

$45,640

 

 

 

 

Paid-in Capital

$0

$0

$0

Retained Earnings

$89,640

$87,061

$46,283

Earnings

($23,323)

($43,184)

($13,326)

Total Capital

$66,317

$43,877

$32,957

 

 

 

 

Total Capital and Liabilities

$83,071

$91,520

$78,597

 

 

 

 

Other Inputs

 

 

 

Payment Days

30

30

30

3.0 Products

COMPANY NAME sells beef calves. The calves are sold to both individuals with the majority of the cattle going to auction to cattlemen who put them on a feed lot until they are big enough to be sold to the market. The cattle are usually sold at auction in Tennessee. There are very few people in the Burlison, Tennessee community that have cattle, so if they want a calf the farm will sell them what they need at a price per pound basis that is similar to the going rate at the auction.

Warning Signs That Your Business in Trouble

This is a checklist to identify warning signals that a business is in or is heading towards a crisis state.

Cash flow problems
The business owner might not have a clear report on receivables nor have a process for maximizing revenues. There could be delays in paying bills and meeting salary and other expenses in a timely fashion.

Lack of profitability
The business owner might not have set profitability goals and/or might not be tracking profits. Or, these mechanisms could be in
place, but the business is just not profitable.

Issues Related to Products and Services
A successful business requires a clear definition of products and services it offers. It is a warning if a business owner cannot clearly define the business, is not monitoring the shifting marketplace demands, and is not offering highly marketable products and services.

Business Owner has Weak Personal Foundation
A business owner might have personal problems affecting his or her ability to effectively manage the business.

Staffing Issues
The staff might exhibit low morale, the company might be losing its best people to competitors, or the overall work environment might not be encouraging high productivity from its employees.

Customer Issues
It is a warning if the business owner cannot define the ideal customer. Other warnings are lack of effective communication channels with the customers, customer lawsuits, high volume of customer complaints, a lot of product returns, and low customer retention.

Business expansions or alliances that are creating problems

A business might expand too quickly or into the wrong markets. It might form alliances with companies that are not a good match and will not enhance profitability.

Lack of succession planning
A business might lack succession planning. This is a warning for family owned and non family owned businesses.

Lack of business vision and/or mission
The lack of a business vision and/or mission might be evident in lack of teamwork or a weak company culture.

Lack of business growth
The lack of a business plan with clear cut goals could be the source of slow business growth and a strong warning that a turnaround strategy is needed.

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