Raising Farm Animals
A Rewarding and Challenging Endeavor
Raising farm animals is a business for many
and a hobby for others. Either way, understanding the challenges of dealing with farm animals 365 days a year requires
much of the same knowledge and skills. A farm
business has the added burden of running a business
in addition to the livestock skills. Here we
try to keep animal farmers up to date on the
news they need to know.
Jul 29, 2021
Ocala Shrine Rodeo Sep 3 -4, 2021
Traditional Rodeo Events
Ocala Lodging Deals
RODEO starts at 7:30 P.M. Gates open at 5:30
Bareback Bronc Riding
Tie Down Roping More info...
Jul 27, 2021
Mortgage Rates to rise in 2022
Federal Reserve Indicates Higher Rates
The Federal Reserve is getting more concerned about price hikes and wage increases beginning a new round of inflation. Their response will be to raise interest rates as soon as early next year. That means mortgage rates will rise and homeowners will lose the benefits of refinancing to a lower interest rate loan. Or new homebuyers will be caught with rising interest rates and rising costs of homes. Make your move now and get qualified for a purchase mortgage or for a refinance mortgage. More info...
Jul 26, 2021
USDA reports show reduced cattle numbers now and later
Beef prices expected to rise
The July USDA Cattle on Feed report shows July feedlot inventories of 11.29 million head, down 1.3 percent from last year and down 1.7 percent compared to 2019. June placements were 1.67 million head, down 7.1 percent from 2020 and down 5.2 percent from June 2019. Future inventories are expected to trend lower. This can mean higher prices for the rancher as demand increases as supply decreases. More info...
Jul 15, 2021
Shop for a Car Loan
Be Smart and Save
Shop for an auto loan before going to the car dealer or refinancing your present loan. Fill out this fast application and get immediate approval. Compare several offers and pick the best one for you in terms of interest rate, loan term, and monthly payment.
You can also refinance your auto loan the same way. Compare your present payment with a new lower payment and see how much you can save every month.
The cost of a car is one thing, but the cost of a loan is another. Be smart and get the best deal on both the car and the loan. More info...
Jul 14, 2021
Farm and Ranch Loans
For purchase, refinance, and improvement
Farm and ranch loans may be used to purchase land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed and supplies. They can also be used to construct new buildings or make improvements on your farm. Apply now. More info...
Jul 6, 2021
Drones as Farm and Ranch Tools
Mid Priced Drone for Adults
Check this out. Holy Stone HS120D GPS Drone with Camera for Adults 2K UHD FPV, Quadcotper with Auto Return Home, Follow Me, Altitude Hold, Way-points Functions, Includes 2 Batteries and Carrying Backpack2... More info...
Jul 6, 2021
The future of drones in farming
Reese Mozer, CEO of American Robotics
This article describes a highly sophisticated use of drones that perform on their own, supplying information back to the farmer and even directly to farm equipment such as sprinklers. Somewhere between the toy drone and this automated utopia, lies the small farmer and the use of out of the box drones that can be easily set up to perform routine tasks.
If we look to the future, where automated drone systems are as common as tractors, we will see increased collaboration between technologies on the farm, further unleashing the benefits of precision agriculture. This will include teaming between automated drones and automated ground equipment, synthesizing aerial image data with ground sensors and weather data, developing a collaborative set of AI that will eventually mimic and improve upon the daily tasks of the farm.” More info...
Jun 30, 2021
Get a low cost personal loan.
Did you run up your credit cards during the last few months? Apply for a personal loan at a low-interest rate and get the money you need to pay off your credit cards. Personal loans can be used for any purpose and the interest rate is much lower than credit cards. Take a vacation, buy new clothes. Apply now. More info...