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Re: Defending beef. a great video

Postby Nesikep » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:22 am

all this vertical integration is all fine and dandy for low prices.. BUT, when SHTF, there is ZERO security with it.. If one cog in the wheel breaks, it all falls apart.
Taking beef as the example, if at least beef would all be processed in-state, if a disaster strikes in one place, you can get some from the neighbors and it's no biggie... If it's all conglomerated, there's no one to borrow from.
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Re: Defending beef. a great video

Postby greybeard » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:16 pm

Nesikep wrote:all this vertical integration is all fine and dandy for low prices.. BUT, when SHTF, there is ZERO security with it.. If one cog in the wheel breaks, it all falls apart.
Taking beef as the example, if at least beef would all be processed in-state, if a disaster strikes in one place, you can get some from the neighbors and it's no biggie... If it's all conglomerated, there's no one to borrow from.

USA, until the shale oil plays came along, kinda saw the same thing with oil. Everything O&G is on the Gulf Coast. (almost)
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Re: Defending beef. a great video

Postby Workinonit Farm » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:55 pm

City Guy wrote: If you want to remain small you have to provide a product that cannot be shipped such as hair cuts, scenery, manicures, massages, landscaping etc.

For small farms/ranches the answer IMO is niche markets-direct sales. Take advantage of the huge "eat local" trend. Market is skyrocketing for "organic" "natural" "pasture raised" "grass fed" "humanely raised". Jump on that, especially if you are young. Join forces with your neighbors. Set standards and stick to them. Promise low, deliver high. Tell the quality story. Clean up your place and encourage people to visit (nostalgia is a very salable product). Signs, brochures, ads. Branding, total image, always on duty, even uniforms.


Good advice, right there.
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