Cattle ranchers must be proficient at planning, budgeting and cost accounting. Careful calculation of fixed operating costs and accurate estimation of variable operating expenses, such as veterinarian bills, can help you predict what your average income will be each year. Some cattle ranchers or their spouse may work a second job for added income and for family health coverage.
Cattle ranchers often work long hours in extreme summer heat and in record-breaking cold. Death or injury can result from operating machinery, fighting fires or working with large, unruly animals. Losing heifers during calving can be emotionally and financially distressing. As ranchers age, they find it difficult to handle the physical nature of the job. Slowing down, however, can reduce annual income and limit earning power.
At HTR, we want to be a trusted technology partner for the ranching community by providing new and innovative technologies to optimize ranching operations. We provide a Digital Ranch Management System providing operational management and business insight to drive value with less resources, in the following ways: