My name is Doug Ferguson. I am the fifth generation on the family farm. You may be familiar with some of my writings. I used to blog for Cattle Call. http://thecattlecall.wordpress.com/tag/doug-ferguson/ I was one of the original bloggers when the site launched in 2009. To date I’m the only one of the original bloggers that submits blogs to that site. The reason I no longer will be submitting blogs to them is the new National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Young Producer Council chairman is a cattlefax employee. Might sound silly to you, I know. Here is the thing. Cattlefax does more harm than good to the cattle biz. That is a fact. I love this business so I will not be a part of anything that may give the idea that I am okay with cattlefax.
On this blog you can expect more of the same of what I’ve been writing. I will continue to blog about the cattle biz, life, political rants, even getting started in the biz.
Here is why my blog will be different. Before I had an editor, that tweeked my stuff or even refused to post it. Here the words are my very own and the gloves come off. I will name names if I feel the need to do so. I am not some young guy who worked on a receiving dock at bobby big feedyard for six months and then went back to grad school. I am not an intern, or wanna be cowboy. NO LIP SERVICE HERE. I am the real deal. See I started my stalker, feedlot, seed stock, order buying businesses from scratch. That is right. I did not inherit them. I only got in the family business on the commercial cow/calf and farming side. Most bloggers advocate leaving the impression of a baby calf standing in a field of honey suckle with butterflies dancing on his nose. That is not reality. I have been doing this full time for over ten years. In my world your only credentials are your past transactions. Therefore I do not believe a guy sitting in a corner office downtown should write about the biz. Or even worse the markets
I may sound like an asshole, or a hard ass. In the words of Gunnery Sargent Hartman “Because I am hard you will not like me. The more you hate me the more you will learn.”
That is my goal here. To share ideas. And hopefully help a few people out
I will post a few of my goodie oldies to start out with. I have some new stuff I am still working on and it will be posted shortly