Ranching Full-Time on Three Hours A Day

Cody Holmes


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Cody Holmes has spent decades on farms and ranches, and he pours his personal experiences into this book. Over the years, Holmes found that holistic management practices consistently raised profits and increased success for cattle ranching, farms and other types of ranching.

In this book, he will teach you how to make your ranch profitable while working just three hours a day.

You will learn about:

  • Using diversity to find stability and security
  • Taking a whole-ranch approach to management
  • Letting cattle improve your soil
  • Maintaining a better quality of life while cattle ranching
  • And more!

Copyright 2011, softcover, 200 pages. 52 per case.

Read an excerpt from Chapter 12 here.

About Cody Holmes

Author Cody Holmes
Cody Holmes left home at age 17 with his high school 4-H project of seven cows. That project grew into the Rockin H Ranch, a diversified ranch, on-farm market and agritourism business. The ranch has supported as many as 900 head on 3,400 acres. Cody and his wife, Dawnnell, open up their ranch to the public and also run Real Farm Foods Farm Market, an on-farm store offering retail sales of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs, milk and seasonal produce.

Cody, by tapping the knowledge of wise mentors, has connected the dots between soil and human life – bridging the gap to sustainable stockmanship on his farm. Cody speaks and writes frequently about his passions – cattle, soil fertility and his holistic, grass-based ranching system.


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Mark K.
United States
Ranching Full Time 3 hours

Down to earth book. Wish I had books like this in the 80’s in college at Okla. State.

David W.
United States United States

The author repeats himself too often. So many other books on the subject of ranching do a much better job. The title is deceptive.

Kelley E.
United States
another great book

so grateful to Cody Holmes for writing this book, a real eye opener... thanks

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