Saw this article today – made me chuckle. Then I realized it was serious – love it! Here’s a clip:
The cows in your herd are there for a reason. For profit’s sake, let’s hope it’s not just because you can’t catch them. How did they get on the place, and why do you let them stay?
You should consider those questions for each cow, but start with the big picture. Why do you have cows? That’s a deeper question than you can answer in a few seconds.
Many people looking for even deeper answers have purchased Rick Warren’s spiritual bestseller, “The Purpose-Driven Life.” In the last few years, his concepts have spread to the business world. You can now find articles on “purpose-driven management” in everything from software development to drywall construction and forestry. Why not animal husbandry?
Some have turned their lives around by realizing a higher purpose; so you can turn your herd around by realizing they don’t just represent cattle. They represent food for people.