The year was 1999, and Greg Judy, 53, was bankrupt. He had no land, no cattle and no capital.
In a bind, Judy tried something that had rarely been done — he began ranching leased cattle on leased land.
The move inspired Judy’s first book, “No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land,” in 2002.
The book was aptly titled. Judy was not out a fortune if he lost a head of cattle. He did not have to take out massive loans on property he could not afford.
It was essentially a management service for cattle. He raised and grazed livestock for their owners, he worked his way out of debt and he started to buy land and cattle of his own. Read more on Columbia Missourian.