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Thank you for your interest in consulting with our professionals at Practical Livestock Solutions! We offer world-class advice to help guide any ranch or farm producer in the art of remaining or in becoming fully successful. Practical Livestock Solutions has the time-tested and proven holistic management solutions that will work for every locale, for every size of operation.  Everything we do is based on the natural approach, environmental safety, and, perhaps above all else, financial sustainability.


With over a hundred years of combined livestock and farm planning, and thanks to deep research including hundreds of farm and ranch visits, our PLS consultants offer:

  • The ability to “cut to the chase” so that we can quickly identify and analyze any existing problems or herd-health issues.

  • Suggestions for immediate and practical short-term solutions to any ongoing problems.

  • The creation of long-term holistic management plans to prevent the recurrence of issues or problems.

  • Help to strengthen and narrow the farm or ranch vision.

  • The most-direct, least-complicated, most-affordable, and most-natural program possible.

  • Additional information as required via our long-term affiliations with the very best experts in soil, plant, animal and human health. 

  • Assistance in finding access to the best tools and the very latest in information for all livestock production.




Todd Churchill - Founder of Thousand Hills Cattle Company and a pioneer in the grass-fed beef industry who works closely with some of the best and brightest people in sustainable livestock production systems. Click here to see more information about Todd Churchill.


Will Winter DVM - Former veterinarian Will Winter, DVM, has over 30 years of full-time practical experience utilizing many forms of holistic and alternative modalities including homeopathy, herbal medicine, acupuncture and chiropractic healing. Also a livestock nutritionist, pet food formulator and grazing consultant, he lectures, teaches and writes for several national magazines and newsletters. Click here to see more information about Will Winter DVM.


Allen Williams - Allen is a 6th generation family farmer (since 1840) and founding partner of Grass Fed Beef, LLC and Livestock Management Consultants, LLC. He has consulted with more than 3500 farmers and ranchers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America on operations ranging from a few acres to over 1 million acres. Click here to see more information about Allen Williams.




1)  THE BASIC  PLAN  This is our most popular option. It is, by far, the easiest, quickest and most-affordable means to achieve the desired results. The fee covers three hours of consulting, which is $490.  It is paid in advance via check, PayPal or credit card. We then send a detailed intake form. Once completed and returned, this form gives us a snapshot of the current situation, determines if any short-term plans are required and then guides us as we work together to find the path towards achieving the long term goals. 


Next, the consultant will set up a phone meeting at the earliest mutually convenient opportunity as well as an email interface so we can review the form, make recommendations, and listen to any other concerns. After this, the new holistic herd health plan will evolve. The phone consultation(s) and written plans will typically take up the remaining two hours of the consultation time. Producers may send additional photographs, lab tests or other data at any time.  At the end of the consultation we will usually include a listing of what products, equipment or supplies that might be needed. We work with the highest quality and most affordable suppliers in the country. We only recommend remedies and products that we know will work.  If more consultation time is desired, it can be ordered at any time. Each client will then have the option to receive our FREE listings of updates, news and continued informational services. 


2)  DIRECT ACCESS or CONCIERGE SERVICES  This gives the producer direct contact with the consultant's cell phone number, with a guaranteed response from the consultant personally. either immediately or within a few hours of elapsed time. The fee for this plan is $495/month. We offer this in 6 month or 12 month contract installments, which are paid in advance.


3) ON-FARM VISITS  In general, we are able to achieve excellent results by compiling a file of photographs, videos, emails, lab tests and telephone consulting, and we are able to save money for the producer by working in our offices utilizing the best in modern electronic tools. However, if on-site visits are desired, they may be acquired at any time during the consulting process. The fee is $1000 per day of consulting (usually one day) as well as coverage of basic travel costs, which includes $500/day of the consultant's travel time. 


4) HOURLY If you have a specific problem (non-emergency) and need help with it right away we can set up a half hour ($100) or one full hour ($175) consultation with Dr. Will Winter DVM. 


For any questions about consulting, or to set up a consultation plan, please let us know today! 


Thank you,

Paul and Sara Freid

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