This article first appeared on Forbes.com.au.
The story behind the video of a slim, slim rancher who makes $60 million per year from slime-laden cattle on YouTube has captured the imaginations of many people around the world, but the truth is that the slim ranchers behind the videos, dubbed Slimy Rancher, do not have to make any money from their operations.
In a world of global internet porn, there is an internet that has created a phenomenon called slime ranching, where small-time ranchers across the world set up a small-scale business that sells the ranchers’ product for a very reasonable price.
It’s called slime ranches, after the animal kingdom that they inhabit.
The videos posted on YouTube feature slim, thin ranchers in their 70s and 80s sitting on a small piece of land, cutting off their horns to sell their products at a reasonable price to those who want to eat their product.
The videos have received tens of millions of views and are now being used by animal rights groups and others around the globe.
But is slime ranch business actually viable in the long run?
For some ranchers, the answer is no.
Slime ranching has had a hard time surviving in the modern age, said Sarah Stacey, a professor of marketing at Sydney University’s business school.
“The whole concept of the slime ranch, as it’s now called, was developed in the 1970s, when people were trying to make a living as animal-rights activists.
It was very easy to get involved in the industry, and it was easy to make money,” she said.”
If you’re an animal-farming business, you have a really low turnover rate, so if you get a small amount of money out of it you’re making money.””
It’s not a very healthy business, and if you’ve got a small business that’s not going to make very much money, then it’s probably not the right business to be in.”
Slime ranchers often get a lot of backlash online for their antics.
“Slime is a disgusting animal that should be thrown in the bin,” wrote one comment on a YouTube video that featured the Slimy ranchers.
“You’re a slimy, slimy rancher, but you should probably go get a job,” wrote another.
A similar comment appeared on a video of the Slimys in the video above.
“My name is Slimy,” the Slimyl says in the background of the video, before pointing to a camera, which is showing him cutting off his own horns and selling the product for $60 a kilogram.
“There’s no reason to put a slim person in the meat business,” Slimy says.
“We’re not a slim business.
We’re a small, independent business.”
“The Slimys are not going anywhere,” he says.
“We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing.
We just want to be able to sell the product.”
The Slimy ranch is not an ordinary ranch.
He says the cattle are taken out of the pasture every day and he goes to work.
The Slimyl is an odd man in a strange landThe Slims’ small, tight-knit family is a testament to how the Slims are willing to take on any challenge.
They have a son, David, who is 14 years old, and his younger brother, Cody, who was eight when he started working on the ranch.
David Slimy is now 19.
“He was a little bit of a bit of an odd child,” David Slimy said.
“He wasn’t really the sort of kid that would play with anything.”
David Slimym said his brother Cody is “a real hard worker, he’s really strong”.
“He’s a big boy, he gets really angry at the smallest things,” he said.
David and Cody Slimy, both 14, work for a company called Beef & Meat, and they said they make money from selling their product to people.
“It is the best money I have ever made,” David said.
“We make more money than the average cow.
We get more money in the cattle trade than the cow industry.”
Cody said the Slimies are lucky to make $100,000 a year.
“They don’t really do anything,” Cody said.
He said the family has had to sell some cattle over the years.
“When we had our first cow, it was a bit sad,” Cody Slimym told Fairfax Media.
“I had bought her and the next thing you know we were gone.”
He said they had a very difficult time getting her to go to the vet because they were too young.
“She’s a real tough girl, but we did her,” he explained.
“A lot of times, she’ll be up for five or six hours, but