Tag Archives: Low Stress Cattle Handling

Proper stockmanship, the Bud Williams’ way

 If you want to build trust in your cattle, apply the right kind of pressure on them and learn to take two steps back By Jennifer Blair via Canadian Cattlemen Tina Williams and Richard McConnell have learned that less is … Continue reading

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8 Steps For Stress-Free Handling Of Cattle On The Range

by Temple Grandin via Beef   On western ranges under drought conditions, ranchers and range managers are becoming increasingly interested in placing groups of cattle away from riparian areas and inducing them to stay without the use of fences. Bud … Continue reading

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Stockmanship and animal welfare at initial calf processing

Many of the progressive and extensive operations today have started using a piece of equipment called the “Nord Fork,” designed originally by Nord Hill of Idaho. Any of you guys ever worked with one of these “gizmos?” If so, please … Continue reading

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Low-stress herding boosts herd instinct, decreases predation

 Stockmanship isn’t about being kinder and gentler so much as learning to see it from the cattle’s point of view and acting accordingly. Back in the early days (when it was still properly called the Savory Grazing Method (SGM)) one … Continue reading

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Low-stress cattle handling is not low-pressure cattle handling

“Just getting them to move and do what you want them to do, that’s stockmanship. But when I take stockmanship to the next level and use that to actually manage the psychology and well-being of an animal, that’s low-stress handling.” … Continue reading

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It’s possible to pasture cattle without using fences

…it’s important to ride through cattle a lot, without making them do anything. “This puts them at ease, and they won’t automatically take off when they see someone on horseback,” he says. It’s important that the cattle are used to … Continue reading

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Using Cattle Instinct To Turn Them

And there is a bonus at the end of the video–a hawk takes down a drone. — jtl by Bob Kinford via the Bovine Blog One of the things we often forget when handling cattle is that we can use … Continue reading

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Sorting cow-calf pairs

Joseph M. Stookey, professor at the University of Saskatchewan, describes an efficient way to sort cow-calf pairs during a two-stage weaning process. The process appears to be quite effective and you may be surprised at how simple it is to implement. Click … Continue reading

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Using rodearing to improve upland range…

The Rodear Initiative The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits. by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume. Click here to buy the paperback version from Land & Livestock International’s aStore. Digital media products such as Kindle can only be purchased … Continue reading

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Rodearing

The Rodear Initiative Rodearing is a lot like sheep herding!  Cattle are naturally gregarious, but need to be “trained” to stay in such close proximity.  This same response to herding should be advantageous in the presence of predators. Here we’re utilizing … Continue reading

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