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How to Guide and Turn Cattle When Driving Them

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Here’s another step in Whit Hibbard’s series on good stockmanship using techniques developed by Bud Williams. You can see all the parts in the series here. For this article, you’ll especially want to refresh your memory by looking at “The Moves You Need to Know for Low-Stress Livestock Handling,” “Low-Stress Livestock Handling Dance Steps,” and […]

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How to Drive Livestock Using Low-Stress Handling Techniques

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  3 Comments

Driving is one of the most common interactions we have with our livestock. Here’s how to make that less stressful for everyone involved.

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BudBoxes vs. Tub Systems: Which is Easier to Use?

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  4 Comments

Last week Whit busted the myth that distractions cause animals to balk in handling systems.  This week he address which handling systems work best. When asked about the differences between tubs and BudBoxes, Temple Grandin claims that BudBoxes are skill dependent, whereas the tubs are not. In other words, she believes that it takes less […]

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Are Distractions In Handling Pens the Real Reason Cattle Balk?

By   /  January 2, 2017  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  8 Comments

Whit Hibbard tests Temple Grandin’s theory that eliminating distractions like shadows and flapping tarps is critical to cattle moving smoothly through handling chutes. Here’s why he thinks the theory doesn’t hold up.

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How to Load Cattle Onto a Trailer in Pasture Without a Chute

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  3 Comments

On Pasture recently received the following inquiry from a reader: With Bud Williams’ methods, is it possible to load cattle into a trailer in a pasture with no chute? If so, could you write an article on how this could be done? We had to load cattle onto a trailer recently since they escaped. We […]

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