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Low-Stress Livestock Handling – Approaching Your Cows Before Driving

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Whit Hibbard has been sharing tips for how we can all improve our stockmanship skills. If you’ve missed anything in this series, here are links to all the articles. Let’s talk about driving our livestock because just about everything we do with our cows in particular comes down to driving, whether to summer pasture or […]

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Low-Stress Livestock Handling “Dance Steps”

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Low-Stress Livestock Handling “Dance Steps”

Kathy’s Note: Ever since I attended a Bud Williams Low-Stress Livestock Handling workshop, I’ve thought of the process as a kind of dance where the livestock are my partners, and we use body language to get where I want them to go – them watching mine and me watching theirs. Whit Hibbard has been sharing […]

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Don’t Let Misconceptions About Low-Stress Livestock Handling Get In Your Way

By   /  September 12, 2016  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

Having trouble perfecting your livestock handling skills? Maybe these common misconceptions are holding you back.

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The Moves You Need to Know For Low-Stress Livestock Handling

By   /  March 7, 2016  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

Now that we have made the case for low-stress livestock handling (LSLH) as an essential component of operating sustainable and profitable livestock operations, reviewed its requisite foundational elements (i.e., mindset, attitude, reading, working, and preparing animals), and introduced its 12 principles in prior articles, we can get into techniques. Bud Williams said that “The secret […]

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Low-Stress Livestock Handling’s 12 Steps to Success

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

Keeping these principles in mind when you’re working your livestock will turn you into a great stockman.

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