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How to Drive Livestock Using Low-Stress Handling Techniques

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  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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This article is part of Whit Hibbard’s Good Stockmanship series. You can see all the articles
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About the author

Whit is a fourth generation Montana rancher who spent aobut 38 years handling cattle conventionally before making the paradigm shift to low-stress livestock handling (LSLH) as taught by Bud Williams. For the past 10 years he has studied and practice LSLH, and shares his knowledge in clinics, onsite consultations, and articles. He began publishing the Stockmanship Journal in 2012. It is the definitive source for quality information on stockmanship. Though the importance of stockmanship is becoming well recognized, until this Journal, there was no professional publication addressing the subject. Hibbard began publishing the Journal in January of 2012 to provide a consistent and efficient way to share information on stockmanship, and to serve as a forum for open, intelligent and informed dialogue. The Journal is a means for improving the level of discourse and the discipline of stockmanship. It is published twice a year in electronic form and includes articles written by experts in the field.


  1. Joan Schleh says:

    I was wondering if I could have permission to reprint this article for our regional cattle association newsletter of which I am the editor. I will give it proper credit.

  2. Donald Keller says:

    I did some cattle moving the other day and kept this article in mind. It REALLY helped. Stay calm and zig-zag on.

  3. Jeffory Coleman says:

    I see you added a print button. Thanks

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