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The Importance of Being Earnest About Low Stress Handling

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Low-Stress Livestock handling is more than just being kind to your animals and the people working with you. As Tom points out, the money it saves you can be very significant!

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Most people I have met would say they handle their livestock in a low stress manner. What this actua
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Tom, along with his wife Jan, started raising & direct marketing hogs, sheep, cattle, turkeys, & chickens in 1999, the same year they completed a Holistic Management course. Their operation slowly morphed into custom grazing cattle on rented land and Tom’s passion for managing grass grew in the process. Tom & Jan completed the Ranching for Profit school in 2003 and found the ‘missing piece’. Since then, Jan has fulfilled her dream of being a nurse & Tom is currently the Production Manager of a ranch in north east British Columbia.


  1. Curt Gesch says:

    I’m awed at your skill.

    • Tom Krawiec says:

      Thank you Curt. My hope in sharing this experience, though, is not to highlight my skills. The point I am trying to make is how economically important it is for producers to learns those skills as well. To me it is no different than training your pet. The better your pet is trained, the more places you can take that pet.

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