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Turning Your Herd – How To Guide Them Once You’ve Got Them Moving

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

Here’s another in Whit Hibbard’s series on Low-Stress Livestock Handling. Earlier this year Tom Krawiec wrote about how he used these techniques to save his ranch $2400. Whit is following up with the information you need to build your own skills. Check out our Special Collection of Whit’s articles to see everything in the series. […]

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Driving Your Herd – Better Techniques to Get Where You’re Going

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Last week Tom Krawiec wrote about how much money he saved simply by using low-stress handling to drive his cattle. Since folks wanted to learn more, Whit is sharing this article on the low-stress handling techniques that made Tom’s cattle drive possible. Just about everything we do with our cattle comes down to driving them […]

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The Importance of Being Earnest About Low Stress Handling

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock, Money Matters  /  2 Comments

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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Low-Stress Livestock Handling – Starting Herd Movement For a Successful Drive

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

For the past few years, Whit Hibbard has been sharing a series of articles on Low-Stress Livestock Handling (LSLH). We’ve gathered these articles as one of our Special Collections so you can see them all. Stay tuned as we’ll be sharing a number of new articles in upcoming issues of On Pasture. Driving—the active process […]

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Outsmarting Wild Cattle Part 3

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  2 Comments

This year I switched from being a year-round cow-calf operation to being a seasonal heifer developer, one of the biggest issues I had was with temperament. Heifers that are new to my operation can be flighty and less calm than a herd I’ve worked with over the years. Here is part 3 of the skills […]

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