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Stockmanship School

Get More Profitable Herds
While Creating Healthier Rangelands

September 26-29, 2019
Cottonwood Guest Ranch
O’Neil Basin, Wells, NV

Sponsored by:
National Riparian Service Team (NRST)
and the Nevada Department of Agriculture

Hands on and classroom learning that helps you:

• achieve great control over herds to improve and protect riparian areas,
• better utilize upland feed,
• control predation,
• improve stock health and reduce ranch costs

Participants can receive free stockmanship follow up help by phone or email while implementing these practices when they return home.

Instructors

Whit Hibbard
Whit is a fourth generation Montana cattle rancher and editor of Stockmanship Journal. He writes on low-stress stockmanship for Drovers and On Pasture. He has been teaching clinics and consulting on ranches, feedlots, dairies, and bison operations since 2012. (Click to check out all of Whit’s On Pasture articles.)

Steve Cote
Steve has 22 years of experience teaching stockmanship for rangeland improvement and ranch economics. Steve, with Roger Ingram, is the author of The Manual of Stockmanship, the only book in the world on the subject of stockmanship for grazing lands management. Each participant will receive an updated version of his book compliments of the BLM-NRST.

Featuring assistant teachers and Stockmanship coaches: Steve Leonard, Roger Ingram, and Dave Voth.

What You’ll Learn

• Principles and techniques of low-stress (Bud Williams)
• Stockmanship: Conventional vs. Low Stress
• Economic Benefits of stockmanship
• How to get your herd working well for you
• Stockmanship basics: approaching, starting, driving, speeding up and slowing down, getting stock used to going by a
• Turning, sorting, working in corrals
• Bud Box design and use
• Placing cattle on range without fences
• Weaning pairs
• Solving handling challenges: riparian loafers, bunch quitters, mothering-up issues, aggressive stock, stock that run through
• Range management principles and flexible grazing for riparian function and recovery.

Registration and Tuition

To register or if you have questions, contact Steve or Susan Cote.
stevecote119@gmail.com
731-336-1167

You MUST call or email to let us know you’re coming and that your registration is in the mail.

Tuition Cost: $600 per person
Please download and fill out this registration form.
Make checks payable to Steve Cote and mail check and registration form to: Steve Cote, PO Box 642, Arco, Idaho 83213

Food,  Lodging, and Horses

Please make your reservations for food and lodging with Cottonwood Ranch.
vckasmith@gmail.com
775-472-0222

Accommodations are on a first come first served basis.

Lodging – 2 to a room = $60/bed/night
RV Camping – $45/night
Tent Camping – $15/night
Meals – $45/day

Horses:
A limited number of horses are available from the ranch for a daily charge. Please let us know whether you are bringing your horse or need one to use. Working just on foot is fine too.