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Livestock Handling – Starting With the Basics

By   /  October 22, 2018  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

If you’ve been reading On Pasture for very long, you’ve certainly seen Whit Hibbard’s articles sharing the ins and outs of moving cattle and other livestock. (We’ve put them all together in this Special Collection so you can find them more easily.) To add to that, we’re going to share a video series out of […]

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Improve Your Stockmanship by Understanding the Flight Zone

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  5 Comments

We’ve all seen those diagrams of the flight zone. But sometimes seeing a group of animals demonstrate how it works is a lot more helpful. That’s what this video does for us. Yes, it is sheep, but the same principles hold when you’re working with cattle. Though I mostly work with cattle, I like this […]

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See Low-Stress Livestock Handling In Action

By   /  March 14, 2016  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

So you’ve read Whit Hibbard’s series on Low-Stress Livestock Handling Process about all the things you need to incorporate in your thinking process when you’re moving animals as you become a better stockman. But until you see someone doing it, it can be hard to imagine what you ought to do.  That’s why Whit shares […]

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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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