February 3, 2020

Easy Techniques for Turning Cattle and Moving Them Out of Corners

If you want to develop your stockmanship skills, you’re in the right place. Thanks to the talents and contributions of Whit Hibbard, there’s a whole library at your fingertips. Today, Whit shows how easy it can be to head cattle where you went them to go by simply changing your own direction. (Some of these […]

January 27, 2020

Tips for Low-Stress Cattle Gathering and Driving

If you want to develop your stockmanship skills, you’re in the right place. Thanks to the talents and contributions of Whit Hibbard, there’s a whole library at your fingertips. Today, we’re adding more with some summaries of his instructions, along with videos illustrating his points. (Some of these were taken on horseback, so you’ll notice […]

July 3, 2017

Will Temple Grandin’s Handling Facilities Work For You?

We think this series of articles from the Stockmanship Journal is especially important to our readers because it is the first time that anyone has tried to apply science to find out if the handling facilities as designed by Dr. Temple Grandin work well for farmers and ranchers. If you’re taking a break from the […]

June 19, 2017

How to Drive Livestock Using Low-Stress Handling Techniques

Driving is one of the most common interactions we have with our livestock. Here’s how to make that less stressful for everyone involved.

March 14, 2016

See Low-Stress Livestock Handling In Action

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 […]

March 7, 2016

The Moves You Need to Know For Low-Stress Livestock Handling

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 […]

February 29, 2016

Low-Stress Livestock Handling’s 12 Steps to Success

Keeping these principles in mind when you’re working your livestock will turn you into a great stockman.

February 15, 2016

How to Prepare Your Animals to Work With You

As Temple Grandin notes, “Every time you are working your animals you are training them. You can train them to be easy to handle . . . or you can train them to be difficult.” Here’s how to get the results you want.

February 8, 2016

“Working” Animals Makes Your Job Easier

There’s “Working Horses” and “Working Dogs” and they all got good at their jobs because of the training or “work” that we did with them. Well, “working” with your cattle or other herdable stock can get you the same great results.

February 1, 2016

Good Stockmen Understand What an Animal is “Saying”

“Reading” what an animal is saying with it’s movements is the best way to know how to tell it what you’d like it to do next. These examples will help you “talk” to your animals.

January 25, 2016

Good Animal Handlers Have the Right Attitude

Have you noticed that we’re running this Low-Stress Livestock Handling series under “Money Matters?” That’s because we know that better animal handling saves time and money and makes animals more productive. It also improves the quality of life for us and everyone around us when we’re working your stock. We hope that by running this series through the winter, when the grazing season starts up again, we’ll be able to practice in pasture what we’ve learned in print.

January 18, 2016

Low-Stress Livestock Handling – It’s All In Your Head

The right mind-set can really improve your chances of becoming a good livestock handler. It starts with thinking about livestock in a new way.

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