Testimonial from Dave Pratt

Posted December 3rd, 2012 — Filed in Miscellaneous, Testimonials


From Ranching for Profit Blog   (2012/11/27)   by Dave Pratt

Bud Williams, known world-wide as the authority on low-stress livestock handling, died Sunday, November 25, from pancreatic cancer. There is a brief message on Bud’s Stockmanship website (www.stockmanship.com) that reads, Thanks to all of you for helping us make things better for the animals.

There’s no doubt that Bud’s concepts and methods made things better for the animals, but they also made things better for the people working those animals. He taught hundreds how to “settle” livestock after shipping. He explained to his students how they could apply cell grazing without fences by “placing” livestock in pastures. He taught how to move herds faster and more calmly without an army of people. He developed and taught (more…)

Thank You for Your Thoughts and Prayers

Posted November 29th, 2012 — Filed in Miscellaneous

I’m so proud of the many e-mails I’ve been getting, telling me what a difference Bud has made in their lives, even some from Universities! I was amazed at how fast the news traveled around the world. Bud died on Sunday, by Monday afternoon I’d received messages from Russia, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Germany as well as the many, many I’ve received from the US. These mean a lot to me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Bud’s Gone . . . .

Posted November 25th, 2012 — Filed in Miscellaneous

Bud died today of pancreatic cancer.

Bud and I have had quite a ride.  Thanks to all of you for helping us make things better for the animals.

New “Archive” List

Posted November 10th, 2012 — Filed in Miscellaneous

I’ve been struggling with a way to make it easier for people to read the first postings on the website without scrolling to the bottom of the page, click on “next page,” scrolling to the bottom again, etc., etc.  Since we have nearly 250 posts on the site it takes quite a while to get back to the first ones.

Tina (our daughter and Webmaster), set up an archive list to easily find postings for a certain month.  You will find this list below  “Contact Us” on the left side of the web page.

Another Reason for You to Consider Joining Us on the Subscription Section of Our Web Site

Posted August 7th, 2012 — Filed in Subscription Site Information

Bud Summit :   Bud and I hosted a gathering for subscribers to our website at Coffeyville, Kansas July 13-14, 2012 .  I’ve posted several audio clips from this meeting to the Subscription site and will continue to post more in the next month or so.  If you listen to them you will quickly find out how much fun everyone had as well as getting their questions answered and learning a lot about Marketing and Stockmanship.

As a subscriber you will be invited to attend Bud Summits that we plan to hold in the future.  The only cost for these meetings is for the catered lunch.

Click Here to listen to a sample of the Bud Summit audio clips on the Subscription section of our website.

Subscription Website

Posted April 12th, 2012 — Filed in Subscription Site Information

We’ve received a lot of “OH, NO!” messages from my notice that we plan to close the Subscription Website next year.

Actually, we won’t be closing the website, we just won’t charge for it after April 30, 2013. Bud feels obligated to post something to the site pretty often. If we aren’t charging he won’t feel that he has to write unless something comes up that he feels is important. Also, it’s inevitable that at some point we won’t be able to keep it up, then we’d  have the bookkeeping chore of figuring and refunding the pre-paid part of the subscriptions. People who are paid-up at the time of the closing will continue to have access. I haven’t decided how to handle new people who want to connect after April 2013, maybe charge them a flat fee.  Since we leave all of the past postings up, a new person will have access to a lot of good stuff and Bud will still answer your questions.

Subscription Website Will End April 30, 2013

Posted March 23rd, 2012 — Filed in Subscription Site Information

You have one more year to take advantage of  Bud Williams’ knowledge of Stockmanship and Livestock Marketing concepts via our subscription website.

In July of 2009 Bud and I decided to add a subscription section to our website.  As well as having access to Bud’s thoughts on Stockmanship and Livestock Marketing, subscribers have unlimited access to correspond with Bud by e-mail.  If these questions and answers are of general interest they are posted to the site.  At this time (March 2012) there are over 800 items available.

Our $300.00 per year fee will be prorated so that all subscriptions will end April 2013.

Mike Rowe Celebrating Dirty Jobs

Posted November 28th, 2011 — Filed in Miscellaneous

Kim Komando had this as her video pick of the day. It is nearly 20 minutes long but well worth watching the whole thing.


There must be a neater way to send you the address, but this will work.

I Always Knew Bud Was a “Top 10”

Posted June 10th, 2011 — Filed in Miscellaneous, Stockmanship, Testimonials

Beef Producer Magazine readers chose Bud as one of the “Ten Greatest Innovations in the History of the Beef Industry.”  He’s right up there with Barbed Wire, Antibiotics and Refrigeration.  You can read the entire article here.

Sleep While the Wind Blows

Posted January 12th, 2011 — Filed in Miscellaneous

This story came from Kit Pharo’s  1/12/11 newsletter.   Some of you folks who have followed Bud’s teachings will recognize him as the guy who can Sleep While the Wind Blows. . . . .   

Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic sea coast.   He constantly advertised for hired hands.   Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic.   They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops.

As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals.   Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer.   “Are you a good farm hand?” the farmer asked him.   “Well, I can sleep when the wind blows,” answered the little man.

Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired him.   The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the man’s work.

Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore.   Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand’s sleeping quarters.   He shook the little man and yelled, “Get up!   A storm is coming!   Tie things down before they blow away!”

The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, “No Sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows.”

Enraged by the old man’s response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot.   Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm.   To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins.   The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred.   The shutters were tightly secured.   Everything was tied down.   Nothing could blow away.

The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, and he returned to bed to also sleep while the wind blew.

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