Cattle in Sweden

Posted November 30th, 2010 — Filed in Stockmanship, Testimonials

Excerpts from a letter from Jim Lindsay, our friend who teaches Low Stress Stock Handling in Australia.  He is talking about his trip to Sweden.

 . . . . . I was there for about 8 days and helped some workers on one farm for about 6 days. They wanted me to show them how to milk 15 year old cows that had never been milked before. I got it started for them as well as showing how to wean, load on trailers out in the field, work animals out in the field that had been very spoilt and tricked all their lives with feed to get them on the trailer. They are some of the most difficult cows to unravel that I have come across, however I was able to show how to get them back to normal again. You can Imagine how screwed up they were after often being tricked into feeder head bails, then they put gates around them to load them. I then did some talks for some groups for a couple of hours just to create awareness…..things are not good on a lot of issues over in Europe, however like everywhere there are always some very good farmers and I did chance to meet a couple.

School #145 was a Great Success

Posted November 23rd, 2010 — Filed in Highlights

Bud and I just completed a 2-day Stockmanship School plus a 3rd day for whatever anyone wanted to talk about.  As usual, we had a terrific group of people and are very pleased  with the number of young folks attending.  I think the livestock industry of the future is in good hands. 

17 states, 3 Canadian Provinces, Mexico, Venezuela, and Holland were represented.

We’re also happy to note the number of veterinarians who are buying into Bud’s concepts.  Dr. Paul Rapnicki of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine presented us with this plaque.

Dr. Rapnicki has been to several schools and has sent us many videos to critique.  It has been a pleasure to note the improvements in his students from one video to the next.

Below are the two veterinarians from Holland

Joep Driessen and Jan Hulsen