Our New Stockmanship Video is Finally Available

Posted February 24th, 2013 — Filed in Stockmanship

Over the years, many of our Stockmanship Students have asked us to up-date the Stockmanship video that we have had for sale since 1990 and include the videos of people working livestock that we used in our schools.   Bud and I had started work on this before his death in November of 2012.  I have since completed this project.

This will not be for the casual student. The old video that I took of his presentation at the 1990 Stockman Grass Farmer Grazing Conference will take care of that. This is for the serious student and for my peace of mind that we’ve done everything that we can to insure that as much of Bud’s knowledge as possible won’t be lost. 

I am putting absolutely every bit of video of any value that I have on it.  The basis is  a video of a 2-day Stockmanship School that we put on in Midland, Texas in May of 1996.  It will be broken up into segments like we did at the schools.

1. One Animal
2. Pulling Pens
3. Chutes and Alleys
4. Sorting
5. Pastures
6. Weaning and Receiving New Animals

In addition to each “school segment” I’ve added all of the newer video clips that we showed in later schools. Bud had narrated most of these clips. The ones that he hadn’t, I’ve been able to go over some audio tapes I have of some of the later schools and to patch that audio onto them.

This video is over 18 hours long (over 200GB) and is on an external hard-drive that will connect to your computer by a USB cord.  The price is $750.00. 

This price includes access to our Subscription Website (a $200.00 value).  This site has over 1,000 postings of Bud’s thoughts on various Stockmanship and Marketing subjects as well as his answers to questions from subscribers. 
 
I’m also willing to answer any subscriber questions that I can.

Dog Will Stop the Sheep but . . . . (more)

Posted February 1st, 2013 — Filed in Stockdogs

Just an update.   Taking on board what you said. We had boarder collie come visit us. “sneak”  our bitch changed to some degree. Even though the visiting dog had no stock skills. Sneak was very keen to get to the sheep.
She did not really push them but showed some push and bite on a few occasions. She did a good run with a nice outrun and cast to block them when the took off from one paddock to the next. Then pushed them trough a gate when we returned them. All with out a word except Go!
Thanks again.

Answer:   There is nothing wrong with you being in the middle of the flock when you’re working a dog.  Bud often did this for various reasons.  It does more harm than good for you to go to the back where Sneak is and help her move the sheep, but perhaps you can set something up with you in the middle of the flock, driving most of them so she is encouraged to bring the rest along . . .?  Just keep your eyes open and think creatively.