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Bud Williams Stockmanship
Eunice Williams
1519 E Erie St, Apt #206
Springfield, MO 65804
417-719-4910
eunice@stockmanship.com

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Starting Calves, Good News?

Question:    We have all heard plenty of stories about the “wrecks” people have been through when starting a set of calves.  I would enjoy hearing about the good things that people are seeing when they start calves properly.

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About Subscription Website

Bud and I have decided to expand our website to include a “Subscription” section. Bud has often decided against posting something to this site because it could be confusing to people who are not familiar with his Stockmanship or Marketing concepts. These musings, along with other more detailed information for folks

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Managers – via 1988 Wall Street Journal

After reading my musing “Animal Health Care in Crisis” (posted 9/5/09) a subscriber sent me a copy of an article he had from the Wall Street Journal.  He said it was from 1988 or 89.  It pretty well explains why we keep doctoring and growing the “ livestock health crisis”

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Thanks, Folks

Eunice and I would like to thank everyone for the nice messages saying how much our stockmanship concepts have helped them.   Good stockmanship is great for the animals and the people, the learning curve is slow and gradual. It is a shame there will be no help from the Livestock

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Conservative Lending Climate. . .

“What will a more conservative lending climate mean to borrowers?  This is a question that is being asked or at least talked about. How will people handle anything that is conservative? The 1929 market crash that started the great depression was caused because of borrowing that was not very conservative. 

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Bud Box Comment

Did a few adjustments to my load out chute and a few to me.  We loaded a pot with 59 steers in 8 minutes from first to last one on.  Now i think Bud might be proud of that.

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Farmers and Ranchers are Getting Older

I was reading that the average age of farmers and ranchers is getting older. This is not or at least should not, be surprising since people are just living longer and the work is easier. It was also mainly that only the old can afford to farm or ranch. Everything

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3 Cow Dog Questions (more)

Question: . . . . I’ve tried to make the dog work as simple as possible by never asking the dog to do anything but bring cattle to me. If I do what I think is pushing him, it is only to send him back around or toward another group,

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I Agree

Bud and Eunice, I am mailing a copy of your thoughts regarding large animal vets to John Thomson, Dean of Iowa State University Vet School.  The principle is much the same as an article in the Wall Street Journal about General Motors and training managers about 20 years  ago.  It

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3 Cow Dog Questions

Question: . . . . I’ve got a dog that suddenly won’t push away very easily. He wants to come in to me, instead of go around the corner. I’ve tried escalating my discouragement some, but it doesn’t seem to work. If I’m close to a dense bunch of cattle,

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