Bud Williams Stockmanship and Livestock Marketing

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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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Texas

Eunice: I just wanted to pass on to you and Bud how helpful everything I learned from youall has been. I thought I was pretty good at sorting & herding but it is absolutely amazing how much improvement I’ve seen in both. Cattle have remained extremely calm after sorting and

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Comments from Brazil

Yes, you have our permission to reprint any of the articles we have on our website. Sorry, I don’t know of any scientific material that has documented the stress on livestock that are being worked with a dog. Our personal experience has been that at GOOD dog calms livestock down

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Question

Had a quick question about a cow dog of mine. He is a little over a year old and likes to chase, but he likes to herd too particularly when we are trailing the cows. When a cow gets out of the herd and you tell him to get her

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Comment from Australia

After logging onto your site the other night I spent a bit of time reading the pages on dogs; it was terrific. Tonight I let Reg work as you suggested, and that little dog that seemed not to be any good worked like a true champ. By the time we

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"Placing" Cattle

To answer your questions: First, I want to tell you that it is possible to place livestock in an area and have them stay there. They will even go out for water and return to the area on their own. I have done this with cattle, sheep and reindeer. The

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Our McNabs

Melanie Leigh-Deux, who is working on a project towards “Preserving the Working History of the Original McNab Dogs in California” asked Bud and I to give her our recollections of the McNab dogs we have known.  Following is the information we sent to her.

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Introduction to my Stockdog Methods

I was born on a farm in Oregon in 1932. My Dad’s insistence that us kids be “Good Neighbors” has led me through a very interesting life. I have worked on ranches or with livestock most of my life. I always had good dogs, so I had lots of practice

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My Two-cents Worth

To expand on Bud’s statement about placing livestock and have them stay where you want them to without the use of fences: The traditional way of driving livestock is to get behind them and force or frighten them to move away, hopefully in the direction you want them to go.

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How Bud Starts a Pup

When Bud starts a cow dog, the only thing he wants the pup’s mind on is the cattle. He is very careful not to distract it from the stock. Even if the pup had been schooled with obedience commands, he never uses them the first few times he takes it

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Feasibility

I have been asked to give my opinion about the feasibility of herding livestock in open range conditions. I have been involved in this type of livestock work for a good many years and consider it not only possible, but preferable, under many conditions, to using fences to control the

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