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Category: Stockmanship

Mothering Cattle

One of the cattle forums I monitor had a discussion about ear tagging calves at birth. Many of the contributors were adamant that you HAD to do this in order to know which calf belonged to which cow which prompted my reply … This is another case of technology dumbing

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Information From Our Videos

From a friend in Iowa:    We have just recently gotten back into some calves and so far things are going well. We’ve been watching Yours and Buds video a lot lately and it never ceases to amaze us of the new things that we pick up on each time we

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Dust and Exercise

Question:    Here in SW Nebraska, we have had a very dry fall and winter so far coupled with some really warm days along with some wind.  This is not particularly unusual for us, but it does create a high level of health challenges in our feedlot setting.  On the one

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More on Placing Livestock

I have come to the conclusion that most livestock don’t feel safe in their home pastures, no matter where they live, which is why, when Bud moved them,they were convinced that the place he left them was safe and the place they wanted to be.  The increase in production and

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Rushing to Feed

Rushing to feed is mainly just a bad habit that should not be tolerated since this keeps the cattle stressed and focusing on when someone is going to change paddocks instead of grazing right up to the moment you tell them to move.  This also encourages the cow to forget

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Mixing Groups of Heifers

Question: . . . . We have three pens of calves, 100 head, any where from 450-600 lb. heifers. We have had them all about the same length of time 3-4 weeks. We have taken them for a couple walks in the 115 acre pasture. The question is, can we

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“Settling” a Saddle Horse

Comment: . . . .   I had my best (but aged) saddle horse shipped here (2,000 mile trip with stays at new barns etc) and when he arrived he was in a real funk- he was listless, wondering around the pasture and not really recognizing me or my wife

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Settling Livestock

Most people who are wanting to learn how to place animals in such a way that they will stay, put too much emphasis on “settling” them after they get there. Please read “Question About Placing Animals” in Bud’s March 15, 2012 posting where he emphasizes the importance of driving them

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www.stockmanshipjournal.com

I’ve spent the last few days reading the material Whit Hibbard has on his www.stockmanshipjournal.com website.  He has really done a good job of documenting Bud’s Stockmanship methods.  If you are a serious student of Bud’s livestock handling methods or just interested in some of the stories Bud told I

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