Proper Stockmanship and Livestock Marketing — Your Keys to Successful Ranch Management
Have you heard about “Stockmanship” and wondered just what it was? Have you read something about Bud Williams or others who teach stockmanship and thought you might like to learn more? Would you like to learn marketing techniques based on today’s price rather than a crystal ball? If so, this web page has many resources to help you.
Good stockmanship is not about having “tame” animals you can pet or trick into the corral with grain, going slow as you work livestock, or just not yelling. It means having the tools to keep your livestock in the proper mental state as they go through the entire production process including rotating pastures, gathering, sorting, weaning, backgrounding, feedlot management, and loading with the results of lowered stress and better quality of life for you and your livestock.
The emotional element of livestock is often ignored or misunderstood. They appear to be (and are often treated as) unemotional and stupid, when they are neither. Emotional stress can cause as much or more damage to production as the physical stress of poor feed, bad weather, or rough handling.
As well as being a premier stock handler, Bud Williams also developed livestock marketing techniques based on today’s price and simple math to assist you in making profitable management decisions about what to sell and what to buy. We continue to teach and explain his techniques.
Attend a Hand ‘n Hand Livestock Solutions school and learn how proper stockmanship can make your livestock handling experiences easier and more enjoyable and how combining good stockmanship with these marketing techniques can make your ranch more profitable.