We had another excellent school before the 2018 Bud Summit (which was also great!). Thanks to Eunice Williams (Mom!) for her great assistance with the school and to all the participants. As always, this was “the best school ever!”
This is a great article by Walt Davis about grassfed beef and how NPR interprets various things from the grassfed beef industry to climate change:
Richard and I read a great article today about a new (to us) term, “Complexity Bias.” Basically it says that people prefer the more complex answer rather than the more simple answer. We find this in our schools where people try and complicate things when it’s really not necessary. This is a good read no matter what business you are in!
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas from Hand ‘n Hand Livestock Solutions!
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2
That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! Psalm 30:12
Wishing you and yours a glorious Thanksgiving holiday and many more to come!
This school was the farthest north we have ever taught (53.3 degrees N)! Thanks to the Melfort Royal Canadian Legion Branch for letting us present in their lovely hall. It was great to see the memorabilia of their local service men and women.
We had a chance to drive some calves in a local background yard where the participants were able to see how calves react when they don’t understand what “driving” means. It wasn’t long before they were driving great in and out of their pens. However, this gave the attendees a good view of what their calves might look like when they walk into the pen so they don’t worry they are doing something “not quite right!”
We had our first Livestock Marketing and Proper Stockmanship school in Alberta in Twin Butte near beautiful Waterton Park.
Read our most recent article about Proper Stockmanship in the Holistic Management blog: holisticmanagement.org/featured-blog-posts/what-is-proper-stockmanship
Once again, Richard and I just finished “the best school ever”! The attendees saw value in what we were presenting and came prepared to learn. That’s half the process right there. And, the Quality Inn and Conference Center was a great facility with good food and service.
Here’s a great article about Proper Stockmanship!
June/July 2017 Drover’s