Edinburg, Virginia School, June 7-10, 2017

We had a fun trip to Virginia for a marketing and stockmanship school at J&L Green Farm with Jordan and Laura Green. They are doing excellent work not only on their own farm with pastured poultry, hogs, and beef but also in helping others start their own farms. You can read more about their work helping other farmers on their Facebook page at FarmBuilderJordan

Also, Jordan did a video interview with us covering some basics and also questions about both Livestock Marketing and Proper Stockmanship. Watch it here.

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Low Stress Livestock Handling Clinic by Whit and Dawn

Eunice and I attended a 2-day “Low Stress Livestock Handling Clinic” taught by Dawn Hnatow (www.cattleupstockmanship.com) and Whit Hibbard, the man behind the Stockmanship Journal (www.stockmanshipjournal.com), and hosted by Ryan Brand at the K Barr C Ranch near Burbank, Oklahoma.

It was a great school with lots of good information and sharing. It’s important that people who have a good knowledge of the true work of Bud Williams spread that word so more and more people can have an opportunity to learn and benefit from proper stockhandling.

It is an honor to be in the same picture with many of the best, most experienced, and knowledgeable stockmen and stockwomen in the world. Thanks for having a great school.

— Richard

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Lazy Weaned Calf Lawn Mowing

Because neither Richard or I like to mow our lawn, and because we have all these handy “automatic” lawnmowers, we do what we call “weed and feed” with our cattle.

Today I’m using our newly (exactly a week ago) weaned calves to do the work for me. I set up polywire around my flowers and shrubs in all sorts of jigs and jogs to get the most of our grazing. It was so nice to go out in the pasture, drive the calves up (got a nice buck-out along the way!), and put them into this maze to do my lawn-mowing for me!
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