Marketing and Stockmanship School Coming to
Virden, MB, October 23-26, 2018

Meeting Location—

Jays Inn & Suites, 320 Frontage Road W., Virden, MB, Canada, 204-748-2223. If you would like to stay at the hotel with us, ask for “Hand ‘n Hand Livestock Solutions” when you make your reservation.

Hours—

Marketing School: Classroom: October 23, 8 am to 5 pm and October 24, 8 am to 12 noon

Stockmanship School: Classroom: October 24, 1 pm to 5 pm, October 25, 8 am to 5 pm, and October 26, 8 am to 12 noon; then we will go to a ranch and drive some cows (weather permitting) from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Marketing School Outline—

Using lecture, questions/answers, current local and regional market data, and actual math calculations (bring a calculator), we will cover—

  • Know and Understand Yourself
  • The only price that matters (hint, there won’t be any crystal ball involved)
  • Know your resources (money, feed, livestock, and time) and how to manage them
  • Sell/Buy compared to Buy/Sell
  • Find Relationships and determine what to sell and what to buy
  • Marketing for the Cow/Calf Producer
  • Determine the Value of Breeding Stock
  • Make a profit and stay in business!

Stockmanship School Outline—

Using lecture, questions/answers, movies, and half a day of driving livestock (weather permitting) we will cover—

  • Research Benefits
  • Pressure and Release
  • How we Communicate with our Livestock
  • Instincts of Humans and Livestock
  • Predator/Prey Relationship
  • Positioning
  • Movement
  • Training the Herd
  • At the Gate
  • Working in the Corral
  • Sorting Livestock
  • Weaning and Receiving Livestock
  • Loading Livestock
  • Our Attitude

Registration Fee

No charge for interested kids age 18 and under attending with a parent, though we need a count for meals, so please let us know how many kids will be attending when you register.

Charges for registrations received BEFORE October 9 are $750 USD/$980 CAD each for the full 4 day school; $450 USD/$580 CAD each for just the Marketing School; or $500 USD/$650 CAD each for just the Stockmanship School.

For registrations received after October 9, add $25 (USD or CAD) per person per school or $50 (USD or CAD) per person for both the Marketing and Stockmanship Schools.

Two people from the same family/ranch can “buy one, get one half off.” Three people attending from the same ranch can only use the discount for one of the three attendees. If you will be bringing five or more people to the school, please call for pricing.

Lunch is included four days for both schools or the full day(s) for one school.

To Register

Registration will close one week before the school begins (October 16). Please register or call before that date to confirm your spot. We might be able to accept late registrations, but can’t guarantee them. Remember, registrations made after October 9 will include a $25 per person per school additional cost.

If you would like to register to attend this school, you may either pay by mail or on-line using PayPal.

Click here for a pdf file to print and mail with your check in either US dollars or Canadian dollars. Please do not mail checks after October 2; call or register by PayPal. 

If you would like to pay online using US dollars with PayPal, choose an option below.

After choosing an option, you can adjust the number you would like to buy. IE, if you will be bringing 4 people, click the option for 2 people, and, on the PayPal site, change the “Quantity” to “2.” If you will be bringing 3 people, choose the one person option and the 2 person option and both will be added to your shopping cart. If you will be bringing a group of 5 or more from the same ranch, call Richard at 417-327-6500 for pricing.

After you have made your PayPal choices below, adjusted the number of people, and you are ready to pay, if you have a PayPal account, choose “PayPal Checkout.” If you do not have a PayPal account and want to pay with your credit card, choose “Check out,” Pay without a PayPal account.

Register to attend both the Marketing and Stockmanship Schools,
Virden, MB, October 23-26, 2018

Marketing and Stockmanship Schools, $750 USD for one person (October 23-26, 8 am to 5 pm, lunch included all four days).



Marketing and Stockmanship Schools, $1125 USD for two people from the same ranch (October 23-26, 8 am to 5 pm, lunch included all four days).



Register to attend just the Marketing School,
Virden, MB, October 23-24, 2018

Marketing School only, $450 USD for one person (October 23, 8 am to 5 pm and October 24, 8 am to 12 noon; lunch included on October 23).



Marketing School only, $675 USD for two people from the same ranch (October 23, 8 am to 5 pm and October 24, 8 am to 12 noon; lunch included on October 23).



Register to attend just the Stockmanship School,
Virden, MB, October 24-26, 2018

Stockmanship School only, $500 USD for one person (October 24, 1 pm to 5 pm, October 25 and 26, 8 am to 5 pm; lunch included October 25-26).



Stockmanship School only, $750 USD for two people from the same ranch (October 24, 1 pm to 5 pm, October 25 and 26, 8 am to 5 pm; lunch included October 25-26).



 

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