Marketing and Stockmanship School Coming to
Melfort, SK, October 18-21, 2017

Meeting Location—

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 30, 101 Macleod Ave E, Melfort, SK, Canada

Hours—

Marketing School: Classroom: October 18, 8 am to 5 pm and October 19, 8 am to 12 noon

Stockmanship School: Classroom: October 19, 1 pm to 5 pm, October 20, 8 am to 5 pm, and October 21, 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 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.

Charges are $750 USD/$1000 CAD each for the full 4 day school; $450 USD/$600 CAD each for just the Marketing School; or $500 USD/$665 CAD each for just the Stockmanship School. Two people attending from the same ranch can “buy one, get one half off.” Three people from the same ranch can just use the discount for one of the three attendees. If five people from one ranch will be attending, contact us for price.

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

To Register

This training program (Marketing and Stockmanship or Marketing only, not available for just the Stockmanship) is registered with Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Farm Business Development Initiative (FBDI) which is part of the Federal-Provincial Growing Forward 2 suite of agricultural programs. For more information, please visit your nearest Regional Office or visit the FBDI website.

This close to the school we can no longer accept snail mail checks. If you would like to pay online using US dollars with PayPal, choose an option below. If you can’t pay using PayPal but do want to reserve your space, please email us at tina@handnhandlivestocksolutions.com. Don’t call or text after October 6th, as our phones won’t work in Canada.

When using PayPal, 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 (if before October 6 or email tina@handnhandlivestocksolutions.com if after October 6) 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,
Melfort, SK, October 18-21, 2017

Marketing and Stockmanship Schools, $750 USD for one person (October 18-21, 8 am to 5 pm, lunch included all four days).



Marketing and Stockmanship Schools, $1125 USD for two people from the same ranch (October 18-21, 8 am to 5 pm, lunch included all four days).



Register to attend just the Marketing School,
Melfort, SK, October 18-19, 2017

Marketing School only, $450 USD for one person (October 18, 8 am to 5 pm and October 19, 8 am to 12 noon; lunch included on October 18).



Marketing School only, $675 USD for two people from the same ranch (October 18, 8 am to 5 pm and October 19, 8 am to 12 noon; lunch included on October 18).



Register to attend just the Stockmanship School,
Melfort, SK, October 19-21, 2017

Stockmanship School only, $500 USD for one person (October 19, 1 pm to 5 pm, October 20 and 21, 8 am to 5 pm; lunch included October 20-21).



Stockmanship School only, $750 USD for two people from the same ranch (October 19, 1 pm to 5 pm, October 20 and 21, 8 am to 5 pm; lunch included October 20-21).



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