Misconceptions of Low-Stress Handling

This article was published May 30, 2016 in Drovers, and somehow we missed promoting it on our web page at the time. I’m going with “better late than never” and posting it now! These misconceptions are things we cover in our schools and some are really important differences between Proper Stockmanship and some other stockmanship “methods” or thoughts.

Read the article here.

Categories: Recent and Stockmanship.

Complexity Bias Explained

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!

Categories: Attitude, Management, and Recent.

Merry Christmas 2017

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


Categories: Family and Recent.

Melfort, Saskatchewan, October 18-21, 2017

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!”


Categories: Photos and Recent.