Stockmanship - How to use the Bud Williams method of low stress cattle handling and herding to move livestock on the open range.
Steve Cote from the National Resources Conservation Service in Arco, Idaho has written an easy to understand book on cattle herding on extensive rangeland. This book contains many diagrams that show you how to turn, move, and sort large and small herds of cattle. The cattle herd will stay together, drive easily, and stay where you put the without fences. Low stress handling methods will also reduce sickness and facilitate grazing management. Learning these methods will enable rancers to quietly move cattle in pasture rotation systems and keep them out of fragile riperian areas along streams. In grazing rotation systems, a common mistake is to allow mother cows to run wildly into the next pasture. This results in stressed calves that get separated from their mothers. The Bud Williams cattle herding methods will make it possible to move the cows in a slow controlled manner, so they will remain with their calves. This book is separated into individual PDF files for the cover, introduction, and each chapter. This wil lmake it easier ot download and print.
Steve Cote has given me permission to post his entire book on www.grandin.com - Temple Grandin.
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