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Low Stress Livestock Handling School
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March 8, 2013 12:14 p.m.

Low Stress Livestock Handling School

Presented by Richard McConnell and Tina Williams of Hand ‘n Hand Livestock Solutions

If you are interested in making livestock production more enjoyable and profitable, then this is the school for you! If you are not sure, ask yourself the following questions:

 How much value is there in extra pounds per animal and extra animals due to a lower death loss?

 How much value is there in being able to graze the exact pasture

needing grazing that day, rather than being forced to go in a certain pattern because the only way you can move your livestock is to open a gate and move them into the adjacent pasture?

 How much is it worth to you to have a happy spouse/child working with you rather than seeing them stomp off in disgust because you’ve yelled at them one too many times when the livestock didn’t work well?

 How much is it worth to not have to re-build fence, doctor cuts and scrapes on livestock and/or people, or take anyone to the emergency room after a day of working your livestock?

 How much is it worth to be able to gather all your animals (instead of good old #27 always finding a way to evade capture)? Or if you just need one animal, wouldn’t it be nice to just bring it up alone and do what’s necessary?

 How much satisfaction is there in doing a job quietly, smoothly, easily, and with all parties (people and livestock) happy and healthy after it’s all done?

These are all things good stockmanship can help you with!


Lincoln University

George Washington Carver Farm

3804 Bald Hill Road

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Contact: Vonna Kesel

(573) 681-5312

Please tell us if you need special accommodations.

Lincoln University Cooperative Research (LUCR) invites you to the...


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesday)


Monday, March 25 and

Tuesday, 26, 2013

Cooperative Research

Richard McConnell and Tina Williams

Highlights of School

 What is the value of stockmanship?

 Advantages to the handler and to the livestock?

 Using the natural instincts of livestock

 Predator/prey relationship

 Your positioning

 Pressure and release

 Movement—good and bad

 Where and how to begin training the herd

 At the gate

 Sorting livestock

 Working in the corral

 Loading livestock

 Receiving new animals

 Weaning

 Our attitude as we deal with our livestock





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Phone # email address

Cost is $30.00 per person. The pre‐registration deadline is Friday, March 22, 2013. Lunch is included.

Make checks out to: Lincoln University Cooperation Extension

Mail to: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

c/o Vonna Kesel

900 Chestnut Street

Room 109 Allen Hall

Jefferson City, MO 65101

(573) 681‐5312 (phone)

(573) 681‐5313 (fax)

Email: KeselV@LincolnU.edu

Lincoln University is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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