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The picture to the left is one I took while moving 250 yearling Santa Gertrudis heifers up the mountain...Your cattle can handle just as easily!
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  The sustainability and profitability of any cattle operation is dependent on three factors. Water, forage production and the ratio of income to intputs. There are simple changes most ranches can make which can drastically reduce labor and overall input costs which cost little or nothing to implement. In fact you can learn about some of these things by visiting my Cowherd Management Blog where you will get money saving ideas without spending a dime.

  People (wrongly) assume that to follow an intensive rotational grazing program that you have to split your existing pastures into smaller paddocks. They also (wrongly) assume that they will need to increase water points because of more pastures. By teaching your cattle to act as a herd, you can follow a rotational plan which eliminates the selective grazing which occurs when just moving cattle in and out of paddocks. This method of herding cattle will allow you to graze areas cattle have traditionally avoided as well as reduce the number of water points you need to maintain. This can help you to maintain your herd size through the current drought and increase numbers when the drought ends. If  you want to discuss this further, email me your phone number and I'll give you a free phone consultation.
 
*Reduced Stress Cattle Handling*
The easiest way to realize higher wean weights and yearling ADG's while lower labor costs is by simply changing the way you handle your cattle. Once you and your crew learn to move cattle without stress, you will need less of a crew. If you need more than one full time person per 1,000 cows or 2,000 yearlings, you are spending more on labor than you need. If you are wanting to learn to herd your cattle, by the end of a week you cattle will be beginning to act as a herd so that you can follow rotational grazing plan without the temporary electric fencing normally used. This will also include help with horsemanship as well as suggestions on improving facilities and streamlining infrastructure.
* Too often people go to cattle handling schools or seminars, sit in the classroom for a couple of days and go home confused. I don't want to waste your time and money, or my time. I will go to your ranch for a nominal fee of $1,500 a week plus $0.75 a mile one way from Van Horn and feed for two horses. If you have two or more ranches, or have several ranches in the same area, we can modify the mileage requirement so it can be split between two or more ranches.

If you would like me to speak at your convention or banquet, I am available at the rate of $500 per day plus airfare from El Paso, Texas and overnight lodging if neccessary.*


Reduced Stress Cattle Handling For The Feedlot

Tired of cowboys making "gateless" pulls even after having someone come in to teach reduced stress cattle handling? No matter how good an instructor is, they cannot really make progress in teaching your crew by just spending one day in your lot. First, they can only spend a couple of hours in each section, which is barely enough to get started, plus the people who may be off on that day completely miss instruction. By spending a week, I am able to spend at least an entire day in each section, which allows me to work with everyone, including the hospital crew. It will also allow me to see how your facilities work and make suggestions to improve them.

*If speaking engagement is 500 miles and under, rather than airfare, the $0.75 a mile travel charge from Van Horn, Texas will apply.
**$1,500 per 6 day week plus **$0.75 a mile from Van Horn, Texas** plus board for two horses.
**If you have more than one feedlot, or combine with another feedlot in your area the travel fee will be $0.75 per mile from Van Horn to  the first lot then $0.75 per mile from there to the second lot etc.**

 

Feel free to contact me about these programs or to discuss streamlining your infrastructure by email or calling me at 432.284.1553. With over 35 years handling cattle in all environments but swamps, I am here to help you with all of your cow herd management problems.

Herd Behavior
Economics
Watching the Gate
Cost effectiveness of intensive grazing
Stopping your horse
Contact
Bud Williams Stockmanship

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