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Low Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs
Nature's Way Farm
Grimshaw, AB
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Low Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs
"Low-stress livestock handling can contribute to the well being of your cattle by allowing you to handle them in all situations in a safe, calm, efficient manner  effectively minimizing the amount of stress you expose your cattle to." Dylan Biggs

Are you running your herd of cattle or are they running you? There is lot's to learn and to know about not only the behavior of our animals but also about the way we are handling them. Come on out for the two-day workshop at Nature's Way Farm in Grimshaw. Dylan Biggs from TK Ranch is going to share his incredible knowledge and experience with the Peace Country folks. This 2-day workshop includes theoretical and practical components. Plus join us for a tour of Nature's Way Farm and a musical final on Saturday night with the local beekeeper and singer/songwriter The Honeycowboy.

When: June 8+9, 2019

Where: Nature's Way Farm-  Grimshaw, AB- 10 km south of Grimshaw on Range Road 242

Schedule:

Saturday, June 8th:
     8.30 am Arrival and Welcome
     9.00 am Low-Stress Livestock Handling Seminar (Part1)
     12.30 pm Lunch
     1.30 pm Low-Stress Livestock Handling Seminar (Part1)
     5.00 pm Potluck
     6.30 pm Farm Tour: Nature's Way Farm
     8.00 pm The Honeycowboy
Sunday, June 9th:
     9.00 am Low-Stress Livestock Handling Seminar (Part2)
     12.30 Lunch
     1.00 pm Low-Stress Livestock Handling Seminar (Part2)
     4.00 pm Wrap-Up

About the Workshop:

    The definition and benefits of a manageable herd
    Understanding how our natural instincts can be   counterproductive when working with animals
    How to think like a cow-understanding why cows do what they do
    The building blocks for training your herd to be manageable
    The basic skills of good handling
    Where, when and how to pressure the flight zone of a herd or animal
    Understanding the dynamics of herding
    Demonstrations through video and cattle handling

    Training your herd to drive
    Good herd movement
    Gaining control of herd direction
    Controlling herd speed
    Coordinating people for a successful move
    Processing and loading livestock
    Sorting livestock

Location

Nature's Way Farm (View)
Range Road 242 South
Grimshaw, AB T0H 1W0
Canada


Categories

Education > Tours
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No

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