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Low Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs
Nature's Way Farm
Grimshaw, AB
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Sep 14, 2019 8:30 AM

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Kids (under the age of 12) Free Sales Ended
Younger Agrarians CA$80.00 (CA$84.99 w/service fee) Sales Ended
(if you are 12-18 years old)
Additional Farm Unit CA$150.00 (CA$158.49 w/service fee) Sales Ended
Single CA$180.00 (CA$189.99 w/service fee) Sales Ended


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 finale on Saturday night with the local beekeeper and singer/songwriter The Honeycowboy.

When: September 14+15, 2019

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


Saturday, Sept. 14th:
     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, Sept. 15th:
     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


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


Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No


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