Saturday April 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM CDT
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Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
1616 W. Crawford St.
Salina, KS 67401

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Mary Howell
Kansas Farmers Union & Kansas Graziers Association

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Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshop with Lynn Locatelli, DVM

This workshop, part of the Amazing Grazing Series of Educational Events, will be offered April 12, 2014 at Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 1616 W. Crawford St. in Salina, KS. 785-823-1791.

People’s interaction with livestock can have either a negative or positive impact on animal health, performance, and subsequent handling ease. Cattlexpressions Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshop will explain how to reduce stress on animals and their handlers during several critical points: cow-calf, backgrounding, stocker and feedlot operations.

Dr Lynn Locatelli of Cattlexpressions is a student of renowned animal handling expert Bud Williams. Dr Lynn began her veterinary career in Benkelman, Nebraska after graduating from UC Davis, and has 19 years of experience in both large animal veterinary practice and consultation. She educates many by private consultation and as a national and international speaker at veterinary seminars and cattleman’s conferences. She resides in Watrous, New Mexico.

8:00 Registration
9:00 Welcome
9:05 Understanding Cattle Behavior in Order to Modify Our Behavior And     Effectively Communicate with Cattle
10:00 Bud Williams Low Stress Cattle Handling Concepts and Techniques for Cattle Movement
11:00 Managing Cattle Movement During Grazing
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Cow-Calf Production Event Management and Calf-Formative Behavior
2:00 Weaning, Acclimation and Transition Management
3:00 Processing and Shipping Facilities Design, Trouble Shooting and Effective Use
4:00 Wrap-Up and Questions, Turn in Evaluations

Everyone has a little different opinion about what low stress animal handling means. Plan to attend this Low Stress Cattle Handling session to learn cattle handling techniques that will improve cattle health, well being, performance, handler safety and profitability in your operation.

Registration for the day is $25.00.

A block of rooms for $52.00 is reserved at Salina Ramada, 785-823-1739.

Olsburg Ranch Tour

Two Olsburg ranches will highlight working facilities, on May 3, that utilize low stress methods to quietly and effectively process cattle, sheep and goats.  The tour highlighting low stress handling will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the Edwards Ranch, 15225 Dry Creek Road, Olsburg.  The working facility designed by Bill, that he can operate alone, will be demonstrated starting at 10:00.

A catered, noon picnic lunch will be served at the Joseph Hubbard Barn, 5025 Highway 16, Olsburg.  Joseph raises sheep and goats and has designed and will demonstrate the facility using Bud Williams philosophies for low stress, small animal handling.

Alan Hubbard is one of the first ranchers in Northeast Kansas to adopt Rotational Grazing (MiG, Management-intensive Grazing). Alan will present his lessons learned with cattle handling and grazing management.  The tour will then resume to the low stress facilities designed to work in sync with livestock psychology and behavior to minimize stress and improve safety to both the animals and the rancher. The tour should conclude by 4:00 p.m. 

Registration is $15.00 and includes lunch. Please register online here.  For questions or folks with no email to register: Call Mary Howell at 785-562-8726.

This tour is the last “Amazing Grazing” event sponsored with funding from North Central Risk Management Education Center, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  Partners include the Kansas Farmers Union, Kansas SARE, Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops, Kansas Graziers, Kansas NRCS, and Kansas Grazing Land Coalition.