Northern Ag Network's Lane Nordlund had the opportunity to speak with the Beef Quality Assurance State Coordinator, Bill Pelton, to discuss the Low Stress Stockmanship Clinic that will be hosted in Belgrade this September. Attending the workshop will also give producers an opportunity to get BQA certified. Bill also talked about why it's important to get BQA certified.
Additional Information about the Clinic:
Whit Hibbard, is a fourth generation Montana cattle and sheep rancher and former national park mounted ranger. Whit is a student of low-stress livestock handling, natural horsemanship, ranch roping, and facilities design. He believes strongly in the importance and value of stockmanship and is committed to its serious study and promotion. Whit participated in a major paradigm shift on his family's ranch (Sieben Live Stock Co., Adel, Montana) from conventional to low-stress livestock handling. He was the director of a highly successful two-year project to round up trespass livestock from Mexico in Big Bend National Park which used a stockmanship approach (see The Stockman Grass Farmer cover story, December, 2007) and similarly walked in wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Whit is not an authority on stockmanship, but with the contributions of subject experts he intends for the Journal to be authoritative. Holding a Ph.D. in Human Science and with three books and six peer-reviewed journal articles to his credit, Whit brings an appreciation for scientific rigor, critical thinking, evidence-based rationality, and empirical research skills to the study of stockmanship.
This 2-day clinic is all presented in a classroom setting, attend one day or two beginning at 9 am on Wednesday and 8 am on Thursday. All attendees are eligible for Beef Quality Assurance Certification. Lunch will be provided each day. There is also a Montana State Football home game on Thursday evening at 7 pm. Contact Bill Pelton, Montana BQA State Coordinator at (406) 671-5100 for more information. Space is limited so don't wait to sign up! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.
Sponsored in part by: Accelerated Genetics, Origen, Select Sires, Genex, Stockman Bank, Montana Beef Quality Assurance, Montana Beef Check Off, Pelton Livestock Marketing & Consulting and Ranch Wise.
Source: Bill Pelton Livestock Marketing and Consulting