Colorado State University, in partnership with the Beef Checkoff, Colorado Livestock Association, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and other groups will host two workshops in early July focused on stockmanship.
Stockmanship is the knowledgeable and skillful handling of livestock in a safe, efficient, effective, and low stress manner with the intent of enhancing cattle operation profitability and improving animal welfare. Effective stockmanship should improve both the quality of life for humans and animals, and is consumer friendly.
The events will take place at Cargill’s Yuma, Colo. feedyard on July 1 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM and at Magnum Feedyard, Wiggins, Colo. on July 2 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.
Topics will include management of receiving and shipping cattle, pen riding, general cattle handling, and an afternoon chute-side management of processing cattle. Curt Pate will share his ideas and knowledge with interested people by helping them to hone their skills as cattlemen and women to improve their stockmanship and stewardship.
Sponsors for the programs include Elanco, Merck Animal Health and Zoetis.
To RSVP, Contact Travis Hoffman, Colorado BQA Coordinator by June 24. Call 970-491-2333 or e-mail Travis.Hoffman@colostate.edu.