Low-stress stockmanship clinic planned Oct. 7, Miles City

(MILES CITY, Mont.) – Ranchers and students of effective livestock handling have the opportunity to learn from low-stress
stockmanship expert Whit Hibbard on Friday, Oct. 7 in Miles City. Hibbard will present a day-long seminar on stockmanship,
which improves animal productivity, economic performance and human and animal safety. The clinic is hosted by the
Montana Beef Quality Assurance program. The classroom style program will run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Miles City
Livestock Commission. Cost is $30, which includes lunch.
Trained in the style of legendary livestock handler Bud Williams, Hibbard shares his experience as a working cattleman and
lifelong scholar of animal handling in his clinics. Hibbard is a fourth-generation Montana cattle and sheep rancher and
former national park mounted ranger, and 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.
Hibbard participated in a major paradigm shift on his family’s ranch, Sieben Live Stock Co. in Adel, Mont., 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 and similarly walked in wild horses at
Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Hibbard is the publisher and editor of Stockmanship Journal, authors a bi-monthly guest
editorial for Drovers magazine on stockmanship, and teaches clinics on low-stress livestock handling.
More information is available on the event Facebook page. Participants can register at Eventbrite or by calling Bill Pelton at

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The Montana Stockgrowers Association, a non-profit membership organization, has worked on behalf of Montana’s cattle ranching families since 1884. Our mission is to protect and enhance Montana ranch families’ ability to grow and deliver safe, healthy, environmentally wholesome beef to the world.

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