Experience teaches only the teachable.

— Aldous Huxley

Marketing and Stockmanship School Coming to
Bolivar, Missouri February 27-March 1, 2023

We decided to always put on a school before the Bud Summit. That way, new interested people can attend our school and then be eligible to attend the Bud Summit or previous attendees can brush up on their skills by attending another school before the Summit.

Bolivar, Missouri is half an hour north of Springfield and about two and a half hours south of the Kansas City International Airport. We will hold the school and Bud Summit in a meeting room inside a very nice restaurant on the south side of Bolivar. Smith’s Restaurant in Bolivar will also provide our lunches! Yum!

Eunice Williams will be joining us for this school!

Hours—

Marketing School: February 27, 8 am to 5 pm and February 28, 8 am to 12 noon

Stockmanship School: February 28, 1 pm to 5 pm and March 1, 8 am to 5 pm

Meeting Location—

Smith’s Restaurant, 1340 State Hwy U, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-777-6484. There is another Smith’s Restaurant in Springfield, that is not where the school will be held.

Sleeping Rooms—

1: Best Western Plus, 777 E San Martin St, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-0188 (highest quality, most expensive).
2: Comfort Inn, 2451 W Tower Dr, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-6169
3: Country Inn, 1819 S Wommack Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-8004
4: Super 8, 1919 S Wommack Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-777-8888
5: Red Cedar Motel, 5100 S Scenic Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-599-8504 (cheapest, yet good quality, and they have RV hookups in case you want to bring your RV!)

Map—

2023 Bud Summit—

Attendance at this school qualifies you to attend the 2023 Bud Summit on the evening of March 2 and all day on March 3 also at Smith’s Restaurant in Bolivar, MO. This event is a gathering of “Budders” who are using the marketing and stockmanship to further their livestock enterprises. The format is loose and will include discussion by the attendees, questions and answers, video narrated by Bud Williams, and networking with producers from all around the continent. For more information about the Bud Summit or how to attend, contact Eunice Williams at 417-719-4910 or eunice@stockmanship.com.

Marketing School Outline—

Using lecture, questions/answers, current market data, and actual math calculations (bring a calculator), we will cover—

  • Know and Understand Yourself
  • The only price that matters (hint, there won’t be any crystal ball involved)
  • Know your resources (money, feed, livestock, and time) and how to manage them
  • Sell/Buy compared to Buy/Sell
  • Find Relationships and determine what to sell and what to buy
  • Marketing for the Cow/Calf Producer
  • Determine the value of breeding stock
  • How to eliminate guesswork, hoping, and doubt
  • How to use the provided excel spreadsheets
  • Make a profit and stay in business!

Marketing School Bonus—

Attendees will also get the opportunity to buy the new book, “Proper Livestock Marketing 101” by Bud Williams for half price, only $200!

Stockmanship School Outline—

Using lecture, questions/answers, and movies, we will cover—

  • Research Benefits
  • Pressure and Release
  • How we Communicate with our Livestock
  • Instincts of Humans and Livestock
  • Predator/Prey Relationship
  • Positioning
  • Movement
  • Training the Herd
  • At the Gate
  • Working in the Corral
  • Sorting Livestock
  • Weaning and Receiving Livestock
  • Loading Livestock
  • Our Attitude

Registration Fee

No charge for interested kids age 18 and under attending with a parent. Please email or call us so we can have the correct number of handouts available.

We haven’t raised our school fees in many years, and expenses are finally getting to a point where we must make the change. However, our prices will remain at previous levels if you register before January 27 (a month before the school)!

Charge for adults is $850 USD per person for both the Marketing and Stockmanship School or $550 USD per person for either school alone. Before January 27, take advantage of the special early bird rate of $700 USD for both schools or $450 USD for just one! Two people from the same family/ranch can “buy one, get one half off.”

Lunch is included three days for both schools or one day (the full day) for one school.

To Register

If you would like to register to attend this school, you may either pay by mail or on-line using PayPal. Because PayPal charges us a fee for each transaction, we will ask you to pay that fee if you register using PayPal.

  • Click here for a pdf file to print and mail with your check in USD (save PayPal fees).
  • If you would like to pay online in USD using PayPal (PayPal fees included), choose an option below.

Register to attend both the Marketing and Stockmanship Schools

Before January 27: Marketing and Stockmanship Schools, $735 for one person (February 27-March 1, 8 am to 5 pm, lunch included all three days). Rate raises to $893 after January 27.



Before January 27: Marketing and Stockmanship Schools, $1103 for two people from the same ranch (February 27-March 1, 8 am to 5 pm, lunch included all three days). Rate raises to $1,339 after January 27.



Register to attend just the Marketing School

Before January 27: Marketing School only, $473 for one person (February 27, 8 am to 5 pm and February 28, 8 am to 12 noon; lunch included on February 27). Rate raises to $578 after January 27.



Before January 27: Marketing School only, $709 for two people from the same ranch (February 27, 8 am to 5 pm and February 28, 8 am to 12 noon; lunch included on February 27). Rate raises to $866 after January 27.



Register to attend just the Stockmanship School

Before January 27: Stockmanship School only, $473 for one person (February 28, 1 pm to 5 pm and March 1, 8 am to 5 pm; lunch included on March 1). Rate raises to $578 after January 27.



Before January 27: Stockmanship School only, $709 for two people from the same ranch (February 28, 1 pm to 5 pm and March 1, 8 am to 5 pm; lunch included on March 1). Rate raises to $866 after January 27.



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