We now offer online courses on Livestock Marketing and Proper Stockmanship!
We will post video lessons week by week on password-protected web pages the class attendees can watch on their own time, then we will schedule zoom meetings with the class to discuss the materials and answer questions before we move onto the next lesson.
You will need moderately fast internet in order to watch the videos and participate in the zoom calls. You will also need a larger tablet, a laptop, or a desktop computer to watch the videos on. Although you could watch them on your phone, it will be hard to see the nuances you will need to understand (especially in the stockmanship course).
We held both a Livestock Marketing and a Proper Stockmanship online course in January and February and received some very nice testimonials from those students. You can read four of them at the top of our list of testimonials here.
Charge for either course for adults is $400 per person. Two people from the same family/ranch can “buy one, get one half off” and pay $600. Three people from the same ranch can just use the discount for one of the three attendees. If five or more come from the same ranch, call us for pricing. Your own kids age 18 and under attend free.
After choosing an option below, you can adjust the number you would like to buy. IE, if you will be registering 4 people, click the option for 2 people, and, on the PayPal site, change the “Quantity” to “2.” If you will be registering 3 people, choose the one person option and the 2 person option and both will be added to your shopping cart.
After you have made your PayPal choices below, adjusted the number of people, and you are ready to pay, if you have a PayPal account, choose “PayPal Checkout.” If you do not have a PayPal account and want to pay with your credit card, choose “Check out, Pay without a PayPal account.”
Learn more below—
Proper Stockmanship Course
The next course runs October-November, 2022
Watch this page for Registration information when we get closer.
- Research benefits
- Pressure and release
- How we communicate with our livestock
- Instincts of humans and livestock
- Predator/Prey relationship
- Positioning and movement
- Training the herd
- At the gate and working in the corral
- Sorting, weaning, receiving, and loading
- Our attitude
Livestock Marketing Course
This course starts July 8, and access to all videos ends September 8, 2022
Course after that will be January-February, 2023
Special Note: After registering, those attending this course will have the option to buy “Proper Livestock Marketing 101” at the reduced price of $200 (regular $400).
We will post the first videos on July 8 and two videos per week through the last videos on July 29. You will have access to watch the course videos until September 8 at which time the access will end. If you have a specific need or emergency, please contact us for an extension.
Using lecture, questions/answers, current market data, and actual math calculations, 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 (another hint, every cow/calf producer becomes a stocker manager when their calves get to about 300 pounds!)
- Determine the value of breeding stock
- Make a profit and stay in business!