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Auditing facilities and cattle handling

Canadian feedlot animal care assessment — Part 4

Properly constructed facilities and appropriate cattle-handling equipment confine cattle safely and efficiently with minimal stress and risk of injury to cattle and workers, going a long way to help alleviate much of the stress and frustration staff experience when working with excited, stubborn or aggressive animals. Auditors award five points if facilities and equipment are […] Read more

Tina Williams and Richard McConnell have learned that less is more when handling cattle

Proper stockmanship, the Bud Williams’ way

If you want to build trust in your cattle, apply the right kind of pressure on them and learn to take two steps back

Cow whisperer’ Bud Williams used to have a saying when he was working cattle: “Slow is fast and less is more.” Now, four years after his death, Bud’s daughter and son-in-law are carrying on that tradition by teaching proper stockmanship — the Bud Williams’ way. “Cattlemen have been led to believe that the only way […] Read more


Vesta plans to begin construction on a  European-designed water treatment plant this fall putting him on schedule to open in the first quarter of 2016.

New Alta. packer seeks Harmony by design

Rich Vesta’s pride in his family’s state-of-the-industry beef-processing plant is evident as he talks about the features that will make Harmony Beef a one-of-a-kind plant in North America. The modernized Rancher’s Beef facility located in a vast industrial area east of Balzac, Alta. is now loaded with the latest European technology to provide a safe, […] Read more