Low-Stress Stockmanship with Whit Hibbard, Miles City MT


Whit Hibbard, is a fourth generation Montana cattle and sheep rancher and former national park mounted ranger. Whit is 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. Whit participated in a major paradigm shift on his family's ranch (Sieben Live Stock Co., Cascade, Montana) 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 (see The Stockman Grass Farmer cover story, December, 2007) and similarly walked in wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Whit is the publisher/ editor of Stockmanship Journal. Holding a Ph.D. in Human Science and with three books and six peer-reviewed journal articles to his credit, Whit brings an appreciation for scientific rigor, critical thinking, evidence-based rationality, and empirical research skills to the study of stockmanship.

This 1-day clinic is all presented in a classroom setting, beginning at 9:00 am on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Miles City Livestock Commission. The cost is $30 per person and all attendees are eligible for Beef Quality Assurance Certification. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Lunch will be provided. Contact Bill Pelton, Montana BQA State Coordinator at 406.671.5100 or Tamara Choat at 406.853.6040 for more information. 

Miles City Livestock Commission – 337 Interstate 94 Business Loop, Miles City, MT 59301 –View Map
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