Stockmanship Seminar

5:30 p.m., December 17, 2013

 

The clinic will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration and a dinner followed by the clinic beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.  Ratcliff Ranch is located at 24645 S. Highway 2, Vinita, OK.  For dinner reservations, please RSVP to the Oklahoma Beef Council at 405-840-3777 or samato@oklabeef.org. 

 

 

Ratcliff Ranch to Host Cattle Handling Event with Renowned Expert, Curt Pate

 

Ranchers and farmers have the opportunity to fine tune their cattle handling skills with one of the nation’s most sought after clinicians, Curt Pate on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in a seminar hosted by Ratcliff Ranch in Vinita, Oklahoma and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and the Oklahoma Beef Council.  The clinic will focus on low-stress cattle handling techniques with the intent of enhancing profitability by working with the natural instincts of cattle.

 

For more than a decade Curt has conducted demonstrations and clinics on stockmanship, colt starting, horsemanship and safety.  His abilities conducting both horsemanship and stockmanship demonstrations along with his ability as an effective communicator make him one of the most sought after clinicians on both the national and international scene.

 

His personal experience incorporating effective stockmanship principles supports a “for profit” mindset; he fully understands the increased economic benefits of handling stock correctly. Just as important, as livestock production comes under increased scrutiny, is the understanding Curt has of the impact that improved handling practices create for the longevity of the cattle industry.

 

Topics covered at the clinic include:

  • Working cattle in corrals and alleyways.
  • Sorting and processing techniques.
  • Strategies for receiving cattle.
  • Low-stress loading procedures.
  • Proper use of equipment to assure low-stress handling.

 

The clinic will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration and a dinner followed by the clinic beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.  Ratcliff Ranch is located at 24645 S. Highway 2, Vinita, OK.  For dinner reservations, please RSVP to the Oklahoma Beef Council at 405-840-3777 or samato@oklabeef.org. 

 

 

We encourage producers of all ages and capabilities to come out and learn from one of the best stockmen around.  Opportunities like this do not come around often.

 

 

Directions to Ratcliff Ranch, 24645 S. Highway 2, Vinita, OK 

 

On Will Rogers Turnpike

 

Take the OK-66/US-60 exit, EXIT 289, toward Vinita.

 

Turn right onto US-60/US-69/E Illinois Ave/OK-66.

 

Turn right onto N Wilson St/OK-2. Continue to follow OK-2.OK-2 is just past S Vann St

 

24645 S HIGHWAY 2.Your destination is just past N4410 Rd

 

If you reach E 240 Rd you've gone about 0.8 miles too far