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Working dogs series-into

I’ve gone from nothing to to much here on the scoop loop posts.  I’m here in Ryegate all alone as everyone else is Arizona getting ready for the Art of the Cowgirl that happens next week, so I have decided to use the time to get some videos up, before I Leave next week and will be gone for three weeks.

I somehow figured out how to get my stuff of GoPro on my iPad and then on YouTube, then here.  I’ve been working my dogs a lot lately and they are doing good.  

Hopefully this content will get you to thinking or just seeing how dogs can be very effective and have a real positive effect on livestock if appropriate pressure is used.

I’ll put some different things up as they come up. I don’t care what kind of dogs I have, I like them all.  I have been using hanging trees because of my friendship with Charlie Trayer, and I really like them. Mesa has Border Collies and I really like them too.

As you will see, I am not prejudiced to the kind of dog I use, I like ‘em all!

Feedlot series bonus

I had tried to download this before and couldn’t find it and then it showed up on my phone.??

I sure have trouble with this electronic stuff. I think this is a good piece and worth watching if you are interested in stockmanship ideas. The main thing I want to do is promote thought and throw ideas at you to try. The rest is your deal.

Feedlot series-working Danials box/alley with Silencer chute

This is the last of the feedlot series we shot At Darr feeders.  This is the processing barn at the south lot and it really works nice if you work it right. 

I’m not one to try to change design much at a facility, but to concentrate on animal behavior and proper stockmanship. I enjoy working a well designed tub or box.

I enjoy the crew at the south lot. They are good stockman, ride good horses and have a great attitude.  Wyatt is a real serious young man that I haves worked with some, and always enjoy his matter of fact point of view on things.

I have worked lots of the Danials box/double alley systems from Canada to Mexico.  It is high quality equipment that almost anyone can get cattle to work through it.  I feel that to get the most efficient use and the lowest jamming and bruising it needs to be managed a little different than a true Bud Box design, as I explain in the video.

I enjoy working in one and really think it’s good quality, just as my friends at Silencer build a great chute that we talk about creating through put by the way the operator releases cattle after processing.

I hope these videos have been helpful. All I am trying to do is share ideas and create thought for you to improve your safety and animal handling skills.