- Hardcover: 349 pages
- Publisher: Graziers Hui; 1 edition (August 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966270436
- ISBN-13: 978-0966270433
- Package Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #564,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Moving 'Em : A Guide to Low Stress Animal Handling 1st Edition
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"Burt's long involvement in grazing management evolved quite naturally to a deep interest in animal behavior, handling and training. That is what this book is about. It is a fascinating compendium of history, communication and biological facts. A real page turning experience. He also deals with, and offers alternatives to, the stresses and reduced performance that we create in our livestock through the tradition of 'cowboying'. Well researched and referenced, I predict that this will be one of those classic texts for the serious stockman as well as the academic community. This is a book which offers insights and solutions for anyone with an interest in animals, whether rancher, veterinarian, pet owner or trainer. Burt has done a great job in maintaining an easy reading style in a scientifically serious book. What an accomplishment." -- Dr. Stan Parsons, Ranch Management Consultants, Inc.
"It has been my belief for a very long time that livestock (animal) handling in grazing units of many types is a profound weak link in overall management of the unit. The information in this book, properly applied, can be a catalyst to provide great improvement in correcting these weak links. There is no doubt that this book will be a very valuable resource world wide wherever animal handling is part of the management." -- R. L. Dalrymple, Agronomist & Special Projects Coordinator, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
"Moving Em" by Burt Smith will do for Stockmanship what Grass Productivity by Andre Voisin did for Grazing; they both are the breakthrough publications that put knowledge of how plants and animals function in a form that all potential graziers and stockpersons may learn and gain ($) from." -- Ben Bartlett, DVM, Grazing Specialist, Michigan State University
About the Author
Burt Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Smith holds an AB degree in Mathematics from San Diego State College, a MS degree in biology from Western Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. in Agronomy, Range Management, and Systems Ecology from the University of Florida. He worked five years in the missile industry for General Dynamics Astronautics and Thiokol Chemical Company as a Missile Engineer. He has owned and operated a diversified ranch/dairy in Northwestern Utah, seven years in Central Nevada running cattle on the, then, open range, and three years in Central Kentucky on a diversified farm. He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a researcher and the last 20 years has been spent at the University of Hawaii as their Extension Specialist in pasture and livestock management. Dr. Smith has traveled widely thoughout the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as the Pacific basin. He has authored numerous articles and manuals on intensive grazing and animal handling. His book "Intensive Grazing Management" was !
the first book published, 1986, on the subject since the translation of Andre Voisn's work in 1954. His work in animal handling lead to the release of a video in 1993 "Basic Herding." He has been the featured speaker at numerous conferences and workshops throughout north America the most recent being the Winter Conference of the American Bison Association in January of this year.
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Useful and practical if your place has just a couple cows, or if it's how you make your living and you have herds of them. Hope they keep it in print.
I GOT A WELL RESEARCHED, WELL WRITTEN AND RESEARCHED BOOK COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF ANIMAL HERDING.THE AUTHOR HAS OBVIOUSLY SPENT AN AWFULL LOT OF TIME WITH ANIMALS WITH A HIGHLY DEVELOPED SENSE OF OBSERVATION AND COMPASSION FOR OUR HAIRY FRIENDS.
HIS EXPLANATIONS OF THE ANIMALS SOCIAL PERCEPTIONS,STRESS LEVELS,SENSES AND ANIMAL BEINGNESS IS PRICELESS.
THE DIAGRAMS ARE WELL PRODUCED AND HIGHLY ENLIGHTENING.ANYTHING YOU WILL EVER WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CATTLE MOVEMENT(AND STOPPING) IS COVERED.ABOVE ALL THE AUTHER TEACHES US TO HANDLE ANIMALS WITH RESPECT AND COMPASSION(WE ARE IN THE WRONG MOST OF THE TIME)
THIS BOOK IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE WHO AT ANY TIME DURING THEIR LIVES HAS TO MOVE AN ANIMAL FROM POINT A TO B OR C OR VIA Z AND ELSEWHERE!
THE ADVICE ON "WHAT TO DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG" IS HILARIOUS!
BURT I HOPE MY "SHUFFLE"ON YOUR BOOK DOES IT JUSTICE.