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December 24, 2013

Stockmanship and quality of life

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Parsons, Kansas —

Above all, Pate suggests cattle producers improve their stockmanship skills to enhance their quality of life.

“We talk about profit and the industry, but really what’s important? The one big thing you can get out of stockmanship is quality of life. Some of the best days I’ve ever had were working cattle. Some of the worst days I’ve had were working cattle.

“The better I get at analyzing and controlling my emotions and working with the animal, the less of those bad days I’ve have,” Pate concluded. “The future of the cattle business is positive and if you can improve the quality of your life while doing your job, the rewards are plenty.”

To see Curt Pate’s stockmanship videos and read advice, go to http://curtpatestockmanship.com/. £

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