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What if you could improve the performance of your livestock and spend little or no money achieving that improvement?? 

Reducing stress during handling will improve productivity and prevent physiological changes that could lower productivity. Handling stresses lower conception rates and reduces both immune and rumen function.  An understanding of the behavior of livestock will facilitate handling, reduce stress, and improve both handler safety and animal welfare.  Temple Grandin

Marias River Livestock Association invites you to attend the Gentle Hand Livestock Conference,  June 27 and 28th in Shelby, Montana.

Friday there is a great line up of speakers Jude Capper, Temple Grandin and a live low stress cattle handling demonstration by Curt Pate.   Friday afternoon will also include a beef brisket lunch catered by Dick Kinyon, Black Iron Catering, Book signing by Temple Grandin,  a  mini-trade show with booths filled by our sponsors for the event,  Beer Booth and Prizes. 

Saturday we will have two separate events going.  Jeanne Rankin and her team of Agro-Security Experts will present a seminar on Foreign and Emerging Livestock Diseases.   The Team will discuss PEDv and Foot and Mouth Disease, the current threat and the past FMD crisis in England.    Lunch is provided on site at the Comfort Inn and the caterer is Mike Harding of Big Ox BBQ.

Teens will have a great opportunity on Saturday to learn about sharing their passion for agriculture, food and fun on Social Media.  Dairy Carrie, Ryan Goodman and Jude Capper will lead our future farmers and ranchers through how to use Facebook and Instagram to share their storyLunch is provided on site at Ringside Ribs.

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Contact person Maggie Nutter 406-937-2751

Reduced Room Rates are available at  Comfort Inn 406-434-2057 and Shelby Best Western Inn & Suites 424-4560  (also has RV Park)  Please mention the Gentle Hand Livestock Conference.  Other lodging options are listed on the  Marias River Livestock Association Website.



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Shelby, MT 59474