The purpose of the Stockmanship Journal is to (a) publish original articles, interviews, profiles, research abstracts, book and video reviews, and educational and training materials on stockmanship; (b) educate its readers; and (c) promote the awareness and development of stockmanship.

As such, the Journal serves as a forum for the collection and dissemination of quality information on stockmanship. It is a journal by stockmen, for stockmen. Its focus will be on practical, useful, operational knowledge for working stockmen. It encourages an objective, even scientific orientation so we can really know why, how, and what to do as stockmen and so it can be taught effectively.

The Journal will emphasize the principles and techniques of stockmanship, primarily as applied to handling cattle. Its primary audience will be stockmen who want to improve their understanding and skill level. It presumes a basic knowledge of stockmanship, an open mind, and a willingness to share and learn.

The Journal is a work in progress. It will evolve as the editor’s conception of stockmanship evolves and as he finds improved ways to organize and communicate material.


Photo: Lloyd Mann trailing bulls, Sieben Live Stock Co., Adel, Montana