Bud and Eunice Williams who dedicated pretty much their whole life to developing and teaching Stockmanship skills have received some great recognition recently.Whilst most of their life has been spent in North America,we were privileged to have them both visit Australia in 1999 and 2002 to share their knowledge on Stockmanship with Australian stockmen and stockwomen.
I believe it was no accident that we met them and had them stay with us on their first visit which consequently led me along with Rod and Jim to develop the KLR Marketing school with Bud's coaching and mentoring from his marketing school.
I have been teaching Low Stress Stockhandling Schools for 10 years where over 2,000 people have attended and when you add that to the other people training stockmanship based on Bud's methods,you realise the impact 1 person can have.
Now add to nearly 2,000 people who over the past 7 years have attended a KLR Marketing school that is quite something.I know what a difference both these programs have made for the lives of those people.
Bud and Eunice recently received an award from the University of Minnesota for their "Outstanding Contribution to the Livestock Industry"
In my mind the greatest recognition is when Bud and his Stockmanship skills made it in the
"Top 10 Innovations in the History of the Beef Industry in North America".
What is significant is these top 10 innovations were selected in a reader survey and includes
- Artificial Insemination
- Barb Wire
- Electric Fence
- The Rail Road
- Elimination of the Screw Worm
- Squeeze Chute
- Uniform Meat Grading
Now those that really know Bud,know that right beside him is his life long partner Eunice,who knows as much about Stockmanship as Bud.
Never under estimate the power of one Man and a good Woman right beside him to change the world in their chosen field.
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