Ranchers and farmers have the opportunity to fine tune their cattle handling skills with one of the nation's most sought after clinicians, Curt Pate on Friday, March 28, 2014, in Cherokee, Oklahoma at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds.

The free seminar is hosted by Alfalfa County Cooperative Extension and sponsored by the Oklahoma Beef Council with lunch provided by Boehringer Ingelheim. The clinic will focus on low-stress cattle handling techniques with the intent of enhancing profitability by working with the natural instincts of cattle.

For more than a decade Curt has conducted demonstrations and clinics on stockmanship, colt starting, horsemanship and safety. His abilities conducting both horsemanship and stockmanship demonstrations along with his ability as an effective communicator make him one of the most sought after clinicians on both the national and international scene.

Topics covered at the clinic include:

Working cattle in corrals and alleyways.

Sorting and processing techniques.

Strategies for receiving cattle.

Low-stress loading procedures.

Proper use of equipment to assure low-stress handling.

Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The morning session from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. will focus on cattle handling on the ground followed with lunch at noon.

The afternoon session beginning at 1:00 p.m. will center on cattle handling on horseback and will end at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.oklabeef.org. Please RSVP for a meal count to the Oklahoma Beef Council at 405-840-3777 or samato@oklabeef.org.

Cattle producers of all ages and capabilities to come out and learn from one of the best stockmen around.