2019 Clinic Instructors


Kirk Stierwalt

Jason Elmore

Ky Stierwalt

Want to tune up your skills and build the confidence to clip & fit your show calf all on your own? 

Want to gain showmanship skills that will get you to the grand drive? 

Want to learn how to supplement your calf in a way that will grow him to his full potential? 

If YES, then this event is designed especially for you!

Register for the 2019 Cattle Clinic

When:  Friday-Sunday, November 1-3, 2019

Where:  Mills Ranch (4 miles West of Moline KS on Hwy 160, then go South 1.75 miles on Road 9. On the West side of the road you will see a silver barn and a house with a blue roof.  That’s the place!)

Who should attend: Beginner through advanced 4-H and FFA beef project members and their parents. Come expand your network and meet more folks in the industry.

What you will learn:   Daily hair care, fitting, clipping, showmanship, halter breaking, health & nutrition, plus so much more!  Hands-on practice is encouraged.  Professional instructors will be helping you every step of the way.

How to register:  Pick the option below that fits your situation.  You will be directed to the registration page.  You will be emailed an invoice within 24 hours.  Payments may be made by check or credit card.  Payment plans are available for the 2-person hands on package.  Your spot will not be held without a down payment.

Pre-registration is required. Limited number of spots.  This event IS expected to sell out!

Your Questions Answered

What if I don’t have my calf yet?

No problem! If you want to get the hands-on experience with the guidance of industry experts, a well-broke calf will be provided for you.  Just let us know that you need one.  If you’d like to come and observe, and watch others as they practice hands-on, we have a package option for you, too.  There will still be lots to learn and all your questions will still be covered.  Just pick the appropriate package.

What if my whole family wants to come?

That’s great!  In fact, we strongly encourage parents to come and get involved.  The beef project requires a commitment from the whole family.  If there are two kids in the family that want to get hands-on, pick that package as well as the additional observer add on for mom, dad, or additional siblings.  If only one kid in the family wants to do hands-on, they are welcome to partner up with one of their parents for the hands-on experience!

What if I’m only exploring the beef project and haven’t yet decided if I want to get involved?

That’s awesome!  This will be the perfect opportunity for you to “taste test” this project to see if you are ready to make the commitment to the beef project!  Come and learn for a single day, or all three days, your choice!

What do we do about meals?

We want to make meal time as convenient as possible and we want to make sure you can spend plenty of time with the instructors.   You may participate in the provided meals at the clinic, or go to the surrounding towns to grab a bite.  Meals provided include: lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Friday and Saturday evening.

When should we plan to arrive and depart?

We’d like to start promptly at 1 pm Friday afternoon.  We will be serving lunch from noon – 1 pm, so arrive early enough in the morning that you give yourself (and your calf if you are bringing one) plenty of time to settle in and set up your chute space.  We plan to be done by early-mid afternoon on Sunday, but knowing the instructors, they will stick around until the last question is answered.  There’s no rush to depart!

If I bring my own calf, what do I do about tie out space and bedding?

Bedding will be provided.  We have plenty of pen space so your calf can be turned loose at night, or tied in a bedded area, whichever you’d prefer.  Bring your feed, feed pans, water bucket, fitting chute, wash rack supplies, clippers, blower, and grooming supplies.  

What if I don’t have all the tack, equipment and grooming supplies that I need?

We are excited to have H & H Show Supply joining us with their supply trailer for the clinic, so there will be plenty of opportunity to get the exact products and supplies that the instructors will be demonstrating with.  No need to make a special trip for supplies prior to the clinic.  Just wait and get what you need when you get here. 

What if there’s bad weather during the clinic?

Well it is Kansas, and you just never know!  That’s why there are a limited number of chute spaces available.  We’d love to be able to conduct the majority of the clinic outside, but we will ensure that there is room to get all chutes indoors in case of weather issues.

Where should we stay during the clinic?

There’s limited lodging available in the area, so you will want to make your reservations right away.  Here are some options:

Crooked Creek Lodge in Moline (Lodging and restaurant) Contact the owner, Barbara, directly at (620) 515-6011 Facebook: Crooked Creek Lodge

Buck’s Cabins in Howard     (316) 621-1068            Facebook:  Buck’s Cabins

Cattle Baron Inn B & B in Howard (620) 374-2503   http://kbba.com/inns/united-states/kansas/howard/inns/cattle-baron-inn/

Have a camper?  You are welcome to stay in your camper here at the ranch during the clinic.  Limited camper hook-ups available, but generators are fine!

We look forward to seeing you at the clinic!

We’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to the following sponsors for making this clinic possible:

(More sponsors to be announced soon!  Please click here if you are interested in sponsoring.)

Other Questions?


Use this link to contact Dana Mills via email with any questions you have about the clinic:  click here.

Or you may send a text to Dana at (620) 4040099 and we will reply as soon as possible!


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