Investing in stockpeople is an investment in animal welfare and agricultural sustainability Academic Article uri icon


  • © Daigle, and Ridge. • Stockmanship is an occupation that requires expertise, endurance, and empathy. Stockpeople have a direct impact on agricultural animal welfare and productivity. Unfortunately, stockpeople are undervalued and their role in agricultural sustainability overlooked. • A shortage exists for good stockpeople, and investigations are needed that examine the impact of higher stockperson salaries and education on employee behavior, employee retention, applicant pools, animal welfare, and sustainability. • Integration of husbandry education into university curricula, conducting personality assessments on potential employees, and promoting occupational awareness may facilitate the development of a long-term highly skilled stockperson workforce.

altmetric score

  • 19.8

author list (cited authors)

  • Daigle, C. L., & Ridge, E. E.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • June 2018