The Story of Cattlewoman Dorothy Stover Hall went against type most of her life. During the peak of the Great Depression she bought and paid for a small ranch she could call her own. Dorothy was a single mother of twins when divorce was considered a shameful thing. She managed her life and rugged business with uncommon grace and dignity.
This beautifully produced historical documentary will appeal to audiences that love stories of the American West, Women’s Studies and Sustainability. Known as a superior cattlewoman and exceptional horsewoman, Dorothy Stover Hall practiced Calm Livestock Handling (also known as Low Stress Cattle Handling) and stewardship of the land before such terms were ever coined. Hall was on the forefront of the environmental movement. The use of Calm Livestock Handling is now broadly used as documented in such publications as BEEF which published in part the Colorado State University research on best practices, much of which has been adopted by Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Guidelines.
Film released May 2017 by Dreamscape Media.